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2022 Featured Excursion

The Valley of Umbria

Alberto on the path to Trevi

Italy is open... for now

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.

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.

Campello Alto
Campello Alto
Vineyard, Montefalco
Vineyard, Montefalco

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.


The Valley of Umbria

Cost: 2300 to 2800 Euros per person depending on group size (double occupancy; add 15% for single). Includes daily guided walks (typically 5-8 miles), all meals, wine, lodging, transportation and site admissions. Excludes flight cost.
Price in US Dollars calculated at time of trip.

More details in Newsletter 19

Write to me with questions or to book your trip.

More trips

Via Appia: Queen of Roads

A brand new adventure from Rome to Castel Gandolfo, walking the most iconic of Roman roads. Details in Newsletter 35.

Via Cassia: Sutri to Orvieto

The great pilgrimage road to Rome from the north passes through gorgeous hill towns with fascinating stories. See Newsletter 34.

Mountains and Sea: Rome’s south coast

Overlooking the Via Appia, limestone cliffs crowned with colorful medieval towns skirt the coast. Extra days at beautiful Lake Nemi are possible by request. See Newsletter 31.

Please write to me with questions.

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