On the road to great Saints and Popes in Umbria

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Date: 01 May 2013

Categories: Cultural, UmbriaExperiences, UmbriaTour, Unique

On the road to great Saints and Popes

Rome – Norcia – Assisi
Saint Peter – Saint Benedict – Saint Francis

The idea of this trip derives at a time when the Church is at the centre of “discussion” amidst the media, during a great historic change.
There are places along the route between Rome and Umbria, which are of great religious interest and strong inspiration with regards to great Saints.
This is combined with the Umbrian culinary traditions, the cultural attractions of the Eternal City and the small towns to be explored along the way.

Just like all our suggestions, the following is a simple idea and proposal. We love creating a customised trip for your clients, which best meets their requirements.

Available for individuals and groups

 

Day 1
Meeting point: airport. VIP transfer in selected accommodation in Rome.
Selected accommodation for two nights, including breakfast.


Day 2

Guided tour of the major monuments in Rome and St. Peter’s Basilica. Possibility of organising guided tours to the Vatican Museums. Reservations may be made well in advance to attend the Papal Audience on Wednesday.


Day 3

Free morning.
VIP transfer from Rome to Norcia in Umbria, in the early afternoon.
Norcia is a small town in Umbria, in the National Park of the Sibillini Mountains. St. Benedict was born in this beautiful town. It is a well-known destination in Italy for its cuisine, including Black Truffle, cold cuts and cheese.
Accommodation in a small, beautiful boutique hotel owned by a family who has been in the hotel industry in Norcia for over 150 years.
Dinner at the Gourmet restaurant of the hotel with an overnight stay.


Day 4
A visit to the Abbey of St. Eutizio, which has remained perfectly intact and inside which there is the Museum of Medieval Surgery. Here, young St. Benedict met St. Spes who passed on teachings and inspired him along his path.
Optional: A visit to the beautiful Plateau of Castelluccio in the National Park of the Sibillini Mountains or a visit to the Shrine of St. Rita of Cascia where you can also see the Saint’s body.
Dinner in a traditional restaurant


Day 5
Local products are discovered at Cookery school in the morning with the hotel’s chef. Two hour preparation of a 4-course meal and food tasting.
VIP transfer to Assisi and transfer to the Luxury SPA Hotel. The hotel is located in the city centre and has a unique SPA, which is housed in a section of a Roman amphitheatre.
The stay in Assisi begins.


Day 6

A visit to Assisi to explore the city that was home to St. Francis. Leisure time.
An afternoon visit to nearby Montefalco, which is famous for the production of wine. A visit to selected wineries and on request, to an oil mill and producers of extra virgin olive oil


Day 7
Transfer to Rome airport or another destination

 

Travel Skills
Religion, Saints, Mystical places, culture, cuisine, charming hotels, gourmet restaurants, spa, nature and wine.

 

Extend to:
Tuscany, Chianti, Florence, Maremma


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