Characteristic medieval towns and villages, an astounding nature and a delicious genuine cuisine are the ingredients of this walking tour. You will walk through a green, hilly Umbria, also known as the green heart of Italy. Umbria is a region with many faces, where everyday life is mixed with the traditions and spirituality of its past. It is a tour showing the real Umbria.
This tour starts in the fascinating medieval town of Spello, built on the slopes of Mount Subasio. It is a colourful town with a lively tangle of alleys and atmospheric squares. In some of its monuments you still feel its Roman past. A walk amongst olive groves will bring you to Assisi. Its mighty stature with ramparts, church towers and palace roofs is already visible from afar. The following days you will walk on footpaths and quiet country roads, through rolling and changing landscapes in which lead you through a succession of marvellous places, medieval villages and cloisters. Your walks will take you through the Monte Subasio nature park, in the lower Apennines, among olive groves and will take you to the little waterfalls of the river Altolina, to the Benedictine abbey of Sassovivo and the Franciscan hermitage, Eremo delle Carceri. You pass the capital town of olive oil, Trevi, and you will walk a stretch of the pilgrimage route ‘Way of Saint Francis’. The tour ends in Spoleto, a town full of life, with many squares, shops with local delicacies and handicrafts. Your overnight stays are mostly in authentic small family hotels and farmhouse B&B’s, where you will have a friendly and warm welcome and…will enjoy the delicious Umbrian wines and dishes.
The 8 days tour can be extended by two extra days. You will stay an extra night at your hotel in Assisi and make a nice walk through the woods of Mount Subasio. Another extra night you will have in Spoleto, where you walk on the mountain Monteluco.