Discover the Umbrian region of Italy on a tour from Venice to Rome
Travel to Italy and explore the green heart of charming Umbria - mingling with pilgrims, eating delicious foods and seeing ancient sites along the way. Visit the most sacred places in Italy as you travel from Venice to Rome, via the ancient hilltop towns of Gubbio and Assisi. Encounter the religious and historical treasures of one of the most alluring regions in Europe on this delightful Italian adventure.
Romantic Venice is like no other city in the world, a watery wonderland literally sinking under the weight of its iconic sights
Explore the masterpiece medieval town of Gubbio – centuries of history around every corner and the requisite cobblestone streets, gothic palaces and churches, all with stunning views straight across the valley
Ride a unique open-air cable car over picturesque Umbrian valleys and ancient ruins to a hill-top basilica
Visit the birthplace of St Francis, Italy's second holiest city, to explore the imposing basilica built in his name
If Italian cuisine is known for its simplicity and big flavours, no place does this better than rural Spello. Let Umbrian delicacies such as lamb meat balls with rosemary and porcini risotto whet your appetite
No Italian adventure would be complete without a visit to Rome. Enjoy plenty of free time to discover the ancient Colosseum, stroll through Vatican City and gaze up towards the gods inside St Peter's Basilica
The primary means of transportation on this trip is by train. Train travel is a fast way to traverse long distances, allowing you to avoid traffic jams and arrive right into the city centre. Trains are comfortable and all have toilets, however can often be quite busy. Please note that you'll have to carry your own luggage on and off the train, so make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find this information in the 'What to Take' section of the trip notes.
As there are cobblestones in many Italian cities, it's recommended that you leave any wheelie bags/cases at home and bring a backpack instead. A large backpack should be enough to carry all of your belongings. A backpack also comes in handy as often there are no lifts or escalators in train stations or in the hotel, so you will have to carry your bags up and down the stairs.
Summer temperatures can be extreme in many of the regions visited (over 40°C), which can be uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Many hotel rooms in Europe are not equipped with air-conditioning. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. This trip is a great opportunity to get to know other like-minded people, so embrace it while you can. If you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Please ask your travel consultant for more details, and please note that in some hotels a single supplement exclusion applies where single rooms are not available. Hotel rooms in Europe can seem rather small by American or Australian standards and often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together. Please also note that often hotels offer shared bathrooms rather than en-suite facilities.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 15 October 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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A single supplement is available on this trip.
Our Umbrian Discovery trips score an average of 4.68 out of 5 based on 19 reviews in the last year.
Intrepid is a company that has small numbers meaning travellers readily mix and interact as a group. Their leaders are passionate and very knowledgeable about their country and pass on their enthusiasm making for very memorable journeys. As a single traveller I enjoy the opportunity of sharing with likeminded travellers.
Review submitted 19 Jul 2017
Excellent introduction to Umbria, balanced activities and plenty of time to explore by oneself as desired
Review submitted 12 Jul 2017