Dark chocolate made at a cooking class in Umbria, Italy

Italy for Chocoholics! A Unique Tour of Umbria

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Assisi, Citerna, Gubbio, Perugia...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

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...

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Trip Highlights

  • 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)
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Detailed Description

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!

Starting Price

$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.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

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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