If holidays for you are all about sampling delicious food, this tour is calling your name. Join 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 taste freshly made ricotta cheese and a series of local wines, trek through olive groves (tasting its produce along the way) and enjoy an opera in the nearby town of Macerata. We even get time to laze at the sea-side! Join us as we experience this beautiful part of Italy. Perfetto!
Welcome to incredible Italy!
After checking into our hotel the rest of the day is at leisure where we can spend time exploring our surroundings or simply relaxing at the hotel whilst making the most of the available amenities. In the evening we will enjoy a welcome drink of prosecco accompanied by traditional Italian bruschetta with the hotel’s homemade Extra Virgin Olive Oil and get to know our fellow travellers. Dinner will follow in the hotel restaurant.
Today we enjoy a guided tour of the beautiful, medieval town of Trevi where we learn more about its long and fascinating history. After, we will enjoy a traditional Italian meal, which we tuck into for our lunch.
The rest of the day is free for you to explore Trevi independently.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the seaside town of Civitanova Marche where we can relax and enjoy the sunshine. In the afternoon we will transfer back to our hotel in Trevi.
After breakfast at the hotel, today is free for you to explore Trevi independently.
The medieval centre of Trevi is a network of alleys and narrow streets still surrounded in part by the original defensive walls (built in the 13th century). The raised position of the town means it also has some exceptional views across the Umbria countryside as far as Assisi and beyond.
After breakfast at the hotel we can relax by the pool before meeting for lunch in the hotel restaurant. Late afternoon we transfer to Macerata.
Set amid green hills, Macerata is a charming provincial town with a wonderfully preserved hilltop centre, its old town is threaded through by skinny cobblestone streets lined by honey-coloured brick palazzi and it springs to life in summer for the town’s celebrated month-long opera festival.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Montefalco and visit a traditional farm where we will enjoy an Italian family atmosphere and see animals living in complete freedom. Later we will taste some freshly made ricotta cheese and homemade yogurt before finishing off our farm visit with Italian wine tasting.
Our afternoon is at leisure before we meet in the evening for dinner.
Today we will have a guided gentle trek through the olive groves to the local family house (approx. 1.5 hours) where we will taste Bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil produced by the family. Later we will walk back to Trevi and the afternoon is at leisure.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Rome for our flight home.
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.
All the hotel rooms have private bathrooms with a bathtub or shower, air-conditioning, mini bar, satellite TV, telephone and Wi-Fi.
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.
The transfer time from Rome Fiumicino Airport to the hotel is approximately 2 hours, depending on weather and traffic.
Italy is one hour ahead of the UK.
Passport validity requirements
If you are travelling to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must follow the Schengen area passport requirements.Your passport must be:
You must check if your passport meets these requirements before you travel. If your passport was issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added to its expiry date.Contact the embassy of the country you are visiting if you think that your passport does not meet both these requirements. Renew your passport if you need to.Check with your transport provider or travel company that your passport and other travel documents meet their requirements.Passport stamping at Italian border control, you may need to:
Check your passport is stamped if you enter or exit the Schengen area through Italy as a visitor. Border guards will use passport stamps to check you’re complying with the 90-day visa-free limit for short stays in the Schengen area. If relevant entry or exit stamps are not in your passport, border guards will presume that you have overstayed your visa-free limit.You can show evidence of when and where you entered or exited the Schengen area and ask the border guards to add this date and location in your passport. Examples of acceptable evidence include boarding passes and tickets.
You can travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. This applies if you travel:
If you are travelling to Italy and other Schengen countries without a visa, make sure your whole visit is within the 90-day limit. Visits to Schengen countries within the previous 180 days before you travel count towards your 90 days.
Compulsory vaccinations: None.At least 8 weeks before your trip:
Altitude sickness is a risk in parts of Italy, including the Alps and the Dolomites. More information about altitude sickness is available from TravelHealthPro (from the UK’s National Travel Health Network and Centre).
We suggest a Group Collection to cover guides, transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €35.00 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.
The emphasis is on casual clothing throughout. Go for light, loose cotton clothing and comfortable shoes or walking boots.
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