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The Hidden Villages of Tuscany and Umbria

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!
Rating (4.89)
Program No. 22977RJ
Length
12 days
Starts at
3,199
Flights start at
750
Italy

The Hidden Villages of Tuscany and Umbria

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!
Length
12 days
Starts at
3,199
Flights start at
750
Length
12 days
Rating (4.89)
Starts at
3,199
Flights start at
750
Program No. 22977RJ

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 5 - Sep 16, 2022
Starting at
3,199
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Anghiari, 6 nights; Trevi, 3 nights; Roma-Fiumicino, 1 night; departure.

Sep 19 - Sep 30, 2022
Starting at
3,199
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Anghiari, 6 nights; Trevi, 3 nights; Roma-Fiumicino, 1 night; departure.

Oct 17 - Oct 28, 2022
Starting at
3,199
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Anghiari, 6 nights; Trevi, 3 nights; Roma-Fiumicino, 1 night; departure.

Oct 26 - Nov 6, 2022
Starting at
3,199
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Anghiari, 6 nights; Trevi, 3 nights; Roma-Fiumicino, 1 night; departure.

Nov 4 - Nov 15, 2022
Starting at
3,199
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Anghiari, 6 nights; Trevi, 3 nights; Roma-Fiumicino, 1 night; departure.

Mar 6 - Mar 17, 2023
Starting at
3,399
Apr 17 - Apr 28, 2023
Starting at
3,399
May 8 - May 19, 2023
Starting at
3,399
Sep 4 - Sep 15, 2023
Starting at
3,399
Sep 11 - Sep 22, 2023
Starting at
3,399
Sep 18 - Sep 29, 2023
Starting at
3,399
Oct 2 - Oct 13, 2023
Starting at
3,399
Oct 9 - Oct 20, 2023
Starting at
3,399
Oct 16 - Oct 27, 2023
Starting at
3,399
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 5 - Sep 16, 2022
Starting at
3,659
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Anghiari, 6 nights; Trevi, 3 nights; Roma-Fiumicino, 1 night; departure.

Sep 19 - Sep 30, 2022
Starting at
3,659
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Anghiari, 6 nights; Trevi, 3 nights; Roma-Fiumicino, 1 night; departure.

Oct 17 - Oct 28, 2022
Starting at
3,659
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Anghiari, 6 nights; Trevi, 3 nights; Roma-Fiumicino, 1 night; departure.

Oct 26 - Nov 6, 2022
Starting at
3,659
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Anghiari, 6 nights; Trevi, 3 nights; Roma-Fiumicino, 1 night; departure.

Nov 4 - Nov 15, 2022
Starting at
3,659
Itinerary Note

This departure follows this itinerary: Arrival Florence; Anghiari, 6 nights; Trevi, 3 nights; Roma-Fiumicino, 1 night; departure.

Mar 6 - Mar 17, 2023
Starting at
3,919
Apr 17 - Apr 28, 2023
Starting at
3,919
May 8 - May 19, 2023
Starting at
3,919
Sep 4 - Sep 15, 2023
Starting at
3,919
Sep 11 - Sep 22, 2023
Starting at
3,919
Sep 18 - Sep 29, 2023
Starting at
3,919
Oct 2 - Oct 13, 2023
Starting at
3,919
Oct 9 - Oct 20, 2023
Starting at
3,919
Oct 16 - Oct 27, 2023
Starting at
3,919

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 the beautiful village of Anghiari to the underground tunnels of Orvieto, the secrets of the Italian countryside wait to be discovered!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to a mile and a half; 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 village of Anghiari, designated as one of the “Most Beautiful Villages in Italy."
  • 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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Mario Carniani
A native of Fiesole, Italy, Mario Carniani graduated with honors from the University of Florence with a focus on foreign languages and literature. After pursuing studies on Elizabethan drama in England, he moved on to teach Italian at the British Institute of Florence and English in Italian State schools. He has conducted courses on Italian literature and history for numerous international institutes based in Florence, including Georgetown University and Dartmouth University.

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

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A native of Fiesole, Italy, Mario Carniani graduated with honors from the University of Florence with a focus on foreign languages and literature. After pursuing studies on Elizabethan drama in England, he moved on to teach Italian at the British Institute of Florence and English in Italian State schools. He has conducted courses on Italian literature and history for numerous international institutes based in Florence, including Georgetown University and Dartmouth University.
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.
The Rough Guide to Tuscany & Umbria
by Buckely and Ellingham
Reluctant Saint: Life of Francis of Assisi
by Donald Spoto
An Adventure In Tuscany: In & Around Medieval Anghiari
by Dawn Angela Seeley and Giuseppe Dini
Walking and Eating in Tuscany and Umbria
by James Lasdun & Pia Davis
St Francis of Assisi
by GK Chesterton
The Most Beautiful Country Towns of Tuscany (Most Beautiful Villages Series)
by James Bentley and Alex Ramsay
Umbria: A Cultural History
by Campbell Ross
A Vineyard in Tuscany: A Wine Lover's Dream
by Ferenc Mat





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