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Sights and Delights of Umbria

Discover the Green Heart of Italy and immerse yourself in all things Italian in Umbria.

  • Italy

  • 7 nights
  • Half Board and one lunch.
  • Culture

    Food & Wine

  • Mar

    May

    Jun

    Jul

    Oct

Leisurely

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Tour codes: 51760

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Adagio Collection

The perfect blend of guided shorter walks, sightseeing trips, and quality accommodation for a more leisurely way to discover the world.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Walk to a local vineyard to enjoy a tour, wine tasting and a light lunch.
  • Explore Spello, a medieval hill town with views over the Tiber Valley.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the highlights of Assisi, including the Basilica of St Francis and its Frescoes.
  • Take a boat trip across tranquil Lake Trasimeno to the pretty island of Isola Maggiore.
  • Spend an evening tasting regional olive oils.
  • Discover the hilltop town of Spoleto.

Umbria, the self styled ‘Green Heart of Italy’, is a microcosm of all the best that Italy has to offer. The long summers and fertile land bring forth olives, grapes and other delicious produce in sun-kissed abundance. In winter you can enjoy crisp days and some wonderful clear views. Beautifully preserved Renaissance towns dot the landscape. It enjoys world renowned artistic, architectural and historic attractions, fertile land that inspires culinary delights, spectacular hill villages with unsurpassed views of which Trevi, is a perfect example and a feeling that life is still lived at a more traditional slower pace than you may be used to.

You'll stay in Trevi, perched high above the valley floor, a medieval Umbrian hill town almost entirely closed to traffic. Enclosed by Roman and medieval walls, here peace and quiet pervade the shade of old town streets – so much so, you might think it is uninhabited, unless you come at festival time! Trevi like many of the towns in the valley and indeed all over Italy maintains the tradition of local festivals. Flower lovers should visit in June for the Spello flower festival (spello infiorata). During October, Trevi stages a medieval festival ‘Ottobre Trevano’ which is a must for lovers of local culture. 

Your holiday will take you on a journey through Umbria's scenic art, remarkable architecture, classic roman remains, rich history and traditional culture. The are is highly agricultural and most of the villages and towns in the area are located on hill tops, inhabited centuries ago for their defensive position. Therefore, your exploration is mostly based on sightseeing with a small number of shorter walks. You'll explore Montefalco and visit a local vineyard where you'll enjoy a tour, wine tasting and a light lunch! Spend time discovering the medieval towns including Spello, Spoleto and Assisi, and explore the picturesque island of Isola Maggiore.

Why not take a look at our Artistic Umbria holiday, based stay in Città di Castello, a classic example of a small Renaissance city. Centrally located in northern Umbria. During the week, there will be time to discover some of the finest art produced, Italian history, and architecture. Take relaxing strolls to appreciate the abundance of beauty this region processes. The week offers a feast, for the eyes, the soul and the stomach! 

  • Return flights from London to Rome.
  • Airport transfers.
  • En suite four-star hotel accommodation on a half board basis with wine at dinner.
  • All local transport required for the itinerary by private coach/public bus/train.
  • All entrances as noted in the itinerary.
  • Tour, wine tasting and lunch at a local vineyard.
  • All local tips.
  • Services of an Adagio Tour Leader.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Fly to Rome and travel north and west through Lazio and Umbria, roughly following the Tiber river (Tevere in Italian) to Trevi, Your base for the week. The coach cannot enter the old town so we have a short stroll across the town square to the hotel. Your luggage will be transported separately. Take some time to look around the hotel and the town before enjoying dinner.

Transfer Time = 2 hours 30 minutes

Day 2

Trevi & the Olive Tree Trail

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

The itinerary is expected to follow the daily schedule outlined below but please bear in mind that the order of the days may be amended, or visits and walks substituted, due to weather conditions, attraction opening times, public transport timetables or changes beyond our control.

