Walking in Umbria: The Art Cities
Walking the Art cities of Umbria
Walking around the art cities of Umbria. One of our “soft tour” chosen for you …. you can visit the most characteristic villages of this regions.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeHiking Holidays
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
– Duration: 7 night 8 days
– Grade: Medium
Day 1 – Perugia – Arrival and settling in
Arrival at the Perugia train station: Metro ride ( Minimetro) directly to the centre of the town . A lively city, nice boutiques, good restaurants, an art gallery with a superb collection of Medieval paintings and a very special subterranean town.
THE SAN FRANCESCO TRAIL
Day 2 – Valfabbrica – Assisi – 5 hrs walking time
San Francis used to travel on foot from Assisi to Gubbio, we will retrace his steps along these rugged hills.Transfer from Perugia to trail start. The beginning is a bit tough then it becomes easier. Rolling hills and thick woods and an amazing arrival with a breath taking view of Assisi.
Day 3 – Assisi – 3 hrs walking time
A relaxing day. If you want to walk you can have a 3 hours loop Have a brisk departure by climbing to the Eremo delle Carceri, S. Francis peaceful retreat. At the top of the trail 500 meters from the Eremo there is a nice picnic spot with tables and benches. Otherwise just visit Assisi, which has a lot more to offer than the St Francis Basilica, although the Giotto’s frescos are superb.
THE HEART OF UMBRIA
Day 4 – Assisi – Spello – 6 hrs walking time
Start from your hotel and walk a trail which cuts through the Subasio park and unfolds among olive groves to reach Spello a lovely village with cobbled streets and peaceful squares. Much less touristy and quieter after the Assisi crowd. Night in a nice hotel with a view of the whole valley.
Day 5 – Spello – 4 hrs walking time
A circular walking loop from Spello to Spello visiting the Subasio mountainand the amazing hamlet of Collepino. Night at the Hotel in Spello.
Day 6 – Collemaccio – Bevagna – 5 hrs walking time
A short transfer from Spello to Collemancio ( 20 minutes by car) where starts a spectacular walk to Bevagna visiting a genuine and rustic cellar of Dionigi family ( Sagrantino di Montefalco producer).Night in Bevagna at Palazzo Brunamonti.
THE WINE AREA
Day 7 – Bevagna – Montefalco – 4 hrs walking time
A loop in the heart of the best wine area of Umbria. After visiting Bevagna which is known for its medieval market during the month of June; walk from Bevagna to Montefalco, have lunch at the enoteca on Montefalco main square, sample some wine at one of the best wineries of the area and come back to your starting point .. Same hotel.
Day 8 – End our service.
After breakfast, take the funicular down to the railway station
EXTRA NIGHT AT CORTE DEL POGGIO WITH COOKING CLASS