Reset yourself to a new rhythm: rest, relaxation and indulgence. Allow yourself to be pampered at luxurious accommodations in the beautiful Umbrian countryside. Wake up to the sound of church bells and chirping birds. Wander traffic-free ancient streets and enjoy leisurely gourmet meals. This special Italy for chocoholics vacation includes the highlights of Umbria: charming medieval hilltop villages, magnificent historic cathedrals, authentic Italian cooking classes, even a truffle hunt with sniffer...
Torgiano - Arrive in Rome and Transfer to Orvieto
Upon arriving in Rome, you’ll pick up your rental car and drive to Orvieto in the Umbria region—about an hour and a half away. Orvieto is a majestic hilltop town overlooking the Umbrian plains. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour through this historic gem of a city. You’ll visit the cathedral, a medieval masterpiece of art and architecture. The facade is decorated with beautiful mosaics, while the interior looks like a jewelry box. Some of the highlights include the gold reliquary and the Chapel of Saint Brizio featuring Luca Signorelli’s magnificent Renaissance frescoes. You’ll also visit the 12th century Palazzo del Popolo, a civic building made from the local volcanic rock.
After the guided tour, transfer from Orvieto to the tiny hamlet of Torgiano near Perugia. Check in to your hotel, a luxurious historic mansion surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. This 5-star accommodation has an excellent restaurant. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the hotel’s restaurant and a peaceful night’s sleep.
Torgiano - TVisit Assisi and Spello in the Umbrian Countryside
Torgiano - Visit Umbrian Villages, Italian Cooking Class and Wine Tasting
Torgiano - Truffle Hunt and Cooking Class in Città di Castello
Torgiano - Discover the World of Chocolate at the EuroChocolate Festival
Torgiano - More Chocolate Tastings and Classes at the EuroChocolate Festival
Torgiano - Day of Pampering with Spa Treatment or Chocolate Massage
Torgiano - Depart Umbria and Drive to Rome Airport
- Luxurious five-star accommodation in an Umbrian mansion
- Serene and peaceful relaxation in the countryside
- Pampering spa treatments and leisurely gourmet meals
- Visits to beautiful and historic medieval hilltop villages
- Truffle hunting with sniffer dog to uncover the prized ingredient
- Learn to cook an authentic meal with precious truffles
- Sample Sagrantino di Montefalco wines at a renowned winery in Montefalco
- Two days of chocolate indulgence at the EuroChocolate festival of Perugia
- Chocolate making classes and special meals with all-chocolate menus (calendar of activities varies every edition)
Designed for travelers who appreciate art, food, wine and chocolate, this luxurious and unique tour of Umbria takes you to a fascinating unexplored region of Italy. In the unspoiled countryside of Umbria, you’ll discover the real Italy that eludes most tourists. Umbria delights visitors with its vast expanse of beautiful rolling hills and its abundance of lovely hilltop towns. You’ll travel through lush green vineyards and olive groves on your way to ancient abbeys, castles and villages. During this week-long vacation, a knowledgeable tour guide will take you to the highlights of Umbria—the most picturesque hill towns of Orvieto, Assisi, Citerna, Gubbio and Perugia. Their remote locations and fortified walls kept the hill towns safe from invaders during the Middle Ages. With their splendid piazzas, cathedrals, fountains and fortresses, these quaint villages are gems of medieval art and architecture. Most of the villages are completely traffic free since the streets predate the automobile by several centuries! It’s a wonderful escape to another world—untouched by modernity. You’ll also feel a magical, spiritual ambiance in the city of Assisi, where you’ll be awed by the mysticism of the Franciscan sites. For a truly indulgent and relaxing experience, you’ll spend all seven nights at a luxurious Italian country resort. You’ll enjoy the best cuisine and sample the finest wines at acclaimed restaurants. One evening, you’ll be treated to an exquisite meal at a top-rated restaurant, where the acclaimed cuisine is made with local products of the region and respect for tradition. You’ll also go on a truffle hunt with truffle experts and their sniffer dogs. After you find this culinary treasure, you’ll learn how to prepare the truffles during a cooking class. Another day, you’ll visit a renowned winery in Montefalco to taste Umbria’s renowned Sagrantino di Montefalco wines. Your Italy for Chocoholics Tour includes the the "EuroChocolate Festival" in Perugia. A celebration of all things chocolate, this world-famous event is Italy’s biggest chocolate festival. For two days, you’ll indulge in the pleasures of chocolate heaven—sampling the finest chocolates from all over the world and learning from expert pastry chefs how to bake with chocolate. For the chocolate lover, it doesn’t get any better than this!
$2,395 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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