In Rome and Florence, you will stay in boutique hotels centrally located to the main landmarks.In the Umbria region, you'll be staying in a renovated residence on a family farm that dates back to the early 1900s.
Solo travelers are placed with travelers of the same gender. You can request a friend to be your roommate upon checkout.
You can also email email@example.com with your roommate request. If you'd prefer not to have a roommate, private room options are available upon request, subject to hotel availability for an extra charge. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the first day of the trip, you will participate in a food tour through the historical center of Rome. If you’d like to fully immerse yourself in what Rome has to offer, we recommend you arrive a few days before the trip or return to Rome after Florence to extend your stay after the trip.
You will eat how the locals eat!
Italy is famous for its food, so be prepared to eat some of the best Italian food of your life! You’ll probably taste the most delicious pasta and pizza, and enjoy all types of pasta: tortellini, linguine, spaghetti, farfalle...etc.
And all the sauces, of course. Pizza is originally from Naples but you’ll be able to find it everywhere in Italy--you'd be hard-pressed to find better.
Don’t miss the gelato during a hot summer day and finish your dinner like a local with a shot of Limoncello, a lemon liqueur.
If you have any diet restrictions or allergies, we’ll do our best to arrange a special menu for you as we want everyone to be well-fed!
Please be aware that vegetarianism in Italy is not as common as it might be in your home country and choices in restaurants are very limited. Expect basic options such as soups, salads, cheese, yogurt, and fruits.
Our farmstay in Umbria will be able to accommodate dinners for vegetarians. Those who are vegan or on gluten-free diets may find this region very challenging, and we recommend you bring your own snacks from supermarkets or local markets.
Moderate - This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days and to walk a lot. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.
Weather conditions like heat, humidity, and rain can change conditions and the intensity of the activity. If you work at a desk all day, expect to do a lot more physical activity than normal.
You will be using a private vehicle for all-day trips.
You will ride a train to and from the small countryside town of Lucca. The train ride is about 1.5 hours from Florence.
You may also use public transportation while in Rome, which is a great way to feel like a local!
Of course! This trip is your trip, and you don’t have to participate in anything you don’t want to. Just be aware that opting out of included activities will not change the price of your trip.
Spring and Fall are optimal months to visit Italy with mild temperatures and fewer crowds. The months of June, July, & August can get very hot and busy; temperatures can reach 92°F. Expect crowds in Rome during those months.
The average temperature in Umbria throughout the year is about 55 °F but can vary depending on altitude. Summer temperatures in Umbria range between 74 °F and 93 °F.
The lighter the better! If you only have a rolling suitcase that will work, but if you can get your hands on a more mobile bag, like a large backpack, that would be better. We take all forms of transportation and some guesthouses and hotels don’t have elevators.
You'll also want a daypack for your personal gear, food, and drinks for the day.
You won’t have an issue finding an ATM in Italy. They are very common. However, the accommodation in Umbria does not have an ATM on site.
Credit cards are widely accepted by stores, hotels, and restaurants in Italy. However, smaller cafés and shops may not accept credit cards so make sure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases. Don’t forget to let your bank know that you’re traveling overseas.
It is safe to drink water from taps in Italy, unless otherwise marked. For environmental reasons, we recommend that you use a refillable water bottle instead of buying bottled water.
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