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Under The Umbrian Spell
Spring edition

Assisi, Trevi, Perugia, Orvieto, Spello & Siena
01 May 2021 - 08 May 2021 | 7 Nights
Starting at $3,399/person
Reduced Deposit: $250/pers (when paying online only)
  • Culinary Experience
  • Culture and History
  • City discovery
1 Home base
4 Destinations
Activity level
Light
Service level
Home
Group size
Max
10
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert

                        

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, in a region that has not yet been overtaken by mass tourism and where tradition and authenticity can still be found at every corners.
Join us on this journey discovering or re-discovering a true pallet of colors and flavors. Spend 7 nights in a breathtaking 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. 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 (read our blog here)

Your Hosts

Philip Cross
Philip Cross
Chef Jennifer McIlvaine
Chef Jennifer McIlvaine

Highlights

Unpretentious & ancient luxury

Your home for a week will be one of history and charm. Our selection of villas in Umbria range from the 12th to the 17th century, and each one comes with its own history and modern comfort. As well as feeling at home, you will want to stay a good while.

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. It is also home to Assisi, Spello, Gubbio, Spoleto, Trevi and Perugia, all boasting centuries of Christian, Etruscan and Roman history

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 nor overwhelmed. Enjoy a light and carefully-thought itinerary to discover what this Umbria has to offer, all while enjoying its traditions and its beauty at a pace that is yours.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome to Umbria

Welcome to Umbria

Day 1

On arrival in Rome, you will be picked up and your adventure will start right away with a stop in Orvieto for a tour at leisure and lunch. Then, an hour drive will bring you to what will be your home for a week. Tonight, our chef awaits to surprise you with local traditional cuisine and wines perfectly paired.

Assisi

Assisi

Day 2

On this Sunday morning, we discover the incredible town of Assisi. A private guide awaits for a 3-hour walking tour followed by lunch (own account) and the afternoon discovering the town and its shops. We then head back to the estate for some time to be spent by the pool, or enjoying the ground, before sunset drinks and dinner are served in the vineyards.

Local farms and producers

Local farms and producers

Day 3

A magical morning spent in the countryside of Montefalco! We begin with a visit to a family farm where we will meet the animals, notably various breeds of Italian cattle, and sample cheeses and yogurt made from their cows, sheep and goats! We then take a stroll through the beautiful hilltop village of Montefalco to see local producers of linens, olive wood and more! Our final stop is a small farm just under the walls of the town where we will learn about biodiversity and how all of the animals ‘help out’ from honeybees, to chickens & geese, to the pigs and sheep! We conclude the day enjoying a light lunch on the farm. Tonight, dinner is served at the villa, paired with local wines.

Spello and truffle hunting

Spello and truffle hunting

Day 4

After a lovely morning at leisure (or slow pace), we depart for Spello and its award-winning streets where flowers of all colors and all shapes ornate balconies and stairways. After a lunch at leisure, we depart for the lovely town of Trevi where our guide/chef awaits for a short yet fulfilling tour. It is followed by a truffle hunting and a truffle dinner at what was once a 12th century church. It is paired with lovely wines from the Montefalco region.

Cooking class and Perugia

Cooking class and Perugia

Day 5

Today, after a morning at leisure, our local chef introduces you to pasta and tiramisu making at the villa. At the estate, learn how to make traditional fresh pastas and Italian's favorite dessert, before lunch is served. After a quick "siesta", we head to Perugia, Italy's (contested) Chocolate capital. There, we are hosted at a local artisan's for a demonstration on chocolate making, served with dessert wine. Tonight is Pizza night at the villa, and everyone is invited to participate and contribute.

Siena

Siena

Day 6

Today, we cheat on Umbria and venture into Tuscany. Bordering Umbria, we make our way to one of its capitals, Siena. Home to the famous "Palio", our local guide Kathleen awaits for a short yet fun tour of some of the city's main sites. After lunch (own account), we make our way to our favorite winery: Felsina. There, we are given a private tour of the cellars followed by a tasting. Tonight, dinner is once again prepared by our chef at the villa, and paired with exciting Tuscan wines.

