A Walk from Spello to Spoleto

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Start:Assisi
Finish:Assisi
Duration:0 Nights
Group size:1 - 1
Suitable for: 8 to 99
Physical rating:Leisurely / Moderate
Meals:6 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 3 dinners.
Diets:Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English

Overview

The walks follow a mix of paths and trails, partly on the St Francis Way, partly on the 'Sentiero degli Ulivi', the Olive Grove Trail. Along the way you pass the great Abbey at Sassovivo and wander the ruins of Campello Alto.The walking is beautifully unhurried, it's a rural route brimming with rare flora and fauna, passing through olive groves dating back to Roman times. Stroll along pilgrimage trails through centuries-old forest and sacred woodland that has for years been tended and cared for by the Franciscan monks. .......read more
Highlights
  • Spello, one of Italy's best preserved medieval towns
  • Exceptionally friendly hotels with panoramic swimming pools
  • Discover Italy's 'Green Heart': deep lush forests, impressive limestone gorges, rare flora and fauna in the Monte Subasio Natural Park
  • Based on our popular 8 night,  Footsteps">https://www.headwater.com/holidays/walking/italy/W08UM.htm">Footsteps of St Francis Walk
  • Superb regional cuisine: highly prized black truffles, the finest of olive oils, famous Sagrantino wines
Food

All continental breakfasts and 5 evening meals included. Food of the region is rustic, often called 'cucina povera'. The most typical pasta dish is Stongozzi, served with black truffles or a spicy tomato sauce, followed by simple grilled local meats and then a slice of pecorino cheese washed down with some superb wines. Sagrantino di Montefalco or red from Torgiano are just a sample. For a picnic lunch why not try the Umbrian staple, the porchetta sandwich - roast pig stuffed with herbs. Umbria represents Italian home cooking at its best and the region's cuisine reflects its landlocked location. The distinctive taste of the region's olive oil and black and white truffles flavour many of the dishes. The origins of many of the dishes derive from thrift, for example, bruschetta comes from toasting stale bread, covering it with olive oil and rubbing it with garlic. Similarly, crostini are thin slices of toast with a smear of pate, usually made from chicken liver, anchovies and capers. Cooked and cured meats also have a fantastic reputation in the region. You will get to try many of these famous and delicious antipasti, which will then be followed by a 'primo' (a first course). In Umbria this is usually a pasta dish oozing with flavour. Wild asaparagus is popular in the spring and truffles feature more strongly in autumn. Secondi (second course) will then follow, the Umbrian preference is for grilled meats. Rapidly grilled spatchcocked rabbit and guinea fowl remain favourites. Desserts do not feature strongly on the Umbrian menu, cheese is often the post dinner preference and you will find the option to dip them in oil or honey. Meal times are usually later throughout the day (08:00-10:00 for breakfast; 13:30-15:30 for lunch; 20:00-22:00 for dinner). Wine also has a strong history in this region. It has been produced in Umbria since Etruscan times, when vines were first planted. Possibly the most unusual wine of the region is the Vernaccia di Cannara, a desert wine which is unlike any other as it is red.

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This tour is operated by Exodus

Start:Assisi
Finish:Assisi
Duration:0 Nights
Group size:1 - 1
Suitable for: 8 to 99
Physical rating:Leisurely / Moderate
Meals:6 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 3 dinners.
Diets:Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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