Umbria – Classic Umbria (easiest option)

Umbria, Italy

Holiday overview

Destination

Italy


Type

Self Guided


Difficulty

Easy to Moderate


Month

Apr - Oct


Price

£ 675 pp


Duration

7 nights


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This walking holidays Umbria tour offers the perfect combination of typical Umbrian towns and walking through exciting colourful landscapes with unique views. Umbria has been praised for its pure beauty since Roman times, because of its greenness, many lakes, rivers, refreshing springs, mountain streams and waterfalls.

This holiday offers the perfect combination of  typical Umbrian towns and walking through exciting colourful landscapes with unique views. Umbria has been praised for its pure beauty since Roman times, because of its greenness, many lakes, rivers, refreshing springs, mountain streams and waterfalls. Your walk begins in the beautiful and fascinating town of Assisi, the pilgrims’ town built against the slopes of Mount Subasio, and finishes in the delightful historical town of Spoleto.

 

Price:

7 night tour standard tour: £675 per person, based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room

£170 single supplement

8 night tour standard tour:  £725.00 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room

£195.00 single supplement

Supplement for 7 dinners £150.00 per person

 

7 night deluxe tour: £885 per person

£270 single supplement

 

(see hotels under additional information)

 

Included:

7 or 8 nights accommodation, breakfast each day, route instructions and maps, luggage transportation, orientation meeting on the evening of arrival, emergency support hotline.

 

Not Included:

Travel to Assisi and from Spoleto, dinner (unless half-board booked), lunches and drinks with meals, insurance.

 

Departure Dates:

Daily departures from the 1st April until the end of October.

Day 1 arrival Assisi

Arrival in Assisi.   Visit the Papal Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Conventual in Assisi, where Saint Francis was born and died.  Have a coffee in one of the piazzas and enjoy this wonderful town.  In the evening you will be given maps and route notes and you can ask questions about the tour if you wish.

 

Day 2 Assisi-Spello:

You have a choice of  two routes to reach Spello: a longer one going uphill to the hermitage Eremo delle Carceri or a shorter one through olive groves along the slopes of Monte Subasio.From the porta Cappuccini a footpath leads to the hermitage, which is situated at 830m. Saint Francis and his companions used to retreat here to meditate and after St. Francis’s death a monastery was built on this spot. Passing the spring ‘Tre Fontane’ and the abbey of S. Benedetto you will descend to Spello, walking first through the woods and then through olive groves. Walking time: 6 hours (approx. 17 km) The lower route follows the slopes of Mount Subasio and involves less climbing, but it is also a beautiful walk through olive groves with outstanding views. Spello is built on the slopes of Mount Subasio and we are reminded of the towns Roman origins by several features including the porta Venere and porta Consolare town gates and the remains of a Roman theatre outside the town walls. Walking time: 3 hours (approx. 12 km)

 

Day 3 Spello – Bevagna:

Leaving the hills, you will descend into the valley ‘Valle Umbra’ and walk along quiet little country roads towards Bevagna, which unlike most Umbrian towns isn’t built on a hilltop, but rather at the confluence of the rivers Timia and Topino. During Roman times Bevagna was a prosperous town, as it was situated along the busy trade road, the Via Flaminia, which connected Rome with the Adriatic coast. Particularly characteristic are the two kilometres of 13th to 14th Century town walls which surround most of the town. Walking time: 3 ½ hours (approx. 14 km).

 

Day 4 Bevagna- Montefalco:

Today you will be walking again through the hilly landscape where the olive groves soon make way for vineyards. The hills surrounding Montefalco are famous for the production of excellent wines; Sagrantino and Rosso di Montefalco. Montefalco is known as the balcony (‘ringhiera’) of Umbria, because of its beautiful panorama. Enjoy tasting some of the delicious wines in one of the many wine bars. Walking time: 4 hours (approx. 14km).

 

Day 5 Montefalco –Trevi:

Your route to Trevi crosses the fertile valley with its various waterways. Trevi is known as the capital of olive oil and indeed you will notice that the slopes of the surrounding mountains arecovered with evergreen olive groves. Trevi has a dozen medieval churches; the most important are the romanesque Duomo (S. Emiliano), the shrine of the Madonna delle Lacrime notable for a fresco by Perugino and the former church of S. Francesco, now a museum. You will stay in the historicalcentre of the town. Walking time: 4 hours (approx. 13 km)

 

Day 6 Trevi– Poreta:

