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Looking for the most beautiful villages of Umbria

A walking tour of 8 or 10-days
Assisi - Spello - Foligno - Bevagna - Collemancio - Torgiano - Perugia

The medieval ‘Borghi’ of Umbria

This special journey on foot that will lead you to the discovery of more and less known towns and villages, but always very fascinating.

You will walk along quiet country roads surrounded by a beautiful landscape with hills covered with silver-green olive trees and fertile vineyards. Umbria has always been praised for its genuine beauty since Roman times, for its green nature, numerous lakes, rivers, refreshing springs, mountain streams and waterfalls. This easy walking tour, not too tiring as it develops mainly in the valley and in the lower hills surrounding the Umbrian valley, will lead you to the discovery of lively medieval villages and cities such as Assisi, Spello, Foligno, Bevagna, Collemancio, Torgiano and Perugia.

Thanks to the short daily distances, you will have enough time to visit the various villages, enjoying their cosy atmosphere.

Valle Umbra

The tour starts from Assisi, rising on a spur of Mount Subasio, whose highest point, where the Rocca Maggiore is situated, is 505 m a.s.l. This beautiful city, a pilgrimage town with narrow alleys, welcoming squares, numerous Roman remains and impressive medieval monuments will leave beautiful and unforgettable memories in your mind. On the second day of your walking tour, you will reach the medieval town of Spello, following an easy path between olive groves and vineyards. The following day, walking along the fascinating path of the Roman Aqueduct you reach first the small village of Collepino and then descending through a lush countryside you come to the centre of Foligno with its magnificent cathedral and Palazzo Trinci. The second part of the tour will lead you to other ‘Borghi’ of Umbria: medieval Bevagna, the small town of Collemancio, the wine-town of Torgiano and Perugia, capital city of the region, your last destination. You will have time to visit its Renaissance palaces, museums and imposing churches and to explore its streets and alleys, perfect for shopping.

The 8-day tour can be extended with two nights: one extra night in Assisi and one extra night in Bevagna. In Assisi, you can make a cultural walk along its medieval monuments. You will get a description of an itinerary passing all the most important sights of Assisi. From Bevagna, a loop tour will lead you to Montefalco, a city known for its wonderful wines and its welcoming historic centre.

Discovering the beautiful villages of Umbria

DIFFICULTY: 2

Moderate with some demanding walks uphill. You walk on a hilly landscape with just some up and downhill walking. There is still time to visit the medieval cities along the route. Walking time is between 4 and 6 hours a day; daily distances between 12 and 18 km with an average of 3-4 km/hour. Some walking experience is needed.

Total km/miles on foot:

8 day Tour: minimum 83,5 km / 51,9 mi and maximum 90 km /56 mi.

10 day Tour: minimum 108 km / 67,1 mi and maximum 119 km / 74 mi.

 Difficulty level 2  


DEPARTURES:
 Daily al year round (in winter on request)


PARTICIPANTS:
1 or more people 


START/FINISH: Assisi / Perugia


Code: W 006 UMB

Prices

From  € 575,00 p.p.

Daily program of

the 8-day / 7-night tour

Day 1 | Arrival at your hotel in Assisi

Individual arrival at your hotel in Assisi.
Your walking tour begins in Assisi. If you arrive early, you can already visit this charming beautiful city. There is really a lot to see: many monuments have been built in honor of Saint Francis and Saint Clare, who were born and lived here. The most famous example is the Basilica of Saint Francis with its wonderful frescoes by Giotto, Simone Martini, Cimabue, and Pietro Lorenzetti. In the late afternoon, you have a briefing about the route and delivery of the information material.
Overnight with breakfast in hotel *** stars.

Day 2 | Assisi – Spello (10,8 km / 6,6 mi or 17, 4 km / 10,8 mi )

You leave your hotel and walk along the slopes of Mount Subasio up to Spello, following a beautiful and easy path between olive groves and vineyards.
Then you will visit this charming little town, pleasantly situated on the southern slopes of Mount Subasio. In urban, architectural and artistic terms, Spello is an extremely interesting city, with numerous remains dating back to the Roman and medieval periods. Spello is also called the city of flowers, due to its numerous alleys decorated with plants and flowers. The city is very famous for its Infiorata (Flower festival) taking place every year on the occasion of the religious Feast of the Corpus Domini.
Overnight in Hotel **** stars in the historic centre of Spello.
Total difference in level: + 304m – 380m
Walking time: 3 hours
Distance: 10,8 km / 6,6 mi

You will get also an itinerary of a more difficult route that passes the Eremo (Franciscan hermitage) delle Carceri at 830m . It is a walking trails through the nature park of Mount Subasio and along quiet white roads amongst olive groves to reach Spello.
Total difference in level: + 900m -980m
Walking time: 6 hours
Distance: 17, 4 km / 10,8 mi

Day 3 | Spello – Collepino - Foligno (16,5 km /10,3 mi)

