Umbria - Italy’s Green Heart
3 days Tour - Umbria - Italy’s Green Heart
DAY 1 ROME & ASSISI & FATTORIA DI VIBIO
Get away from Italy’s busy capital for few days. The journey starts when you leave Rome and head north along the Tiber Valley, across the fertile countryside of Lazio and Umbria. Explore the religious architecture of this beautiful region of Italy and sample its wines and local products. Assisi is the first stop, a small town in the center of Umbria. The town is a Unesco World Heritage site, famous for its magnificent mediaeval architecture and as the birthplace of Saint Francis. That's why Assisi is one of Italy’s most popular places of pilgrimage. You will visit the huge Basilica of San Francesco, where the saint is buried. It is full of beautiful ground-breaking frescoes by Giotto, Cimabue, Simone Martini and other great artists. Still following St Francis’s footsteps, you will visit the Church of St. Claire, St Francis’s birthplace, and the town square. After lunch, you can visit the Church of St. Mary of the Angels, where St. Francis died in 1226. After the tour, you will be taken to the “Fattoria di Vibio”. It is in Monte Castello Vibio, in Umbria's green heart and offers a wide range of gorgeous independent cottages and comfortable rooms, all decorated in traditional simple Umbrian rural style. All the rooms have private entrances and modern facilities including free Wi-Fi. Fattoria di Vibio is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing time based on the “slow life concept. In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner featuring local food and wine. Overnight stay.
DAY 2 FATTORIA DI VIBIO
Begin the day with a tasty Italian breakfast and enjoy the breathtaking views across the valley. The scenery is truly impressive! A full-service spa, a restaurant, an indoor and an outdoor pool are available at this farm accommodation. Relax and enjoy the shady gardens or take a dip in the pool. After some free time for relaxation, be ready for your cookery class where you will learn about the tradition cuisine of Umbria and Italy. A talented chef will tell you the secrets of Umbrian cookery so you can easily recreate the dishes at home for your friends and family. He will teach you how to prepare delicious local dishes fit for a gourmet. You will use the freshest seasonal ingredients to keep your palate stimulated and your body healthy! At the end of the lesson, you can tuck into the dishes prepared during the class. Free afternoon to spend as you please. Dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 3 FATTORIA DI VIBIO & ROME
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, you can find a shady place to relax in this enchanting oasis or choose one of the optional excursions to explore the beauty of the green heart of Italy before returning to Rome, where your trip will end.
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