Under The Umbrian Spell
One of our flagship journeys, this experience is unique in so many ways, starting with your stay in our 11th century church. Looking to rejuvenate while enjoying local culture and authentic food & wine? Look no further!
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From USD 3,099 per person
Far from being your typical Italian vacation, “Under The Umbrian Spell” is our version of what a diverse journey combining food, wine and culture should be. Staying in an 11th century church and farmhouse is just the icing on the tiramisu!
Join us on this journey discovering or re-discovering a true pallet of colors and flavors. Spend 7 nights in a breathtakingly renovated 11th century church and country house situated in the middle of vineyards and olive groves. Enjoy your own bedroom with en-suite bathroom, and be pampered by our staff and resident chef. Your stay include all dinners at the property, as well as hands-on (or not) cooking classes, wine tastings and guided tours of the region. As always with Art In Voyage, flexibility is key. A courtesy car will be at your disposal for private escapes or excursions outside of our itinerary. Many other services and experiences may be be arranged at your request (How about a romantic picnic in a vineyard? Or perhaps a spa treatment at one of the local Relais & Chateaux properties?)
If you have not yet visited Umbria and discovered its infinite beauty and the kindness of its people, this is your chance to do so.
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Rates displayed are per person per journey, based on double occupancy. Solo travelers are welcome for a small single supplement fee of $999.
Ancient..yet comfortable and modern
Your will stay in our 11th century church and farmhouse at the Chiesa Del Carmine estate, which offers all the modern amenities, in the heart of a peaceful and quite valley.
Authentic Towns and Villages
Experience the less busy/more authentic towns and villages of Umbria (as opposed to its neighbor Tuscany), their markets, their traditions and their incredible cuisine.
Be pampered with fine and authentic food
Our local chef knows the best products, the best farmers and of course, delivers an outstanding and authentic culinary experience at the estate. Our menu is mixed, varied, diverse and always traditional. And our wine flows at will!
A light yet complete itinerary
Armed with some of the best local guides, get to know the towns and villages of Umbria without ever being bored. Enjoy a light and carefully-thought itinerary to discover what this Umbria has to offer, all while enjoying its traditions and its beauty.
All activities are optional in attendance
Day 1: Welcome to Umbria
Day 2: Assisi
Day 3: Local farms and producers
Day 4: Truffle hunting and Orvieto
Day 5: Cooking class and Perugia
Day 6: Siena - Montepulciano
Day 7: Day at leisure and Montone
Day 8: Take the opportunity to extend your stay
OUR HOME BASE
Chiesa del Carmine is the ancient church on the Carmine Estate, located in the heart of Umbria, only 20 minutes north of the cosmopolitan city of Perugia and close to the borders of Tuscany.
Carmine estate is privately owned and has been lovingly restored over the last 5 years by the present owners. What was once an abandoned valley is now a thriving farm including an ancient olive grove, 5.7 hectares of red and white grapes, a truffle wood and pasture, producing a variety of organic produce. Located at the foot of Monte Tezio in a protected valley, where the wildlife is abundant and nature is thriving, it boasts stunning views and sunsets.
Chiesa del Carmine has been restored along with its adjoining farmhouse into a simple but elegant country house which sleeps 10 guests in 5 carefully appointed en-suite rooms. The owner has paid precise attention to detail and use of the very best of local materials, producing accommodation of outstanding quality.
The property can also be privatized through Art In Voyage for groups of up to 12 guests (a 6th bedroom with detached bathroom is available in the property), and for weddings. Contact us for more information
THIS JOURNEY INCLUDES
7 nights at our estate, in a deluxe room or one of our to suites.
7 traditional breakfasts 7 dinners, including one at a local restaurant (all dinners include wine) 2 lunches
2 private guided tours (Assisi and Orvieto) Self-guided visit of Siena and Pienza 1 farm to table experience I truffle hunting experience 1 cooking class Winery tasting 1 chocolate tasting experience
As well as...
Private airport station transfers from Rome and Florence or train station transfers from Cortona or Perugia. Services of two journey host as well as professional local guides All taxes
Horseback riding in the Vineyards
Spend the morning in the vineyard which you discover by horse, followed by a light lunch and wine tasting
Discover hilltop towns of Umbria with this easy guided bike tour (private) of approximately 4 hours. Lunch stop included.
GOOD TO KNOW
No visa is required to enter Europe for U.S and Canadian citizens Gratuity for your hosts and drivers is additional (estimated 15-20 euros per guest per day)
HOW ABOUT EXTENDING?
We recommend extensions, before or after, to Florence, Rome and/or Venice.
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
Expertise Flexibility Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups Luxury Conditions Exclusive Experiences
All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.
A refundable deposit* of $1000 per person is due at the time of your reservation. In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $200 per person administrative fee.
Solo travelers welcome for a small single supplement of $999.
Your final balance is due 90 days prior to departure, at which point your journey becomes non-refundable.
NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $200 per person administrative fee.