This morning you leave Spello and walking along a beautiful path that follows an ancient Roman aqueduct, you arrive in Collepino, a lovely village situated on a hilltop above Spello. Then walking downhill among olive groves, you continue towards Foligno, situated in the valley. You cross the main square with its beautiful cathedral, which still has a Romanesque façade. Interesting is also Palazzo Trinci which houses two museums. You can take a stroll along the lively shopping streets, dine in one of the typical local restaurants and visit interesting museums and baroque palaces. Overnight in *** hotel.
Total difference in level: + 595m -692m
Walking time: 4,5 hours
Distance: 16,5 km /10,3 mi

Day 4 | Foligno-Bevagna (12 km / 7,5 mi)

Today a completely flat route awaits you. For a while, the trail follows the Topino river and then quiet country roads. You cross the valley to reach Bevagna, the ancient Roman city of Mevania. This town has a beautiful medieval square with a fountain and two Romanesque churches. The square is a true meeting place for the friendly inhabitants of the city. The city also boasts important remains from the Roman time, like mosaics of a Roman bath. Overnight in Bevagna in *** hotel.
Total difference in level: + 60 m -70m
Walking time: 3 hours
Distance: 12 km / 7,5 mi

Day 5 | Bevagna – Collemancio (15 km/ 9,3 mi)

Bevagna – Collemancio (15 km/ 9,3 mi)
Today you continue your journey towards the small village of Collemancio, first on the plain and then up into the hills surrounding the Valle Umbra.
The village stands on a little hill near Cannara dominating the Umbrian valley.
Collemancio has Roman origins: this is witnessed by the archaeological site of Urvinum Hortense, whose ancient Roman Municipium was located in an enchanting position, with a magnificent view over the valley. Inside the castle of Collemancio, with its robust formwork and the main gateway to the village, it is worth visiting the church of Santo Stefano and the Palazzo del Podestà. Overnight in a good hotel ** stars in Collemancio.
Total difference in level: + 530 m -225m
Walking time: 4,5 hours
Distance: 15 km / 9,3 mi

Day 6 | Collemancio – Torgiano (15 km/ 9,3 mi)

Collemancio – Torgiano (15 km/ 9,3 mi)
A nice walk through the hills of the valley, along quiet country roads, will bring you to the wine-town of Torgiano, famous for its excellent red and white wines. There is an interesting wine and olive oil museum to visit and, right next to it, is an osteria owned by Family Lungarotti, where you can have a wine-tasting. Overnight in the historic centre of Torgiano in a *** star hotel.
Total difference in level: + 395 m -690m
Walking time: 4,5 hours
Distance: 15 km / 9,3 mi

Day 7 | Torgiano – Perugia (14 km / 8,7 mi)

Today, an easy route which will lead you to the nearby city of Perugia, the capital city of Umbria. To reach the old town centre, you have to climb some, because also Perugia is a hilltop town. The historic centre has narrow streets and characteristic squares.
Renaissance palaces, medieval churches, museums and numerous galleries will leave an unforgettable memory. Perugia is a lively university city and even in the evening boasts of a lively atmosphere.
Overnight in the historic centre of Perugia in a **** hotel
Differences in level: + 295 m –79m
Walking time: 3,5 hours
Distance: 14 km / 8,7 mi

Day 8 | End of tour after breakfast

This beautiful walking tour through the most beautiful villages of Umbria ends after breakfast

Rosone Meravigliosa Umbria Divider
Daily program of

the 10-day / 9-night tour

Day 1 | Arrival at your hotel in Assisi

Individual arrival at your hotel in Assisi.
Your walking tour begins in Assisi. If you arrive early, you can already visit this charming beautiful city. There is really a lot to see: many monuments have been built in honor of Saint Francis and Saint Clare, who were born and lived here. The most famous example is the Basilica of Saint Francis with its wonderful frescoes by Giotto, Simone Martini, Cimabue, and Pietro Lorenzetti. In the late afternoon, you have a briefing about the route and delivery of the information material.
Overnight with breakfast in hotel *** stars.

Day 2 | Cultural walk of Assisi (ca. 10 km / 6,2 mi or 14 km / 8,7)

Today you make a cultural tour through the historic centre of Assisi.
It is a tour to discover the monuments of Assisi, which are mostly linked to the lives of the Saints Francis and Clare, whom born and lived here. You pass the wonderful Basilica di San Francesco with its magnificent frescoes by Giotto, Simone Martini, Cimabue and Pietro Lorenzetti and the Basilica di Santa Chiara. Arrived at the interesting Sanctuary of San Damiano you can decide to continue your walk and descend to S. Maria degli Angeli Here you can visit the imposing Basilica with the little Porziuncola inside. Then you go back to the historic centre of Assisi by bus.
Walking time: 3 – 4 ½ hours

Day 3 | Assisi – Spello (10,8 km / 6,6 mi or 17, 4 km / 10,8 mi )

