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UMBRIA

About Italy - From $683.00 USD

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at leisure on this 6-day Independent Fly and Drive. Located in the center of Italy and known as the country’s “green heart” you will find Umbria boasting awe-inspiring countryside vistas dotted by medieval hill towns, one of Italy’s largest lakes - Lake Trasimeno; plus historic monuments, churches and museums that date back to Etruscan times. Here you can explore the inspired Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi; indulge in Perugia’s renowned chocolate; take-in the dramatic town of Orvieto, perched atop a cliff with its medieval duomo, monuments and museums; enjoy the picturesque islands and beaches surrounding Lake Trasimeno, and even visit a mummy museum in Southern Umbria’s town of Ferentillo. Our Fly and Drive give you flexibility and savings too with splendidly affordable rates negotiated by our destination specialists and backed by our buying power. We secure car rentals discounted as deeply as 50 to 60 percent off local rates, are on hand to confirm your hotel accommodations, and suggest itineraries for you to explore. Come experience the breathtaking Italian countryside at your own pace on a fly and drive vacation this year in Umbria.
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  1. Gubbio

    Pick up your rental car and begin your exploration of Umbria, a region where the spirituality of the landscape molded great saints. Check in at your hotel and start your visit of the most well preserved Medieval town in Italy. Legend says that the ''wolf of Gubbio'' repented of its sins after meeting St. Francis of Assisi.

  2. Gubbio

    Full day at leisure to explore Gubbio, the oldest town in the Umbria region as shown by the Tables of Gubbio housed in the City Museum and the Roman Theatre's ruins. Rich in historical and artistic heritage as well as in ancient traditions that can be found intact in its folklore and products, Gubbio is a town of ochre colored houses, tiled rooftops, towers and narrow cobbled streets. (B)

  3. Gubbio/Perugia (approx. 26 miles)

    After a short drive through the fertile Umbrian countryside you are in the Region's capital city, Perugia. The town's Etruscan past is present in the massive Etruscan walls. Additionally, Medieval and Renaissance buildings elegantly dot the city. A famed University for foreign students is found at Palazzo Gallenga. (B)

  4. Perugia/Spoleto/Perugia (approx. 82 miles)

    Today drive to Spoleto, a picturesque town that boasts a thousand year old history and still preserves the images of the past in its Medieval and Renaissance architecture. Its stone lanes and its most famous monuments are the setting for International cultural events, such as the Festival of the Two Worlds, a wonderful chance to enjoy a highquality artistic atmosphere. (B)

  5. Perugia/Orvieto (approx. 47 miles)

    Your Umbrian journey takes you south to Orvieto, once an important Etruscan centre and later a papal stronghold. A wealth of historic buildings can be admired in Piazza del Duomo, including the striking facade of the Duomo. At dinner, accompany the succulent local cuisine with a glass of the renowned Orvieto wine. (B)

  6. Orvieto to USA (or extend your stay)

    Drop off your car and say ''arrivederci'' to Italy or extend your stay. (B)

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