Discover the Art of Umbria tours
Let us craft a special private tour for you. Write info@aWeekinUmbria.com
Flourish as the Renaissance did in Tuscany, Umbria, it’s less known neighbor, is also home to extraordinary works by the likes of Giotto, Fra Angelico, Perugino, Signorelli, Gozzoli, and Lo Spagna, to name but a few. It also holds great works of architecture in our magnificent churches and public buildings – think of the great roccas of Assisi and Spoleto, and the duomo of Orvieto, the Basilica of San Francesco, and Perugia’s Palazzo dei Priori. From the National Painting Gallery in Perugia to hidden treasures found in unexpected hill towns, great art is right at home within Umbria.
With our many Etruscan hill towns, Roman settlements, and Medieval centers, the history of Umbria unfolds for the willing to take the path less trodden.
In addition to one of the largest collections of Etruscan funerary art, Umbria boasts Roman mosaics, temples, and many a gateway along the Flaminia Way, one of the great Roman roads of the second century BC. The story of the Great Duchy of Spoleto and the conquests of Popes unfolds on the walls of our great and small churches and palazzos. And don’t get me started on the great frescoes of the Renaissance that can be found here. From Giotto’s largest fresco cycle, to Fillipo Lippi’s Life of the Virgin, to Pinturicchio’s Baglione Chapel, to Luca Signorelli’s frescoes in Orvieto that influenced Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Umbria has been home to pivotal masterpieces.
Package includes: accommodations for 7 nights in an historic palazzo (see below), daily tours and outings, all meals, admission fees, airport pick up/drop-off, and local transportation.
7-day all inclusive package:
$2500 double occupancy;
$2850 per person, single occupancy;
Rooms are in a private or shared apartment or B&B room. (Group configuration determines room availability.)
Airfare is not included in package price
For help planning your trip — airline tickets and travel insurance — contact Bill Travers at 212-869-6431 or firstname.lastname@example.org
While a minimum of 4 people are suggested for aWeekinUmbriaTours, Art Tours are available without a surcharge if there are only two people. Note that there are several times on the tour when you will explore museums at your own pace. Other times we will be going to smaller museums and churches or convents to see one or two spectacular things.