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Description

Travel to Italy and be swept away by the ever-changing untouched landscapes in the green of winding valleys make Umbria a region that will never fail to amaze. Known as the ''green heart'' of Italy, its charm comes from the fusion between art, nature, peace and calm, which are also the inspiration behind its towns reminiscent of Renaissance masterpieces and the small medieval towns embedded in the hills. Gubbio attracts visitors with its art and the spectacular traditional festivals of the Corsa dei Ceri (Candle Race) and the Palio della Balestra (medieval crossbow contest on horseback). Perugia glistens with architectural and artisic gems. Lake Trasimeno and the remains of the Etruscan settlements, particularly around Castiglione del Lago, where the loveliness of the natural landscape combines with the romanticism and stillness of the lake. Orvieto tells the story of the Etruscan people. Spoleto and its incredible arts festival... so much to do, so much to see on this Italy travel packageThis Italy vacation package will leave you mesmerized!!!


Itinerary

Day 1 - Gubbio

Pick up your rental car and begin your exploration of Umbria, a region where the spirituality of the landscape molded great saints. Check in at your hotel and start your visit of the most well preserved Medieval town in Italy. Legend says that the ''wolf of Gubbio'' repented of its sins after meeting St. Francis of Assisi.

Day 2 - Gubbio

Full day at leisure to explore Gubbio, the oldest town in the Umbria region as shown by the Tables of Gubbio housed in the City Museum and the Roman Theatre's ruins. Rich in historical and artistic heritage as well as in ancient traditions that can be found intact in its folklore and products, Gubbio is a town of ochre colored houses, tiled rooftops, towers and narrow cobbled streets. (B)

Day 3 - Gubbio/Perugia (approx. 26 miles)

After a short drive through the fertile Umbrian countryside you are in the Region's capital city, Perugia. The town's Etruscan past is present in the massive Etruscan walls. Additionally, Medieval and Renaissance buildings elegantly dot the city. A famed University for foreign students is found at Palazzo Gallenga. (B)

Day 4 - Perugia/Spoleto/Perugia (approx. 82 miles)

Italy vacation packageToday drive to Spoleto, a picturesque town that boasts a thousand year old history and still preserves the images of the past in its Medieval and Renaissance architecture. Its stone lanes and its most famous monuments are the setting for International cultural events, such as the Festival of the Two Worlds, a wonderful chance to enjoy a highquality artistic atmosphere. (B)

Day 5 - Perugia/Orvieto (approx. 47 miles)

Your Umbrian journey takes you south to Orvieto, once an important Etruscan centre and later a papal stronghold. A wealth of historic buildings can be admired in Piazza del Duomo, including the striking facade of the Duomo. At dinner, accompany the succulent local cuisine with a glass of the renowned Orvieto wine. (B)

Day 6 - Orvieto to USA (or extend your stay)

 Italy vacation packagesDrop off your car and say ''arrivederci'' to Italy or extend your stay. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 5 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Car rental -Category C. Car Rental includes unlimited mileage, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), TP (Theft Protection), Third Party Liability (including passengers), airport surcharge, 24 hour-a-day road assistance, VAT (Value Added Tax), AAO (Additional Driver)
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Excludes

    • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
    • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required 
    • Tips and Personal items 
    • Travel Insurance 
    • Optional Tours

Departures & Rates

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