In June Italy reopened to most tourists who are fully vaccinated or test negative for coronavirus. It’s a huge step forward. But the pandemic won’t be over until the world’s many hot spots cool down. We hope this will be soon!
In the hope that travel will be possible, I am tentatively scheduling walking trips. Priority goes to those whose trips were canceled, but there are some openings for new guests. I’ll keep you posted on COVID developments. Please write to me if you’re interested.
The Valley of Umbria
a seven-day walking trip in the land of Saint Francis
Dates by arrangement - write to me
A week of scenic walks, vibrant history, and the renowned food and wine of Umbria. Best of all, a sojourn at Le Logge di Silvignano. a luxurious holiday home in what was once a fortified medieval villa. It was carefully restored by our hosts Diana and Alberto, who offer warm hospitality and a thorough knowledge of the area.
From Spoleto to Assisi, the valley is surrounded by picturesque hill towns, towers and small castles. They were built to guard something much older: the Roman Via Flaminia, principal route from Rome to the northern Adriatic. Today the region is home to orchards producing Umbria’s prize-winning olive oil, and vineyards offering celebrated wines like Sagrantino di Montefalco. Scenic paths wind through the hills and valley.
Our week will include visits to the colorful medieval towns of Spoleto, Assisi, Montefalco, Trevi and Spello, and the ancient Spring of Clitumnus, celebrated by poets from Virgil to Byron.