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Italy Trip Details

Introduction

Welcome to Italy!

Italy is a must-go destination in Europe with incredible sights, delicious food and wine, and rich history.

On this trip, you will not only visit the Eternal City of Rome but you will also immerse yourself in the local sustainable lifestyle of the Umbria region.

From medieval villages and vineyards to waterfalls and caves, you will be amazed by what the greenest region of Italy has to offer!

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 (FCO) -- Rome, Italy
To ensure included transportation: plan to arrive by 9:00 am on Day 1.

Finish: Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) -- Rome, Italy
To ensure included transportation: plan to depart after 2:00 pm on Day 7.

Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.

What's Included

  • 7 days / 6 nights shared accommodations in a boutique hotel and a local farm stay
  • 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners
  • Walking tour in Rome - the Eternal City
  • See the world famous Colosseum, Pantheon, and Vatican City
  • Visit the authentic Italian towns of Gubbio, Assisi and Perugia
  • Italian wine tasting and cooking class
  • Experience the mind-blowing Marmore Waterfalls
  • Visit the remarkable Frasassi Caves
  • Indulge in delicious farm-to-fork Italian meals
  • Entrance fees and ground transportation to all included activities
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Airport drop-off upon departure
  • Under30Experiences Trip Leader
  • Personal recommendations for optional activities
  • The chance to meet some kick-ass people
  • Access to the Under30Experiences community
  • Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates

Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from Italy

Highlights

  • Explore the greenest region in Italy
  • Stay on an authentic Farmstay run by locals
  • Explore Medieval towns: Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi
  • Discover the magic of Rome -- "The Eternal City"
  • Eat delicious and healthy Italian food made directly at our farm
  • Be immersed in nature at Marmore Waterfalls and Frasassi Caves

Is this Trip for You?

This trip is for travelers who would like to visit Italy differently and stay in the countryside while visiting medieval towns and natural wonders.

We'll have an authentic farmstay experience to learn about the local community with activities such as wine tasting, visiting the local farm, and hiking.

Indulge in the best pizza, pasta, & gelato that Italy has to offer while exploring underground caves, hiking next to breathtaking waterfalls and wandering through hilly towns overlooking the picture perfect Umbrian countryside

-Age requirement: 21+
-Group size: 12-18
-Physical rating: 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. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Community

Travel connects us. Community keeps us connected.

Once you come on a trip, you become part of our Travel Community forever.

From U30X Alumni resources (and a secret group) after your trip, to custom Facebook groups before your trip, to meetups around the world, you will have the opportunity to meet and stay connected to other like-minded adventurers.

More than 70% of our travelers come solo but they all leave with friends.

Whether you have joined us on a trip or are looking for a group of like-minded people, we welcome you to the Under30Experiences 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 will be enjoyed at the guesthouse where you'll be staying. The vegetables are locally and organically grown.

Sample Breakfast Menu:

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

Sample 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.

We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions. Most meals can be modified for special requests and food allergies.

Transport

You will be traveling mostly by private, locally-owned ground transportation throughout your trip. You may use public transportation in Rome to get around the city quicker.

  • Private ground transportation to and from the airport.
  • Public ground transportation to get around Rome quicker.
  • Private ground transportation for all included activities.
  • Private ground transportation to your accommodations in Umbria and back to Rome.

Cabs and other public transportation are not included unless specified on the itinerary.

Accommodation

You'll be staying in a boutique hotel in Rome and in a sustainable ranch located in the Umbria region. The ranch is rustic, cozy and family owned perfectly situated in the Italian countryside.

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

Laundry is available at some hotels for an additional fee. Ask your Trip Leader for details.

Accommodations may vary but will be the same quality.
Solo travelers are paired with someone of the same gender.
Private room options are available upon request subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge).

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 or 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.

Our suggested travel insurance vendor is World Nomads.

Trip Leader Expectations

All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced Trip Leaders.

The goal of the Trip Leader 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

Please be eco-friendly
  • Bring a reusable water bottle.
  • Use as little plastic as possible by declining straws and plastic bags at restaurants and when shopping.
  • Please avoid aerosol bug sprays as they negatively affect the environment.

