January 2018 - December 2018
Minimum 3 nights
An unforgettable journey to discover the charming town of Gubbio. A fascinating story full of artistic and religious folklore: from the places that trace the first stages of the spiritual life of St. Francis to the symbols of the city's culture. A journey between past and mysticism intended for all Italian cultural history lovers. If rest and relaxation is what you are looking for, then this is the right program for you: an incredible experience between the silence of the ancient monasteries and the genuine taste of traditional recipes. A holiday in the open air, in touch with the wonders of Umbria, to also discover the beauty of the Mount Cucco Park: an immersion in nature between trails, breathtaking views and the discovery of ancient Hermitages. A program designed for nature lovers, complemented by the discovery of the foods, wines and craft beers of the territory through tastings and meals with typical products most representative of Umbria.
DAY 1In the afternoon arrival in Gubbio, check-in and accommodation in the reserved room, dinner consisting of typical Umbrian dishes and overnight stay.
DAY 2The morning begins with a breakfast consisting of organic products and continues with a day dedicated entirely to the town of Gubbio. Called the "City of Ceri", it is one of the oldest towns in Umbria and, due to its beauty, was described in one of the chants of the “Paradiso” of Dante Alighieri's “Divine Comedy”. The tour starts from the heart of the city with a visit to the medieval terrace in Piazza Grande and then continues to “Palazzo dei Consoli”, seat of the Civic Museum, which houses the “Eugubine Tablets”, evidence of the ancient city origins. Lunch will be served in a traditional restaurant with panoramic views, with a tasting of local products such as mushrooms, olive oil, wine and truffles. In the afternoon the visit continues to the “Basilica of Sant' Ubaldo”, which houses the relics of the Patron Saint and the famous "Ceri of Gubbio”. At the end, ready to start an exclusive course in an “art handcraft shop” in the Gubbio centre, to discover the practise of "artisan for a day". During the demonstration, adults and child will learn the ancient “stucco's art”, the “pictorial decorations art” and at the last, it will possible to bring a little creation at home, to not forget this incredible Italian experience. On returning to the accommodation, free time to enjoy a moment of relax in the subterranean Hotel Spa with a Mediterranean bath, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath and a relaxation room where you can sip herbal teas. The evening ends with an aperitif/dinner in a very particular location: a wine bar that in the past was used as a reservoir where the Capuchins gathered rainwater. Exclusive tasting of local wines and other Umbrian excellences like honey, jams, truffles, cereals, cheeses and cold-cut meat to get to learn the local cuisine. Overnight stay.
DAY 3After breakfast, the day begins with a guided hike through Mount Cucco Park. A place rich in fauna and flora: the ideal destination for outdoor activities lovers and hiking fans. The morning continues with a visit to the “Hermitage of Saint Jerome”, an old building that stands on the slopes of the gorge of the Rio Freddo. Finally, enjoy a box lunch consisting of local organic products, with a panoramic view of the Park. In the afternoon delicious tasting of typical Mount Cucco area cheeses and local wines and at sunset, returning to the accommodation. The day ends with a traditional dinner near Gubbio, consisting of Umbrian specialities: agricultural products, local meats and cheeses paired with local craft beers. Overnight stay.
DAY 4Breakfast and check-out.
The Package includes:
- 3 overnights in double room in Hotel & Spa 4 stars
- Full board (including drinks)
- Cultural guided visits (abbeys, archaeological sites, museums) in Gubbio
- Exclusive course in an “art handcraft shop” in the Gubbio
- Natural guided excursion in Monte Cucco Park
- Local chees and wine tastings in Monte Cucco area
- Access to the Hotel Spa