Gems of Umbria & Tuscany 2020

Gems of Umbria & Tuscany 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

The name of this Italy tour—Gems of Umbria & Tuscany—says it all, as you’ll visit some of the medieval hill towns and see some of the beautiful gems that call central Italy home. Begin and end in Rome; and in between overnight in Spoleto, San Martino in Campo, Siena, and Orvieto. History fans will be thrilled throughout this Umbria and Tuscany tour. As you travel through the towns in these regions “off the beaten path”, learn about the Etruscans, who lived here for centuries before the Romans did, and see remains from periods throughout Italy’s history, including medieval times. Orvieto sits atop a volcanic rock and has a labyrinth of caves carved by the Etruscans. Visit these caves as well as Orvieto’s cathedral, dating back to the early 14th century. In Siena, one of Italy's best-preserved medieval towns, walk through its narrow lanes to Piazza del Campo, perhaps one of the finest piazzas in Europe. From Siena, take an excursion to Volterra, a former important Etruscan city, and San Gimignano, a picturesque, perfectly preserved medieval town with its 14 towers from the 13th century. In Narni, a guided visit of the Convent of San Domenico basement reveals a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls. Also, enjoy guided walking tours in Spoleto, Assisi and Perugia.Of course, these regions are not only known for their history, but also for their wine and olive oil. That’s why we’ve arranged a Brunello wine tasting with lunch in Montalcino, beautifully located in the Tuscan Hills, and an olive oil tasting at an authentic mill in Frantoio di Spello—just two of the unique experiences offered by Globus! From the historic gems and the wonderful piazzas to the special adventures, this Umbria and Tuscany tour offers all of this and much more. A vacation of a lifetime!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, join your Tour Director and traveling companions, and leave the hotel for a welcome dinner at one of Rome’s lively restaurants. (D)

Day 2: ROME–NARNI–SPOLETO.
In Narni, almost 800 feet high, take a guided visit to the CONVENT OF SAN DOMENICO, and see a cell where prisoners of the Inquisition wrote graffiti on the walls. Then, a true highlight: [LF] learn the art of homemade Manfricolo pasta from a chef during a PASTA DEMONSTRATION, followed by lunch. Next is Spoleto, a former Roman city and capital of an important Lombard duchy from the 6th to the 8th centuries. During your walking tour with a Local Guide, take pictures of La Rocca, the former papal fortress that was used as a high-security prison until 1982; admire the Ponte delle Torri, erected on the foundations of a Roman aqueduct; and visit PIAZZA DEL DUOMO. This evening, dinner awaits at Vecchio Camino restaurant.
Today’s Distance: 99 mi / 160 km (B,L,D)

Day 3: SPOLETO–FRANTOIO DI SPELLO–ASSISI–SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO.
You cannot leave Italy without trying one of its most important products. Attend [LF] an OLIVE OIL TASTING at an authentic oil mill at Frantoio di Spello. In Assisi, a guided walking tour includes visits to ST. CLARE’S CHURCH and ST. FRANCIS’ BASILICA, the hub of a religious order devoted to the ideals of humility, forgiveness, simplicity, and love for all God’s creatures. Arrive at your hotel in San Martino in Campo.
Today’s Distance: 68 mi / 110 km (B,D)

Day 4: SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO. EXCURSION TO PERUGIA.
Perugia is the capital of Umbria and an important university town. A guided walking tour features the PIAZZA IV NOVEMBRE, one of the grandest squares in Italy, graced by the Fontana Maggiore (Great Fountain). Admire the gothic cathedral, the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, and Perugia’s stunning medieval municipal palace. Of course, you will taste Italy's most delectable Baci candy. An optional dinner outing is available.
Today’s Distance: 25 mi / 40 km (B)

Day 5: SAN MARTINO IN CAMPO–LAKE TRASIMENO–SIENA.
Take a stroll along the promenade of Lake Trasimeno in Passignano on your way to Siena, where your Local Guide will take you for a walk through ancient, narrow lanes to PIAZZA DEL CAMPO. Hear about the biannual Palio, Siena’s spectacular medieval-style horse race that is held on this square. An optional dinner in Monteriggioni is available.
Today’s Distance: 149 mi / 240 km (B)

Day 6: SIENA. EXCURSION TO VOLTERRA & SAN GIMIGNANO.
See some of Tuscany’s loveliest towns during this excursion: start with a visit to Volterra, a former important Etruscan center. Then visit hilltop San Gimignano, the most picturesque of Italy’s perfectly preserved medieval towns with its towers and encircling walls. Return to Siena.
Today’s Distance: 93 mi / 150 km (B)

Day 7: SIENA–PIENZA–MONTALCINO–ORVIETO.
Famous for pecorino cheese, Pienza has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thanks to a member of the Piccolomini family who became Pope Pius II in the 15th century and redesigned the town in perfect renaissance style. Continue to Montalcino, beautifully located in the Tuscan Hills, for [LF] a Brunello WINE TASTING, followed by lunch with local specialties. On to Orvieto, perched high atop a volcanic rock, where a unique visit to the ETRUSCAN UNDERGROUND Labirinto (labyrinth) awaits. This evening, an exclusive dinner has been prepared by the famous Italian chef Maurizio.
Today’s Distance: 149 mi / 240 km (B,L,D)