We recommend using a travel backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.

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Below includes our staff picks of the best items on the market that we travel with!  All products selected are 3 ounces or less to comply with TSA carry-on size and organically inspired when possible.

Do not forgetBring a two prong power adaptor to charge your electronics. Be sure to bring a converter if devices can’t handle 220V.

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Passport & Visas

Guidelines for U.S. Passport Holders

Make sure you have an updated passport with you. Your 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 U.S. Department of State 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

The tap water in Italy is safe to drink. Please bring a reusable water bottle and join us in our efforts to be environmentally friendly and keep Italy beautiful.

Our suggested travel insurance vendor is World Nomads and has a minimum of $200,000 USD coverage.

Please consult with your doctor before traveling in regards to physical activity and vaccinations.

No inoculations are required to enter Italy from the United States but the Center for Disease Control suggests routine vaccines for all travelers. Required vaccines should go through CDC, recommended vaccines should be through your doctor.

More specific Health information for Travelers to Europe can be found at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Money & Currency

The official currency in Italy is the Euro (EUR).

Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to additional expenses such as snacks, alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, and optional activities.

We suggest bringing at least ~USD $350 (€300) in cash.
Please be advised that US Dollar notes that are slightly torn, heavily marked, or faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than $100USD.

We are going to stay in a farmstay in the Italian countryside where we won’t have access to ATMs.

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.

Remember to 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. A photo of these items on your phone is also a good backup.

Keep your passport and any valuables locked in your hotel room.

Don’t leave valuables unattended.

US Citizens please consider registering with US State Department's “SMART Traveler Program” who can contact your family in case of emergency.

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.

cultural information

Family, good food and wine are important values to Italians.

Expect lengthy dinners in restaurants. In Italy eating is a way to socialize and connect with people.

Many shops in small towns are normally closed from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm for 'pennichella', the Italian siesta.

People take time to enjoy lunch with family and rest.

Speaking English in Italy is not very common but this can be a great way for you to learn some Italian words and immerse yourself in the culture!

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
  • I understand/I don’t understand -- Capisco/Non capisco
  • Beautiful! -- Bello!
  • I love Italy! -- Amo l’Italia!

Optional Activities

Please bring cash with you. It will be helpful to have at least USD $300 in cash.
The activities below will be paid in Euros. All amounts are approximate prices in US dollars.

ROME

Sistine Chapel: ~USD $35

Visit Traiano's Market: ~USD $12

Walking tour of the street art in Testaccio

Explore Villa Pamphili Park

Terrazza del Gianicolo and Acqua Paola fountain

Orange Garden

Terrazza del Pincio (Villa Borghese)

S. Angelo Castle

UMBRIA

Explore the surrounding area

Relax at the property’s garden and swimming pool

Barbecue

Drink local Italian Wine

While your Trip Leader will assist you with optional activities available, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of the Under30Experiences itinerary. We offer no guarantees on the safety or standard of the activity.

General Rules

Respect the people around you and the environment in which you’re traveling. This includes, but is not limited to fellow travelers, Trip Leaders, the local community, nature, wildlife, and yourself.

Do your best to keep yourself and fellow travelers out of harm’s way.

It’s important to obey local laws and customs while on our trips. This includes, but is not limited to wearing appropriate clothing while visiting certain communities, refraining from taking photos of people without asking, avoiding the use of illegal drugs, having weapons, and soliciting prostitution. If you’re not sure about something, take time to educate yourself, or ask.

Travel involves contact with new cultures. When confronted with a different way of living than you’re used to, do your best to understand that neither way is better or worse. They’re simply different ways of life.

Know your limits! This applies to physical ability, emotional space, social situations, and alcohol consumption. If you can’t participate in something, be upfront about it. If you need a break from people, take it. Stop drinking before you get too drunk.

Trip leaders are working in the travelers’ best interest. If they say something or ask you not to do something it’s not because they’re tyrants, but because they want you to have a good time!

Lying or withholding information about any physical or mental condition that might affect your ability to participate in any of the activities may be grounds for removal from your trip with no refund.

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