2019 Themed Tour packages

Join us for one of our special themed tours or come and stay whenever you want and I’ll plan an extraordinary vacation just for you.

2019 Themed tours scheduled:

Knitting Tour with André de Castro: May 16-23, 2019

Join Knitwear Designer and Instructor André de Castro on an exciting week-long fiber adventure. The week will include 5 Stranded Colorwork workshopsWe will visit cashmere and alpaca farms, a jacquard weaving studio, and commercial processing, knitting, and weaving factories, and much more.   More info

 June 29-July 6, Master Chef Culinary tour

Come learn with Maria Luisa Scolastra of Villa Roncalli and other local chefs the secrets flavor of Umbrian cooking; visit an organic farm; cheese making demonstration; truffle hunt.  $2750/$3000 per person. (Private customized tours are available anytime mid-April–mid-Nov. Minimum 4 people.)  More info>

 September 21-28, Book Club tour

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.  More info>

 October 19-26, Olive Harvest

Hands-on and demonstration lessons with the extraordinary Maria Luisa Scolastra in her kitchen at Villa Roncalli. In addition to taking part in the whole process from collecting olives to pressing into our incredible oil, you’ll enjoy hands on lessons with Maria Luisa Scolastra of Villa Roncalli. So much fun all around.  More info>

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).

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

Cooking Lessons in Blauvelt January 2019

Maria Luisa Scolastra (of Villa Roncalli in Foligno) is coming back to teach here in Blauvelt. Last year 26 people came for a weekend of fabulous lessons. For more info on tours featuring Maria Luisa write  info@aweekinumbria.com or check out our upcoming culinary tours.

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 (Best of Umbria Tour)

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>

Discover Saint Francis

Join us for a spectacular tour to the home towns of Saint Francis and Saint Clair, Saint Bonaventura, as well as wonderful abbeys, sacred woods, and other holy places that speak to the spirituality of Umbria. Find out more.  More info >

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 >

• 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 >

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.

Q&A with the Owner/Innkeeper

What to expect at Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca

Living here/Palazzo rules

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


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