Umbria is for romance, for lovers of food, wine, history, and more. From the golden landscape that sweeps across the region, to the rich, red wines that are produced throughout the area, experience first hand why Umbria brings out the romantic in everyone. On this Umbria wine tour, you will discover that Umbria doesn’t wait for romance, it inspires it.
Orvieto – First Taste of Romance
Arrive in Umbria around noon and transfer to the beautiful city of Todi. Historically a border city between the Italics and the Etruscans, Todi’s roots date back to the 8th century BC. The town continues to stun visitors with more than just its rich history, but also its immaculate beauty. Walk through the sloping bricks of the Piazza del Popolo and the Duomo sits at the far end of the square, the sun glaring off of the pristine white façade, holding a stunning rose window at the center.
The church of San Fortunato is close to crumbled ruins of a medieval fortress on the far crest of the city. The church is decorated with vines for good, and figs for evil, and the balance juxtaposed through the aisles. The Tiber Valley lies at the foot of Todi. Take in the view and smell the soft grass, the fresh bread, and the vines.
Enjoy lunch in rustic style in a farmhouse cellar and taste Colli Martani and Grechetto di Todi. The low yields of the region means concentrated flavor in the harvested grapes, giving a fruity perfume and notes of lime-skin citrus. Take the time to tour the cellar; the damp darkness has helped perfect the storage of wine throughout history, dating back to Todi’s beginnings.
The village of Casigliano is a quick and delightful walk from the farmhouse. Casigliano is a converted medieval castle, now a plush Umbrian resort. With so many perfect days in Umbria, a walk through the grounds will have the sun on your back, a breeze through your hair, and the sweet scent of sunflowers in the air.
Next, leave for Corbara Lake which is surrounded by the decadent green and gold of grass and wheat fields, while the crisp, blue water can cool the hottest summer day. The private and luxurious grounds of the local castle await you with the fluid tastes of Orvieto ready for you to enjoy: Orvieto Classico can be of the sweet or dry variety, but either note will get your taste buds excited; the Lago di Corbara DOC has foresty notes with a little bright acid to keep you salivating for more.
Orvieto – Romantic Umbria
Bevanga – A Touch of Romance from the Top of Umbria
Deruta – The Highest of Heights
Assisi – In the Footsteps of Giving
Perugia – One Full Day of Romance
Assisi – The Romance Never Ends
- Travel through medieval castles, walls, homes, and shops
- Taste the varieties of wine that Umbria offers, including private tours of some of the regions most notable vineyards and cellars
- Visit the church of Saint Francis di Assisi
- Indulge in the local foods and flavors that separate Umbria from the rest of Italy
- Learn about the history of Umbria’s wine in the famous Wine Museum located in Graziani-Baglioni Palace
- Experience the settings of the medieval, ancient, old, and new
- Relax by the fountain in Perugia’s Fontana Maggiore, with a strong caffe, and the sounds of the city in your ear
This 7-day Umbria wine tour gives you more than just a taste of Umbria’s wine, but immerses you in all the romance that the vibrant region has to offer. Set in the center of Italy, Umbria has the diversity of Italy’s regions, with full bodied red wines, delicate white wines, and architecture that predates Rome. Umbria is easy to miss for those that have never been, but unforgettable for those that have.
Each day in Umbria is another chance to fall in love with Italy, with Umbria, with the food, the wine, and the people. The city of Todi boasts a beautiful and immaculate piazza adorned with the pristine white marble of the Duomo. Orvieto can be seen atop a cliff, towering over the green valley below. See why Montefalco is considered “the Balcony of Umbria,” with a panoramic view of the region from every angle. Montefalco has more than just a view but also preserves incredible churches.
Torgiano still maintains its historic symbol of power in the walls that surround the city. Assisi grows higher up the mountain the closer you are, one of the most popular cities to visit, with the bleached white façade of the church of Saint Francis shining over the valley, the home of Saint Francis and some of the regions best wine. Perugia, the capital of Umbria, will have you following Etruscan walls around the city and exploring the empty, colorful streets that take you through history.
The air of Umbria smells of wheat and old stone. The people welcome you into their shops and restaurants with welcoming smiles and exaggerated gesticulations. Umbria quietly boasts its historical past, while maintaining a proud and friendly modernity.
If you're interested in exploring more of Italy, visit the Italy tours and vacations section on Zicasso.
$1,920 per person (excluding international flights)
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