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Umbria, Tuscany & Le Marche Educational Trip for Travel Professionals October 1-8, 2019 Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-01204
  • Type : Private
  • Duration : 8 days
  • Departs from : Rome City Centre
  • Meeting Place : Ludovisi Palace Hotel in Rome

Description

Every 6 months, the Italy Vacation Specialists hold regional educational trips for travel professionals and travel writers in the hopes of educating those that work in the tourism profession about some of Italy`s best kept secrets. 

This year, we are holding the Umbria Italy's Green Heart, Cortona (Tuscany) and Le Marche Italy`s Adriatic coast, where vineyards and olive groves roll right down into sea.  

Umbria, Cortona (Tuscany) and Le Marche are spectacular in terms of geography, culture, history and the culinary delights which are produced in each region which include wine, olive oil, tartufo (truffle), wild bore, porcini mushrooms and many, many others.  

These regions in Italy are some of the most fertile and beautiful in the entire country and still remain relatively unknown by the millions of tourists who come to Italy each year.

There is so very much to discover in these territories and along with our local guides and regional hosts, we will be delighted to welcome you on this incredible journey. 

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Meet in Rome at the Ludovisi Palace Hotel at 9 AM for Orvieto, lunch at Palazzone - Civitella del Lago & Lake Corbara - Check in to Famiglia Buccelletti Estate in Castiglion Fiorentino - Tuscany

Where we visit : Orvieto, Civitella del Lago
Meeting Location : Ludovisi Palace Hotel in Rome

This morning we meet with you in Rome City Centre at the Ludovisi Palace Hotel by 9 AM and have a breakfast pleasantly served on the house. We will leave from the hotel approximately at 10 AM to drive north through Umbria reaching Ovieto known for some of the finest white wines and one of the greatest cathedrals in the area.  As we arrive in Orvieto approximately at 12 PM, our official licensed guide will give you an accurate explanation of the most famous and outstanding costruction "The Dome of Orvieto" - The Cathedral. 

Lunch will consist of local products well paired with the local wines in a gorgeous setting at the "Palazzone" which is right outside the town of Orvieto.

Following lunch
we will make a stop in Civitella del lago a delightful hill-zone overlooking the valley and the lake Corbara situated in the centre of an expansive and beautiful valley dotted by vineyards and olive grove. After this beautiful panorama view seen in the middle of the nature we will be ready to head to the Buccelletti Estate which is a wonderful property we work with. You will be there to check in and have an orientation meeting followed by a special medieval welcome dinner.

Overnight at Famiglia Buccelletti Estate.

Please copy the links below and paste on web to check the proprierties out :
www.palazzone.com/en/contacts/

www.famigliabuccelletti.it/?lang=en

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine Tasting
 

Day 2 - Breakfast at 8 AM followed by deep meditation, site inspection & Cooking class at the Famiglia Buccelletti Estate

Where we visit : Castiglion Fiorentino
Where we visit : Castiglion Fiorentino
 
Today you'll experience and enjoy the many activities offered by this fantastic property.  Begin with a deep meditation, followed by a tour of the property, and finally a culinary experience.

At 9:00 AM, join Lidia in the garden for peaceful bioenergy exercises.   Then Renee, the son's American wife, will lead you on a site inspection of this magnificent estate.

For the cooking class, the group will split into 2 sections to provide you y. After alternating the pasta (ravioli) cooking class with the important site inspection to learn all about the Buccelletti Estate you will go for a light lunch using those fresh vegetables for toppings grown in their own garden and eating the ravioli Pasta with the red sause all together. During your lunch Giò Patti the Italian singer will entertain you with some of his original music and international covers. In the evening around 6 PM we will take you seeing the historical town of Castiglion Fiorentino with our official local guide to learn and promote this beautiful area of Tuscany. This evening you would like to give you sometime for you to spend in town and have a dinner on your own so we will arrange you the transfer back to the Estate with 1 pick up for everybody at 9:30 PM approximately.
 
Overnight at Famiglia Buccelletti Estate.

Please copy the link and paste it on web to check the artist out :
@giopatticantautoremoderno
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Cooking Class
 

Day 3 - Full day tour of Assisi & Gubbio : Departure at 9 AM

Where we visit : Assisi, Gubbio

This morning breakfast it is served at 8 AM in order to leave at 9 AM for Assisi which is the home town of Saint Francis who's berried here and protects this unique City with his heart and soul. Today you will visit the Saint Francis and Saint Mary of the Angels Churches to admire the enormous religious treasure well preserved and protected here by the local people.
Then after seen the marvellous area of Assisi we will move into Gubbio which is another extraordinary and interesting City to visit and discover.
Here you will have a chance to eat some local food on your own and learn about the town with our official guide.

Afterwords we will head back to the Buccelletti Estate for a little bit of rest and then grape stomping party time at the Locanda del Molino with dinner.

Overnight at Famiglia Buccelletti Estate.

Please copy the link below and paste it on web to check the proprierty out :
www.locandadelmolino.com

 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 4 - Food & Wine Day tour - Departure at 9 AM for Il Falconiere Resort - Fattoria Pianporcino & Castello di Velona

Where we visit : Cortona, Pienza

This morning breakfast is served at 8 AM in order to leave at 9 AM for Cortona City center, which was made famous by the film Under the Tuscan Sun. Here you will be taken through an intensive 1 hour tour with our official guide to learn about the history & the population who had lived here and then go to the Estate "Il Falconiere" to enjoy a wine tasting with some appertizers and appreciate their true Tuscan hospitality as much as the wonderful property. 

