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GUBBIO, MONTE CUCCO PARK & TRASIMENO LAKE

Visit Gubbio, one of the most well preserved medieval villages in Italy and the undiscovered Monte Cucco Park with its stunning Caves. Walk in the nature with dogs for the thrill of a real truffle hunting experience. Immerse yourself into the history, the traditions and the flavours of the beautiful Trasimeno Lake. One of the gems of Umbria "the green heart of Italy".

  • Following your enquiry we will suggest more seasonal activities such as mushrooms foraging or some of the numerous local festivals

  • This tour can be tailored from a minimum stay of 3 nights

  • The Description below refers to a 6 nights suggested solution

DESCRIPTION

 

Day 1 - Arrive in Umbria. The tour will start at the airport where you are flying to or at the pick-up point you decide. You will be met by a member of JustUmbria team and driven to the beautiful accommodation we have reserved in Gubbio. A welcome aperitif and dinner will be held for you and your fellow travellers. The first and the last day of the tour will be tailored according to your flight schedules.

- Included: transfer and dinner

 

Day 2 - Gubbio & Truffle Hunting. The day will start with a visit to Gubbio, one of the most ancient towns in Umbria. remaining marvellously well-preserved over the centuries. A guided tour (optional) will lead us through the many monuments that bare witness to its glorious past. Architecturally it represents the zenith of medieval civilization of society of the 13th and 14th centuries. For the late afternoon: truffle hunting experience! We will meet with the truffle hunter, which will bring us into the woods to seek out the precious Umbrian “tartufo” lead by his dog. We will then enjoy the truffles at dinner, with fresh pasta and other local delicacies.

- Included: breakfast; truffle hunting and dinner.

- Additional options: guided tour of Gubbio; lunch.

Day 3 - Monte Cucco Park. This amazing unspoiled park, rich in natural beauty and history, is the perfect place for a day immersed in nature. We will drive to Costacciaro, the headquarters of the park, where you will delight in impressive fortifications of the ancient castle. You can choose amongst the numerous activities available or just enjoy a truly unique hiking experience. We highly recommend the excursion of Monte Cucco Caves, one of the largest karst formations in Italy, comprising thirty kilometres of galleries where strange rock formations have been shaped by underground streams. We will be back in Gubbio before dinner which will be at leisure.

- Included: breakfast, guided tours of Monte Cucco Caves, lunch.

- Additional options: dinner.

 

Day 4 - Trasimeno Lake. Today we will leave Gubbio and make our way towards the Trasimeno Lake. Following a panoramic back-road and stopping for a short walk and an espresso in the beautiful village of Montone. Afterwards, we will visit the town of Magione. A guided tour will show us the amazing “Castle of Knights of Malta” and also the old church of “Madonna delle Grazie”. From the nearby village of Montecolognola, we will enjoy a magnificent view of the Trasimeno Lake. We will then move towards Castiglione del Lago. This beautiful town, once an island in Lake Trasimeno was built on top of the existing limestone. Originally a small Etruscan centre, founded at the beginning of the 6th century B.C. You will have time to explore around, or simply relaxing walking by the lake. For those who are passionate about bird-watching this is a paradise! We will also make sure that you try the “fagiolina”, the precious local legume also Slow Food certified!

- Included: breakfast; lunch.

- Additional options: dinner.

 

Day 5 - A day among the islands. The tour will start from San Feliciano, a nice small village on the lake banks, where a ferry will bring us to Polvese island where we will spend the morning throughout its numerous attractions. After a few hours we will be back on the mainland and we will carry on towards Passignano, a small district on the lake banks, where we'll have lunch. Another ferry will then bring us to the Major Island, the only to be inhabited. This island was beloved by Saint Francis who in 1211 went there for Lent. You will find yourself immersed in a splendid residential area, that has preserved the appearance of a fishing village, with houses dating back to the 14th or 15th century. We will be back to Castiglione del Lago before dinner.

- Included: breakfast; lunch; ferries.

- Additional options: dinner.

Day 6 - Panicale, Paciano and Città della Pieve. Today we will momentarily leave the lake behind and head inland. We will spend the morning visiting two ancient villages: Paciano and Panicale. Paciano is medieval village, with Etruscan and Roman origins and famous for Palazzo Baldeschi and the Churches of San Giuseppe and Madonna della Stella. Panicale, just a few kilometres away is a perfectly preserved medieval village. For those who love art, here you can admire fresco’s of Perugino, the Umbrian renaissance artist. We will then immerse ourselves in nature for a lunch in a beautiful local winery, where the tasting will be combined with local delicacies for a light lunch. The afternoon will be spent in Città della Pieve, where you will be fascinated by the artistic vocation, testified by its Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Neoclassic buildings. Including, the masterpieces of one of the most relevant Italian renaissance painters; Pietro Perugino. Don’t get trapped in the “baciadonne” alley, the narrowest street in Italy with its 20 inches width! We will be back to Castiglione del Lago for the last dinner in Umbria.

- Included: breakfast; wine tasting with lunch.

- Additional options: dinner.

Day 7 - Farewell. Today will be the farewell day. We will drive you to the airport (or any drop-off point you will indicate). The first and the last day of the tour will be tailored according to your flight schedules.

- Included: breakfast and transfer.

 Best time to go: March to December

Duration: 6 nights

Suitable for: Anyone

Holiday Type: Private Group

Price: from £ 1,599 pp*

Closest Airports to the hotel:

- Perugia "San Francesco d'Assisi" - 30 mi.

- Rome "Fiumicino" - 150 mi.

- Rome "Ciampino" - 140 mi.

- Florence Airport - 135 mi.

- Ancona "Falconara Airport" - 60 mi.

Accommodation*

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Why travel with us?

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We will tailor your tour according to the seasonal activities, to the calendar of the events and mostly to your taste. Your tour is Just Unique.

WE ARE LOCALS

Born and raised in Umbria, we truly love our region and we are proud to share with you the most authentic and unspoiled parts of it.

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PRICING

All JustUmbria Tours are fully tailored to meet your requests and schedules. The price will vary depending on the number of travellers, the rating of the accommodation and the services you choose.

As a guide, this 6 NIGHTS, FULLY ESCORTED, PRIVATE HOLIDAY, as per description above, will cost:

2 people - from £ 2,899 pp    °    4 people - from £ 1,999 pp    °    8 people - from £ 1,799 pp    °    12 people - from £ 1,599 pp

What is included: 2 nights in Spa & Hotel Cappuccini in Gubbio, 4 nights in 4stars Hotel near Trasimeno Lake, private car/van and driver, 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, guided tour of Monte Cucco Park, authentic truffle hunting experience, ferries on the lake, wine tastings combined with local delicacies; fully escorted by professional tour leader. 

*Prices based on two sharing. Drinks not included with dinners.

Whether you wish to add more services or travel more independently, get in touch with us today and we will tailor your most unique italian holiday in our Umbria.

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