Umbria Classic Culture and Cuisine

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Umbria is an enchanting and unspoiled region with an enticingly old-world atmosphere and mystical, beautifying haze over its rolling hills. Whilst exploring gorgeous pastoral scenery, spectacular mountain landscapes and classic hill towns packed full of architectural gems and artistic treasures, you can revel in one of the regions cultural festivals and immerse yourself in the sensational regional gastronomy that rivals any in Italy.

 

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PASSPORTS
Valid passport required by all, except:
(a) EU nationals holding valid national identification cards;
(b) Holders of national identification cards issued to nationals of Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino and Switzerland.

FLIGHTS
Please note that all flight times are provisional and subject to airline schedules and changes.

HEALTH & INSURANCE – EHIC CARD
Please note that EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) only allows access to the same state-provided healthcare as a resident of the EU country they are temporarily visiting. It is NOT an alternative to travel insurance and will not provide the same level of cover as a travel insurance policy. The EHIC will not cover any private medical healthcare or the cost of things such as repatriation to the UK or lost or stolen property. It is also important to note that each country’s healthcare system is slightly different, so the EHIC might not cover everything that would be generally free on the NHS. On the EHIC application website, there is a section called Access to Healthcare Abroad which clarifies all the conditions and inclusions. We strongly recommend that you take out an appropriate travel insurance policy when you travel abroad.

Accommodation

Antica Dimora Alla Rocca, Trevi
Housed in the 17th century Palazzo Valenti in the centre of Trevi, the four-star Antica Dimora Alla Rocca offers a restaurant, bar, sun terrace and outdoor swimming pool. Bedrooms have en-suite bath/shower, TV, telephone, air-conditioning, safe, minibar and hairdryer. All rooms feature wooden ceilings, antique furniture and offer panoramic views. 

Antica Dimora Alla Rocca Website

OUR VIEW ON THE HOTEL
Located on a quiet square in the centre of the lovely old town of Trevi, the Hotel Antica Dimora Alla Rocca is an old romantic palace built in 1650 by local Giovanni Battista di Filiberto. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, some offering beautiful period features such as original beamed ceilings whilst the restaurant is located in the atmospheric vaulted cellars. 

Places of Interest

Umbria Jazz Festival
Umbria Jazz Festival is one of the most important jazz festivals in the world, having been held annually since 1973 and offers a varied programme of artists in excellent venues. The festival offers some free performances but tickets can also be purchased. For the full programme of the festival and to buy tickets please visit the Umbria Jazz Website.

Perugia
The well-preserved hill town of Perugia, the regional capital, is as close to a city as it gets in Umbria. Full of lovely museums, churches and 400 year old architectural treasures to explore, Perugia's two universities give the town a wonderfully vibrant atmosphere - a drink in one of the many pavement cafes on the Corso Vannucci is the perfect way to soak it up. Housed in the Gothic Palazzo dei Priori, often said to be one of the greatest public places in Italy, the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria is a must visit. 

Assisi and Spello
Assisi's fate as an attraction and pilgrimage site was sealed when St Francis, founder of the Franciscan order, was born here in 1182. A charming medieval hill town, little changed over the centuries, Assisi can be quite busy, but there are still pockets of tranquillity as you wander the old streets. The Basilica di San Francesco is a fantastic monument to 13th and 14th century Italian art with one of the greatest collections outside of a gallery in the world. Pink-stoned Spello sits above the Vale of Spoleto. Originally a Roman settlement there is some old architecture to see, but the languid charms of this medieval town generally call for a leisurely stroll of the old streets. 

Gubbio
The town of Gubbio climbs its way up the steep slopes of Monte Ingino, its Gothic splendour backed by the mighty Apennine Mountains. A powerful town in the early Middle Ages, Gubbio may appear austere thanks to the dark grey stone of its architecture, but its past is both turbulent and fascinating. Although most of the architecture is 14th and 15th century, you'll find Roman remains, a 12th century Duomo and the magnificent ancient Umbrian Eugubine Tables in the Palazzo dei Consoli. Take care around the Fontana dei Matti - its is said that anyone walking around it three times will end up mad! 

