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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.

 

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate | Daily Mileage: 4 – 8 mi | Daily Walking: 2 – 5 hr

Duration: 8 Days – 7 Nights

 

 

DAY BY DAY WALKING PROGRAM

 

PERUGIA

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.

 

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.

Wine tasting available Dionigi winery.

 

SPELLO

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.

 

BEVAGNA

Day 6 – Collemaccio – Bevagna – 5 hrs walking time

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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.

 

YOUR DEPARTURE

Day 8 – End our service.

After breakfast, take the funicular down to the railway station

 

POSSIBLE EXTENSION

EXTRA NIGHT AT CORTE DEL POGGIO WITH COOKING CLASS

PRACTICAL INFORMATIONS:

– Duration: 7 night 8 days
– Grade: Medium
 
 

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