4 Days in Umbria at Orvieto, Todi and Deruta
THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- 4 Days/3 nights in the Relais chateaux Borgo dei Conti (or similar)
- Breakfast everyday in the hotel
- All dinners included (complete menu - wine not included)
- Private luxury car equipped with A/C for the tours as programmed
- Professional, personal, English speaking driver
- Professional English speaking guide for the tour at Orvieto (half day)
- Professional English speaking guide for the tour at Todi (full day)
- Two wine tastings at Todi
- Complete Lunch in Orvieto's restaurant (beverages not included)
- Demonstration in artisanal shop of ceramic at Deruta
THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Municipality city tax to pay at hotel - 4 Euro per person , per night - to be paid upon arrival
- Entrance tickets
- Arrival and departure transfers
- All that is not expressly listed in "THE TOUR INCLUDES"
With this tour you will discover several secrets and beauties of three interesting and colorful cities of Umbria.
You will arrive at the Borgo dei Conti Resort in the Montepetriolo district, 15 minutes from Perugia (Transfer can be arranged). Stretching over 20 hectares of centuries-old forest and olive groves, this unique property was originally an ancient fortress and dates back to the 13th Century. Take time to explore the beautiful gardens and woodlands, or dive into the splendid swimming pool. You will also find an all-weather tennis court and spa area for your enjoyment. That evening you will dine at the hotel's elegant restaurant, where you will enjoy a variety of local delicacies and wines from the Umbrian and Tuscan regions, prepared with the best organic products and grown by the chef right on the premises of the estate.
After breakfast, your personal driver will be waiting to chauffeur you to Orvieto, an old city situated on the flat summit of a large butte of volcanic turf, famous for its Duomo and its strong Etruscan identity, traceable to the nearby necropolis and town museums. You will meet your personal guide and together explore the magnificent monuments and buildings for which this incredible city is famous. Walking through its charming streets and "piazze" you will enter the underground part of the city discovering old mills, Etruscan cisterns and wine cellars, providing an extremely evocative experience. You'll also visit a true marvel of antique engineering, the "Pozzo di San Patrizio" (St. Patrick's well).
Afterwards you will lunch at a specially selected restaurant and enjoy dishes in the true Umbrian tradition, created especially for you.
Later you will return to your hotel where you will have time to relax in the pool or the magnificent spa, before dining at the hotel restaurant and tasting more local delicacies.
You will be met by your personal driver who will chauffeur you to the city of Todi, a magnificent medieval stronghold packed full of culture and the flavors of traditional Umbrian products. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Church of S. Maria della Consolazione, followed by the Gardens of Oberdam, the Temple of San Fortunato, and finally the Cathedral of S. Maria Annunziata.
What makes today's tour so special are the wine tastings that you will experience along the way with your personal guide.
The first tasting will be a red wine from Todi accompanied by various local Umbrian products including boar salami, prosciutto from Norcia, cheese with honey, jams and many other products. The second wine tasting will be a local Umbrian wine accompanied by one of the most valuable products in the world, truffle of "Acqualagna", with its unmistakable flavor - sure to leave you speechless. You will also have the opportunity to try a variety of other foods enriched with truffle, such as prosciutto and cheese. After the tour of Todi, you will continue on to the town of Deruta, famous for its splendid ceramics, where Dragonfly tours will guide you to one of the oldest artisanal shops. Here you will be met by a master craftsman who will demonstrate how these famous ceramics are created, and conclude a truly unforgettable day.
Begin the day with a leisurely breakfast before checking out late morning. From here, Dragonfly Tours can accommodate your specific ongoing travel needs including transfers to a nearby airport, rail station or your next destination.
If you have time we can arrange other "Itali MiniTours" in Veneto,Tuscany,Umbria, Latium or Campania & Amalfi Coast