Day 8: ORVIETO–ROME.
Hear the history of this fascinating town from your Local Guide during a pleasant walk through the narrow lanes and visit the CATHEDRAL with its San Brizio Chapel. Return to the “Eternal City” for an orientation drive past some of Rome’s main highlights, and a farewell dinner with operatic entertainment at Tanagra restaurant to celebrate your journey to Umbria and Tuscany.
Today’s Distance: 106 mi / 170 km (B,D)

Day 9: ROME
. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

ROME
Welcome and farewell dinners at a local restaurant; orientation

NARNI
Visit the Convent of San Domenico; [LF] homemade pasta demonstration with a chef, followed by lunch

SPOLETO
Guided walking tour, visit Piazza del Duomo; dinner at a local restaurant

FRANTOIO DI SPELLO
[LF] Olive oil tasting

ASSISI
Guided walking tour, visit St. Clare’s Church and St. Francis’ Basilica

PERUGIA
Guided walking tour, visit Piazza IV Novembre

LAKE TRASIMENO
Stop in Passignano

SIENA
Guided walking tour, visit the Piazza del Campo

VOLTERRA
Orientation

SAN GIMIGNANO
Orientation

PIENZA
Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site

MONTALCINO
[LF] Brunello wine tasting and lunch

ORVIETO
Visit the Etruscan underground Labirinto; dinner with wine at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the cathedralMotorcoach.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 lunches in Narni and Montalcino; 5 three-course dinners, including dinners at local restaurants in Rome, Spoleto, and Orvieto


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Accommodations

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

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$440, $730 (June 13)

Triple room reduction per person:
$30

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

Rome: Starhotels Michelangelo
Modern hotel catering to business and leisure travelers located a short walk to St. Peter's Square; staff is multilingual.
Address:
Via Stazione S.Pietro,14
Roma , Italy
Spoleto: San Luca
Gracious Hotel housed in a completely restructured building dating from 1800.
Address:
Via Interna Delle Mura 21
Spoleto , Italy
San Martino: Alla Posta Dei Donini
Alla Posta dei Donini is an Historical 48 room Villa located near Perugia. Built in the 17th century as the summer residence of the noble Donini family, it features original paintings and frescoes by Perugian artists. Facilities include a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, wellness centre with indoor swimming pool that is surrounded by a magical botanical park. There is also a bar and restaurant serving local and Italian specialties.
Address:
Via Deruta, 43
S.Martino In Campo-Pg- , Italy
Siena: NH Siena
Impressive Eight-story Hotel with contemporary interiors throughout.
Address:
Piazza La Lizza
Siena , Italy
Orvieto: Grand Hotel Italia
The GRAND HOTEL ITALIA is located in the historic center of Orvieto, next to the suggestive "Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo", now Convention center, to the Cathedral and to the most important monuments of the medieval city. Its large terraces with hanging gardens are open over the panorama of the city of the tuff, discovering the antique beauties.
Address:
Via Di Piazza Del Popolo 13
Orvieto , Italy

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By Barbara J on May 04, 2019

This was a fabulous trip. It was the third trip I had done with Affordable Tours and Globus and this surpassed the other two excellent tours. I recommend it to other travelers. Also, special thanks to Theresa for her help coordinating my tour from Alaska and my sister's from Colorado. We had a wonderful time.

By Enolita C on Jun 30, 2018

I have been traveling in European destinations for many years through Globus. I am a satisfied Globus customer so that I keep recommending Globus tours to my friends and relatives. I feel that i get my money's worth in services, itinerary, accommodations & quality of food that Globus tours offer. However, i am not happy about the choice of airlines (United, Air Canada & American) that i have had to deal with in recent years since I always choose air inclusive tours. I miss the days when I could fly Lufthansa, Iberia, Scandinavian etc.

By Patricia V on Jun 02, 2018

Booking was easier than anticipated and everything I expected!

By Charles B on May 19, 2018

Tuscany was beautiful and enlighting

By William M on May 12, 2017

Very well-organized and our tour director was quite knowledgeable. This particular tour requires a lot of walking up and down hills and uneven surfaces. The elevations are high and ground surface at times are unpaved. Other than that, we are very satisfied and happy to have had the opportunity to take this trip.

By Gail R on Oct 03, 2015

This was my 7th tour with Globus. As usual the tour director, driver and the Tour itself were excellent.

By Meredith H on Sep 26, 2015

Well-planned and well-executed. No complaints-good job!

By Wayne U on May 15, 2015

The trip was exactly as described and Globus did an outstanding job - both the tour director and the bus driver.

By James S on Oct 05, 2013

Monogram transfer was terrible

By Mary C on May 11, 2013

This tour was absolutely wonderful. We visited alot of small hill top towns which was nice for a change. The meals at the various included restaurants were outstanding. Note there is alot of strenuous up hill walking everyday. Our guide was excellent and the Globus tradition remains at a very high level. 


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