Discover Umbria with us! Vacation rentals & private tours

IN THE NEWS

All guests will need to be fully up-to-date with their Covid vaccines to particpate in any tour

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aWeekinUmbria enters 2022 full of hope that our tours can 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.
Required rapid tests 24 hours after arrival and 24 hours before departure will be arranged – 15euro each.

private apartments in an historic palazzo

The beautifully restored Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca, in the historic center of Bettona, 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 info@aweekinumbria.com if you have any questions or what more information about staying here.

join us for a special themed tour in 2021

SPRING 2022 UPDATE: Join us for one of our extraordinary tour packages. Tour of four to 8 people are being offered.
Vaccinated guests only and we will be wearing masks in the car and wherever specified by Italian law.
We going to start again! Please write and ask for updates: info@aweekinumbria.com

Knitting week with André de Castro
April 28–May 6, 2022

Please join knitwear Designer and Instructor André de Castro has he returns to Umbria for an exciting tour featuring two of Europe’s most iconic lace traditions – Estonian and Shetland, laces. Five 4-hour workshops and lots of knitting time with Andre.
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Book Club tour
Sept 2–10, 2022

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, 8-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
June 3–11, 2022

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.
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Culinary Tour/Olive Harvest
Oct 21
–29, 2022

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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Events

Festa della Cipolla

3-15 September 2020 Cannara hosts one of the largest food events in all of Europe. The Festa della Cipolla or onion festival in the past …

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Bevagna Gaite

Cancelled in 2020 Bevagna’s Gaite (pronounced guy-tay) is a wonderful 10 day celebration of the town’s medieval past. Held every June, the town transforms itself …

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Eurochocolate October 16-25, 2020

Join thousands of chocolate lovers as they descend on Perugia for this annual extravaganza.

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Bettona Crossing – September 26, 2020

Join us for our 4th and even better event. GO BETTONA!!!

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Festival of San Crispolto – May 11th

May 11 Festa di San Crispolto Patron Saint celebration with Fireworks Bettona’s biggest annual celebration honors the town’s Patron Saint, San Crispolto. A concert, special …

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Cantine Aperte — May 30 & 31, 2020

The last Sunday of May is always Cantina Aperta in Umbria. Hundreds of wineries are open for tours and wine tastings. Visit just one or as many as you can handle.

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Umbria Jazz Festival – July 10-19, 2020

Join us for the fabulous Umbria Jazz Festival, one of the most important jazz festivals in the world. Come and join in the celebration!!!!

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Perugia 1416 – Sept 4, 5, 6 2020

September 4, 5, 6, 2020 The 2020 edition of Perugia 1416 Join us for a Perugia 1416, a festival filled with events, costumes, parades, music, …

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Perugia Pride 2020

Perugia Pride 2020 Cancelled this year Perugia’s gay community literally comes out in all its diversity to celebrate Perugia Pride like only we can. 2018 …

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