  • Time

    2½ hours

  • Distance

    4.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    120m

Start the day with a leisurely morning exploring picturesque Trevi. Take a visit to the museum where the layers the towns rich history will unveil itself. The impressive church of San Francesco awaits you, adorned with beautiful frescoes that narrate stories of art and spirituality. Take your time to appreciate the intricate details and historical significance encapsulated within the walls of this architectural gem. 

Later, take an easy walk along the ‘Olive Tree Trail’ offering panoramic views of the Tiber Valley and an opportunity to see the ‘Olivo di Sant'Emiliano’ – a 1,700 year old olive tree. As you stroll along the trail, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the surroundings while connecting with the ancient olive groves that have stood the test of time 

After exploring the delightful streets, squares and buildings of Trevi, return to the hotel where you'll include a tasting of local olive oils.

Day 3

Spello

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    3.5-4 hours

  • Distance

    5.5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    277/287m

Venture into the medieval town of Spello, located under Monte Subasio with views over the glorious verdant Tiber Valley. Marvel at the impressive Roman arches and its stunning Pinturicchio frescoes in the church of Santa Maria Maggiore and quiet winding streets with flower displays and awards, associated with the Infiorate (June Flower festival of Corpus Christi). This June Flower Festival, dedicated to Corpus Christi, brings the town to life with intricate floral arrangements adorning the streets. Even in October, the remnants of this celebration linger, offering a unique and captivating experience that sets Spello apart from other hilltop villages. 

A special highlight of your visit is a walk out of town over the Roman aqueduct. This vantage point provides panoramic views of the Italian landscape, allowing you to soak in the beauty of the surroundings and appreciate the timeless allure of the region.


Day 4

Assisi

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    1-2 hours

  • Distance

    3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    85/390m

Assisi is perched high above the rolling valley floor on the flank of Monte Subasio. Spend a full day there and have a local guide to show you some of the highlights, including a visit to one of Umbria’s truly outstanding sights, the Basilica of St Francis. Here, the frescos are outstanding, some argue if Giotto painted them or not and some are just prepared to enjoy such staggering beauty. 

Following the guided tour, the afternoon is yours to explore Assisi at your own pace. Consider visiting The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels, a Papal minor basilica situated in the plain at the foot of the hill of Assisi. St. Francis started his ministry at the former and ended it at the latter, adding a profound layer to their significance. Explore the art galleries or delve into the Roman Forum and Archaeological collection, discovering the layers of history that contribute to Assisi's unique character.

Day 5

Lake Trasimeno and boat trip to Isola Maggiore

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    1-2 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    119/326m

Embark on a day trip to the tranquil Lake Trasimeno, Italy's fourth-largest lake nestled on the border of Umbria and Tuscany. It is famous as the site where Hannibal inflicted one of the worst defeats on a Roman army. 

Enjoy a boat trip to the picturesque island of Isola Maggiore, the second largest island on Lake Trasimeno. It is the only inhabited island on the lake with a small 13th century village on its western shore. Isola Maggiore is decorated with olive trees and dense vegetation.  A short walk leads you to the island's summit and the 13th-century Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo, where there are some superb panoramic views of the surrounding verdant landscape, you may even be able to see Tuscany on a clear day! Explore the island further by visiting the Captains' House and the lace museum, gaining insights into the local history and craftsmanship. A leisurely lunch at a beautiful lakeside restaurant (not included) allows you to savor the tranquil atmosphere and indulge in the culinary delights of the region. 

Day 6

Spoleto

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Start the day with a short stroll around the Springs of Clituno Beauty Spot, a tranquil haven of crystal clear waters and lush, verdant luscious flora. 

A transfer takes you to the hilltop town of Spoleto and its 12th century cathedral, where you can enjoy a great view of the medieval 'Rocca' (fortress) and the ‘Ponte delle Torri’ or ‘Bridge of Towers’, spanning a deep gorge. Although no longer accessible for walking or crossing, this engineering marvel stands as one of Italy's historical treasures. The cathedral itself boasts an impressive façade, inviting you to explore its interior adorned with important frescoes that speak to the artistry of the time.  As you descend through the town, keep an eye out for the well-preserved Roman Theatre.  