Destinations
  • Europe
  • Assisi
  • Rome
  • London
  • Perugia
  • Umbria
  • Trevi
  • Italy
Tour Types
  • Foodie
  • Seniors
  • Air Tours
  • Festivals
  • 50 plus
Departure Points
  • Gatwick

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Day 1: Fly from London Gatwick to Rome. On arrival in Rome, transfer by coach to Trevi (approx. two hours) and the Hotel Anica Dimora Alla Rocca. This evening dinner will be in the hotel restaurant.

Day 2:  Full day tour to Perugia. The well-preserved hill town of Perugia, the regional capital, is as close to a city as it gets in Umbria. Full of lovely museums, churches and 400 year old architectural treasures to explore, Perugia’s two universities give the town a wonderfully vibrant atmosphere – a drink in one of the many pavement cafes on the Corso Vannucci is the perfect way to soak it up. Housed in the Gothic Palazzo dei Priori, often said to be one of the greatest public palaces in Italy, the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria is a must visit. This evening dinner will be in the hotel restaurant.

Day 3: Today we will visit La Cucina di San Pietro a Pettine, a family run truffle restaurant, for a truffle hunting experience followed by lunch. We will enter into the deep forest with expert truffle hunters and their trusted dogs searching for the precious truffle. You will be led by a local expert who will teach you all about the ancient tradition of truffle hunting which remains unchanged for centruies. Afterwards you will enjoy lunch at the restaurant. Return to Trevi for time to freshen up before an evening transfer to Perugia for the Umbria Jazz Festival, one of the most important jazz festivals in the world, having been held annually since 1973, with a varied programme of artists in excellent venues. Dinner this evening is not included giving you the chance to pick from one of the many restaurants in Perugia.

Day 4: Full day tour to Assisi and Spello. Assisi’s fate as an attraction and pilgrimage site was sealed when St Francis, founder of the Franciscan order, was born here in 1182. A charming medieval hill town, little changed over the centuries, Assisi can be quite busy, but there are still pockets of tranquillity as you wander the old streets. The Basilica di San Francesco is a fantastic monument to 13th and 14th century Italian art with one of the greatest art collections outside of a gallery in the world. Pink-stoned Spello sits above the Vale of Spoleto. Originally a Roman settlement there is some old architecture to see, but the languid charms of this medieval town generally call for a leisurely stroll of the old streets. This evening dinner will be in the hotel restaurant.

Day 5: Full day tour to Gubbio with guided tour. The town of Gubbio climbs its way up the steep slopes of Monte Ingino, its Gothic splendour backed by the mighty Apennine Mountains. A powerful town in the early Middle Ages, Gubbio may appear austere thanks to the dark grey stone of its architecture, but its past is both turbulent and fascinating. Although most of the architecture is 14th and 15th century, you’ll find Roman remains, a 12th century Duomo and the magnificent ancient Umbrian Eugubine Tables in the Palazzo dei Consoli. Take care around the Fontana dei Matti – it is said that anyone walking around it three times will end up mad! Dinner this evening is not included giving you the chance to pick from one of the restaurants in Trevi.

Day 6: Full day tour to Spoleto and Todi. One of Umbria’s most charming towns and in a spectacular setting, ancient Spoleto was once an important Roman city and capital of the Duchy of Spoleto. Perched in the foothills of the Apennines it is in the medieval hilltop Upper Town where you’ll find some of Italy’s oldest Romanesque churches, the Duomo and a variety of museums and galleries, whilst in the modern Lower Town there are Roman ruins and more lovely churches. Perhaps Umbria’s best known hill town, Todi is believed to have one of Italy’s most perfect medieval piazzas, surrounded by fairy tale architecture and ancient walls in its beautiful hilltop position. This evening dinner will be in the hotel restaurant.