After the Relais Il Falconiere we will move in to the Pianporcino farm house which is located near Pienza where you will have a chance to taste some of their local and delicious cheese and other products and taste some popular Brunello in Montalcino where the wine comes from. In the afternoon we will visit the Velona Castle which is one of the property we work with and we will let you have a site inspection to realize how much potentially this structure is. Once you are back at the Buccelletti Estate in the late afternoon we suggest you a light dinner to cloncude the day in the most possible best way you would have expected. This light dinner needs to be reserved 1 day in advance and that will be paid separately on your own.

Overnight at Famiglia Buccelletti Estate.

Please copy the links below and paste it on web to check the properties out :
www.ilfalconiere.it

www.fattoriapianporcino.it/index.aspx?Lingua=GB
www.castellodivelona.it/en/

 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Wine Tasting
 

Day 5 - Departing at 9 AM for Spello & Norcia to finally get a familiarization with the Region of Le Marche

Where we visit : Spello, Norcia

This morning after breakfast served at 8:30 AM we depart from the Buccelletti Estate and head toward the Adriatic Coast through the Apennine Mountains. On the way to the region of Le Marche we will make a stop in the beautiful town of Spello known as the city of flowers which has an incredible history, not to mention some of the finest olive-oil in the region. Here in Spello you can eat lunch at one of our recommended best restaurant (Lunch not included)  and then move going to see Norcia , an incredible and amazing area known for its delicious meats and cheese; the valley nearby it is home to hundreds of wild horses who graze in the valley.  It is truly a spectacular site to behold. Passing through the Sibillini Mountains, we will check in to hotel Villa Pigna wherein you will be staying for 3 nights.

Overnight at hotel in Ascoli Piceno.

Please copy the links below and paste it on web to check the properties out :
www.hotelvillapigna.it/en/
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 6 - Departing at 9:30 AM for an half day City tour of Urbino and shopping at the outlet mall in Civitanova Marche

Where we visit : Urbino, Civitanova Marche

Today is a day dedicated to experience the beauty of Le Marche region from the very north to the south and get to know some of the amazing towns to offer an experience of learning the history of those ancient towns as well as the famous clothing stores of the Italian fashion designers.

We will leave from the hotel in Ascoli Piceno at 9.30 AM to go to Urbino which is a marvellous City located at the very northern side of Le Marche region.
From here you will spend the morning with an official local guide to learn about the deep knowladge of the area.

During the tour you will have a chance to eat some food on your own and then on the way back to the hotel do some shopping at the well-known outlet mall located in the City of Civitanova Marche which the name derives from the region. Return to Ascoli Piceno for some rest to take it absolutely.

Overnight at hotel in Ascoli Piceno.

Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 7 - Ascoli Piceno tour beginning at 9 AM with lunch at the waterfalls seeing Grottammare & Farewell dinner in Offida

Where we visit : Roccafluvione, Grottammare, Offida

This morning after eating the delicious local pastries "gnammy", you will begin 2 hour tour with our official local guide in Ascoli Piceno to be stunned by the history and the population which is unexpectedly much older than the Romans. Today get ready to admire one of the most incredible waterfalls in the region of Le Marche at the Arcera Agriturismo located in the town of Roccafluvione (Località Forcella) wherein this wonderful place is well-cared by Ombretta, the owner of the property. Let's enjoy its best splendour today and eat lunch here.

On the way back to the hotel we will see Grottammare, which is a gorgeous sea-side town set high up on the hills offering spectacular views of the east coast of Italy along the adriatic sea.

This evening we will be heading to Offida downtown for a farewell dinner to be served obviously on the house, and drinking many varieties of wines at the Cantina Ciù Ciù restaurant
, one of the most well-known winery-restaurants in the region of Le Marche. This has to be in order of making a memorable toast to this wonderful first part of the trip designed appositaly for travel professionals and hopefully created to promote this regional areas to the United States of America in the way of letting people know how beautiful this area is. 

Overnight at hotel in Ascoli Piceno.


Please copy the links below and paste it on web to check the properties out :
www.arcera.it/index.php?lang=en
www.ciuciuvini.it/contatti

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine Tasting
 

Day 8 - Conclusion first part of the educational trip and say "Arrivederci Italia" !!!

Where we visit :

This morning after breakfast we will help you to arrange your  private transfer (Not included) in order to make your way back home the most safe and confortable possible.

Today we are hoping that everyone has enjoyed the best of this unique first part of the educational program with us which has been appositely designed for travel professionals.

Thank you very much for participating as well as hopefully looking forward to promote those areas in the very best way.

Members of Italy Vacation Specialists & Italy Education Center.
www.italyvacationspecialists.com
 

Meals : Breakfast

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Inclusions/Exclusions

Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. 4 star hotels in great locations
  2. Air-conditioned coach
  3. All transfers
  4. English speaking professional tour guide
  5. English speaking tour escort for the duration of the tour
  6. Entrance Fees
  7. Excellent Photo Opportunities
  8. Luggage handling at hotel
  9. Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  10. Tastings of local products
  11. Wine Tastings

What's Not Included

  1. Everything not clearly specified under “rates include”.
  2. Optional excursions during your tour
  3. Personal Expenses or Extras at hotels
  4. Travel Insurance

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