5 Days Umbrian Wine Tour Italy

Umbrian Wine Holidays Italy

The astonishing landscapes with rolling hills, small medieval towns, fertile lands with vineyards and olive groves, transparent rivers, small lakes, and excellent food will make your holiday in Umbria an unforgettable experience. Umbria has a very good climate for viticulture, so you can imagine that in the sunny hills of this fertile region excellent wines are produced. During this wine tour, you will have plenty of opportunities to taste Umbrian wines and enjoy the lovely Umbrian medieval towns, and spectacular sceneries.

Highlights

  • Enjoy four wine tasting sessions
  • Visit an olive oil mill and taste pure olive oil
  • Wine tastings in exclusive vineyards all around Umbria
  • Excursions to Assisi and Torgiano
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 2 dinners with wine

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3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

In Torgiano, you will be accommodated at Al Grappolo d'Oro Hotel, situated in the little historical centre of Torgiano. The rooms have air conditioning, fridge, private bathroom, and are stylishly furnished. From the pool in the garden, you will have a nice view over the Lungarotti vineyards.

At Lake Trasimeno, you will stay in a bed and breakfast inn. This inn is situated in Magione opposite of the castle of the Knights of Malta. There's a swimming pool, gym, bar, and lounge.

Ecologico Tours Umbria Wine Tours Program

Day 1 - Arrival

You are expected at your hotel, which is very appropriately named - Al Grappolo d'Oro - the golden bunch of grapes. Tonight, you will dine in a restaurant located close by. The excellent Umbrian cookery of the menu degustazione is combined with delicious local wine, a red Denominazione di Origine Controllata (D.O.C.) wine from the hills of Perugia or the hills around Montefalco.

Day 2 - Foligno-Trevi, Montefalco, Assisi

Today you will leave your hotel in Torgiano and will go to another beautiful part of Umbria, Lake Trasimeno, but first you will visit an olive oil mill in Foligno-Trevi. The olive groves in the hills between Trevi and Foligno produce a deep green, fragrant olive oil. All will be explained about olive oil and you will also taste it on a bruschetta. After this it's on to Montefalco. This town has to be visited. You will have a light lunch with a glass of Montefalco Rosso wine. In the afternoon you will visit another wine organic producer in this area (not possible on Saturdays and Sundays).

Following your lunch, this afternoon, there's time to visit Assisi. This lovely town with its fountains, little alleys, characteristic squares, and scenic views will make an unforgettable impression. Don't miss the basilica of St. Francis with the frescoes by Giotto, Cimabue, Pietro Lorenzetti, and Simone Martini. Vineyards in the hills around Assisi produce interesting red and white wines: Assisi Grechetto Denominazione di Origine Controllata (D.O.C.). At 17:00, you will be expected in the wine cellars of a local wine producer, where you will taste his Assisi Grechetto Denominazione di Origine Controllata (D.O.C.).

Day 3 - Vescia, Montefalco

Today, you will leave your hotel in Torgiano, and you will visit an olive oil mill in Vescia. The olive groves in the hills between Trevi and Foligno produce a deep-green, fragrant olive oil. Everything you would like to know about olive oil will be explained and you will also taste it on a bruschetta. After this, it's on to Montefalco. This town cannot be visited without tasting the wines of Arnoldo Caprai. Unfortunately, his wine cellars can only be visited in a group, but Ecologico Tours can offer you two of his wines, Rosso di Montefalco DOC and Sagrantino DOC in a wine bar in the centre. The wines will be served with some Umbrian tasters. In the afternoon, you will visit another wine producer in this area.

Day 4 - Lake Trasimeno

Today, you will discover the Denominazione di Origine Controllata (D.O.C.) wine area around another beautiful part of Umbria, Lake Trasimeno. In the hills, there are about 350 hectares of vineyard with grapes such as Sangiovese, Merlot, Garmay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grechetto, and Chardonnay. Around 12:00, you will visit the wine cellars of Poggio Totone and of course taste their wines. In the afternoon, you can just enjoy the surroundings. Lake Trasimeno is famous for its freshwater water fish, so tonight, you will have a farewell diner to taste this fish combined with a local white wine.

Day 5 - Departure

Departure.

Included excursions

  • Visit an olive oil mill in Vescia
  • Visit Denominazione di Origine Controllata (D.O.C.) wine area including the best vineyards around Lake Trasimeno
  • Visit Montefalco
  • Visit Torgiano
  • Visit wine museum in the 17th-century Palazzo Baglioni-Graziani

Location

This vacation will take place in Umbria, Italy.

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy the sights of Lake Trasimeno, Montefalco, and Assisi
  • Relax in the garden of Al Grappolo d'Oro Hotel
  • Swim in an outdoor pool

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 4 wine tastings
  • Daily breakfast
  • Dinner based on fish at the lake including 1 bottle of wine
  • Light lunch with glass of Rosso di Montefalco red wine
  • Maps and instructions
  • Tasting dinner in Torgiano with bottle of wine
  • Tour information
  • Visit of Frantoio (olive oil mill)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport to the location is Perugia San Francesco dAssisi Airport (PEG).

5 days / 4 nights
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This holiday is available all year round except on Fridays. 

This holiday requires a minimum of 2 participants.

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