Day 7

Montefalco & Wine Tasting

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation

Today take transport to the pretty village of Montefalco. Upon arrival, take your time to explore the village. One of the highlights includes the Renaissance frescos in the impressive church of San Francesco. At around midday a private coach takes you to a local vineyard for a personalised tour, wine tasting and a delicious light lunch! Immerse yourself in the world of Umbrian wines, savoring the unique flavors that characterize this region's viticulture. The vineyard tour offers insights into the winemaking process, providing a deeper appreciation for the craft. 

As the afternoon unfolds, the coach takes you back to Trevi, where you have the freedom to spend time independently. Whether you choose to embark on one last walk, explore the town's delights, or simply relax in preparation for the last dinner, the afternoon is yours to tailor to your preferences. 

Day 8

Departure

Meals

Breakfast

You may never want to leave the delights of Trevi behind but alas, a private coach takes you back to Rome Airport.

The local winery is closed on a Sunday. Sometimes the day spent in Montefalco and at the winery will be on day 6 or day 7; and the day trip to the Springs of Clituno and Spoleto will sometimes be on day 6 or 7. 

Departure dates for your selected tour

12th Mar 2024 - 19th Mar 2024 (7 Nights)

7th May 2024 - 14th May 2024 (7 Nights)

11th Jun 2024 - 18th Jun 2024 (7 Nights)

2nd Jul 2024 - 9th Jul 2024 (7 Nights)

22nd Oct 2024 - 29th Oct 2024 (7 Nights)

Travel Details

Fly from London to Rome Fiumicino Airport and return

Continue about 2½ hours by private coach to Trevi to the north of Rome. 

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel Antica Dimora alla Rocca

Trevi is a compact little town that enjoys all the facilities you might require. Much of the town’s magic is to be found wandering up and down the narrow cobbled streets and steps with glimpses of the valley below. There are cafes and restaurants in the piazza just a couple of minutes from the hotel. You will find shops, bakeries, a supermarket, tourist office and a bank with an ATM. There is also a post office, pharmacy, delicatessen and grocery store. There is a cathedral and museum that are well worth a visit. During the winter season, the town can be a little quieter as there may be less tourists and you may find some shops have shorter opening hours. 

As hotels go, you would do well to find a more inspiring building than the Hotel Antica Dimora alla Rocca. Dating back to the 16th Century, the hotel is housed in two buildings. In 2012 a complete refurbishment of the hotel was carried out and it has been beautifully restored to its former glory but with all the modern amenities you might care for in a hotel. The ceiling murals have been beautifully recreated and the furniture in the lounge is original. There is also a delightful swimming pool in a small courtyard that is available for guests in the summer. 

You'll stay in standard double and twin bedded ensuite rooms. Single rooms are double for sole use. Some rooms are in the annexe of the hotel, which has been decorated by hand with quotes on the walls from Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. Typical of many city hotels, the rooms are compact and views can be looking out onto surrounding buildings. Hotel room facilities include: 

  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Satellite Television
  • Mini fridge 
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Hairdryer 
  • Wi-Fi 

There are no tea/coffee making facilities in the hotel rooms.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

We still class Grade 3 as leisurely; walks are generally a little longer than grade 2, with undulations but over a longer distance. Where sightseeing distances are longer, we take a full day with opportunities to stop, rest and refuel. Generally, itineraries involve easy countryside walking with plenty of breaks. 

This is a Grade 3 holiday where walks are between 2-3 hours but there are some steep ascents and descents during your days, between 100 and 400m. The programme includes longer sightseeing days which can be fairly demanding. Walks are between 3-5 miles in duration and can take 2-4 hours, but some sightseeing walks can make the day feel longer. The maximum altitude reached on this holiday is 450m.

