Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 2 weeks in Amsterdam, Belgium and France
  2. 2 My 3 Day Umbrian Plan. What do you think?
  3. 3 3 hours or so in Milano (quick stopover)
  4. 4 Trip Report Les bons plans de Whathello
  5. 5 Trip Report France 2016: Paris--Avignon--Provence--Nice
  6. 6 Lake Lucerne Boat Travel
  7. 7 evening of song and dance
  8. 8 Walk across Europe: Warsaw - Gibraltar
  9. 9 Driving from Rome to Sorrento
  10. 10 Suicide bombing in Ansbach
  11. 11 Books and Films about/set in Southern Italy
  12. 12 Helsinki -> Tallin -> Riga OR Tallin -> Riga -> Vilinius ?
  13. 13 Naples or Genoa
  14. 14 Istanbul - Would you go there?
  15. 15 Help needed for Netherlands itinerary please
  16. 16 Where to from Verona
  17. 17 Help planning multigenerational family Italy tour
  18. 18 Trip Report Paris, the Bernese Oberland, and Bavaria with 2 kids
  19. 19 Trip Report The nieces take Bruce and Marija to Paris, Venice and London
  20. 20 Avoid Viking River Cruises
  21. 21 Train passes
  22. 22 RENFE error message during payment
  23. 23 Trip Report One week in Sicily - Taormina, Ortigia, Agrigento & Palermo
  24. 24 Munich-6 days in September
  25. 25 Trip Report My First Trip to Europe...
View next 25 » Back to the top

Umbria - Draft Itinerary - Thoughts?

Jump to last reply

Hello,

My partner and I are planning a trip to Umbria next June for about 12 nights. We would welcome any suggestions about itinerary, sights, hotels and restaurants.

Our specs:
--have been to Italy several times, do not want to spend much time in big cities
--speak some Italian
--like to walk, hills are good
--all kinds of art and architecture, especially small early medieval things; piles of Roman rocks make our day
--fond memories of Umbrian food and we want more, especially umbrichelli, truffles, boar
--the ideal lodging is a small hotel or B&B wedged in a 12th century retrofitted monastery, but we’re not picky. Not seeking luxury lodging.
--want to use trains; can plan our schedule around sparse train connections

Here’s a very early draft itinerary:

>>Rome: arrive noon from Montreal, Leonardo to Termini, train to Spoleto

>>3 nights Spoleto, then train to Assisi

>>3 nights Assisi (yes, crowded in daytime but I’ve read you can get away from ground zero and see lots of good things beyond the crowded basilica area; is this true? And by late afternoon the crowds go elsewhere and the town is beautiful in the evening. True? Not?) Then train to Spello.

>>3 nights Spello. Then train to Rome.

>>2 nights Rome (there’s an extra night dangling around somewhere; would prefer not to spend 3 nights in Rome, have visited it sufficiently already, just want one full day to wander aimlessly)

Then Leonardo back to airport and home.

Many thanks in advance for any ideas you might have.

21 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement