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Italy

The Hidden Medieval Villages of Tuscany and Umbria

Program No. 22977RJ
Go off the beaten path to discover the charming, lesser-known villages of Tuscany and Umbria. Learn about Roman history, sample delicious regional food and much more!

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 15 - Apr 26, 2024
Starting at
3,499
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

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May 6 - May 17, 2024
Starting at
3,499
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Sep 2 - Sep 13, 2024
Starting at
3,499
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Sep 9 - Sep 20, 2024
Starting at
3,499
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Sep 16 - Sep 27, 2024
Starting at
3,499
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This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Oct 7 - Oct 18, 2024
Starting at
3,499
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Oct 14 - Oct 25, 2024
Starting at
3,499
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Oct 21 - Nov 1, 2024
Starting at
3,499
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This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Nov 4 - Nov 15, 2024
Starting at
3,149
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Dec 9 - Dec 20, 2024
Starting at
3,149
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Jan 13 - Jan 24, 2025
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3,399
Feb 17 - Feb 28, 2025
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3,399
Mar 3 - Mar 14, 2025
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3,399
Mar 17 - Mar 28, 2025
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3,399
Apr 7 - Apr 18, 2025
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3,649
Apr 28 - May 9, 2025
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3,649
May 5 - May 16, 2025
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3,649
May 19 - May 30, 2025
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3,649
Jun 2 - Jun 13, 2025
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3,649
Sep 1 - Sep 12, 2025
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3,649
Sep 15 - Sep 26, 2025
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3,649
Sep 22 - Oct 3, 2025
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3,649
Oct 6 - Oct 17, 2025
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3,649
Oct 13 - Oct 24, 2025
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3,649
Oct 20 - Oct 31, 2025
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3,649
Nov 3 - Nov 14, 2025
Starting at
3,399
Nov 10 - Nov 21, 2025
Starting at
3,399
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 15 - Apr 26, 2024
Starting at
4,059
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

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May 6 - May 17, 2024
Starting at
4,059
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Sep 2 - Sep 13, 2024
Starting at
4,059
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Sep 9 - Sep 20, 2024
Starting at
4,059
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Sep 16 - Sep 27, 2024
Starting at
4,059
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Oct 7 - Oct 18, 2024
Starting at
4,059
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Oct 14 - Oct 25, 2024
Starting at
4,059
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Oct 21 - Nov 1, 2024
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4,059
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This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

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Nov 4 - Nov 15, 2024
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3,669
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This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

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Dec 9 - Dec 20, 2024
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3,669
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This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Chianciano Terme, 5 nights; Spoleto, 4 nights; Rome-Fiumicino, 1 night; Departure Rome

Jan 13 - Jan 24, 2025
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3,959
Feb 17 - Feb 28, 2025
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3,959
Mar 3 - Mar 14, 2025
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3,959
Mar 17 - Mar 28, 2025
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3,959
Apr 7 - Apr 18, 2025
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4,239
Apr 28 - May 9, 2025
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4,239
May 5 - May 16, 2025
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4,239
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May 19 - May 30, 2025
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4,239
Jun 2 - Jun 13, 2025
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Sep 1 - Sep 12, 2025
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4,239
Sep 15 - Sep 26, 2025
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4,239
Sep 22 - Oct 3, 2025
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4,239
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Oct 6 - Oct 17, 2025
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4,239
Oct 13 - Oct 24, 2025
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4,239
Oct 20 - Oct 31, 2025
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4,239
Nov 3 - Nov 14, 2025
Starting at
3,959
Nov 10 - Nov 21, 2025
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3,959

At a Glance

The villages of Tuscany and Umbria have their own pace — a relaxed philosophy that flows along the colorful hillsides, quiet towns and timeless landscapes. Discover these idyllic regions as you explore the piazzas, churches and fortresses of Italy’s quieter gems that are often away from the flow of tourists. From Siena to the underground tunnels of Orvieto, the secrets of the Italian countryside wait to be discovered!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two and half miles; some uneven ground and cobblestones. Stairs without railings.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Explore the Southern part of Tuscany, the Val D'Orcia, rich in beauty and charm.
  • Delight in a field trip to the Collegio del Cambio in Perugia to admire Perugino's frescoes.
  • Discover the mysteries of Orvieto, a hilltop village renowned for its Cathedral of St. Mary of Assumption and the underground caves that were dug beneath the city 2,500 years ago.
Featured Expert
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Belinda Marcucci
Belinda Marcucci got a diploma as “Tourist Operator and Tour Leader” and she’s been working in the travel industry all her life. Since she worked as travel agent and group organizer for a long time. She has had opportunities to travel both for business and leisure, getting in touch with different cultures and improving her problem-solving skills. Belinda is a licensed tour leader and guide of Lucca, her hometown, and its province. She provides customized expert-led explorations in Italian, English, and Spanish.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Belinda Marcucci View biography
Belinda Marcucci got a diploma as “Tourist Operator and Tour Leader” and she’s been working in the travel industry all her life. Since she worked as travel agent and group organizer for a long time. She has had opportunities to travel both for business and leisure, getting in touch with different cultures and improving her problem-solving skills. Belinda is a licensed tour leader and guide of Lucca, her hometown, and its province. She provides customized expert-led explorations in Italian, English, and Spanish.
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Mick Plewman View biography
Mick Plewman is an exploration leader with more than 20 years of experience working all over the world, from Central America to Sri Lanka. He is also a qualified teacher and educational psychologist who worked in the British school system and for the British Army. Mick has lived in Central Italy for more than two decades, where he is renovating an old farmhouse in Umbria. He enjoys traveling, reading, and studying the art and history of the many places he visits.
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Ilaria Fiore View biography
Ilaria Fiore was born in Milan, where she studied languages (English, German, Spanish) and graduated in art history at the State University with a thesis focused on the Cathedral of the City (Duomo) in the Napoleonic period. She decided to turn her passion for travel into a profession, obtaining licenses related to leading groups as well as a master's degree in food and wine tourism. She has also taught art and literature as a substitute teacher, and is an amateur actress.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
St Francis of Assisi
by GK Chesterton
The Most Beautiful Country Towns of Tuscany (Most Beautiful Villages Series)
by James Bentley and Alex Ramsay
A Vineyard in Tuscany: A Wine Lover's Dream
by Ferenc Mat
The Rough Guide to Tuscany & Umbria
by Buckely and Ellingham
Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria
by James Lasdun & Pia Davis
Reluctant Saint: Life of Francis of Assisi
by Donald Spoto
Umbria: A Cultural History
by Campbell Ross





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