Walks & Excursions

We use a mix of privately hired vehicles, taxis, and public transport which gives us some flexibility in our itinerary. We have a wonderful programme of walking, sightseeing and visits planned to let you fully experience the area along with opportunities to relax at our wonderful hotel and enjoy your surroundings.

Local Costs

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity program for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Currency in Italy

The currency in Italy is the Euro. You may wish to take some euro cash with you until you reach an ATM. Credit cards may not be accepted in smaller towns and rural areas.

Tipping

In your holiday price, we've included tipping for our local suppliers, covering hotel and restaurant staff, local guides, and drivers. Should you wish to make an extra contribution for a specific service, this should be given directly to the recipient at your discretion.

Your Group

Your Leader

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organized they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations. Your tour leader takes care of all the local, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leaders Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organized group program, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Local Guides

Visiting historical sites, churches or museums are much more rewarding with a local guide. They give an insight to the local culture, language and traditions and can bring a destination alive. Many of our Adagio holidays include a knowledgeable English speaking guide on at least one of the days. Please refer to your daily itinerary to see where a guide is included.

Group Size

We believe that the best things come in small packages, and our Adagio holidays prove just that. We limit our groups to a maximum of 18 persons, plus the Adagio Leader, so that everyone has the opportunity to mix, share their love of travel and return home with new friendships. Small groups also have less detrimental local impact, allows us to use public transport on some days, eat at small local restaurants and, we believe, offers a better experience.

Travel Plans

Getting to your Holiday

Fly from London to Rome Fiumicino Airport and return. Continue about 2½ hours by private coach to Trevi to the north of Rome. 

During the week you will travel by private transport. 

If you intend joining and leaving the party in Trevi, we assume, unless you have advised us otherwise, that you will meet and leave the party at our hotel. If this is not your intention, please let us know in writing at least 5 weeks before departure.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel (and vv) are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.

Luggage Allowance & Tickets

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passport Information

General Passport Advice

It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport page (with your photo on). Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents and your return to your home country. Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply with, such requirements. 

General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.

Brexit Passport Advice

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must meet the Schengen area rules.

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Your passport may need to be less than 10 years old during your whole visit, and the 3 months at the end of your visit may need to be within 10 years of your passport’s issue date.

Check both the issue date and the expiry date in your passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. This could affect the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.

Non British Passport holders should consult the host country’s embassy for applicable passport and visa entry requirements.

Meals

Breakfast and dinners are included in the holiday price.

Breakfast is a wonderful buffet with a variety of food choices, including a hot and cold selection, plus a number of fresh tarts and cakes baked by the hotel.

Dinners are taken in the hotels restaurant, La Prepositura. It is located in the old oil mill below the hotel and is very characteristic with medieval vaulted ceilings and terracotta flooring. Many of the original features have been preserved.

A four course evening meal awaits you, evening which usually includes a starter, pasta, main course and dessert. Wine is also included. Italian dishes are usually created using locally sourced fresh ingredients. Usually you can expect a variety of international and local delicacies such as pasta, risotto, meat and fish! The hotel can cater very well for dietary requirements so please make us aware at the time of booking. 

In Italy, traditional meals may include primo, il secondo, and dolce, sometimes in addition to antipasto or antipasti; but this varies depending on restaurants and the regions of Italy. Antipasto and Antipasti are a traditional course in formal Italian meals and translate as 'before the meal' as they are usually before the primo course. Antipasto refers to one portion and Antipasti refers to more than one portion. This usually includes cured meats such as salami, pepperoni, prosciutto or mortadella. Rich cheeses such as fresh mozzarella, gouda, provolone or Parmigiana-Reggiano are also included. Seafood like shrimp, anchovies and salmon are sometimes included too. Primo can be served as an appetiser and usually consists of rich pasta, soup or risotto. The main course is called il secondo and usually includes meat, fish or vegetarian. The dolce refers to the dessert and ends a traditional Italian meal. Coffee usually follows too.

