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Walking in Umbria, an eno-gastronomic surprise

A tasty 7-day walking tour
Assisi - Spello - Spoleto

Cookery course, sampling inviting wines and appetizing local food

This walking tour for food lovers has the beautiful green and hilly Umbria as a backdrop. It is a perfect combination of walking in panoramic landscapes, exploring around culturally interesting towns and most important of all enjoying the excellent wines and gastronomic traditions of this lovely region.

Umbrian landscape with poppies

The tour starts in Assisi, a lovely medieval town, built on the slopes of Mount Subasio. Assisi is a charming town offering tourists a wealth of tranquillity and a lot to see. Take the time to properly explore the town on foot and with the help of our cultural route you will find yourself walking by many impressive medieval monuments, town palaces, shops and fountains, such as the Fonte Oliviera. Leaving Assisi you will walk to Spello, but before reaching this exquisite town, you will make a stop at an organic-winery to taste some wines of the Assisi d.o.c. area. The tour finishes in Spoleto built on a hillside with most of the sites in the compact upper town offering a wonderful mix of treasures from Roman, Medieval and Renaissance times. You will have a cooking class and can make a nice walk through the sacred woods of Monteluco.

Valle Umbra

This walking tour has also a shorter, but not less captivating version of 5 days in which you explore Assisi and Spello, have a wine-tasting and cooking class in an organic winery.

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Umbria, an eno-gastronomic surprise

DIFFICULTY: 2

Moderate with the possibility making some more strenuous walks. You walk in hilly countryside without not too much climbing and descending. There is time to visit the medieval towns along the route. The duration of the walks are between 4 and 6 hours a day; 12 km with an average walking time of 3-4 km an hour. There is some walking experience needed.

Total km to walk

5-day tour: minimum 32 km / 19,9  miles

7-day tour: minimum 43 km / 26,7 miles

 Difficulty level 2  


DEPARTURES:
Self Guided: Daily all the year round. During Italian holidays and festivities on request

Guided: On request


PARTICIPANTS:
2 or more people. 


Start / Finish: Assisi / Spello or Spoleto


Code: WG 003 UMB

Prices

From € 380,00

Daily program of

the 5- day / 4- night tour

Day 1 | Arrival at your hotel in Assisi

Individual arrival at your hotel at 900m from Assisi. The hotel has a spa centre and swimming pool. This evening you will have a welcome dinner in the hotel included.

On request it is possible to ask for an extra food experience in Assisi Your overnight will be in the superior hotel Borgo Antichi Orti:
* A lesson to discover the wild herbs & cultivated herbs in the vegetable garden (2000m2) of the Borgo, an ex-Benedictine
monastery at the foot of the Basilica of Saint Francis. Here the Monastic Hortuli are reborn and a bio-conservative park of
officinal species among the largest in Europe is re-created. You go with the gardener in the vegetable and herb garden to collect
fresh products for your cookery course and he will explain the use of herbs.
one of our Mixtures served by the Bar Alchemists of the Spagirico Lab combined with a snack
* cooking class with the Chef of the Locanda degli Orti using vegetables and herbs from the vegetable garden
* Dinner tasting what is cooked during the course

Day 2 | Exploring Assisi (8 km - 5 mi of 14,2 km / 8,7 mi)

This exciting town walk will take you around the most important cultural monuments of Assisi, connected with the lives of the saints Francis and Clare, who were born and died in Assisi. From the hotel, your walk goes up to the Porta Cappuccini town gate (470m a.s.l.) and. from here you will walk through a tangle of little alleys and crossing cheerful medieval squares. Past the medieval castle (506m a.s.l.), the St. Francis-basilica, the temple of Minerva, the Chiesa Nuova and the St. Clare-basilica your cross the town and finally your tour of Assisi ends at the monastery of St. Damiano (310m a.s.l.).
Walking time 3 – 4 ½ hours
Distance: 8 km / 5 miles

You can make the route longer to descend along quiet country-roads to Santa Maria degli Angeli, where the second Franciscan basilica is built above the small Porziuncola-church, where Saint Francis and his brothers prayed and lived for a while. (
walking time 1 hrs 30 mins.
Distance: 6 km / 3,7 miles

