VALNERINA & SIBILLINI PARK
Join one of the numerous hiking paths to admire the Marmore water fall, the tallest in Europe. Visit some of the most beautiful hill towns in Valnerina. Relax by the Piediluco Lake. Walk in the nature with dogs for the thrill of a real truffle hunting experience. Immerse yourself into one the most unspoiled corners of the Sibillini Park, the Castelluccio Plateau. This is Umbria, "the green heart of Italy".
Day 1 - Arrive in Umbria. The tour begins at the airport where you are flying to or at a pick-up point your choice. You will be met by a member of JustUmbria team and driven to the breathtaking Abbey we have reserved for your first 2 nights in Valnerina. 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 - Marmore Falls & Piediluco Lake. Today we will start from Marmore Falls, the impressive and magnificent waterfall created by the Romans. You can walk through the numerous paths and caves in the surrounding park climbing up to the top or vice-versa. This amazing place is a perfect combination of nature and history which inspired many artists and poets, including Lord Byron. For lunch time we will move to the nearby PIediluco Lake, where we will also spend the afternoon. You will choose if being active or relaxing in this magical peaceful place while being totally immersed in the green heart of Italy. We will head back to the Abbey before dinner.
- Included: breakfast, Marmore Falls Park, lunch, dinner.
Day 3 - Valnerina. We will enjoy the whole Nera river valley visiting the numerous uncontaminated villages, abbeys and castles perched on the slopes of the green surrounding hills; Arrone, Scheggino, Sant'Anatolia di Narco, Vallo di Nera, Borgo di Ponte, Cerreto di Spoleto, Abbazia di Sant'Eutizio, Castelsantangelo Sul Nera and Preci just to name a few. By the end of the day we will reach the beautiful accommodation we have reserved in Norcia, where we will spend the next 2 days. For dinner, which will be at one of our favourite restaurants, you will be introduced to the many delicacies produced in this area.
- Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Day 4 - Norcia. A guided tour (optional) will lead us through the treasures of this ancient town, birthplace of St. Benedict. Famous all around the world for its typical cuisine and important works of art, this fascinating place is characterized by incredible cultural beauties. In the afternoon: truffle hunting experience! A walk in nature with a local hunter and his trained dog to seek the prized black truffle of Norcia, that you will then enjoy on the table combined with the local delicacy.
- Included: breakfast, truffle hunting; dinner.
- Additional options: guided tour of Norcia, lunch.
Day 5 - Sibillini Park. The next day we will visit the Castelluccio Plateau, a MUST SEE for anyone traveling through the south of Umbria. Castelluccio is a small hilltop town located in the middle of a vast, flower filled high plain in Monti Sibillini. Surrounded by rolling hills and mountains with a highest peak of 2500 metres. Whether you are passionate about walking, cycling, photography, drawing or painting, this is the perfect place to spend a memorable day. If you feel particularly active you can enjoy one of the numerous organised hiking treks in the kingdom of the mythic Sibilla. We will be back to Norcia for the last dinner of the tour.
- Included: breakfast, dinner.
- Additional options: dinner.
Day 6 - 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: 5 nights
Suitable for: Anyone
Holiday Type: Private Group
Price: from £ 1,349 pp
Closest Airports to the hotel:
- Perugia "San Francesco d'Assisi" - 45 mi.
- Rome "Fiumicino" - 100 mi.
- Rome "Ciampino" - 90 mi.
- Florence Airport - 170 mi.
- Ancona "Falconara Airport" - 100 mi.
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 5 NIGHTS, FULLY ESCORTED, PRIVATE HOLIDAY, as per description above, will cost:
2 people - from £ 2,599 pp ° 4 people - from £ 1,799 pp ° 8 people - from £ 1,499 pp ° 12 people - from £ 1,349 pp
What is included: 2 nights in San Pietro in Valle Abbey, 3 nights in Spa & Hotel Palazzo Seneca, private car/van and driver, 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners, Marmore Falls Park, authentic truffle hunting experience; 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.