Group Tours in Umbria & Tuscany
Walking Tour of Umbria Italy

Follow ancient paths through the olive groves, vineyards and forest-covered hillsides of Umbria from Assisi to Spoleto taking in some of the most beautiful scenery in Italy.

 

Join us on a 7-day walking tour in Umbria, central Italy. On this tour, which is available on a guided or self-guided basis, you will take a trip through Umbria visiting its famous hilltop towns and seeing some of Italy’s hidden artistic treasures.

 

About this tour:

·         Travel from Assisi to Spoleto through the beautiful Umbrian countryside;

·         Visit some of the region’s prettiest medieval towns and villages;

·         Guided and self-guided options available;

·         From Euro 950 per person.    

 

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Walking Tour of Umbria Italy Pricing:

From Euro 950 per person (based on two people sharing)

 

Walking Tour of Umbria Italy Itinerary:

Day 1Welcome to Assisi –The Home of Saint Francis

Day 2 Assisi to Spello –In the Footsteps of Saint Francis 

Day 3 –Spello to Bevagna –Following the Traces of the Romans  

Day 4 –Bevagna to Montefalco –Through Umbrian Wine Country 

Day 5 –Montefalco to Trevi –Along the Ancient Waterways

Day 6 –Trevi to Spoleto –The Olive Grove Path

Day 7 -Farewell

 

Walking Tour of Umbria Italy Detailed Itinerary:

 

Day 1 –Welcome to Assisi –The Home of Saint Francis

 

After you have met your guide and checked in at your accommodation you can take some time to explore the city of Assisi known throughout the world as the birthplace of Saint Francis. You can wander through the medieval streets lined with Umbrian craft shops and delicatessens and visit the spectacular Basilica of Saint Francis with its frescoes by Giotto.

 

Day 2 –Assisi to Spello –In the Footsteps of Saint Francis 

 

On the first day of your walk you will follow the ancient paths taken by Saint Francis and his followers through the peaceful Monte Subasio regional park passing the Eremo degli Carceri where Saint Francis would retreat to pray. The route takes in some breathtaking views of the whole valley from Perugia to Spoleto.

 

Your destination is the walled hilltop town of Spello, a former Roman colony, which you will enter by one of its ancient gates. In Spello you can visit the church of Santa Maria Maggiore with its magnificent frescoes by Pinturicchio in the Cappella Baglioni (also known as the Cappella Bella).

 

Day 3 –Spello to Bevagna –Following the Traces of the Romans  

 

Today you will leave one former Roman settlement and take a gentle walk to another, the tiny town of Bevagna, one of Umbria’s hidden gems, travelling along the plain of Spoleto past isolated villages and farms.

 

Day 4 –Bevagna to Montefalco –Through Umbrian Wine Country 

 

On day four you will travel from Bevagna to Montefalco through the vineyards famous for their Montefalco Sagrantino wine. You can even take time to stop of at some of the local wineries to do some wine tasting!

 

Known as “the balcony of Umbria” because of the panoramic views it enjoys, although Montefalco is now famous in Italy for its wines it is also home to some important works of art such as the 15th century fresco cycle by Benozzo Gozzoli depicting the life of Saint Francis of Assisi.

 

Day 5 –Montefalco to Trevi –Along the Ancient Waterways

 

Today you will descend from Montefalco and follow country paths to the ancient springs near the town of Trevi. The olive oil from Trevi is said to be among the best in Italy and the hills around the town are covered in olive groves.

 

Day 6 –Trevi to Spoleto –The Olive Grove Path

 

On this, the last day of your walk, you will arrive at your final destination, the town of Spoleto, entering over the Ponte delle Torri, Spoleto’s striking 13th-century aqueduct: a rewarding end to your week.

 

In Spoleto you can spend time relaxing in the beautiful piazzas  or visiting the sights, including the Duomo (cathedral), with its frescoes by Pinturicchio and Fra’ Filippo Lippi.

 

Day 7 -Farewell

 

Farewell breakfast and check out from your accommodation. Alternatively why not allow yourself a few extra days to take in some more sights in Umbria and Tuscany or spend time relaxing? Let us know and we can discuss options.

 

What is included:

The price includes six nights accommodation in carefully selected 4-star hotels and historical residences plus all breakfasts. Your baggage will be transferred daily between hotels. We will provide recommendations for lunch and dinner.

 

You will be provided with detailed route maps as well as historical and cultural notes for the towns you will visit. On self-guided walks you will have backup from a locally-based English-speaking guide.

 

This tour can be customized for private groups and couples. The tour can also easily be extended by adding one or more of our other tours before or after this tour -see our other Group Tours and Custom Tours. 

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