Day at leisure

Day at leisure

Day 7

This is your day! To pack, relax by the pool or pack more in your schedule with one of our favorite activities (be it biking, hiking, shopping for locally made cashmere products, ceramics or simply horseback riding in the vineyards). Our hosts are here to assist should you be interested in visiting additional sites, indulge in more wine tasting or even make your way back to some of your favorite towns. Tonight, our farewell dinner is grand and prepared by our Chef at the villa.

Farewell, or extend!

Farewell, or extend!

Day 8

Your transfer back to Rome is included (airport or city). Why go home though? Let our travel expert design for you the perfect extension, beyond Umbria. Discover Florence, Piedmont or even Lake Come and Venice. Or how about a short flight to Sicily or Malta? Our experts will listen to your interests and make their recommendations based on those, time allotted and budget.

Accommodations

Caminata Estate

Caminata Estate

Umbria, Italy

Nestled in the Umbrian hills of the Murlo Estate located between Umbertide and Perugia, villa Caminata is a six-bedroom home surrounded by a lush garden and a separate guest house with its own private living area, kitchenette and bedroom.
Start the day with a coffee at one of the outdoor dining areas on the terrace, then bring a book down to a lounge chair by the pool. Prepare lunch on the outdoor grill and enjoy the meal in the shade of the pergola-covered al-fresco dining area. The property includes air conditioning and Wi-Fi throughout.

Caminata’s interiors are eclectic and...

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The finer details

Deluxe Room

$3,399/person
Based on double occupancy
Single Supplement: $1,699
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Master Suite

$3,699/person
Only one room left
Based on double occupancy
Single Supplement: $1,699
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Your Own Cottage

$3,999/person
Only one room left
Based on double occupancy
Single Supplement: $1,699
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

7 nights at our estate

Meals

7 traditional breakfasts

7 dinners, including a truffle dinner

2 lunches

Open bar at the estate

Activities

Daily tours and excursions as listed on the itinerary

2 private guided tours (Assisi and Siena)

1 farm to table experience

I truffle hunting experience

1 cooking class

Extras

Private airport station transfers from/to Rome (city or airport)

Services of two journey host as well as professional local guides

Luxury air-conditioned transportation throughout

All taxes

Add-Ons and Extension

Horse riding in the Vineyards

$245/person
Sold out
Spend the morning in the vineyard which you discover by horse, followed by a light lunch and wine tasting

Guided biking tour

$145/person
Sold out
Discover hilltop towns of Umbria with this easy guided bike tour (private) of approximately 4 hours. Lunch stop included.

What other guests have said

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Barbara Stein

Wonderful week in Umbria. The food and wine were fabulous! Our daily tours were fun, and we learned a lot. It would be impossible to say what I liked the most, because everything was great! Our hosts went out of their way to make sure that all our needs were met. It was perfect!

September 2019
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Kat and Dale

Thank you so much for our amazing trip to Umbria! Your team truly catered to our personal preferences on every level; with both of us being foodies, it made a difference! Our favorites were the fantastic dinners by Chef Jennifer and her AIV touches? Her culinary creations were arts themselves! The truffle hunt with Bruno was a wonderful experience as well as the visits to the various local towns! Looking through the pictures they were each different and very charming! Memories for a lifetime for sure!

October 2019
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Ann Jones

Art in voyage exceeded every expectation I had. Each day I thought well they can’t do better than this and the next day they did. you didn’t even know they were paying attention to our conversations but then they would adjust the schedule and you realized it was because they were paying attention to what we wanted. You can’t ask for better than that

October 2019
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Good to know

All listed activities are optional in attendance

Our property selection is always subject to change as these are privately owned. In such rare instances, it will be substituted for one of equal or great value offering similar features and amenities.

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

International flight to and from Italy may be arranged through us.

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with Seven Corners)

How about extending?

Come early, or leave late. Allow our consultants to customize a pre- or post- extension to your journey.

Why travel with us?

Expertise & Flexibility

Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups

Unpretentious Luxury Vibe

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All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 60 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

NEW! Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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