Umbria - From Orvieto to Torgiano
Just southeast of Tuscany lies Umbria: Italy's natural heartland. It is a stunningly beautiful region waiting to be discovered, with a wonderful blend of vineyards, olive groves and quaint Medieval villages perched upon hillsides.
Start your journey in Orvieto, home of the beautiful Santa Maria Cathedral, and its surrounding area before cycling on to Todi, a charming and still vibrant medieval town.
Cycle on to Montefalco where you will enjoy the vineyards and delicious wine. One of your final stops is Assisi, St Francis’ town. Make sure to spend time wandering around its narrow streets and beautiful churches.
Cycling through rolling hills dotted with castles and fortresses, take time to enjoy the well-preserved medieval towns harboring splendid Renaissance art. Umbria’s rich history can be discovered at every turn!
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Day : 1, 2
The Hotel Palazzo Piccolomini is remarkable for its beautiful palace created for the pontifical family Piccolomini at the end of the 16th century, above of the preexisting medieval buildings.
Day : 3
The hotel is the result of the careful renovation of an ancient and noble palace from the 17th century. It consists of 37 bedrooms, 5 junior suites and the restaurant Le Palme. The previous church of Saint Benedetto (13th century), which adjoins the hotel is today the beautiful frame of a lecture hall.Within the walls of the hotel you can sense the history of this quiet town together with the friendliness of its inhabitants and its excellent service.Giulio and Laura Parma
Day : 4, 5
Palazzo Bontadosi is in the main square of Montefalco, in the heart of Umbria. Palazzo Bontadosi Hotel & Spa is a magical combination of elegance, creativity, art de vivre and capacity to travel through time in a new way. Each room is diverse but linked to the others by an invisible harmony. Colors, furnishings and decor distinguish every single room; the utmost care is given to the details of the original frescoes, the decorated high coffer ceilings, the precious hard wood floors and the designer bathrooms. Set inside the 15th-century town walls, the hotel offers an exclusive spa with heated swimming pool.Palazzo Bontadosi Hotel & Spa features an art gallery on the ground floor. The spa is in the medieval basement and includes a steam bath and hydrotherapy showers.
Day : 6
Al Grappolo d'oro is an old nineteenth century residence that has been recently restored in the medieval hear centre of Torgiano. The hotel has got 15 bedrooms equipped with every confort and bright lobby with fireside, a pool surrounded by a vast garden from which it is possible to see the panorama of vineyards, green hills of Perugia, Assisi and other centres of artistic, historical and cultural interest. Just a few steps from the hotel is the restaurant Siro, where it is possible to taste the typical food of Umbria's cooking.