Umbria, Abruzzo & Le Marche -
a Grape Adventure in late MAY 2023
- 5 nights (5 FULL DAYS)
This is a Grapetrotters Adventure that involves 3 central Italian regions, usually overlooked by the regular traveller visiting Italy so this trip is perfect for adventurous wine & food lovers. It's an area full of fantastic grape varieties from deep reds to mineral whites and many a great local dish to be paired with them. Learn all about them as we go from area to area to taste all the different flavours.
Day 1 – Monday, May 29 - 2023
We meet at our Grape Tours office in central Florence at 9.30 am and we head towards Umbria stopping in beautiful Spello, a village on the border of the Montefalco wine region. We enjoy a nice lunch and then head to visit two lovely wineries that produce delicious Sagrantino wines.
That evening we stay in Montefalco and have dinner with Mark & Giselle Stafford, experts in the wines of the region.
Day 2 – Tuesday, May 30 - 2023
SPOLETO & NORCIA
We travel further into Umbria and stop in Spoleto where we will stroll and have the best pistachio gelato ever, and then we head into the mountains close to Norcia. Lunch in a local restaurant in a quaint village.
We arrive in Norcia, famous for Prosciutto and black truffles and settle into our countryside residence.
Drinks on the patio overlooking the beautiful valley and dinner will feature delicious local foods and wines.
Day 3 – Wednesday, May 31 - 2023
CASTELLUCCIO & ASCOLI PICENO
We have a little time to explore Norcia, famous for some of the best Prosciutto of Italy before we head over the mountains. We head up the Apennines and reach Castelluccio, paradise on earth - a completely unthinkable valley area high up in the mountains where flowers bloom into patchworks of colours. Truly one of the wonders of the earth!
Gourmet lunch in a hidden gem!
In the evening we check into our lovely hotel in Ascoli Piceno. You will enjoy the best Spritz and after we will dine on the local specialities like Olive Ascolane and Pecorino Frittto together with local wines.
Day 4 – Thursday, June 1 - 2023
OFFIDA & MONTEPULCIANO
After breakfast and a morning stroll around Ascoli Piceno (for those who feel like it), we head towards Offida and visit the Cocci Grifoni winery where we will have a delicious lunch and try the Pecorino & Passerina varietals.
We then head down to Abruzzo to visit the mythical Emidio Pepe winery, with an amazing visit and dinner to really get to know the potential of the Montepulciano grape. We sleep at the inn of the Emidio Pepe winery with views of the Gran Sasso mountains of Abruzzo.
Day 5 – Friday, June 2 - 2023
CONERO & CASTELLI DI JESI
We head towards the seaside to discover a region in Le Marche quite famous for red wines, Conero. It's a beautiful coastal region, right by the industrious port of Ancona. We'll tour the region with a lovely winery visit and lunch on the beach.
In the afternoon we head into Castelli di Jesi where Verdicchio is made and visit one of the emerging wineries of the region.
We check into our hotel and enjoy a last lovely meal together.
Day 6 – Saturday, June 3 - 2023
We depart after breakfast and drive back to Florence where we will end the tour around midday.
THIS TRIP INCLUDES:
Transportation from Florence on Day 1 until the morning of Day 6 (back to Florence).
Accommodation in charming hotels with en suite bathrooms (5 nights)
Winery visits & tastings, group activities & guided visits.
All meals in lovely local restaurants or farms (wine included).
Grape Tours personally (Rebecca - Italian Wine Scholar)
Cost per person (based on double room occupancy): 2600 euro
(single occupancy 3000 euro/p.p.)
The Umbria/Abruzzo & Le Marche trip will be for max 8 guests.
Please shoot us an email at email@example.com if you may be interested in signing up, or if you're ready to sign up follow the link to register below.
Airfare & travel to and from starting/departure point, meals not specified in the itinerary.
Please notice that this tour could also be organized for a private group for a different week - but please enquire in good time & contacts us for a quote.