Discover Umbria with us! Vacation rentals & private tours


There are no longer any COVID restrictions on travel within Italy. We ask that you be vigilant and, if you’re not feeling 100%, please wear a mask around others

aWeekinUmbria enters the 2024 season prepared for our tours to safely begin again. We are eager to share all that Umbria has to offer — beautiful hill towns, great art, splendid churches, spectacular countrysides, and extraordinary wine and cuisine. We will do everything possible to help you have a wonderful and safe visit.

private apartments in an historic palazzo

The beautifully restored Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca awaits you.

Discover the beautifully restored Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca in the historic center of the walled town of Bettona. Conveniently located — between Perugia and Assisi— in the center of Umbria with easy access to all of major roads, the perfect place from which to discover all that Umbria has to offer.

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 three private apartments with full kitchens:

ASSISI – 2-Bedroom Apartment: sleeps 4 people and features views over the valley toward Assisi; full kitchen, full bath with tub & shower, and private balcony with table and chairs

CRISPOLTO – 2-Bedroom Apartment:  sleeps up to 5 people (with a twin size daybed – perfect for young adult or child), full kitchen, full bath with shower;

GUFO – 1-Bedroom Apartment:  sleeps 2 with a spiral staircase to the sleeping loft; full kitchen, full bath with shower

(Additional B&B (Giallo and Azzuro) rooms on the main floor, each furnished with beautiful antiques and a private bathroom, will be available again in the near future.

Join us for a spectacular week-long UmbriaOutdoorAdventureTour. In addition to the great accommodations, food, wine, and wonderful cultural and art sites you will visit, enjoy 3 full or half day Active Adventures. Running, biking, hiking, horseback riding, Vespa riding, tennis, golf, you name it. Check us out: 

Welcome LGBTQ Friends

Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca extends a warm welcome to the LGBT community where you can relax in a gay friendly environment.
Drop me a line at [email protected] if you have any questions or what more information about staying here.

join us for a special themed tour in 2024

SPRING 2024 UPDATE: Join us for one of our extraordinary tour packages. Tours of 4 to 8 people are being offered.
 Please write and ask for updates on an existing tour or for planning one with your own interests at heart: [email protected]

Brioche Workshop and tour with André de Castro
Oct 21-28, 2024
Two places still available

Please join knitwear Designer and Instructor André de Castro has he returns to Umbria for an exciting tour featuring 2-Color brioche. Enjoy five 3-hour workshops and lots of knitting time with Andre.
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Special personalized knitting tours — your choice of subject and dates —are also available.  Write [email protected]

Book Club tour
Nov 13–21, 2024

Participants will receive the 3 chosen books to read prior to your arrival in Italy. The second part of the book club will take place in Italy — yes Italy— where I will lead you on a, 7-day tour to discover the places, experiences, and flavors you will have read about.
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Cooking tours are what we do best!

Umbria has been discovered recently, or so tourism publications will have you believe, and for (surprise, surprise) our extraordinary food and wine.  aWeekinUmbria specializes in culinary adventures. I have been organizing culinary tours of Umbria for 12 years and guests are blown away by some of the lessons. I customize tours for each group with a mix of lessons in restaurants and at home. Come learn with local chefs the secrets flavor of Umbrian cooking; visit an organic farm; cheese making demonstration; truffle hunt, and more.
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Private customized tours are available anytime mid-April–mid-Nov. Minimum 4 people.

Spring Culinary Adventure
May 24–31, 2024

The extraordinary Maria Luisa Scolastra treats us to 3 lessons in her kitchen at Villa Roncalli. In addition, lessons closer to home including friends willing to impart their special recipes. AND you’ll get to enjoy Umbria’s Cantine Aperte – wine festival!
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Culinary Tour/Olive Harvest
Nov 4-12, 2024

Maria Luisa Scolastra again will lead us with 3 lessons at Villa Roncalli. In addition, you’ll discover the process of making olive oil — from collecting to pressing. So much fun all around.
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Festival of San Crispolto

MAY 11, 2024
Celebrating Bettona's patron saint. Highlight is a procession around the town walls and a fireworks just outside the walls. (Fabulous view ...
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Cantine Aperte

MAY 25 & 26, 2024
The last Sunday of May is always Cantina Aperta in Umbria. Loads of wineries are open for tours and wine ...
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Bevagna Gaite

JUNE 27 – JULY 1, 2024
The town of Bevagna transforms it's self into a Medieval borgo with events, performances, stalls of food and ...
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Spello’s Infiorata

JUNE 1 & 2, 2024
The feast of Corpus Domini (the Body of Christ) is one of the most spectacular events in Umbria. Spello's streets ...
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Perugia 1416

JUNE 13 – 16, 2024
Street performers, costumed lords and ladies, and a spectacular parade return Perugia to its medieval heyday.
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Perugia Pride

JUNE 2024 date TBD
Our PRIDE is showing. Join in the celebration with a wonderful parade through the streets of Perugia.
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Umbria Jazz Festival

JULY 12 – 21, 2024
Join us for the fabulous Umbria Jazz Festival, one of the most important jazz festivals in the world. Come and ...
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Sagra dell’Oca

JULY 26 – AUGUST 4, 2024
Bettona is justifiably renown for some of the best goose dishes offered. 10 nights of great food and ...
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Bettona Crossing

Sat, SEPTEMBER 21, 2024
Join us for our 7th and even better event. GO BETTONA!!!
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OCTOBER 2024 date TBD
A must for chocolate lovers. Perugia's streets are filled with artisanal chocolates to suit everyone's taste.
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Festa della Cipolla

SEPTEMBER 2024 date not announced yet
A fabulous festival celebrating the famous onions of Cannara.
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