Day 3 |The wines of the Assisi d.o.c. area (12 km / 7,4 mi)

Today’s route follows the slopes of Monte Subasio and takes you to Spello. It is a beautiful walk among olive groves and with great views of the Valle Umbra. Before you come to Spello you will visit an organic winery. You will have a cooking class, a wine-tasting and lunch.
After your visit, you continue your walk to Spello, built up a spur of Monte Subasio. The splendidly intact town walls are draped around the historical centre, which has a number of monuments testifying the Roman era. Spello also has also one of Umbria’s major art attractions, the outstanding frescoes by Pinturicchio in the church of Santa Maria Maggiore.
You will stay in a **** hotel in the historical centre
Total ascent-descent: + 304m – 380m
Walking time: 3 ½ hours
Distance: 11 km / 6,8 miles

Day 4 | The aqueduct walk to Collepino (12 km / 7,4 mi)

Today a nice ring route in the surrounding of Spello. Through olive groves and woods, you will walk along the Roman aqueduct to Collepino, a small walled-in mountain village. From here, you descend into the valley and along quiet country roads, you come back to Spello The vegetation of the slopes of the Subasio is varied with olive groves, broom, Turkey oak, minor oak, hornbeam, flowering ash, maple, beech and ilex. The aqueduct-path winds its way through charming scenery composed of the crop fields of the valley, olive groves and Mediterranean woodland. You will have stunning views of Spello and the surrounding hills.
Walking time: 4 hours
Distance: about 12 km / 7,5 miles
Ascent – Descent: + 640m – 476m.

In the evening you are expected in a restaurant / wine bar for a tasting menu*:
* Selection of Bruschette with cherry tomatoes, black truffle and olive oil from Spello
Wine: Grecchetto dell’Umbria
* Scrumbled eggs with black truffle
Wine: Trebbiano Spoletino
* Tagliatelle with Cacio cheese, pepper and black truffle
Wine: Montefalco: Rosso
* selection of cheeses and salami
Wine: Sagrantino di Montefalco
* Tozzetti Biscuits
Wine: Sagrantino passito

* closed on Mondays. If Monday then it will be booked on day 3. Menu can changes slightly
according to the season.

Day 5 | End of tour after breakfast

End of this memorable tour in search of the flavours of Umbria.

Daily program of

the 7- day / 6- night tour

Day 1 | Arrival at your hotel in Assisi

Individual arrival at your hotel at 900m from Assisi. The hotel has a spa centre and swimming pool. This evening you will have a welcome dinner in the hotel included.

On request it is possible to ask for an extra food experience in Assisi Your overnight will be in the superior hotel Borgo Antichi Orti:
* A lesson to discover the wild herbs & cultivated herbs in the vegetable garden (2000m2) of the Borgo, an ex-Benedictine
monastery at the foot of the Basilica of Saint Francis. Here the Monastic Hortuli are reborn and a bio-conservative park of
officinal species among the largest in Europe is re-created. You go with the gardener in the vegetable and herb garden to collect
fresh products for your cookery course and he will explain the use of herbs.
one of our Mixtures served by the Bar Alchemists of the Spagirico Lab combined with a snack
* cooking class with the Chef of the Locanda degli Orti using vegetables and herbs from the vegetable garden
* Dinner tasting what is cooked during the course

Day 2 | Exploring Assisi (8 km - 5 mi of 14,2 km / 8,7 mi)

This exciting town walk will take you around the most important cultural monuments of Assisi, connected with the lives of the saints Francis and Clare, who were born and died in Assisi. From the hotel, your walk goes up to the Porta Cappuccini town gate (470m a.s.l.) and. from here you will walk through a tangle of little alleys and crossing cheerful medieval squares. Past the medieval castle (506m a.s.l.), the St. Francis-basilica, the temple of Minerva, the Chiesa Nuova and the St. Clare-basilica your cross the town and finally your tour of Assisi ends at the monastery of St. Damiano (310m a.s.l.).
Walking time 3 – 4 ½ hours
Distance: 8 km / 5 miles

