7 days itinerary
With its rolling hills, deeply coloured patchwork of fields and ancient stone towns, Umbria is a region where locals still live at a leisurely pace. Our specially curated program means you will experience the best of its history, art, food, wine and natural beauty. You will stay in the luxurious Villa Bellissima near Orvieto and explore the surrounding villages and towns. We will take you to outstanding restaurants and private wine tastings at vineyards not usually available to tourists.
Every day will make you smile, wonder and embrace la dolce vita.
September 26 – October 3, 2020
Duration – seven nights
Group Size – 12 plus two guides
You will be collected from a central Rome location in private transportation and driven to Ficulle for lunch in a family run trattoria. Then on to Villa Bellissima, your home away from home, to settle in and admire the view. Shopping and visiting the hamlet of Ficulle in the afternoon. Dinner at the Villa.
A really special day trip to Orvieto with lunch in magnificent ancient Grottos. You will visit an archaeological dig that is closed to the general public. Here your guide and the local head of archaeology will take you on a tour of 3,500 years of history, explaining the varied and storied history of Orvieto.
A guided trip to Assisi, home of St Francis, with lunch in the main town square. Dinner at the Villa
A visit to the famous wine town of Montepulciano with a wine tasting and lunch in the main square. On to Montalcino winery famous for its musical performance in the vineyard and a stop at Bagno Vignoni (natural hot springs). This special day will include dinner at the Tenuta Vitalonga vineyard on the outskirts of Ficulle.
A day in Siena with free time to savour the exquisite beauty of this Renaissance town, lunch in the Piazza Del Campo and to finish – a tour of the incomparable Duomo di Siena. Pizza dinner at the Villa, prepared and cooked in front of the dining table.
A visit to Cortona, home of Under the Tuscan Sun with a Michelin tasting lunch at Relais Chateux Il Falconiere. Not normally open for lunch, but we know the owners! A visit to the remarkable Etruscan Tombs. Dinner at the Villa to round off a sensational day.
A visit to the ancient ‘dying’ town of Civita di Bagnoregio, a UNESCO protected site. Lunch will be at the famous Lago Di Bolsena which is on stilts hovering over the lake, to be followed by a cruise on the lake. Dinner at the Villa.
Check out of the Villa. Transfer to Rome included. Transfers to other destinations on request.
Villa Bellissima is a 500-year-old, newly restored farmhouse set on a hill in a picturesque valley halfway between Rome and Florence. It offers the ultimate rural setting, with modern amenities and a central location.
With beautiful views, an infinity pool with jacuzzi, full gym, wine cellar and high-speed internet the air-conditioned house has six bedrooms, each with a fireplace and en-suite bathroom. There is a large covered patio for dining al fresco and a beautiful, sheltered courtyard with views, a vine covered outdoor wood fired pizza oven, two seating areas surrounding a Bocce court, as well as a covered porch upstairs. Guests are welcome to enjoy the vegetable and herb garden and to use the laundry.
Your Umbrian Experience
We will accompany you on daily tours in the region with exclusive access to sites; charming and knowledgeable guides, private transport and a flexible itinerary.
A blend of stunning locations, culture, history, shopping, food, wine and relaxation are a part of each day.