Let’s discover Italy on this guided holiday with a perfect combination of sightseeing and relaxation in Rome and Umbria.
Based in the picturesque town of Fiuggi, 60km southeast of Rome, we’ll be ideally placed to visit some of the most iconic sites in central Italy.
On guided tours of the ‘Eternal City’, we’ll take in famous landmarks like the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain, and enjoy a memorable visit to the Vatican – viewing St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
You’ll also have free time to explore Rome on your own, and your expert guide will provide tips on what to do depending on your interests.
Another excursion takes us to Umbria, whose green valleys and mountains form a pristine backdrop to Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis, is one of the world’s most cherished places of pilgrimage.
What You’ll Love
- Explore the best of central Italy on this 7-night holiday including excursions to Rome, Spoleto & Assisi
- Stay 7 nights in Fiuggi, a historic spa town that once catered to Popes, artists and royalty (4* Half Board)
- Enjoy two full days in Rome, with free time included so that you can experience the city for yourself
- Visit Rome’s most iconic sites with a guided walking tour of Ancient Rome & The Vatican
- Discover the home of St. Francis of Assisi & the medieval town of Spoleto on a full day guided excursion
- Unwind with plenty of leisure time to enjoy Fiuggi’s natural thermal spas or explore the city’s old town
- Return flights and transfers
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Day 1 – Travel to Italy
On arrival in Rome, we will be met by our local representative and transferred to our hotel in Fiuggi.
Day 2 – At Leisure
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Fiuggi. Stroll through its pleasant streets, adorned with Liberty style facades and tree-lined parks, and check out the many small shops, cafes and restaurants. In the hilltop old town, enter via the original Portella and wander the cobbled streets, dotted with tiny churches and fountains. Sturdy shoes are recommended here! Take a coffee and a breather, and admire magnificent views over the Lazio countryside.
Day 3 – Spoleto & Assisi
After a very early breakfast at our hotel we set off for a full day guided excursion to Assisi with a stop in Spoleto en-route. In Spoleto we will have some free time to discover this beautiful town and its medieval centre. We continue on the road to the historic city of Assisi famous as the birthplace of St. Francis. Here we will have free time for lunch before joining our guide again for a guided walking city tour of Assisi. Return to our hotel in Fiuggi in in the late evening for dinner.
Day 4 – At Leisure
We will have a full day to relax and take it easy. Our guide will be happy to offer suggestions for activities and places to see in Fiuggi and the surrounding area.
Day 5 – Ancient Rome
Let’s join our guide this morning and travel by coach to Ancient Rome. Today, will explore the city on a guide walking tour while taking in the sights of the Colosseum and Roman Forum (both viewed from outside), as well as discovering Piazza Venezia and the Trevi Fountain. We will have free time for lunch, shopping and sightseeing before returning to Fiuggi in the late afternoon.
Day 6 – At Leisure
A further opportunity to relax and enjoy the lovely town of Fiuggi! You may wish to indulge in one of the thermal spa treatments for which Fiuggi is renowned. If you would like to return to Rome for further sightseeing, please consult your guide, who can advise on public transport options.
Day 7 – Christian Rome
After an early breakfast join us for an excursion to Rome (60km), where we will have a guided tour of St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums. We will visit the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City to view Michelangelo’s most famous work, which changed the course of Western art. There will be free time for lunch and independent sightseeing before returning to our hotel for our evening meal.
Day 8 – Return Home
Time to say ‘arrivederci’ to Italy!
We’ll check out of our hotel and depart by coach to the airport for our return flight.