DISCOVER UMBRIA IN VESPA

an 8 days holiday

 

 

 

 

  This tour combines natural beauties with cultural visits of medieval towns of Umbria and part of Tuscany . Our tour begins near the beautiful and charming city of Assisi . Quiet streets, hills covered by cypresses, olive trees and vineyards, will make this experience unforgettable.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme

Day 1

Arrival at Assisi

Your journey starts from Assisi , beautiful medieval town, built on the slopes of Mount Subasio . Assisi , with its imposing aspect, its medieval towers and palaces, a magnificent fortress above, can be seen from far away. Assisi is a city of pilgrimage, strongly linked with Saint Francis and Saint Clare. The city can be visited on the day of your arrival or on your last day. The first overnight stay is in a *** hotel in Assisi , at 900m form the medieval centre. (On request upgrade is possible)

 

Day 2

Assisi-Bevagna (85 km)

This morning after breakfast, we go to the scooter rental and from here your tour “discovering the Umbrian beauties”, begins. The first city you will visit is Spello: you will have all the time to wander through the little streets of Spello and visit the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore , where Pinturicchio left us one of his masterpieces, the Baglioni Chapel. The itinerary continues in the Valley of Spoleto , passing through Foligno. A flat route will lead you to historic centre of Spoleto. After a visit of this beautiful city, go back to your scooter and drive to Montefalco, also called ‘balcony of Umbria ’, for the magnificent view you can enjoy from here. The next city is Bevagna, whose main square with its two Romanesque churches and the town hall palace features a pleasant medieval aspect. Your overnight stay is in a *** hotel in the centre of town or outside in a hotel with swimming pool. On request you can upgrade to a Residence d'Epoca.

 

Day 3 

Torgiano and Perugia (62 Km)

You leave Bevagna and reach Perugia , whose historic centre, situated on a hill, preserves most of its medieval and Renaissance charm. This city is alive, with its imposing Renaissance palaces, its churches and interesting museums. Then you go back in the Valley of Spoleto . Your overnight stay in a *** hotel is in Torgiano. Inside the Graziano-Baglioni Palace , there is the famous Museum of Wine , which is absolutely worth a visit. Next door you can taste in the Osteria van Lungarotti some excellent local wines.

Day 4 

From Torgiano to lake Trasimeno (80 Km)

From Perugia , passing through subsidiary roads, you reach Passignano, enjoying beautiful views...sweet green hills undulating almost up to the shores of Lake Trasimeno . Passignano is on the Northern shore of Lake Trasimeno . This little town is often called “Isola Felice” (happy island), because it is an example of perfect harmony between nature and history, arts and folklore, peace and fun. Along its Northern Shores, between Malpasso and Passignano, an epic battle between the Romans and the the Carthaginians took place: that battle marked the beginning of a legendary war which lasted 20 years, between the troops of Hannibal and the Romans. Overnight in Passignano in a *** star hotel (upon request, it is possible to stay in a **** hotel) Distance: 80 km

 

Day 5 

From Passignano to Castiglione del Lago (93 Km)

In the morning, you leave Passignano to head for Pozzuolo, a charming village between the lakes of Trasimano and lake Montepulciano . Your journey through Tuscany begins here, in the farmlands of the Val di Chiana, with the fragrance of its orchards. Your Etruscan journey continues through legends and mysteries, ancient town walls and necropolis such as those of Cortona. This town is an important cultural and artistic centre for the valley, well worth exploring and enjoying in all of its aspects, and something of interest can be found here for everyone. Your overnight stay in a *** hotel is in the Castiglione del Lago on the south side of Lake Trasimeno .

 

Day 6

From Castiglione del Lago to Orvieto (72 km)

Today’s first visit is the town of Castiglione del lago. Then drinving through a undulating landscape it goes up to Chiusi. Passing Città della Pieve you arrive at the splendid Umbrian town of Orvieto don't forget to visit the Duomo, a masterpiece of Italian Gothic architecture. Also not to be missed is the Pozzo di San Patrizio (Well of San Patrizio), a great work of hydro engineering built by request of Pope Clement VII. Your overnight stay is in the centre of town in a *** hotel (On request an upgrade to a **** is possible).

 

Day 7

Orvieto-Todi-Bevagna-Assisi (95 km)

In the saddle once more, you leave Orvieto to reach a panoramic road by Lake Corbara . Drive slowly, enjoy all the shades of colour nature offers you and stop to breathe the fresh air. If you are a keen historian remember that near here, where the Paglia and Tiber rivers meet, are the remains of what was an important river port in Roman times (The Roman Port of Pagliano). Today's ride finishes in Todi, which in 1992 Prof. Richard S. Levine of U.S. Kentucky University defined as “the most livable town in the world”. Todi is another Etruscan town, but was founded between the 8th and 7th centuries BCE by the Umbri (whose settlements were on the other side of the Tiber from the Etruscans) and named Tutere, which means 'boundary town'. You leave Todi and drive through a hilly landscape of farmed fields and vineyards to get to Bevagna once more. You are now coming to the end of this evocative journey through the art, history and nature of the two unique and uncontaminated regions of Umbria and Tuscany . The last stretch of your trip brings you to Assisi .

 

Day 8

Departure after breakfast

 

 

 

 

Included in the tour:

  • 7 overnight stays with breakfast in *** star hotels

  • Luggage transportations

  • Gps tracks and maps 

  • assistance

  • Tour Information 

  • Briefing in starting hotel and transfer Vespa rental.

 

Not included:

·         Tourist Taxes 

 

Period

Daily from April to November

Participants

Minimum 2 people

Prize 2017 p.p.

In double room   € 695,00

In single room    € 825,00

3rd person in triple room     € 360,00

Half board supplement    € 165,00

Vespa Rental  € 240,00 (the Vespa has two seats)

Extra

Extra nights, upgrade

                                                    

                                 

 

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