Umbria, Abruzzo & Le Marche
a Grapetrotters Adventure in June 2023 - 5 nights
This is a Grapetrotters Adventure that involves 3 central Italian regions, usually overlooked by the regular traveler 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.
Monday, June 19 - 2023
We meet at our Grape Tours office in central Florence at 8 am and we head towards Umbria stopping first in beautiful village Spello where you can walk the cobbled streets, admire Umbrian ceramics and grab a quick coffee.
We then head to visit two wineries that produce delicious Sagrantino wines, one larger and the other really small and boutique.
That evening we stay in Montefalco village, in the center of Umbria, and have a lovely dinner featuring the specialties of the region.
Tuesday, June 20 - 2023
SPOLETO & NORCIA
We visit a cheese a local cheese maker who will show us the ins and outs of his farm. He makes raw milk sheep cheeses that are delicious.
We then travel further into Umbria and stop in Spoleto where we will stroll around the magnificent village. You can have a quick bite to eat (if you are hungry after all the cheese) and a gelato!
We arrive in Norcia, famous for Prosciutto and black truffles. We will visit the earthquake-struck village and then settle into our countryside residence.
Drinks on the patio overlooking the beautiful valley?
Dinner will feature delicious local foods and wines.
Wednesday, June 21 - 2023
CASTELLUCCIO, GOURMET LUNCH & PICENO
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.
Gourmet lunch in a hidden gem! I won't tell you too much otherwise everyone will want to come on this trip!
In the evening we will be in Le Marche in the area of Piceno in a gorgeous winery relais where we will enjoy a light picnic dinner with wines.
Thursday, June 22 - 2023
DIPPING OUR FEET IN ABRUZZO
After breakfast and a morning stroll around Ascoli Piceno we head towards Abruzzo. We will eat traditional foods at a local restaurant before heading to a delightful family-owned winery, with a visit to the amazing cellars.
Offida will be on our way back and we will then visit the Cocci Grifoni winery where we will have a lovely dinner and try the Pecorino & Passerina varietals.
Friday, June 23 - 2023
CONERO & MORRO D'ALBA
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 followed by a quick lunch on the beach.
In the afternoon we head towards Morro d'Alba, a small town known for the particular Lacrima grape.
We will stay at an olive oil farm inn, overlooking the hills.
We then visit a winery and after we'll grab pizza in the village.
Saturday, June 24 - 2023
CASTELLI DI JESI & BACK TO FLORENCE
We depart after breakfast and further inland we visit a small wine producer who is rocking the world of Verdicchio.
On our drive back, we have our last amazing meal.
We will end in Florence in the afternoon (around 5 pm)
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)
Airfare & travel to and from starting/departure point, meals not specified in the itinerary. Drinks not host-ordered, and personal shopping.
Cost per person (based on double room occupancy): 2900 euro
(single occupancy 3400 euro/p.p.)
Min & max attendance:
This tour will be confirmed with a minimum of 5 people and a max of 8.
Due to the nature of the trip, we have to book hotels well in advance.
We recommend you book in good time.