From Trevi you will pick up the pilgrimage route the Way of Saint Francis, which runs from La Verna in Tuscany, crosses Umbria and finishes in Rome. The route will lead you through olive groves and you will have astonishing views of the Valle Umbra. Walking Time: 4 hours 30 min (12,8 km)

 

Day 7: Poreta – Spoleto

You leave Poreta and walk again along the Way of Saint Francis. Also today, the olive groves will accompany you.  You cross Eggi, a typical medieval ‘Borgo’ and you will reach Spoleto, a pretty hill-town filled with beautiful architecture. It is famous for the Spoleto Festival, which takes place every summer (end of June beginning of July). In Spoleto worthwhile to visit are the cathedral, the castle, a Roman house, Roman theatre and many museums. But Spoleto is not only art and culture, but also food & wine ! The town has some nice shops with fantastic local products, many cosy bars with terraces and excellent restaurants. Walking Time: 5 hours (15,5 km)

 

Day 8: departure after breakfast

 

 

The 9 day tour has an extra day in Assisi with a choice of three walks

 

 

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE

Train station in Assisi and Spoleto.

If you arrive by car we can arrange a transfer from Spoleto to Assisi to pick up your car at the end of the tour 1-4 pax (€40 to be paid in loco)

 

Standard Hotels:

Assisi: : Hotel da Angelo **  is situated in the new part of Assisi about 900 meters from

the historical centre. The hotel has 32 rooms, all with bathroom, television and telephone.

The hotel has a car park, swimming pool, restaurant and bar. www.hoteldaangelo.com

 

Or

 

***  star hotel, Hotel la Terrazza, in Assisi, 900 meters from the historical

centre: restaurant, bar, swimming pool, air-conditioning and wellness centre (Turkish baths, mud treatment etc.) www.laterrazzahotel.it

 

 

Spello: Hotel Il Cacciatore *** rises in the delightful and typical historic centre of Spello, a

medieval jewel. The hotel has 21 rooms all with air conditioning, TV colour and private

bathroom. The hotel has a bar and a restaurant. www.ilcacciatorehotel.com 

 

 

Bevagna: Hotel Palazzo Brunamonti *** is situated in the historical centre of Bevagna. The hotel

has 16 elegant and comfortable rooms all with bathroom, air-conditioning, television and

telephone. The hotel has a breakfast room, bar and a laundry service. www.brunamonti.com

 

or

Residenza Porta Guelfa is situated just outside the old centre of Bevagna. Each suite is equipped with LCD Television,Internet access, Telephone, Air conditioning, Satellite TV + Sky,  Safe, Kitchenette. There is a garden, swimming pool and wellness centre. www.residenzaportaguelfa.com

 

 

Montefalco: Hotel degli Affreschi *** situated in the historical centre. All rooms, standard and superior, have private bathrooms, Satellite tv , mini bar, safe and telephone. The hotel has   also a suite, breakfast room and a garden with a Jacuzzi www.hoteldegliaffreschi.it

 

            or

 

            Guesthouse alla Rocca situated in the historical centre has rooms with private bathroom

(shower chromotherapy), tv, airconditioning. There is a nice terrace garden with a view.

www.laroccabb.com

 

Trevi: Antica Dimora della Rocca ****, this beautiful hotel in a ‘palazzo’ is situated on the

highest point of town. The hotel has 34 rooms all with private bathrooms with bathtub or shower, air conditioning, mini bar, colour tv with satellite, telephone, PC jack and Internet connection. The hotel has a pool, a restaurant and a bar. www.hotelallarocca.it

 

 

Poreta:  Castello di Poreta the hotel and excellent restaurant are inside a 14th century castle.

The standard and superior rooms have air-conditioning and private bathrooms. WiFi free

www.castellodiporeta.com

 

or

La Palombaia a Poreta is situated in the hamlet of Poreta. The residence has 3 rooms with             private bathroom (hairdryer, shower or bathtub) There is a nice inner court and small        swimmimg pool. https://www.bedandbreakfast.eu/bed-and-breakfast-it/poreta/la-palombaia/1800109/

 

 

 

Spoleto: Hotel Clitunno *** is situated in the historical centre of Spoleto, close to the Roman

theatre. There are 45 rooms with air-conditioning, television and private

bathroom. The hotel has an excellent restaurant and american bar www.hotelclitunno.com

 

or

 

Hotel Charleston *** is situated in the historical centre of Spoleto. The hotel, a 17th

century ‘palazzo’, has 24 rooms with air-conditioning, bathroom with shower or bath tub,

sat tv, mini-bar and parquet. There is a wine bar, bar, breakfast room, wire less room with

computer for the guests, a sauna and a garage. www.hotelcharleston.it

          

or for whom like to stay in a more rural hotel with swimming pool

 