You can make the route longer to descend along quiet country-roads to Santa Maria degli Angeli, where the second Franciscan basilica is built above the small Porziuncola-church, where Saint Francis and his brothers prayed and lived for a while. (
walking time 1 hrs 30 mins.
Distance: 6 km / 3,7 miles

Day 3 | The wines of the Assisi d.o.c. area (12 km / 7,4 mi)

Today’s route follows the slopes of Monte Subasio and takes you to Spello. It is a beautiful walk among olive groves and with great views of the Valle Umbra. Before you come to Spello you will visit an organic winery. You will have a wine-tasting lunch.
After your visit, you continue your walk to Spello, built up a spur of Monte Subasio. The splendidly intact town walls are draped around the historical centre, which has a number of monuments testifying the Roman era. Spello also has also one of Umbria’s major art attractions, the outstanding frescoes by Pinturicchio in the church of Santa Maria Maggiore.
You will stay in a **** hotel in the historical centre
Total ascent-descent: + 304m – 380m
Walking time: 3 ½ hours
Distance: 11 km / 6,8 miles

Day 4 | The aqueduct walk to Collepino (12 km / 7,4 mi)

Today a nice ring route in the surrounding of Spello. Through olive groves and woods, you will walk along the Roman aqueduct to Collepino, a small walled-in mountain village. From here, you descend into the valley and along quiet country roads, you come back to Spello The vegetation of the slopes of the Subasio is varied with olive groves, broom, Turkey oak, minor oak, hornbeam, flowering ash, maple, beech and ilex. The aqueduct-path winds its way through charming scenery composed of the crop fields of the valley, olive groves and Mediterranean woodland. You will have stunning views of Spello and the surrounding hills.
Walking time: 4 hours
Distance: about 12 km / 7,5 miles
Ascent – Descent: + 640m – 476m.

In the evening you are expected in a restaurant / wine bar for a tasting menu*:
* Selection of Bruschette with cherry tomatoes, black truffle and olive oil from Spello
Wine: Grecchetto dell’Umbria
* Scrumbled eggs with black truffle
Wine: Trebbiano Spoletino
* Tagliatelle with Cacio cheese, pepper and black truffle
Wine: Montefalco: Rosso
* selection of cheeses and salami
Wine: Sagrantino di Montefalco
* Tozzetti Biscuits
Wine: Sagrantino passito

* closed on Mondays. If Monday then it will be booked on day 3. Menu can changes slightly
according to the season.

Day 5 | Exploring Spoleto and a cookery lesson

After breakfast, you say goodbye to Spello and take the train to Spoleto. This morning you have time to visit this alluring town. There is a lot to see like the duomo to be reached by a scenic stairway. Inside are beautiful frescoes of Filippo Lippi and Pinturicchio. Other sights worth a visit are a Roman house, the San Salvatore church, the Romanesque San Ponziano church, the Rocca Albornoziana sitting on the hilltop high above the town centre, the bridge of the towers (Ponte delle Torri), the Tower dell’olio, the Roman theatre, the archaeological museum.

In the afternoon you have a cookery lesson in your **** star hotel. You will prepare an antipasto and primo. During dinner, you will taste the dishes you cooked this afternoon

Day 6 | Monteluco, the holy mountain (11 km / 6,8 mi)

From the Ponte delle Torri starts your walk of today. The name is derived from lucus ‘sacred woods’, and signifies that in ancient times the mountain was considered a holy place. In the 5th century, the hermit Isaac from Antioch lived under the Benedictine rule. Later followed the Franciscans building here a monastery. The evergreen oak wood was always very important for the town and was therefore already a protected area in Roman times and during the middle ages. The animals living here include porcupines, wild cats, badgers and squirrels.
Walking time: 4 hours
Distance: 11 km / 6,8 miles
Ascent – Descent: + 646m – 730m.

Day 7 |End of tours after breakfast

After breakfast end of this gripping and divine tour