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Italy Trip Details

Introduction

Explore Italy immersing yourself in the local sustainable lifestyle.

Get started exploring the little alleys of the Eternal City of Rome passing through the Colosseum and the Vatican City.

Reach Umbria, Italy’s greenest region and settle in our beautiful Agriturismo Farmstay Houses, our home base for the next five days run by a local family.

Eat delicious Italian food freshly prepared every night, explore the little towns of Gubbio, Assisi and Perugia and indulge in their medieval history.

Explore the region hiking the countryside hills at Marmore Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Europe and discover the ancient caves in Frasassi.

Duration:  7 days, 6 nights

Start: Rome Fiumicino International Airport, Italy (FCO)
To ensure included transportation: Plan to arrive Day 1 by 9:00 AM 

Finish: Rome Fiumicino International Airport, Italy (FCO)
Plan to depart day 7 after 2:00pm

What's Included

-7 days/ 6 nights with Under30Experiences
-1 night in boutique hotel in Rome with roommates
-5 nights farmstay and boutique hotel stay in double accommodation with roommates
-6 breakfast and 6 dinners
-Pickup and drop off Rome Fiumicino International Airport, Italy (FCO)
-Ground Transportation
-Entry to Marmore Waterfalls and Frasassi Caves
-Wine tasting & cooking class

Attendees are responsible for their own airfare
Optional yoga, rafting, and canyoning available but must be booked in advance

Highlights

- Stay in the greenest region in Italy
- Farmstay run by locals
- Explore Medieval towns: Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi, Spoleto
- Find yourself in the Eternal City and its majesty
- Eat delicious and healthy Italian food made directly at our farm
- Be immersed in nature at Marmore Waterfall
- Relaxation at our property garden and pool
- Taste Italian Wine
- Explore ancient caves

Is this Trip for You?

-Age requirement: 21+
-Group size: 12-18
-Physical Rating: 2 - We are going to explore underground caves, hike next to waterfalls and explore very hilly towns built upon hills overlooking the Umbrian countryside
-Style: Farmstay to learn about the local community with activities such as wine tasting, visiting the local farm, hiking, optional yoga
-This trip is for travelers who are curious about the real Italy. Live in the countryside and visit medieval towns and natural wonders.
-It is recommended to bring a large backpack to carry your belongings as some accommodations don’t have elevators.

Community

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Whether you have joined us on a trip or are looking for a group of like-minded people, we welcome you to our travel community.

Itinerary Disclaimer

Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.

While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.

Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Meals

Breakfasts and dinners are enjoyed at the guesthouse where we'll be staying.

- Sample Breakfast Menu:

  • Buffet breakfast made of  juices, coffee, yogurt, cereals, fresh season fruit, yogurt, butter, bread, croissant and homemade cakes.

Lunches will be enjoyed at local restaurants with recommendations by your trip leader.

- Sample Buffet Dinner Menu:

  • Starter: Salad made of green olives, sesame breadsticks, homemade nuts focaccia and ricotta cheese.
  • First: Strangozzi (pasta) with truffle or with porcini mushrooms.
  • Second: Grilled vegetables.
  • Dessert: Berries yogurt or strawberry mascarpone cream.

Breakfasts and dinners can be modified to accommodate dietary restrictions

Transport

Private minivan from Rome Airport to our boutique hotel in Rome

Private minivan from Rome to our Farmstay in Umbria region

Private minivan for our day trips in Umbria

Private minivan from our Farmstay to Rome Airport

Accommodation

You'll be staying in a boutique hotel in Rome and in a sustainable ranch  -'agriturismo' in Italian- located in the Umbria region.

Single travelers joining the trip are paired with someone of the same sex.

Please be aware that some hotel rooms in Europe can be smaller and don't always provide a minibar, safe or air-conditioning.

Laundry available at most hotels for an extra fee (inquire with front desk).

*Private room options available upon request subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge)
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any of our trips.

When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

Trip Leader Expectations

All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced trip leaders and community managers.

