Discovering Hidden Umbria
9th – 14th October 2020
Umbria is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, culinary delights, artistic legacy, and influence on culture. The region is characterised by hills, mountains, valleys and historical towns such as the university centre of Perugia and Assisi, a World Heritage Site associated with St Francis of Assisi.
Our trip includes a guided tour of Assisi including the famous Basilica, with its frescos by Giotto. We visit the medieval town of Gubbio for a guided tour of its historic Palazzo Dei Consoli, home of the 2nd century BC bronze Eugubine Tablets.
We also visit Bevagna, Todi, Orvieto with guided tours of Spello and Montefalco.
Our base is the 4* Hotel San Luca within the historic Medieval walls of the hill top town of Spoleto. The trip includes a guided tour of this spectacular hilltop town. Access to the old town centre where you will find many dining opportunities can be reached by foot or via the state-of-the-art automatic walkways which start just 50 yards from the hotel. They transport pedestrians up through a series of underground tunnels at a pleasant measured pace.
The cost of this tour is £1099 plus £129 single supplement and includes all travel from Sheffield and return, all travel costs whilst in Italy, 5 x nights at the Hotel San Luca on a B&B basis, 3 x dinners, 1 x lunch, guides, entrance fees, local taxes, a fulltime tour manager and all gratuities (except for the hotel, which is at your own discretion).
The application form on page 39 of Links 194: October 2019 along with a Links-size (A5) sae should be sent to: Brian Cave, 73 Highcliffe Road, Sheffield, S11 7LP, to arrive no later than Friday 18th October 2019.