No doubt you'll arrive with certain expectations of Tuscany and Umbria. But somehow the sensory feast is still a wonderful surprise. The sheer beauty of olive groves and vineyards. The slow pace of life. The symphony of flavors in traditional dishes. And the rich passione of the locals. Expectations exceeded? Just another day in the heart of Italy with your family.
1-2 Soak up Umbrian panoramas en route to medieval Montefalco Ride past vineyards and open fields to Torre del Colle, a picturesque hamlet in the hills Explore timeless Spoleto, perhaps pausing to browse for ceramics, linens and olive wood pieces Don't miss the impressive Roman amphitheater and the medieval hilltop fortress of Rocca Albornoziana Experience warm Umbrian hospitality and hearty cuisine at an exclusive agriturismo dinner in the countryside.
3 Imagine you're in a postcard as you pedal along tranquil bike paths flanked by bright red poppies, cypress trees and undulating hills Head toward the slopes of imposing Mount Subasio Discover ancient villages and fine wines in Spello and Bevagna en route to Assisi, home of Saint Francis and a World Heritage Site Take in spectacular views of this fascinating town over dinner at Nun Assisi Relais & Spa.
4-6 Welcome to Tuscany! Travel north to Sant'Angelo di Sorbello After cruising past olive groves and sunflower fields, enjoy an exclusive cooking demo and lunch at the wine estate of La Braccesca Pedal through the Chiana Valley, where white Chianina cows graze Bike to historic hilltop Cortona, surrounded by 3,000-year-old Etruscan walls, and the setting for Under the Tuscan Sun Taste splendid local treats at an 18th-century fattoria (farm) and wine estate in the heart of the region's vibrant and colorful agricultural center.