Umbria tour: Medieval Villages and Tastings

A land of castles, ancient villages, artists, saints, cities of art, vineyards and rolling hills. A dream region capable whose visitors instantly and madly fall in love with it.
Umbria, a mystical and spiritual place, retains a deeply religious atmosphere, mainly due to the life of St. Francis, one of the world’s most famous religious figure, renowned for his spiritual journey and for the choice to strip himself of all material goods and lead a life in total harmony with God and with the land that hosted him. Even today, these places convey a strong sense of calm and peace and constitute a perfect corner of the world to restore body and soul.
Visiting Umbria also means enjoying local cuisine as simple and genuine as its people. DOP olive oil is one of the most characteristic products of Italy and the many DOC and DOCG wines, including Montefalco and Sagrantino, are among the most exported wines in the world.
To go along with wine, you can taste the prestigious Black Truffle, a true hallmark of this region and the “Ricotta Salata della Valnerina” which is a Slow Food Presidium and has a centennial tradition handed down from generation to generation.

A private van equipped for the wheelchair will take you from Rome airport to the city center.
Our vans are designed to be large and comfortable. They can accommodate up to six wheelchairs of any type and size and are equipped with an electric hydraulic platform that facilitates the ascent and descent at each stage of the tour.

Once you arrive at your five-star hotel in the historic center of Rome, you will be escorted to your room so that you can leave your luggage and relax for a while. All the rooms have been previously checked by the Outreach Team in every detail: from the width of the doors to the height of the bed, including the spaces in the shower and between the bathroom fixtures.
Should you need the addition of any service to make your stay more comfortable at the hotel, the Outreach Team can provide you any type of equipment you need.
Furthermore, once at the hotel you will meet your personal guide with whom you will discover all the details of the program.
Outreach has partnered with the most authoritative associations of bilingual guides in Italy: each of them specializes in art history and boasts many years of experience in inclusive tourism.

Your first day in Rome deserves a dinner to remember. Let yourself be tempted by some of the most delicious and traditional recipes of Roman cuisine in a historic restaurant in the heart of the Eternal City. You can try some traditional first courses, such as the famous carbonara and amatriciana, or second courses rich in flavor such as tripe with tomato or chicken with peppers.

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Start the day off with a hotel breakfast in a truly Italian style: the intense taste of an espresso or the sweet foam of a hot cappuccino with a freshly baked croissant is the right way to start your second day in Rome.

As Alberto Sordi, a great Roman actor loved throughout Italy, said, “Rome is not a city like any other, it is an open air museum”
Discover the ruins of the greatest civilization of the past capable of imposing its rule all over the Mediterranean. In the morning you will be accompanied by private van directly under the Colosseum, the largest and most famous of the 80 Roman amphitheaters, once the main arena where gladiators fought against each other. The guide will tell you the historical details of those incredible battles and how the emperor, in front of a crowd of thousands of spectators, had the power of life or death over the men who fought in the arena.

The private tour continues to the Roman Forum, the epicenter of the public, religious and political life of ancient Rome. Accompanied by your private guide, you will visit all of the most important and symbolic monuments and walk the streets crossed thousands of years ago by the tribunes thanks to dedicated routes.
The visit ends in Piazza del Campidoglio, designed by Michelangelo in 1536 and deliberately oriented towards St. Peter’s Basilica, the political center of the city at the time.

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On the third day you will visit the only example in the world of a City within a City. The Vatican City is in fact the papal state, the center of Christianity, and the smallest country in the world. It is the destination par excellence for pilgrims from all over the world and will amaze you with its immense beauty.
Accompanied by a guide specialized in papal history, you will discover all the infinite artistic details of St. Peter’s Basilica and immerse yourself in the masterpieces of classical and Renaissance art found in every room of the Vatican Museums.
The tour ends in the astonishing Sistine Chapel, where you will be captivated by the extraordinary beauty of Michelangelo’s frescoes.

After the visit, the private van waiting for you just outside the Museums will take you to a typical Italian restaurant to enjoy a personal tasting of traditional Roman cuisine. Among the many specialties, fresh handmade pasta is one of the reasons why the cuisine of Rome is among the most popular in the country.

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After a hearty breakfast, the private van will drive you to Umbria. On the way, you will relax and enjoy the two-hour ride, observing the enchanting landscapes that slide from the window like the film of an old movie.

Along the way, a small stop in Orvieto is an opportunity to visit one of the jewels set in the heart of Umbria. One of the most iconic hilltop villages, it stands on a tuff hill surrounded by a vast and beautiful countryside of vineyards, olive trees and ancient villas. The historic center has the marvelous Piazza Duomo as its heart.

The Cathedral of Orvieto is the most significant monument of Gothic architecture in Italy. You will be able to visit it through a route created ad hoc by an expert guide of the area, who will tell you every secret of the monument. After the visit, you will have lunch in a typical Umbrian trattoria, located in a delightful village of small stone and wood farmhouses, in full harmony with the surrounding environment.
Your private van will take you to Perugia where you can enjoy your exclusive accommodation in an accessible five-star hotel for five nights.

