Italy Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Benvenuti in Italia!

We highly recommend booking pre-trip accommodations if you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Rome's vibrant atmosphere.

  • Arrive at Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) before 9:00 am.
  • Your Trip Leader will meet you at the airport with your new friends, and we’ll take included transportation to our boutique accommodations in Rome.
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the ancient past of Rome, the ‘Eternal Town’ on a walking tour.
    Entrance fees to the Colosseum, the Pantheon, & Vatican City are not included. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
  • Keep exploring Rome and ask your Trip Leader for suggestions based on your interests.
  • Enjoy an Italian meal in Rome at our opening dinner, get to know your fellow like-minded travelers, and begin to settle into Italy.
  • After dinner, keep exploring the city at night with your Trip Leader and see the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain.

Day 2

The Green Heart of Italy

  • Wake up in Rome and enjoy a delicious breakfast with your new friends.
  • Keep exploring Rome's hidden wonders before heading to your home base in Umbria later in the afternoon.
  • Take included transportation to your new homebase in the Umbria region of Italy. (~3 hour drive).
  • Explore the sustainable farm you'll be living on for the next 5 nights with your Italian hosts.
  • Enjoy an authentic dinner made with locally sourced products from the region.
  • Feel free to indulge in some delicious Italian wine.

Day 3

Wine Tasting & Perugia

  • Wake up in the Umbria countryside and start your day right with a typical Italian breakfast. 
  • Head to an authentic local winery which has been run by the same family for generations. 
  • Learn more about Italian wine & its methods of vinification. 
  • After tasting world-class wine, explore Perugia, Umbria’s capital well known for its chocolate products and the world-famous painter Perugino.
  • Discover the town's Medieval past by wandering around IV Novembre square or stroll around its secret small alleys.
  • Reach ‘Piazza Italia’ to enjoy one of the best views in town!
    Suggestions: Visit San Bernardino Oratory or the City Cathedral. If you are interested in art don’t miss Umbria’s National gallery, where you’ll find paintings from Piero della Francesca and Perugino artists.
  • Enjoy an Italian dinner made from locally sourced ingredients at the farm.

Day 4

Gubbio & The Frasassi Caves

  • After another delicious breakfast, travel to the tiny medieval town of Gubbio. 
  • Visit the town and head to Piazza Grande where you’ll see the Palazzo dei Consoli, the most iconic building of Gubbio built during the 14th century. 
  • Take the funicular to Mount Ingino and visit the Basilica of Sant’Ubaldo, the patron saint of Gubbio.
  • Before heading back to your home base, visit the Frasassi Caves in the neighboring region of Marche.
  • Explore the Frasassi Caves-–the most remarkable cave system in Italy where you can admire the stalactites and stalagmites in an underground tour.
  • Relax at your sustainable farm home and experience another delicious dinner with your friends.

Day 5

Marmore Waterfalls

  • Enjoy a healthy breakfast and depart for the Marmore Waterfalls.
  • The Marmore Waterfalls is the Europe’s highest man-made waterfall built by the Romans in 271 BC!
  • You’ll spend half a day exploring this beautiful place and enjoying some great views of the waterfalls. It’s the perfect place to go on a hot and sunny day.
  • Have lunch at Marmore and keep exploring the secrets of this beautiful place.
  • Spend the rest of the day relaxing at the farm and enjoying the swimming pool.
  • Enjoy another homemade dinner at your farm house while perhaps indulging in Italian wine.

Day 6

Assisi & Italian Cooking Class

  • After a delicious local breakfast, gear up to explore Italy’s most famous little town, Assisi, the home of St. Francis.
  • Learn about the town’s history and visit the Basilica or reach the old castle built on a hill to take in the stunning views.
  • Have lunch in a restaurant in Assisi, or grab a takeaway focaccia or pizza while enjoying a great view.
  • Head back to our farm stay and immerse yourself in Italian culture and cuisine with a cooking class.
  • Your Italian Chef will teach you how to make fresh pasta and bolognese sauce from scratch!
  • Enjoy your very own home cooked Italian dinner at the farm with your group.

Day 7

Arrivederci Italia!

  • Wake up early and enjoy your last Italian breakfast in the countryside of Umbria.
  • Take included transportation to Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) and enjoy the views along the way (~4 hour drive).
  • Be sure your flight back home departs after 2:00 pm.
  • Ask your Trip Leaders for suggestions if you chose to spend more time in Rome or around Europe.

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