You leave your hotel and walk along the slopes of Mount Subasio up to Spello, following a beautiful and easy path between olive groves and vineyards.
Then you will visit this charming little town, pleasantly situated on the southern slopes of Mount Subasio. In urban, architectural and artistic terms, Spello is an extremely interesting city, with numerous remains dating back to the Roman and medieval periods. Spello is also called the city of flowers, due to its numerous alleys decorated with plants and flowers. The city is very famous for its Infiorata (Flower festival) taking place every year on the occasion of the religious Feast of the Corpus Domini.
Overnight in Hotel **** stars in the historic centre of Spello.
Total difference in level: + 304m – 380m
Walking time: 3 hours
Distance: 10,8 km / 6,6 mi

You will get also an itinerary of a more difficult route that passes the Eremo (Franciscan hermitage) delle Carceri at 830m . It is a walking trails through the nature park of Mount Subasio and along quiet white roads amongst olive groves to reach Spello.
Total difference in level: + 900m -980m
Walking time: 6 hours
Distance: 17, 4 km / 10,8 mi

Day 4 | Spello – Collepino - Foligno (16,5 km /10,3 mi)

This morning you leave Spello and walking along a beautiful path that follows an ancient Roman aqueduct, you arrive in Collepino, a lovely village situated on a hilltop above Spello. Then walking downhill among olive groves, you continue towards Foligno, situated in the valley. You cross the main square with its beautiful cathedral, which still has a Romanesque façade. Interesting is also Palazzo Trinci which houses two museums. You can take a stroll along the lively shopping streets, dine in one of the typical local restaurants and visit interesting museums and baroque palaces. Overnight in *** hotel.
Total difference in level: + 595m -692m
Walking time: 4,5 hours
Distance: 16,5 km /10,3 mi

Day 5 | Foligno-Bevagna (12 km / 7,5 mi)

Today a completely flat route awaits you. For a while, the trail follows the Topino river and then quiet country roads. You cross the valley to reach Bevagna, the ancient Roman city of Mevania. This town has a beautiful medieval square with a fountain and two Romanesque churches. The square is a true meeting place for the friendly inhabitants of the city. The city also boasts important remains from the Roman time, like mosaics of a Roman bath. Overnight in Bevagna in *** hotel.
Total difference in level: + 60 m -70m
Walking time: 3 hours
Distance: 12 km / 7,5 mi

Day 6 | Loop tour to Montefalco (16,5 km / 10,3 mi)

Today an exciting loop walk to visit the graceful Montefalco. The hills surrounding Montefalco are famous for the production of excellent wines: Sagrantino and Rosso di Montefalco d.o.c.g. It is a wonderful walk in an open landscape with olive groves and vineyards. Montefalco is also called “Balcony of Umbria”, for its beautiful view of the Umbrian Valley. The ex-church of San Francesco, today a nice museum, is certainly worth a visit. Artists like Benozzo Gozzoli and Perugino decorated the church with magnificent frescoes.
Total difference in level: + 360 m -360m
Walking time: 4,5 hours
Distance: 16,5 km / 10,3 mi

Day 7 | Bevagna – Collemancio (15 km/ 9,3 mi)

Today you continue your journey towards the small village of Collemancio, first on the plain and then up into the hills surrounding the Valle Umbra.
The village stands on a little hill near Cannara dominating the Umbrian valley.
Collemancio has Roman origins: this is witnessed by the archaeological site of Urvinum Hortense, whose ancient Roman Municipium was located in an enchanting position, with a magnificent view over the valley. Inside the castle of Collemancio, with its robust formwork and the main gateway to the village, it is worth visiting the church of Santo Stefano and the Palazzo del Podestà. Overnight in a good hotel ** stars in Collemancio.
Total difference in level: + 530 m -225m
Walking time: 4,5 hours
Distance: 15 km / 9,3 mi

Day 8 | Collemancio – Torgiano (15 km/ 9,3 mi)

Collemancio – Torgiano (15 km/ 9,3 mi)
A nice walk through the hills of the valley, along quiet country roads, will bring you to the wine-town of Torgiano, famous for its excellent red and white wines. There is an interesting wine and olive oil museum to visit and, right next to it, is an osteria owned by Family Lungarotti, where you can have a wine-tasting. Overnight in the historic centre of Torgiano in a *** star hotel.
Total difference in level: + 395 m -690m
Walking time: 4,5 hours
Distance: 15 km / 9,3 mi

Day 9 | Torgiano – Perugia (14 km / 8,7 mi)

Today, an easy route that will lead you to the nearby city of Perugia, the capital city of Umbria. To reach the old town centre, you have to climb some, because also Perugia is a hilltop town. The historic centre has narrow streets and characteristic squares.
Renaissance palaces, medieval churches, museums, and numerous galleries will leave an unforgettable memory. Perugia is a lively university city and even in the evening boasts of a lively atmosphere.
Overnight in the historic centre of Perugia in a **** hotel
Differences in level: + 295 m –79m
Walking time: 3,5 hours
Distance: 14 km / 8,7 mi

Day 10 | End of tour after breakfast

This fascinating walking tour through the most lovely ‘Borghi’ of Umbria ends after breakfast

Rosone Meravigliosa Umbria Divider