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  • Location: Venice, Italy
  • Duration:  8 days (approx.)
Explore Umbria and spend time in the must-visit Italian cities of Venice and Rome, too! This exciting 7-night tour includes 2- or 3-star hotel accommodation, comprising two nights in Venice, four nights in the Umbrian hilltowns of Gubbio and Assisi, plus a night in Rome. Enjoy free time in the two cities of Venice and Rome and discover the delights of Umbria on guided excursions. Take a ride in Gubbio’s Funivia (an open-windowed cable car); enjoy a tour of Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi with a Franciscan monk; and sample Umbrian food and wine in Spello!

Highlights

  • 7-night tour of Venice, Umbria and Rome, led by a friendly local guide
  • Enjoy free time in Venice and Rome, and see attractions like Rialto Bridge and the Colosseum
  • Ride on Gubbio Funivia, an open-windowed cable car, to the Basilica di Sant’Ubaldo
  • Explore Assisi on a walking tour and learn about St Francis of Assisi, Italy’s patron saint
  • Savor Umbrian wine and food in an enoteca (wine bar) in the hilltown of Spello
  • Stay in 2- or 3-star hotel accommodation in Venice, Gubbio, Assisi and Rome

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is a must-do multiday trip if you are looking to visit medieval Umbrian villages like Assisi and Gubbio as well as Italy’s larger cities. It’s a great blend of peace, quiet and culture!

What You Can Expect

7-Night Venice, Umbria and Rome Tour

Enjoy a walking tour of Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi!

After two nights in Venice, spend four nights in Umbria – the landlocked region that stretches down the center of the country. Often called the ‘green heart of Italy,’ the area is every bit as pretty as its Tuscan neighbor, yet it's a lesser-known destination, making it a more tranquil getaway. Spend two nights in Gubbio and Assisi, and then finish your tour with a night in Rome.

Your comfortable 2- or 3-star hotel accommodation is located centrally in each town, meaning you’re well placed to explore independently between activities and excursions.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Venice
Check in to your Venice hotel in the afternoon, and then enjoy some free time to get acquainted with Italy’s city-on-the-water. Perhaps take a stroll around town to discover Venice’s romantic bridges, canals and 16th-century piazzas, and then make your way back to the hotel in the early evening for a welcome meeting with your tour’s host at 6pm.

Overnight: Hotel Villa Rosa or similar in Venice

Day 2: Venice
How you decide to spend your day after breakfast (own expense) is up to you! Explore by foot or perhaps by boat – the ubiquitous black gondolas that glide along the city canals provide a quintessential Venetian sightseeing experience!

Look out for Venice’s must-see sights like Doge's Palace, from where the powerful yet treacherous doges of Venice once ruled, as well as attractions like St Mark’s Basilica and Rialto Bridge. If culture is your thing, pay homage to contemporary artwork with a visit to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, or visit Ca' Rezzonico Museum of Eighteenth Century Art. All activities and entrance fees are at your own expense.

Overnight: Hotel Villa Rosa or similar in Venice

Day 3: Venice – Gubbio
Enjoy a hearty breakfast (own expense) to set you up for your full day of traveling, and then leave Venice by train with your guide. Travel on a series of trains to Umbria, the sleepy Tuscan-like region that stretches through inland Italy. Your destination is the medieval hilltown of Gubbio, perched on the slopes of Monte Ingino; after arriving, check in to your hotel and then head out to explore with your guide.

Stroll through town, admiring Gubbio’s picturesque stone houses and terracotta-tiled roofs, and then take a ride in the Funivia, the town’s open-air cable car. Travel to a height of 3,281 feet (1,000 meters) to visit the Basilica di Sant’Ubaldo, a place of worship that’s home to the mummified body of St Ubaldo – Gubbio’s patron saint. Views from the church are outstanding, so be sure to bring your camera!

Continue your tour with a short hike along the top of Monte Ingino and then back down into Gubbio. The afternoon and evening are then yours to spend at leisure; perhaps enjoy dinner in your hotel or visit a local restaurant recommended by your guide (own expense).

Overnight: Hotel Grotta dell’Angelo or similar in Gubbio

Day 4: Gubbio
After breakfast (own expense), enjoy a full day of free time to get to know the charming town at your own pace. Besides Gubbio’s fascinating selection of medieval, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, the town has some interesting attractions, too. Perhaps head to Museo Civico in Piazza Grande to see bronze tablets dating back to 100 BC, or visit the town’s 15th-century centerpiece: Palazzo Ducale. All entrance fees and activities are at your own expense.

Overnight: Hotel Grotta dell’Angelo or similar in Gubbio

Day 5: Gubbio – Assisi
Check out of your hotel after breakfast (own expense), and travel south by public bus with your guide. Disembark at the hilltown of Assisi, drop your luggage at your hotel, and then head out to explore Umbria’s so-called spiritual capital.

Famous as the birthplace of St Francis of Assisi, the pretty town is home to an array of sacred sights that inspire reverence no matter what your feelings on religion are. On a walking tour, see the town’s highlights like the Romanesque Basilica di Santa Chiara, Piazza Matteotti and Assisi Roman Forum – home to a cluster of excavated Roman ruins.

Head inside Basilica di San Francesco for a tour with a Franciscan monk, and admire both the upper and lower basilicas – one lavishly ornate; the other minimalistic and sober, in line with St Francis’ teachings. After learning about St Francis’ life in the town, leave the church and finish your tour. The rest of your day is spent at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Trattoria de Elide
or similar in Assisi

Day 6: Assisi – Spello – Assisi (L)
After breakfast (own expense), take the train with your guide to the nearby town of Spello – a pretty place that's well off the beaten tourist trail. Besides the town’s medieval sights, Spello also boasts some fantastic wine bars. Head inside a locally loved enoteca and enjoy a tasting session, sampling Umbrian wine and snacks like prosciutto and bruschetta.

After your tasting session, enjoy some free time to wander the streets of Spello. If time permits, pay a visit to the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore to see incredible frescoes by the Renaissance artist Pinturicchio. Then, meet your guide at the pre-arranged time and return to Assisi by train. Spend your evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Trattoria de Elide or similar in Assisi

Day 7: Assisi – Rome
Check out of your hotel and head to Assisi Station. Board your train and relax on your journey south to Rome – Italy’s captivating capital. After roughly 1.5 hours, arrive in the city and check in to your hotel.

Spend the rest of your day doing whatever you wish. Rome has more sights and things to do than many other European cities put together, so there’s plenty to keep you occupied. Architectural relics are scattered through the city and there are treasures to be found around every corner. Check out Vatican City, home of the pope, or visit the Colosseum where brutal gladiator battles were once fought. Admire Bernini’s lavish fountains in bustling Piazza Navona, or find your way to Trevi Fountain, tucked away in Rome’s backstreets. All entrance fees and activities are at your own expense.

Overnight: Hotel Stella or similar in Rome

Day 8: Rome
Check out of your hotel after breakfast (own expense), finishing your 7-night independent tour in central Rome.
From USD $ 1,705.00

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