Take to the Italian countryside and explore the green heart of charming Umbria
Explore from Venice to Rome and discover the charming Italian countryside that lays in between. See a side to this diverse country that most never even dream of as you take in the slower pace, cooler climate and medieval wonders of Umbria. You’ll mingle with pilgrims, tuck into incredible Italian cuisine and marvel at the ancient sites along the way. You’ll slip into the local way of life during a farm stay in the countryside, discover the sacred sites nestled throughout Assisi and explore the ancient hilltop town of Gubbio via a 1,000-metre open-air cable car. Encounter the religious, historical and natural treasures of one of the most alluring regions in Europe on this delightful Italian adventure.
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Explore the quintessential medieval town of Gubbio, one of the oldest towns in the region, it’ll be like stepping back in time as you wander the cobblestone streets and marvel at gothic palaces.
Soar an incredible 1,000 metres above the picturesque Umbrian countryside as you take an open-air cable car to visit the hill-top Basilica of Sant'Ubaldo
Discover the birthplace of St Francis – Assisi, Italy's second holiest city – and explore the Piazza Matteotti, the Basilica of St Clare and the Roman temple remains as well as the Basilica di San Francesco (St Francis Cathedral).
Unwind in the Italian countryside during a farm stay, where you’ll hike through vineyards and enjoy rolling vistas before enjoying a wine tasting followed by dinner prepared with ingredients fresh from the farm.
Take in the famed cities of Venice and Rome at the start and end of your trip with the flexibility to extend your stays and explore these Italian gems even further, at your own pace.
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 trains, and up and down stairs at train stations and at hotels, 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. You may want to consider taking a backpack rather than a wheelie bag, however this is up to your personal preference and what you feel more comfortable with.
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.
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.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Umbrian Discovery trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. A single supplement is bookable on this trip. Availability is limited due to small properties we use. Please speak to your agent for further information.
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