An amazing week to discover Umbria, the green heart of the Italian Peninsula, through some of the most beautiful medieval towns, where nature, history and mystery will make you live a once in a lifetime experience.
Gubbio is the ancient town you will visit first: you won’t miss art, architecture, history and literature and you will also get to know Gubbio’s specialty: truffle hunting. Perugia and Assisi are the next cultural and food&wine destinations: the first one is famous for chocolate, and the latter for art and ceramic painting. Another unmissable opportunity is the visit to Goretti winery, with wine tasting included. And to make your Umbrian experience complete, Grandma Marcella will give you a cooking class, to teach you the secrets of the traditional Italian/Umbrian recipes. A visit to Trasimeno Lake and Isola Maggiore are the perfect conclusion of this unique tour in Umbria.
Below you can find the proposed program. It may vary according to the weather conditions. Besides, in case you are not interested in some of the activities,
we can personalise the tour according to your needs and interests.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AND VISIT TO THE TOWN OF GUBBIO
Gubbio is a mystic place full of history and traditions. Take your time to live unforgettable moments walking around places and squares, world famou art shops and breathtaking landscapes. Gubbio is the second town of San Francesco d’Assisi and Dante Alighieri wrote about it in his Divine Comedy. A guided tour of St. Ubaldo Sanctuary on top of Mount Ingino is included in the visit.
DAY 2: TRUFFLE HUNTING
The famous and precious tuber, used to enrich the finest dishes for thousands of years, will be an essential element of the program of the day. You will discover the secrets of this territory and of truffle hunting spending the day in the heart of Moun Cucco Regional Park. You will follow an expert hunter and his dog, learning the art of seeking truffle and the traditions behind it. For lunch you will have a traditional truffle-based meal.
DAY 3: PERUGIA, COOKING CLASS AND WINE TASTING
In the splendid location of Torre del Pino castle, Grandma Marcella will teach you how to prepare a full typical Perugia’s traditional lunch: gnocchi, cherry tomatoes cream, cheese with honey and balsamic vinegar, bruschetta with the best olive oil and truffle dessert with Perugina chocolate. And the delicious meal will be paired with the best Goretti wine. In the afternoon, guided tour of Perugia, to discover its history through centuries, from the Etruscan Empire until nowadays.
DAY 4: FREE DAY
You will have the whole day to walk around Gubbio and all the tracks around the town, to enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes.
DAY 5: ASSISI AND CERAMICS IN DERUTA
In the morning guided tour of Assisi and Santa Maria degli Angeli Basilica. The city is the hometown of San Francesco, patron of Italy and worldwide famous for the revolution he made inside the church during 1200. It is like going back in time, since the town looks exactly like it was 800 years ago. The churches host some of the most important Italian masterpieces like “La Porziuncola” and Giotto and Cimabue’s paintings. Get ready for journey in the past that you will never forget.
In the afternoon you will have the chance to visit one of the most famous labs of ceramic making and painting in Deruta. You will discover the ancient traditions related to this art, and you will have a chance to create your own artcraft with the help of a local artisan.
DAY 6: TRASIMENO LAKE AND ISOLA MAGGIORE
By ferry you will reach Passignano and will visit Trasimeno lake and its only inhabited island, Isola Maggiore. You will love walking through centenary olive tree groves enjoying the beautiful landscape. Don’t hesitate to get lost in the small streets of the village on the island and reach Guglielmi Castle, St. Michael Church with Giotto school paintings, and St. Francesco rock, where the saint found shelter during his time on the island in 1211.
DAY 7: DEPARTURE
The tour includes:
- 6 nights in a double room in the center of Gubbio with breakfast included.
- Local transfers
- 15% discount in four restaurants in Gubbio to use as many times as you want.
- Guided tour of Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, Goretti winery, Isola Maggiore
- Wine tasting at Goretti winery
- Lunch and cooking class at Goretti Winery hour assistance from our team
- Truffle hunting with a professional hunter and truffle-based lunch (drinks included)
- Ceramic laboratory visit
- 24 hour assistance from our team
- Tourist taxes and entrance fees
- Ferry (return) from Passignano to Isola Maggiore
- Transfer from/to the airport (Rome Airport, by train or private car)
The tour does not include:
- Lunches and dinners (on request and with an additional price, you can include them)
- Personal extras
In case of poor weather conditions, the tour may vary. You can decide together with the local guide what you are interested in visiting.
Other options available:
- Visit to wine and olive oil museum in Torgiano
- Visit to Cappella Baglioni in Spello
- Beer tasting at Torre del Pino castle
- Visit to Monte Cucco Caves
- Visit to chocolate factory
Contact us for a quotation.