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Gems of Umbria & Tuscany tour
Assisi Perugia Gems of Umbria & Tuscany Trip

Gems of Umbria & Tuscany

Globus
By Globus
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
9 days
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Highlights

  • Rome : Special welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; orientation
  • Narni : Visit the Convent of San Domenico; homemade pasta demonstration with a chef, followed by lunch
  • Spoleto : Guided walking tour, visit Piazza del Duomo; dinner at a local restaurant
  • Spello : Olive oil tasting
  • Assisi : Visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica
  • Perugia : Guided walking tour, visit Piazza IV Novembre
  • Lake trasimeno: Stop in Passignano
  • Siena : Guided walking tour, visit the Piazza del Campo
  • Volterra : Orientation
  • San gimignano : Orientation
  • Pienza : Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Montalcino : Brunello wine tasting and lunch
  • Orvieto : Visit the Etruscan underground Labirinto; dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral
  • The name of this Italy tour—Gems of Umbria & Tuscany—says it all, as you’ll visit some of the medieval hill towns and see some of the beautiful gems that call central Italy home
  • You’ll begin and end in Rome, and in between you’ll overnight in Spoleto, San Martino in Campo, Siena, and Orvieto

Short Description

The name of this Italy tour—Gems of Umbria & Tuscany—says it all, as you’ll visit some of the medieval hill towns and see some of the beautiful gems that call central Italy home. You’ll begin and end in Rome, and in between you’ll overnight in Spoleto, San Martino in Campo, Siena, and Orvieto.

History fans will be thrilled throughout this Umbria and Tuscany tour. As you travel through the towns in these regions “off the beaten path”, you’ll learn about the Etruscans, who lived here for centuries before the Romans did, and you’ll see remains from periods throughout Italy’s history, including medieval times. Orvieto sits atop a volcanic rock and has a labyrinth of caves carved by Etruscans. You’ll visit these caves as well as Orvieto’s cathedral, dating back to the early 14th century. In Siena, one of Italy's best-preserved medieval towns, you’ll walk through its narrow lanes to Piazza del Campo, perhaps one of the finest piazzas in Europe. From Siena, you'll also take an excursion to Volterra, a former important Etruscan city, and San Gimignano, a picturesque, perfectly preserved medieval town with its 14 towers from the 13th century. In Narni, a guided visit of the Convent of San Domenico basement reveals a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls. Also enjoy guided walking tours in Spoleto, Assisi and Perugia.

Of course, these regions are known not only for history, but also for wine and olive oil. That’s why we’ve arranged a Brunello wine tasting with lunch in Montalcino, beautifully located in the Tuscan Hills, and an olive oil tasting at an authentic mill in Frantoio di Spello—just two of the unique experiences offered by Globus! From the historic gems and the wonderful piazzas to the special adventures, this Umbria and Tuscany tour offers all of this and much more. A vacation of a lifetime!

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
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Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City ARRIVE IN ROME
End City ROME

Travel Theme

Cultural 50 plus

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Italy

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Assisi Perugia Rome Siena Tuscany Umbria

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Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY. Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, join your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants. (D)

Day 2

ROME–NARNI–SPOLETO. Your discovery of the green province of Umbria starts in the hilltop town of Narni, almost 800 feet high. Take a guided visit to the CONVENT OF SAN DOMENICO basement, and see a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls. Then, a true highlight: [LF] learn the art of homemade Manfricolo pasta from a chef during a PASTA DEMONSTRATION, followed by lunch. Next is Spoleto, a former Roman city and capital of an important Lombard duchy from the 6th to the 8th centuries. During your walking tour with a Local Guide, take pictures of La Rocca, the former papal fortress that was used as a high-security prison until 1982; admire the Ponte delle Torri, erected on the foundations of a Roman aqueduct; and visit PIAZZA DEL DUOMO. This evening, dinner awaits at Vecchio Camino restaurant. (B,L,D)

Day 3

SPOLETO–FRANTOIO DI SPELLO–ASSISI–SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO. You cannot leave Italy without trying one of its most important products. Attend [LF] an OLIVE OIL TASTING at an authentic oil mill at Frantoio di Spello. In Assisi, a guided walking tour includes visits to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Arrive at your hotel in San Martino in Campo. (B,D)

Day 4

SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO. EXCURSION TO PERUGIA. Perugia is the capital of Umbria and an important university town. A guided walking tour features the PIAZZA IV NOVEMBRE, one of the grandest squares in Italy, graced by the Fontana Maggiore (Great Fountain). Admire the gothic cathedral, the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, and Perugia’s stunning medieval municipal palace. Of course, you will taste Italy's most delectable Baci candy. An optional dinner outing is available. (B)

Day 5

SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO–LAKE TRASIMENO–SIENA. Take a stroll along the promenade of Lake Trasimeno in Passignano on your way to Siena, where your Local Guide will take you for a walk through ancient, narrow lanes to PIAZZA DEL CAMPO. Hear about the biannual Palio, Siena’s spectacular medieval-style horse race that is held on this square. An optional dinner in Monteriggioni is available. (B)

Day 6

SIENA. EXCURSION TO VOLTERRA & SAN GIMIGNANO. See some of Tuscany’s loveliest towns during this excursion: start with a visit to Volterra, a former important Etruscan center. Then visit hilltop San Gimignano, the most picturesque of Italy’s perfectly preserved medieval towns with its towers and encircling walls. Return to Siena. (B)

Day 7

SIENA–PIENZA–MONTALCINO–ORVIETO. Famous for pecorino cheese, Pienza has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to a member of the Piccolomini family who became Pope Pius II in the 15th century and redesigned the town in perfect renaissance style. Continue to Montalcino, beautifully located in the Tuscan Hills, for [LF] a Brunello WINE TASTING, followed by lunch with local specialties. On to Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock, where a unique visit to the ETRUSCAN UNDERGROUND Labirinto (labyrinth) awaits. This evening, an exclusive dinner has been prepared by the famous Italian chef Maurizio. (B,L,D)

Day 8

ORVIETO–ROME. Hear the history of this fascinating town from your Local Guide during a pleasant walk through the narrow lanes and visit the CATHEDRAL with its San Brizio Chapel. Return to the “Eternal City” for a drive past some of Rome’s main highlights, and a farewell dinner with operatic entertainment at Tanagra restaurant to celebrate your journey to Umbria and Tuscany. (B,D)

Day 9

ROME. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Starhotels Michelangelo

Modern hotel catering to business and leisure travelers located a short walk to St. Peter's Square; staff is multilingual.


Roma
Italy
Via Stazione S.Pietro,14

San Luca

Gracious Hotel housed in a completely restructured building dating from 1800.


Spoleto
Italy
Via Interna Delle Mura 21

Alla Posta Dei Donini

Alla Posta dei Donini is an Historical 48 room Villa located near Perugia. Built in the 17th century as the summer residence of the noble Donini family, it features original paintings and frescoes by Perugian artists. Facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, wellness centre with indoor swimming pool that is surrounded by a magical botanical park. There is also a bar and restaurant serving local and Italian specialties.


S.Martino In Campo-Pg-
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Via Deruta, 43

NH Siena

Impressive Eight-story Hotel with contemporary interiors throughout.


Siena
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Piazza La Lizza

Grand Hotel Italia

The GRAND HOTEL ITALIA is located in the historic center of Orvieto, next to the suggestive "Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo", now Convention center, to the Cathedral and to the most important monuments of the medieval city. Its large terraces with hanging gardens are open over the panorama of the city of the tuff, discovering the antique beauties.


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Via Di Piazza Del Popolo 13

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