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Visit the beautiful city of Perugia through an accessible route designed to let you experience all the wonders of this small medieval village.
The centerpiece of this route is Piazza IV Novembre, with the thirteenth-century Fontana Maggiore in the center, a medieval sculpture that symbolizes the city, along with the Cathedral and Palazzo dei Priori, a masterpiece of 13th-century architecture.

Later on, you will head to the village of Torgiano, the area that made Umbrian wine famous in the world.
You will have lunch in the renowned Lungarotti winery, a symbol of Umbrian enological excellence, which tells of a long history of love for the land that spans over several generations of winemakers.
At lunch, you will taste some of the finest wines paired with local food and you will understand why Umbria is among the Italian regions with the highest number of visits to wineries.
After lunch, you will visit the Wine Museum, where you can immerse yourself in archaeological collections that span over 5000 years of history, and the Olive Oil Museum, full of ancient works and stories about the incredible symbolic and healing values of this precious green gold.

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Our private van will take you with the guide in the historic center of Assisi, the holy city of Christianity, included in the list of World Heritage Sites.
It is one of the most sought after destinations by pilgrims from all over the world who wish to visit the symbolic places of Saint Francis.
You will visit the Basilica of Saint Francis, an extraordinary example of art and architecture and you will be fascinated by the famous frescoes by Giotto and Cimabue.
The saint’s tomb and the crypt are accessible by wheelchair through a privileged path.

After the visit, you will visit the eastern hills that flank Assisi, a land that preserves centuries-old wine and oil tradition.
You will have lunch at the Tili Vini organic winery, which annually produces between 90 and 100 thousand bottles of wine, tasted in selected circles of wine lovers around the world.

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With its 128 km² of surface, lake Trasimeno is the largest lake in central Italy. Its placid waters flanked by gentle vineyards and olive groves have been reproduced in the tables of many 15th century painters. For this reason, Lake Trasimeno is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque corners of Umbria and along its banks there are numerous centenary villages that make the landscape even more fascinating.
The van will take you with the guide to Castiglione del Lago, the most important historic center of Lake Trasimeno, surrounded by medieval walls, as of today still intact in their splendor.

Lunch will be at a typical restaurant of the area with a menu based on lake fish, surrounded by a breathtaking landscape.

In the afternoon you will head to the discovery of Città della Pieve, a medieval town that seems to be immersed in a fairy tale. The city is mainly built with brick, a local handmade terracotta with a characteristic burnished red color, which is still reproduced according to tradition today. Let yourself be guided through an accessible path through the alleys that cross the heart of the historic center to discover corners with wonderful views and suggestive panoramas.
During the visit, you will be taken by the guide to discover the orange treasure of Umbria: the saffron of Città della Pieve. Delicate and with a unique flavor and scent, you will taste different types of saffron and you will have the possibility, if you wish, to have it shipped directly at home.

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In the heart of the Umbrian Valley, a few kilometers from Perugia and Assisi, lies Foligno, an important economic and cultural center of the region.
The historic center is surrounded by the ancient medieval city-walls that can be traveled along the entire route. Take some time to immerse yourself in the stories and legends of this place with your guide until you reach Palazzo Trinci, an elegant accessible Renaissance residence, now converted into a museum of medieval history and local archeology.

To conclude the visit of this wonderful town immersed in the quiet of the countryside, there is no better way than to discover the ancient flavors of its land.
Umbrian cuisine offers flavors that maintain the scents of the undergrowth; mushrooms, truffles and game meats are paired with good wine and fine extra-virgin olive oil. For lunch, you will have the chance to try in a traditional restaurant in the historic center “spaghetti con il rancetto” as a first dish and “la rocciata”, a local dessert with apples, nuts and cocoa.

In the afternoon, you can enjoy an exclusive and exciting e-bike accessible mini tour
The bicycle, equipped with an electric motor, has been specially designed to transport people with their wheelchair. An expert driver will take you through the ancient streets of Umbria, through an easy scenic and naturalistic route.

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The visit to the Marmore Falls is an unforgettable stop for anyone who decides to visit the natural beauties of Umbria.
Immersed in the heart of the Valnerina, these waterfalls are among the highest in Europe with an overall height of 165 meters. Divided into three jumps, these waterfalls represent the highest artificial jump in the world. Not everyone knows that it is an artificial jump, built for the first time by the Romans and modified several times over the centuries.
Their mighty perpetual roar had been described over the centuries by illustrious eyes such as those of Pliny, Cicero, Galileo and William Turner.

An easy paved and flat path will lead you in front of the Marmore Falls until you reach Piazzale Byron, a privileged point to get to the Lower Belvedere, a place accessible to all and from which you can admire the waterfalls in the midst of their impetuous roar. The cloud of droplets that takes shape during the violent fall of the water is a real pleasure for all the senses.
The relaxation of nature and the sound of flowing water will take you through the paths and trails up to the Pond of the Water Lilies, an area rich in fish and vegetation. For lunch, you can let yourself be tempted by Italian street-food overlooking the waterfall.
In the late afternoon the private van will take you to the city where you will have the return flight in the following day.

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After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer with your private van to the airport in order to board back home.

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