Discover Umbria with us! Vacation rentals & private tours
The tourist industry has been hard hit by the international Covid-19 crisis but Umbria is coming back in a big way. Throughout the pandemic, Umbria has consistently been one of Italy’s safest regions. We have done a very good job with social distancing and it shows. Please know that aWeekinUmbria.com 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, 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
Welcome LGBTQ Friends
Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca extends a warm welcome to the LGBT community where you can relax in a gay friendly environment.
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join us for a special themed tour in 2021
SPRING 2021 UPDATE: Currently our special themed tours, which included local transportation, guided day tours, and all meals are suspended. However, it is possible to plan an extraordinary vacation by being creative and adhering to social distancing guidelines HOPEFULLY STARTING IN SEPTEMBER.
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Hoping for September 2021:
Knitting week with André de Castro:
STAY TUNED AS ITALY OPENS UP: Knitwear Designer and Instructor André de Castro returns to Umbria for an exciting tour featuring three of Europe’s most iconic lace traditions – Estonian, Shetland, and Orenburg laces. Five 3-hour workshops and lots of knitting time with Andre.
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ALL FINGERS CROSSED for Sept 6-13, 2021
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.
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Cooking tours are my special what we do best
It seems that Umbria has been discovered recently and there is lots of talk about culinary adventures here. 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.
Private customized tours are available anytime mid-April–mid-Nov. Minimum 4 people.
AND I’M HOPING October 19-27, 2021: Culinary tour including Olive Harvest
The extraordinary Maria Luisa Scolastra treats us to 3 lessons in her kitchen 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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