Day 7: Today we head into the hills of Montefalco, a medieval walled hill town at the centre of the eponymous wine region. We visit the Romanelli Agricola, a winery and olive oil producer, where we will taste locally produced wine and oil alongside other local produce. We return to Trevi in the afternoon with free time for you to spend as you wish. This evening dinner will be in the hotel restaurant.

Day 8: Transfer by coach back to Rome airport with an en-route visit to the seaside resort of Lido di Ostia.

NB: Exact order of excursions may vary according to local conditions and tour manager’s discretion

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 30 passengers.

INCLUDED

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Rome including applicable taxes
  • Seven nights’ bed and breakfast at the four-star Hotel Antica Dimora Alla Rocca, Trevi, based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
  • Five dinners at the hotel and one typical Italian lunch 
  • Transfers and full touring itinerary
  • Tour manager throughout 

NOT INCLUDED

  • Single room supplement 
  • Holiday insurance 
  • Tickets to festival events
  • Meals other than those stated 
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls 
  • Porterage and gratuities 

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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06-Jul-2021
7 Nights
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Touring with Travel Editions

Offering a wide range of extended tours and cultural short breaks for the discerning traveller, Travel Editions was established in 1994 and is now one of the leading specialist independent escorted tour operators in the UK. The company started with the idea of creating itineraries that were not readily available on the high street, and the team still remains focused on offering escorted tours that appeal to travellers rather than tourists.

Over the years, Travel Editions has developed and diversified its range of escorted tours to include rail tours, air tours, history tours, Christmas tours and even specialist interest tours that have specific appeal for walkers, foodies, art lovers, music addicts and flower enthusiasts. From enjoying wonderful walks and tasty local cuisine in Crete to visiting the art nouveau buildings of Milan and exploring the architectural gems of the Netherlands, Travel Editions creates amazing tours to suit every budget and interest.

As rail transport is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel, the company has carefully developed nearly 30 exciting escorted rail tours that include trips to France, Spain, Brussels, Arnhem, Luxembourg and the Italian Riviera. Travel Editions believes that the journey becomes part of the holiday, and is why this specialist tour operator also offers a range of tours by air, such as Delphi and Mount Pelion in Greece, the beautiful Italian city of Florence, and Paphos, Nicosia and the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus. Whatever the escorted tour or the destination, Travel Editions provides holidays that are packed full of cultural and historic treasures, as well as plenty of free time to relax and soak up the local atmosphere and the regional food and wine.

One of the best things about Travel Editions is that the team can tailor-make all tours to your group’s budget and specification, be it shopping till you drop in New York or tasting the most delicious gastronomic delights of Sicily. Not only can the activities be tailored to meet your requirements but so can the travel options, hotel selection (three, four or five-star hotel) and the whole itinerary. Alternatively, you can simply pick one of the many carefully curated escorted tours listed on the Travel Editions website.

In almost all cases, daily excursions are included in the price of a trip, and all excursions are taken by private coach. The size of the group varies depending on the escorted tour, and Travel Editions limits some holidays to lower numbers to suit the nature of the specific holiday. Walking, culinary and special interest tours are limited to approximately 20-30 passengers, and the Europe by Rail and Europe by Air holidays are limited to a maximum of 35 passengers. Then there’s the UK British Heritage Tours with a maximum capacity of 49, however, some are much less than this. No matter which tours you choose, you will never feel as though you are in a big group.

Travel Editions is passionate about delivering a personal service every step of the way, and its team of experts will arrange your holiday with minimum fuss and maximum effort. Customer service and attention to detail are at the heart of everything they do, plus you will always be treated as an individual and get the benefit of affordable prices by travelling as a group. Another bonus is that Travel Editions is ABTA and ATOL protected, which means your money and your holiday will be protected from the moment you book.

In addition to offering extended tours and cultural short breaks, Travel Editions offers a large range of special events in the UK that bring the culture and history of the United Kingdom to life. These events can be found in the Art & History Abroad programme and include expert speakers, entertaining concerts and impressive dinners in historic locations.

 

 

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