Sail down the beautiful rivers

Visit one of Italy’s most important gastronomic centers, the lesser-known region of Umbria, conveniently situated between Rome and Florence.  Umbria is a natural choice for a truly authentic Italian experience - that is if you love great food and wine among historic hill towns and verdant countryside.

To many Italians, Umbria is the home of the second best cuisine in the world (after their own mother’s kitchen), a land “dove si mangia bene” (where one eats well). Historically, superb cheese makers, produce developers and Italy’s best butchers hail from Umbria. Umbrian cuisine is a miracle of simplicity, relying on the purity and integrity of available ingredients and time honored recipes, with little acknowledgement to outside influences. Italian food, pure and simple.

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Day 1
Arrival | Bevagna

Upon arrival in Rome, a driver will meet your flight, taking you to Italy’s “Green Heart” - Umbria.  Your base will be Bevagna, a very picturesque town on the Umbrian plain. Although its Roman origins are very much in evidence, Bevagna owes much of its development to the Middle Ages. The town square is a perfect medieval piazza. The architecture is splendid, with an appearance practically unchanged since medieval times.

This afternoon, your private guide will meet you at your hotel for a walking tour of the town.  Bevagna is small, but boasts a wealth of treasures, including a recently excavated Roman bath with mosaics rivaling those in Pompeii, and a restored medieval home.  Tonight you have reservations to dine in the ancient Roman ambulatory this evening (cost of meal payable locally).

Exeter Services: Transfer; 3-Hour Guide

Hotel: L’Orto degli Angeli

Day 2
Umbria | Umbria

Cucina Rustica!  This morning, your driver will take you to a private olive grove outside of Bevagna (15 minute drive).  The farmhouse is located next to the estate’s olive grove.  Your gracious hostess will work with you to prepare a wonderful simple meal featuring the best homegrown local ingredients – fresh handmade (by you!) pasta, vegetables, etc.

You can forage for wild herbs among the olive trees cook, relax and soak up the atmosphere.  There is an outdoor professional kitchen, so weather permitting, cooking and eating will be outside. Your lunch will be accompanied by a tasting of local wine varieties – Grechetto, Montefalco Rosso, Sagrantino and Sagrantino Passito.

Exeter Services: Half-Day Car & Driver

Hotel: L’Orto degli Angeli

Day 3
Umbria | Umbria

Today you’ll be whisked off to a hilltop farm near Spoleto, where one family has been raising free-range livestock, growing organic vegetables, and hunting truffles on their property for centuries.  Join the truffle hunter and his dogs as you walk through the fields in search of this treasure.  After the hunt, return to the family’s dining room for a truffle lunch.

In the afternoon, your driver will take you to Spoleto for a tour of this captivating hill town.

This evening, your driver will take you to the central piazza of Montefalco for a dinner of local specialties and tastings of the best wine Umbria has to offer (cost of your meal is payable locally).

Exeter Services: Half-Day Car & Driver

Hotel: L’Orto degli Angeli

Day 4
Departure | Umbria

Buon Viaggio – your driver will take you to the airport or rail station for your onward journey.

Exeter Services: Transfer

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