Umbria, better known as Italy’s “Green Heart,” is located in central Italy and is characterized by rolling hills, fragrant olive groves, and many natural wonders.
Umbria, better known as Italy's “Green Heart”, is located in central Italy and is characterized by rolling hills, fragrant olive groves, and many natural wonders. While the Region is perhaps best known for Perugia, host to the Annual International Umbria Jazz Festival, Umbria offers a wide array of diverse destinations. Our program includes two quaint medieval centers, Piegaro and Todi. They are ideally situated to leisurely explore the vineyards, olive groves, historic landmarks and forests home to the tasty white truffle.
- Three nights in a junior suite at the Ca' De' Principi Residenza D’Epoca an elegant 18th century noble palace restored to a country inn in the heart of Piegaro
- Buffet breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service
- Hands-on cooking class with English instruction followed by lunch with wine in the inn's professional kitchen
- Winery visit and wine estate visit by jeep at the Castello di Montevibiano followed by a wine and olive oil tasting
- Two nights in a classic room at the 17th century four star Fonte Cesia Hotel in the medieval center of Todi
- Visit Dinner in Todi at a local restaurant with Umbrian Specialties (beverages are not included)
- Wine tasting with local delicacies of dried cured meats and artisanal cheeses at the renowned Sporteletti Winery outside of Spello
- Category ECMR FIAT Panda 2 door 5 speed manual shift with air conditioning for six days (CDMR FIAT 500L for triple occ.) including the 22% VAT, unlimited free mileage, insurance coverage with zero deductible and 24-hour road assistance
(A private chauffeur-driven program may also be arranged upon request)
Day 1 - Piegaro
Pick up your Category ECMR FIAT Panda 2 door 5 speed manual shift at any Europcar Rental Office location and self drive to Piegaro, a medieval village still surrounded by ramparts nestled in the verdant Umbrian Hills. As early as 535 B.C. there was a temple dedicated to Diana where “Piagarium” was enscribed. The area was settled by wounded Roman Soldiers from the Punic Wars with Hannibal around 290 BC. Check in and room assignment at Residenza D’Epoca Ca’ De Principi in the village center, formerly the 18th century residence to Marquis Pallavicini converted to an elegant country hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 – Piegaro
Buffet Breakfast/Cooking Class with lunch
Buffet breakfast at hotel and morning at leisure to explore the medieval center. Enjoy a hands-on cooking class with English instruction followed by lunch with wine. The kitchen has its roots in the peasant culture when the passing of time was marked by the rhythm of nature. Plates are created with simple, genuine ingredients with emphasis on farm to table produce.
Balance of the day is at leisure.
Day 3 – Piegaro / Montevibiano / Piegaro
Buffet Breakfast/Winery and Castle Estate visit by Jeep/Wine & Organic Olive Oil Tasting
Buffet breakfast at hotel and self drive to the nearby Castello di Montevibiano where you will enjoy a winery and castle estate visit by jeep followed by a wine and olive oil tasting with rustic snacks. Balance of the day at leisure to explore nearby attractions such as Castiglione del Lago, Perugia, or Assisi.
Day 4 – Piegaro / Todi
Buffet breakfast at hotel and check out. Self drive to the fascinating medieval hilltop town of Todi full of history and tradition: its magic, the quiet of the countryside and the beauty of nature will captivate you and make your stay in Umbria special and unforgettable. Check in and room assignment in the unique and charming Hotel Fonte Cesia, housed in a wonderfully restored ancient and noble building from the17th century and located in the very heart of the village, just foot steps away from Piazza del Popolo, People’s Palace and the Captain’s Palace . Dinner at a local restaurant with traditional Umbrian cuisine. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 – Todi / Spello / Todi
Buffet Breakfast/Winery visit and tasting
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Self drive to the Sportoletti Wine Estate outside the walls of Spello. The Sportoletti family, who have been farmers for generations, have always been passionately dedicated to wine production. They have constantly been researching the perfect balance between innovation and tradition, using their skills to take the best advantage of the potential of the hills between Spello and Assisi- where their 30 hectares of vineyard are situated. Enjoy a winery visit, wine tasting accompanied with rustic snacks. Balance of the day is at leisure. Return to hotel for overnight.
Day 6 – Departure
Buffet breakfast at hotel and check out. Self drive to Europcar’s Rental Office to return your car. Arrivedeci!!!
Accommodation, Departure Dates and Prices
Hotel Ca' De' Principi in Piegaro
Hotel Fonte Cesia in Todi
PRICING PER PERSON
VALID FOR TRAVEL MARCH 30-JUNE 30, 2018 & SEPTEMBER 1-NOVEMBER 5, 2018
$ 849.00 per person double occupancy
$ 749.00 per person triple occupancy
$ 699.00 per person quadruple occupancy
$ 1,149.00 per person single occupancy
VALID FOR TRAVEL JULY 01–AUGUST 31, 2018
$ 899.00 per person double occupancy
$ 799.00 per person triple occupancy
$ 749.00 per person quadruple occupancy
$ 1,469.00 per person single occupancy