The goal of the trip leaders is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.

You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.

Packing List

Passport & Visas

Passports and Visas (Guidelines for US passport holders)

  • Make sure you have an updated passport with youYour passport must be valid for 60 days after your trip. Under30Experiences recommends that your passport be valid for at least 6 months after your trip.  Please consult the US Embassy with any more questions.
  • Make sure there is no damage to your passport. Conditions that may constitute damage requiring you to replace your passport include water damage, a significant tear, unofficial markings on the data page, missing or torn out visa pages, a hole punch, or other injuries.

Health & Insurance

  • Our suggested travel insurance vendor is World Nomads and has a minimum of USD 200,000 coverage.
  • Please consult with your doctor before traveling in regards to physical activity and vaccinations.
  • There are no required vaccinations needed to enter into Italy however the CDC recommends routine inoculations.
  • More specific Health information for Travelers to Italy can be found at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Money & Currency

  • The official currency in Italy is the Euro (€).
  • Depending on your spending habits, bring cash with you for additional expenses such as lunch (not included), snacks, souvenirs, optional activities. We suggest about ~$350 USD (~ 300€).
  • We are going to stay in a farmstay in the Italian countryside where we won’t have access to ATM’s.
  • ATMs are available in most towns and you can exchange money at the airport. Please be aware that some places might not accept credit cards under a certain amount of money (usually under 25 €). You will need to have a little bit of cash with you.
  • Call your bank and credit card company and let them know you'll be traveling overseas.
  • For an up-to-date exchange rate, download the app XE.

Safety & Security

  • Always carry a copy of your travel insurance, health insurance and passport with you.
  • Keep your passport and any valuables locked in your hotel room.
  • Don’t leave valuables unattended.
  • US Citizens please register with US State Department's “SMART Traveler Program” who can contact your family in case of emergency: http://travelregistration.state.gov.

Weather

The average temperature in Umbria throughout the year is 55 °F while it varies for altitude differences.

The average Summer temperature in Umbria is 74 °F while 93 °F can be easily reached throughout the day.

Temperatures in Frasassi Caves are usually stable around 57 °F with 98% humidity.

The average temperature in Rome throughout the year is 61 °F while in summer temperature can easily reach throughout the day 92 °F.

These are average temperatures and can vary from year to year.

Key Phrases

- Hello-- Ciao!
- How are you?-- Come stai?
- Nice to meet you! -- Piacere di conoscerti!
- What’s your name? -- Come ti chiami
- Thank you-- Grazie!
- Please-- Per favore/ Per piacere
- What time is it?-- Che ora è?
- I understand/I don’t understand-- Capisco/ Non capisco
- Where is the Colosseum…?-- Dove è il Colosseo?
- Can I order? -- Posso ordinare…
- I like Italy! -- Mi piace l’Italia!
- A ticket please! -- Un biglietto per favore!
- I speak Italian -- Io parlo Italiano
- Beautiful! -- Bello!
- I love you -- Ti amo
- I love Italy! - Amo l’Italia!
- Just looking (in shops) -- Sto dando un’occhiata

Optional Activities

Rome:

  • Colosseum
  • Altare della Patria
  • Pantheon
  • Foro Romano
  • Villa Borghese and Villa Borghese park
  • Terme di Caracalla
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Navona
  • Vatican Museum

Views of Rome:

  • Gianicolo (with hike)
  • Villa Borghese Terrace
  • Sant’Angelo Castle
  • Altare della Patria rooftop

At Farmstay

  • Explore the surrounding area
  • Relax at the property’s garden and swimming pool
  • Optional Yoga with instructor
  • Barbecue
  • Drink local Italian Wine

General Rules

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on the trip. Possessing or using drugs puts the rest of the group at risk. Our trip leaders have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession.

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2018 Dates

May 26 - June 1, 2018 - Sold Out!
June 17-23, 2018
July 22-28, 2018
August 5-11, 2018
September 1-7, 2018 
September 30 - October 6, 2018