Group Tours in Umbria & Tuscany
Wine Tour of Umbria Italy

 

Explore Umbria, one the best undiscovered wine areas in Italy, visit selected wineries & taste the world famous wines of Umbria: Montefalco Sagrantino, Torgiano Rosso Riserva & Orvieto.

 

Join us on a 5-day wine tour in Umbria, central Italy. On this tour you will take a trip through Umbria, tasting its wines and visiting its vineyards and wineries as well as the beautiful towns of  Assisi, Orvieto, Montefalco and Bevagna.

 

On this tour you will:

·         Learn about the wines of Umbria considered to be among Italy’s finest;

·         Visit selected wine cellars for private tastings of Umbrian wines;

·         Visit the charming towns of Assisi, Orvieto, Montefalco and Bevagna;

·         Enjoy delicious Umbrian food in some of Umbria’s best restaurants.

 

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Wine Tour of Umbria Italy Itinerary:

Day 1 –Welcome; Introduction to the Wines of Umbria; Visit to Bevagna

Day 2 -Visit to Vineyards & Sagrantino Wine Tasting in Montefalco

Day 3 –Visit to Vineyards & Wine Sampling in Orvieto

Day 4 -Wine Sampling in Torgiano & Guided Walking Tour of Assisi

Day 5 -Farewell

 

Wine Tour of Umbria Italy Detailed Itinerary:

 

Day 1 –Welcome; Introduction to the Wines of Umbria; Visit to Bevagna

 

After checking in at your hotel in the quaint medieval town of Bevagna, we will start the tour with an introduction to the wines of Umbria over a lunch of traditional Umbrian cuisine at a typical osteria.

 

Following lunch, we will take a gentle stroll through the town of Bevagna,  a former Roman colony. We will also stop off on the way to do some wine sampling at a charming local enoteca.

 

Day 2 –Visit to Vineyards & Sagrantino Wine Tasting in Montefalco 

 

This morning we will depart for nearby Montefalco for a private tour of selected local wineries and wine tastings of Montefalco’s excellent wines which are considered to be among the best in Italy. Weather permitting we will start the morning with a gentle stroll through the vineyards. Following lunch at a typical local restaurant or at one of the wineries we will also pay a visit to the town of Montefalco itself.  Known as “the balcony of Umbria” because of the panoramic views it enjoys, Montefalco is now famous in Italy for its wines but is also home to some important works of art such as the 15th century fresco cycle by Benozzo Gozzoli depicting the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. Montefalco Sagrantino is one of only two Umbrian wines to be awarded the prestigious Italian DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita –the highest Italian wine appellation) and the area also produces the excellent Rosso di Montefalco

 

Day 3 –Visit to Vineyards & Wine Sampling in Orvieto  

 

After the red wines of Montefalco, today we will depart for the Orvieto area to sample the Orvieto DOC white wines, famous since antiquity as a favourite wine for popes and Italian princes. Following a visit to local wine cellars with wine tastings and lunch we will visit the city of Orvieto itself and see its stunning gothic cathedral. You will also have some free time to explore the city and visit the many local craft shops and delicatessens for some shopping. 

 

Day 4 -Wine Tasting in Torgiano & Guided Walking Tour of Assisi 

 

Today we will visit the Wine Museum and the Olive Oil Museum in Torgiano. Both museums are run by the Fondazione Lungarotti set up by the well-known Italian wine-making family who also produce the Torgiano Rosso Riserva, the second of Umbria’s two DOCG wines, as well as a number of other excellent wines. Following the museum visits we will have a tasting of local wines and lunch at the elegant “Le Tre Vaselle” restaurant in Torgiano.

 

In the afternoon we will visit the town of Assisi known throughout the world as the birthplace of Saint Francis. We will take a guided walking tour through the medieval streets lined with craft shops and delicatessens and see the main sights, including the spectacular Basilica of Saint Francis with its frescoes by Giotto.


Day 5 -Farewell

 

On the final day we will enjoy a farewell breakfast before checking out of your hotel with some fantastic memories and hopefully a few bottles of wine to take home too...

 

This tour can be customized for private groups and couples. The tour can also easily be extended by adding one or more of our other tours before or after this tour -see our other Group Tours and Custom Tours. 
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