Hotel la Macchia *** is situated just outside Spoleto (20mins walking to historical centre)

This hotel has a swimming pool, restaurant, bar, garden and free car park. 11 rooms with               air conditioning, mini-bar, Sat TV and Wifi connection www.albergolamacchia.it

 

 

Deluxe Hotels

Assisi:

Hotel Dal Moro Gallery is a 4 star hotel situated in the centre of Santa Maria degli Angeli, a few metres from the Porziuncola, at 3 kms from Assisi. It is situated a few metres from the main bus stop in Santa Maria degli Angeli, with frequent connections to the medieval centre of Assisi and the station – every half an hour. The Hotel is known for the high quality of the services provided and at the same time, for its warm hospitality (it is run directly by the owners, the Marchetti Family).

Rooms are modern, spacious and equipped with all modern amenities (airco, sat-television, wi.fi, minibar, safe) some of them feature a Jacuzzi. One of the suites has a mini-Spa with private Sauna and Jacuzzi. Upon request, it is possible to book a massage or a beauty treatment. The gourmet restaurant is very appreciated by our guests and proposes both local and national dishes. Covered car and bike parking free of charge, free wifi. The hotel features also a small delightful swimming-pool with Jacuzzi.

www.dalmorogalleryhotel.com

 

Or in the centre of Assisi (supplement on request)

 

Residence d’Epoca S.Crispino Residenza D’Epoca San Crispino is a medieval mansion in Assisi           town centre, dating back to the 14th century. Stay in a beautifully restored suite and enjoy         panoramic views across town. With traditional stone and wood interiors as well as frescos    and original antique furniture, apartment suites at the San Crispino Residenza are unique and        atmospheric.Each suite includes its own computer, allowing you to connect to the internet     free of charge. Wi-Fi access is also available free, should you wish to bring your own laptop.    Not all the rooms have airco, because the thick walls keep the rooms fresh    www.assisibenessere.it/CategoriaMedia.aspx?idc=16&explicit=SI

 

 

Spello: Hotel La Bastiglia **** is also situated in the historic town of Spello in the upper panoramic zone of the ancient medieval village. The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, telephone, minibar, hairdryer, satellite Tv with foreign channels, pay Tv, free wi-fi internet access and private bathroom with shower in the Standard and Superior Rooms and bath in the Deluxe rooms. Services: bar and restaurant available also for external customers, a wonderful panoramic terrace with external cooling system, Swimmig Pool and Solarium, Wellness Center. Inside La Bastiglia Hotel Restaurant there are some important creations of ceramics, antique furnitures and important paintings from the private collection of Schifano and Norberto www.labastiglia.com/hotel-assisi-spello

 

 

Bevagna: L’Orto Degli Angeli is a historic villa from the 18th century, located in the historic

centre of Bevagna. The residence d’epoca L’Orto degli Angeli has fourteen rooms and     apartments all different and preserving most of their original fittings: antique furniture,           paintings, kitchen utensils and little things which have always been there and tell the history   of the family giving a special charm to these comfortable spaces. The hotel includes a small            wellness area with hot tub and a massage room. The garden is an ideal place to relax in.www.ortoangeli.com

 

 

Montefalco:  Guesthouse alla Rocca situated in the historical centre. The superior rooms have   private bathroom (shower chromotherapy), private terrace, tv, airconditioning, herbal tea service plan. There is a nice terrace garden with a view   www.laroccabb.com

 

 

Trevi : Antica Dimora della Rocca ****, this beautiful hotel in a ‘palazzo’ is situated on the      highest point of town. The hotel has 34 rooms all with private bathrooms with bathtub or            shower, air conditioning, mini bar, colour tv with satellite, telephone, PC jack and Internet    connection. The hotel has a pool, a restaurant and a bar. www.hotelallarocca.it

 

 

Poreta: Borgo della Marmotta has classic, superior rooms and suite. The rooms have air-            conditioning, Wi-Fi a internet, telephone, Tv, a minibar. The hotel has a swimming pool and             restaurant http://www.leterrediporeta.it/it/borgo-della-marmotta.php

 

 

Spoleto Hotel San Luca **** Hotel San Luca **** is situated in the historical centre of Spoleto.

The hotel’s rooms offer guests a considerable number of amenities including a Wi-Fi internet

connection, air conditioning, safe, queen or kingsize beds and 24-hour room service. There          is a lovely inner court, bar and solarium. www.hotelsanluca.com