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Italy Trip Details

Introduction

Experience Italy by immersing yourself in the local sustainable lifestyle.

Explore 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

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

Highlights

- Stay in the greenest region in Italy
- Farmstay run by locals
- Explore Medieval towns: Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi
- 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?

Do you see yourself exploring underground caves, hiking next to breathtaking waterfalls and wandering through hilly towns overlooking the picture perfect Umbrian countryside?

-This trip is for travelers who are curious about the real Italy. Live in the countryside and visit medieval towns and natural wonders.

-Style: Farmstay to learn about the local community with activities such as wine tasting, visiting the local farm, and hiking

-It is recommended to bring a large backpack to carry your belongings as some accommodations don’t have elevators.

-Age requirement: 21+

-Group size: 12-18

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 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 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 located in the Umbria region. The ranch is rustic and cozy perfectly situated in the Italian countryside.

Solo travelers joining the trip are paired with someone of the same gender.

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

Essential Guide to Packing Like a Pro

The Wellness Travelers Packing Guide

The Ultimate Packing Guide for Italy

We recommend using a 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.

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 certified organic when possible.

Do not forgetThree prong power adaptor for electronics. Be sure to bring a converter if devices can’t handle 220V.

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

We suggest bringing about $350 USD (~300€) for optional activities, lunches, and other personal expenses.

Rome:
  • Sistine Chapel (book in advance) - $32
  • Visit Traiano's Market (book in advance) - €9.50/pax
  • Walking tour of the street art in Testaccio
  • Explore Villa Pamphili Park
Best Views of Rome
  • Terrazza del Gianicolo and Acqua Paola fountain
  • Orange Garden
  • Terrazza del Pincio (Villa Borghese)
  • S. Angelo Castle (Need to book ticket)
Farm in Umbria
  • Explore the surrounding area
  • Relax at the property’s garden and swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Drink local Italian Wine

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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