aWeekinUmbria declares Bettona an official Sanctuary City

This year it’s more important than ever to join us in the sanctuary city of Bettona. All are welcome to explore our beautiful town. Our (recently restored) town gate will remain open 24 hours a day. No lines, no showing identity cards or passports. Our many churches and chapels even welcome women. (No need to pin a tissue to your head either.) Bars will happily serve anyone at our counters. (You will also not be persecuted for ordering a cappuccino in the afternoon, so order away.) Restaurants happily welcome non Italian speaking people.

Offering the freedom to eat what you like

As long as it’s Italian, that is. But then that’s why you’re coming in the first place, isn’t it? Extraordinary food can be found just about everywhere you turn. No, I mean it. Join us for wonderful town festivals, outdoor markets, great local restaurants, and some of the best wine in Italy.

And the food back at the palazzo ain’t bad either. Join us for a culinary tour, a cooking lesson, or just for dinner. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

At Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca, beautiful accommodations abound

Once you arrive in Bettona you will be treated as our honored guest. Stay in a beautifully restored 17th-century palazzo where you’ll find comfortable beds, soft towels, and a welcoming host to help make your visit to Umbria memorable. One and two bedroom apartments and B&B rooms available. Go to accommodations for more info.

This year, join us for an all-inclusive tour

• Knitting Tour: May 13-20, 2017

Explore the cashmere and wool farms of Umbria and much more. 2 places still available >Knitting Tour

Umbrian Wine and Culinary Adventure: July 1-8, 2017

Come learn with local chefs the secrets to the flavor of Umbria. Busy that weeek? Let us customize a tour anytime you want. Minimum 4 people. More info> aWeekinUmbriaCooks

Book Club tours

Available anytime you want. Joins us for a fabulous adventure. Read 3 books and come prepared for the authors’ world come alive as you discover the actual settings and real flavors of Umbria. (Available for 2 to 4 people too)
More info> Book Club tours

EVENTS 2017