One lunch is included at the Montefalco Winery. Remaining lunches are not included and can usually be purchased from local cafes or supermarkets. 

Footwear & Kit List

Footwear

Comfortable, broken in, walking boots or shoes with a good sole are recommended for this holiday. Walking shoes or other comfortable footwear will be suitable for sightseeing days.

General Kit List

We recommend you bring the following items with you:

  • Waterproof jacket and trousers. It does rain sometimes! 
  • A sunhat, fleece and gloves… to cover all eventualities. 
  • Sun cream. The sun can be strong in Italy.
  • A water bottle. Just in case we can’t get to the local café. 
  • A picnic knife, fork and spoon, as required. 
  • A simple basic first aid kit. 
  • A daypack to hold all the above. 
  • Sensible footwear as some paths we walk are stony. 
  • Insect repellant.

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWH17 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Travel Document Checklist

To ensure your holiday gets off to a good start, please make sure that you bring the following documents and information with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday currency
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Italy

Electricity in Italy is supplied at 220 Volts. If you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins. More information can be found Power Plugs Sockets.

Maps & Guidebooks

Ideal Maps & Guidebooks

Many local libraries stock a selection of travel guides and books which may offer you more information. Apart from any books available in local libraries, the internet is now an excellent resource for information about holiday destinations. You may find the below websites, books and programmes useful. 

Maps of the areas we visit (1:200 000 scale) are available locally and at specialist map shops in the UK. 

The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria has some useful insights into the area and sites we will be seeing and lots of other in-depth information about the country. 

Umbria Travel Guide by DK Eyewitness

Some useful information can be found at Umbria Tourism.  

Gino D'Acampo's Italian Escapes: Hidden Italy Umbria - Season 4 Episode 4  

To the centre of the Earth - Episode 2 of 3 - Andrew Graham-Dixon and Giorgio Locatelli explore the East Coast of Italy and its cuisines. They make a visit to the region of Umbria.

A short clip about Pinturicchio’s Frescoes in the Baglioni Chapel in Spello.

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
WR8 0HJ
England

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.

Staying Healthy on Holiday

Health Advice for Italy

No compulsory immunisations are required for visits to Italy.

You should be up to date with the usual immunisations recommended in the UK. 

You may wish to consider immunisations against Tetanus and Tick-borne Encephalitis.

Further Health Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

GHIC / EHIC Cards

Starting January 1st, 2021, you, as a UK traveller, can continue using your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) throughout its valid five-year period, granting you access to medical assistance during your holiday until its expiry date. Be aware, though, that this coverage will no longer extend to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, or Switzerland. In case you don't have a valid EHIC, you can apply for a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC), which will replace the EHIC as it gets phased out.

It's essential to emphasize that the EHIC/GHIC, while valuable, should not be regarded as a substitute for comprehensive medical or travel insurance. For your peace of mind and comprehensive coverage, considering additional insurance is highly recommended.

For more information, please visit www.nhs.uk/ehic

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

Height

It is important to ensure while purchasing insurance that you are insured for guided walking upto 1000m.

Our Ethos

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. 

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

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Italy

  • Capital

    Rome

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Italian

  • Time Difference

    UTC +02:00

  • Flight duration

    2.5hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

No Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    6°C

    Avg. Rain: 67mm

  • February

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 62mm

  • March

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 63mm

  • April

    12°C

    Avg. Rain: 61mm

  • May

    16°C

    Avg. Rain: 56mm

  • June

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 47mm

  • July

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 35mm

  • August

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 48mm

  • September

    20°C

    Avg. Rain: 64mm

  • October

    15°C

    Avg. Rain: 89mm

  • November

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 96mm

  • December

    7°C

    Avg. Rain: 82mm

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