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If holidays for you are all about sampling delicious food, this tour is calling your name. Join other fellow foodies for a week of complete indulgence in Umbria, the green heart of Italy and an undiscovered gem. Based in the beautiful, medieval hilltop town of Trevi, here we'll take an Italian cooking course, taste a series of local wines, trek through “secret” local villages and enjoy truffle hunting. Perfetto!

Trevi a town in Umbria, densely inhabited and of decidedly medieval aspect, lies on sharply sloping terrain, commanding asto…

Why go?

  • Discover a region where food, wine, art, culture and architecture collide
  • Take part in a cooking class and learn to make traditional Italian meals
  • Stay in the ancient town of Trevi
  • Taste traditional wine
  • Explore “secret” villages of Umbria
  • Visit Assisi - birthplace of St. Francis, one of Italy’s patron saints
  • Read our blog post on 5 reasons to visit Umbria

Itinerary

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Welcome to incredible Italy! Upon arrival at Rome International Airport, we will proceed through immigration, collect our luggage and transfer to our hotel in Trevi.

After checking into our hotel, we will enjoy a welcome Solos drink of prosecco accompanied by traditional Italian bruschetta with the hotel’s vey own, homemade Extra Virgin Olive Oil and get to know your fellow travellers.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Antica Dimora Alla Rocca
  • MEALS Dinner included

Today we will enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful, medieval town of Trevi where we learn more about its long and fascinating history. After, we don our aprons and take part in a 2-hour cooking class where we will learn to make traditional Italian meals, which we can tuck into for lunch accompanied with wine.

The rest of the day is free for you to explore Trevi as you wish.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Antica Dimora Alla Rocca
  • MEALS All meals included

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to the Pettino Mountain where we explore a magical secret village and do a gentle guided trek whilst admiring stunning views. Later we will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant located inside a traditional mountain rifugio (also known as a mountain cabin) where we will sample a typical Umbrian meal.

Our next stop is the “secret village” of Marcellano where we will see a scene from the nativity Presepe Vivente, the oldest tradition of nativity representation in Umbria!

 In the afternoon we will transfer back to our hotel in Trevi.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Antica Dimora Alla Rocca
  • MEALS All meals included

After breakfast at the hotel, the day is free for you to explore Trevi as you wish. Perhaps explore the medieval streets and artisan shops.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Antica Dimora Alla Rocca
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

Today we will do a gentle guided trek to a local Truffle farm in Trevi and experience truffle hunting. After, we enjoy a light lunch and truffle tasting at a local farm shop where perhaps we can sample our finds!

Later we will walk back to Trevi and the afternoon is free for you to spend however you wish.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Antica Dimora Alla Rocca
  • MEALS All meals included

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Umbria's medieval hill town of Montefalco. Known as "the balcony of Umbria" because of its lofty position and views over the fertile plain below, the town keeps itself busy as the center of the Sagrantino wine zone.

Later we will taste 5 different wines accompanied by a light lunch typical to this area.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Antica Dimora Alla Rocca
  • MEALS All meals included

After breakfast we head to Assisi where we will have all day to explore this beautiful town as you wish.

The most famous and probably most impressive attraction in Assisi is the Basilica of St. Francis. It’s also literally the biggest thing in the area – so grand you can see it for miles around, it’s the jewel in Assisi’s crown. 

Another great place of interest in Assisi is Santa Maria degli Angeli Basilica famous for housing the Porziuncola, a tiny stone structure considered the home of St. Francis and his followers. It’s a great stop for pilgrims and a must visit for anyone interested in the history and culture of relics within the catholic church.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Antica Dimora Alla Rocca
  • MEALS Breakfast & Dinner included

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Rome for our flight home.

  • Accommodation 4 * Hotel Antica Dimora Alla Rocca
  • MEALS Breakfast included

THE FANTASTIC FLAVOURS OF ITALY

Charming medieval hill towns, “secret” mountain villages, dense forests, mouth-watering truffles and wine extend Umbria's appeal to just about anyone. The region also offers excellent value for money, helping you get more from your holiday for less. Join us on this fabulous discovery holiday with a foodie twist!

Hotel Antica Dimora alla Rocca ★★★★

Dating all the way back to the 1650s, our historical hotel oozes elegance, antiquity and style. Sitting atop the medieval hilltop town of Trevi, it's also a short drive from Assisi. 

Rooms Include

All the hotel rooms have private bathrooms with a bathtub or shower, air-conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone and Wi-Fi.

Facilities Include

This hotel has a small, outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace and free Wi-Fi throughout. Each evening we can dine in the hotel’s gourmet restaurant savouring four courses showcasing the best of Italian cuisine, each accompanied by a different red or white wine.

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum: 
Jan 15°C, Feb 16°C, Mar 18°C, Apr 20°C, May 24°C, Jun 28°C, Jul 32°C, Aug 32°C, Sept 29°C, Oct 25°C, Nov 20°C, Dec 17°C 

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hours

What’s included:

  • Scheduled return flights from London to Rome and transfers
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • A welcome drink and information meeting
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Italian wines with dinner
  • A 2-hour cooking class with lunch & wine included
  • Guided tour of Trevi (approximately 45-60 mins)
  • Return coach to Pettino Mountain including guided gentle trek & lunch
  • Guided visit of local Truffle farm including Truffle hunting experience & a light lunch
  • Return coach to Montefalco including a guided visit, wine tasting & a light lunch
  • Return coach to Assisi
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

Extra value:

  • 4 lunches are included

What’s extra:

  • Insurance

 

Useful Information

Passports and Visas

A full 10-year passport is required, valid for the duration of your stay. Holders of a British passport do not require a visa.

 

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visa, a valid passport and any other travel documents for your holiday. All information provided relates to British citizens who hold or are entitled to apply for a British passport. For the most up-to-date visa information please visit; Italy Foreign Advice

 

If you are not a British citizen and do not hold a British passport, you must make your own enquiries as to the applicable requirements. Alternatively, you can apply for your Visa with our preferred partner the Travel Visa company by selecting the following link; Travel Visa Company.

 

Transfer Time

The transfer time from Rome Fiumicino Airport to the hotel is approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes, depending on weather and traffic.

Gratuities

We suggest a Group Collection to cover guides, transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €40 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.

Currency

Euro

Included Programme

A sightseeing programme is included in your touring package.

Dress Code

Casual daytime wear is recommended. Comfortable and sturdy shoes are a “must” for sightseeing. Smart casual clothes will be ideal for the evenings - the emphasis throughout being informality. A waterproof jacket is recommended. On some occasions, when entering places of worship for example, it will be necessary to wear clothing covering one’s shoulders and knees.

Please note

  • A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required
  • The order of the itinerary and events may be subject to change
Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From regional flights available COMMENTS  
04 Jan 2021 11 Jan 2021 7 All Ages £1,089 BOOK
11 Apr 2021 18 Apr 2021 7 All Ages £1,219 BOOK

What’s included:

  • Scheduled return flights from London to Rome and transfers
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • A welcome drink and information meeting
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Italian wines with dinner
  • A 2-hour cooking class with lunch & wine included
  • Guided tour of Trevi (approximately 45-60 mins)
  • Return coach to Pettino Mountain including guided gentle trek & lunch
  • Guided visit of local Truffle farm including Truffle hunting experience & a light lunch
  • Return coach to Montefalco including a guided visit, wine tasting & a light lunch
  • Return coach to Assisi
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

Extra value:

  • 4 lunches are included

What’s extra:

  • Insurance

 

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