Wonders of Umbria, the ‘Green Heart of Italy'

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Self guided/Independent
  • Starts Umbria & Marche, Italy
  • Ends Assisi, Italy
  • Visit Assisi, Spello, Spoleto and Trevi, wonderfully preserved small medieval towns
  • Stay in a medieval abbey in the beautiful Valnerina valley
  • Take a beautiful walk on Monte Subasio, the mountain of St. Francis
  • Admire the impressive Marmore waterfalls, created by the Romans
Explore Italy’s “Green Heart” by foot on this self-guided walking tour through the stunning countryside of Umbria. You walk from village to village and enjoy a full immersion in the mythical and beautiful Umbrian landscape. Walk through forests, vineyards, rolling hills and the spectacular hilltop towns of Trevi, Spello and Assisi.

Umbria is a land full of cultural treasures, ranging from the world-famous Assisi, with its impressive basilica dedicated to St. Francis, to lesser-known little medieval towns like Trevi, Spello and Norcia, and of course the wonderful Roman town of Spoleto. You have ample time to visit these historic towns and also the many beautiful medieval monasteries along the pilgrim roads. For two nights you stay in one of the most beautiful monasteries.

However, the emphasis of the tour is to enjoy the countryside, the rolling vineyards, the poppies in spring and the wild cyclamen in autumn. Most of all, many of the views have barely changed for hundreds of years. Eastern Umbria is an area where you can still feel the genuine heart of Italy. You’ll walk at an easy pace from highlight to highlight, taking in the best of Central Italy. Take a short detour to the wonderful high plain of Castelluccio, near Norcia, with its extensive meadows, fields of wheat and wildflowers. Walking here in spring is an unforgettable experience!

Your tour finishes in the city of Assisi but can easily be extended with a day or more in Perugia, the region’s capital city, a beautiful and lively cultural capital.
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  • Caroline
  • From Luxembourg
  • On Jun 07 2019
“Unfortunately, our amazing holiday in Italy came to an end! It was definitely one of our best holidays ever, thank you so much for your perfect organisation, planning and detailed explanation. It could not have been better! We enjoyed every second of it!
We wish you a lot of success for the future and hope to travel soon again through Genius Loci!!”
  • Day 1: Arrival Spoleto
  • Day 2: The hill of Monteluco
  • Day 3: Valnerina
  • Day 4: The Marmore Falls
  • Day 5: On the old trails to Trevi
  • Day 6: From Spello to Assisi
  • Day 7: Assisi
  • Day 8: End of the tour
  • 7 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners
  • 7 nights accommodation, as per the itinerary
  • Extensive route notes, with descriptions of the route and tourist information
  • Maps at 1: 25.000 scale (or better)
  • 24/7 assistance
  • Luggage transport
  • Private transfers as specified
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Single supplement
  • Departure taxes
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional additional tours or activities
  • Tips
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20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


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Other Practical InformationAccommodation: Accommodation is on a partly halfboard, partly bed and breakfast basis in good 3/4star hotels and 2 nights in a historical residence (4star level). All rooms have ensuite facilities. The first two nights you stay in the wonderful little town of Spoleto, full of Roman and medieval history, in a nice 3star hotel (with a good restaurant) right in the historical centre. Nights 3 and 4 you stay in an exclusive hotel in the ancient abbey of San Pietro, located in the green valley of the River Nera, the Valnerina. A wonderful and quiet setting. For one night you stay in the historical town of Trevi, overlooking the Valle Umbra. Depending on your choice, you stay in either a nice 3star hotel with a big garden, or a beautiful 4star hotel in the historical centre. The final nights are spent in a nice 3star hotel in the centre of Assisi. It is set in a quiet location, yet at walking distance from all the main monuments. Meals: Dinners are included on the arrival night in Spoleto, the first night in the abbey of San Pietro (in a fine restaurant) and the first night in Assisi. On the other nights, you will be free to make your own dinner arrangements. You can either eat at the premises of the hotel or choose from the wide choice of restaurants in the area. Your accommodation holder can give you good tips. No picnic lunches are included in the tour price, but these can be prepared for you by the accommodation holders, or materials for picnics can be purchased in the villages where you’ll be staying. Level of difficulty: Moderate. Mostly easy walks, though some involve uphill walking, sometimes steeply and on paths with rough surfaces. On some days there are stretches that are difficult for those suffering from vertigo (but NOT dangerous!). On these days alternative options are available. Extensions or shortcuts are also possible on many days. Fitness: A high standard of fitness is not necessary, but you should be able to walk for up to 5 hours a day in the hot sun on dusty or stony tracks. Footpaths: Most paths are well maintained, but during the season some paths can get overgrown (we are in continuous contact with local authorities to keep the paths clean – please help us by providing your feedback on the quality of the paths). Waymarking: A large part of the route is waymarked with different signs, explained in full in the route notes. Elsewhere you need to follow the route descriptions provided together with the maps. With these, you will always be able to find your route. Most paths are well maintained, but the journey involves some walking uphill, sometimes on paths with rough surfaces.
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