This is a region where time has stood still for generations and where the land is dominated not by vast sprawling cities, but by quaint and often traffic-free hill-top towns, separated by rolling countryside and vast vineyards and olive groves. Welcome to the stunning landscapes of the green heart of Italy.
Umbria, uniquely possessing neither a coastline nor an international border, is characterised by its beautiful countryside and culinary delights, including fine wines, chocolates and black truffles. Jazz music is also highly popular among the locals and can be heard in many a cafe and bistro. This holiday gives an insight in to all these facets.
Based just outside of the ancient town of Assisi, best known as the birthplace of St. Francis, we explore the idyllic countryside and ancient towns that the region is famous for, including Perugia, the regional capital and Assisi itself. We sample many locally sourced and crafted produce along the way, with wine tasting and a chance to make your own chocolate. This holiday is a real treat for those that appreciate Italian food, wine, culture and architecture, all rounded off with an intimate jazz performance on the final evening.