Join us for one of 2017's special themed tours

Spring 2017 Knitting Tour

May 13-20, 2017 Explore the fiber farms of Umbria and Tuscany, visit a cashmere factory, yarn shops, and much more. 2 places still available  More info > Knitting Tour

Parliamo in Italia

Sept 2-12, 2017 Spend 10 days with a group of other adults practicing Italian. Jane Bertolino brings students from her adult ed classes to Umbria for a fun-filled adventure.  3 places still available  More info > Parliamo in Italia

Find your muse in Italy

Oct 9-16, 2017 Italian adventure & workshop featuring Fiona McIntosh, Australia’s confirmed leader in writing masterclasses. Reservations due by July 1  More info > Find your muse in Italy

LGBT Welcome: Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca extends a warm welcome to the LGBT community where you can relax in a friendly environment.

Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca: The beautifully restored palazzo is quite flexible with private apartments and B&B rooms that can be combined to sleep up to 14.

Transportation available: Airport and train pick up/drop off available; guided tour packages include all transportation (except airfair).

Q&A with the Owner/Innkeeper

What to expect at Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca

Living here/Palazzo rules

All-inclusive tours for 2 to 14 people from April to November

Let aWeekinUmbria plan the perfect adventure for you

Small groups can be as few as 2 or as many as 14 people and can be one of our themed tours or a mixture of all of them (Ultimate Umbria Tour)

• Culinary and wine tours

Exciting adventures featuring local chefs and cooks, a truffle hunt, and visits to extraordinary wineries. (Available for 4 to 8 people)
More info> aWeekinUmbriaCooks

Book Club tours

Read 3 selected books and then visit locations to discover the author’s Umbria. “Surpassed all our expectations” – guest review. (Available for 2 to 4 people)
More info> Book Club tours

• Art tours

From our Etruscan roots to the High Renaissance, Umbria offers great art experiences. Discover the work of truly spectacular artists like Giotto, Perugino, Signorelli, Pinturicchio, Gozzoli, Lippi, and Lo Spagna. Tour great museums and churches, and out of the way places. (Available for 2 to 8 people)
More info > Art of Umbria tour

• Discover the Sanctuary city of Bettona with a Best of Umbria tour

This year it’s more important than ever to know you have a place to which you can escape the madness of the United States. Let Bettona and Umbria work their magic on your soul. (Available for 2 to 8 people)
More info > The Best of Umbria tour

Discover the charming hill town of Bettona in the heart of Umbria

Accommodations in a beautifully restored 17th-century palazzo

Perfect location to explore Umbria

• Conveniently located in the center of Umbria with easy access to all of major roads

• Explore the fabled cities of Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, and Spoleto – to name but a few. Savor Umbrian cuisine and wine with a mixture of home cooked meals, visits to extraordinary local restaurants, and wine tastings. Discover intimate villages and hill towns or shop for world famous ceramics in Deruta, and you’ll enjoy breathtaking views all along the way.

Choose from a range of themed tours or customize your own. All-inclusive packages available April to November

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