A little Hidden Jewel!

 

UMBRIA WITH A TWIST

29 June - 06 July 2019

 

We’re off to Umbria... Who's Coming?

 

Can you picture yourself Living like the locals?

Sipping an aperitif by the pool in your own private villa

 

We set the scene for the perfect destination where you will enjoy all the comforts of home in one of Umbria’s finest villas.

 

 Take part and experience life with the Umbrian people as we showcase the finest foods, wines and culture of this amazing region.

 

Do you want to learn to make your very own pizza?

How about wine tasting with your very own Sommelier

 

Everything you love about Italy is in one magical location!

 

Assisi!

Spello!

Truffle Hunting with local truffle hunter Massimo and his dog Yuma!

 

Ohh, there is so much more…….

 

So, Come and join me and meet our fabulous local hosts Chrisse and David Lang and their family, as we settle you in to this unspoilt province with its perfect location.

 

If you want to be one of the select 10 people in this exclusive and intimate group

then send me an email via the link above to find out more.

 

It really is UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN!

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Your Host 

Join Romina Izzo -  Founder of Travel with a Twist - your personal guide and host to Umbria.

 

As an Australian born to Italian parents, I passionately hold two flags.

Building amazing Italian Travel Experiences for my clients is one of my most satisfying and rewarding roles.

 

Having travelled the world extensively, I have had the fantastic opportunity to live abroad in Italy (Rome) for a few years, studying the language, experiencing the culture and making wonderful lifelong friends. Throughout my journey, I discovered towns hidden away from the usual tourist routes that were for me, so captivating I began to explore the back roads of Italy in more detail.

 

So why don’t you join me, make some new friends and experience Umbria on one of my Italian "Experiences of a lifetime".

 

 

Our Beautiful Villa 

 

Town of Assisi

 
 

Artisan Chocolate Making  

WEATHER

What's the Weather like in Umbria in July 
 

July is a very lovely time to visit Umbria.

During your stay you can expect temperatures of up to 26°C during the warmest part of the day.

The temperature cools down to 12°C after sunset.

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QUICK OVERVIEW 

 

DAY 1 - FLORENCE /UMBRIA

Welcome to Florence train station!

Glorious Umbria!

 

Check into our exquisite villa your home for the next 8 days.

 

Tonight we dine under the stars

(Refreshment & Dinner)

Day 2 - WANDER AROUND THE ESTATE 

 

The morning is yours to do as you please.

 

Lunch at a local restaurant

 

Afternoon to relax back at the villa 

 

Tonight, we have a wonderful dinner planned

 

(Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3 - ASSISI/SPELLO

 

Full day planned for you to Assisi and Spello!

 

A Fabulous lunch awaits us.

 

We have a very special encounter in store for you....

 

Return to villa for a light dinner

 

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 - LOCAL ESTATE 

 

Breakfast at the villa.

 

BOY DO WE HAVE A FUN DAY AHEAD OF US......

 

So get ready!

 

Light Lunch 

 

Return to the Villa and relax by the pool.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 - LOCAL ESTATE  

 

Were mixing it up with the locals this morning for an interactive day!

 

Followed by something special

 

Afternoon is yours to relax or maybe have a siesta you'll need it after the day we have planned for you!

 

Tonight, a secret dinner location 

 

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 - ORVIETO

 

 

We head out this morning to Orvieto

You can take advantage of the fabulous shopping.

 

Lunch at a very chic boutique hotel  

 

An extraordinary journey back in time!

you'll need comfortable shoes

Late afternoon we head back to the villa 

Light dinner prepared for you

 

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 - PERUGIA/MONTONE 

 

 

Today we have a  great day planned in Perugia 

Of course with some hidden surprises!

 

Light lunch at a local Trattoria  

AND time to wander around and do some shopping  

 

Return to the Villa 

 

We have a wonderful farewell dinner planned 

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 - UMBRIA/ROME 

 

 

It’s an early start to the day to connect with our International flight.

  (Breakfast)

  

Arrivederci e Buon viaggio!

Please note* Activities planned, hotels and restaurants may slightly change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. 

 

Itinerary and accommodation subject to change.

 

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Al Saraceno Restaurant

OUR BEAUTIFUL VILLA FOR THE WEEK!

 Stunning 11th century church and 18th century farm house, restored in 2012.

Its is now a beautiful 8-bedroom country house nestling amongst hills in a peaceful valley, surrounded by meadows, woods, vineyards and olive groves. 

 

The property is divided into two structures, the first the ancient church and the second the farm house.

 

Our Local Hosts Chrissie and David Lang 
 

Chrissie and David Lang and their children have lived locally for the past 15 years and are passionate about food, wine and Umbria. 

They will be on hand to enjoy a local glass of wine or two with you throughout our stay....

David and Chrissie Lang

 
 

Town of Spello

AIRFARES

Airfares can be included, to ensure you have a better holiday experience and receive the best possible value.

The benefits of booking your flights with us, we’re with you every step of the way. Unforeseen circumstances can occur like for instance ash clouds, cancelled flights and schedule changes are all unfortunately now part of modern air travel. Whilst we can’t eliminate them completely, it is reassuring to know that you’re in good hands throughout your journey.

FLEXIBILITY WITH GROUP AIRFARES - A group airfare is considered 10 people or more departing altogether from the same city. The benefits of a group airfare allow you the flexibility to extend your stay, fly out from different cities, upgrade flights to Business or First Class and, pay a deposit to secure the flights until the airlines advise the last day to purchase.

 

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Cheese and Wine Tasting 

EXCLUSIVE SMALL GROUP TOURING

All our tours are Intimate Small group tours of 15 or less, this allows you to enjoy more time getting to know your Twist Club fellow travellers and form friendships. Ask questions to our experienced guides and explore the back roads with their hidden jewels the 50 seater coaches just can’t get to.

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Local Umbertide Market    

Town of Orvieto

 

PRICE

 

Hosted by Romina Izzo 

Tour Dates

29 June - 06 July 2019 

7 Nights /8 Days 

 

LAND ONLY 

Based on Twin Share Rooms 

 

AUD 7,400 (per person)

Minimum numbers are 10 people for the tour to proceed

 

 

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 

Minimum numbers

Limited to only 10 people

 

Travel Insurance

It is a condition of booking and a requirement from Travel with a Twist that you purchase travel insurance which provides cover for such things as pre-tour cancellation, personal accident and sickness, medical expenses, emergency evacuation/repatriation, loss of luggage and personal effects. This can either be arranged through Travel with a Twist or by your own preferred supplier. We will require your Insurance certificate prior to travel.

 

Payment terms

Deposit ( at the time of booking) 

A non-refundable deposit of $1,500 is due to confirm your place on this tour 

Final balance is due by 18 March 2019

If Romina Izzo is not able to fulfill her commitments as host due to illness or death, either of herself or of a family member, then a suitable replacement will be engaged to host the tour in her place. Cancellations will not be accepted in the unlikely event of this happening.

Airline 

Please contact Travel with a Twist for current airfares and flight reservations

Prices

Prices specified are based on tariffs applicable at the time of printing; these may be subject to change without prior notice until final payment date. Group cost quoted for this tour is based on a minimum of 10 guests.   If the minimum number of guests is not reached the tour will be cancelled and deposits will be refunded to those that have paid.

Itinerary and accommodation subject to change.

Tour pace

The tour is an easy-moderate tour that requires the ability to walk for a few hours a day.

Visa 

Australian and New Zealand passport holders do not require a visa for Italy 

Currency

All rates are quoted in Australian dollars (AUD) or as otherwise indicated.​

Travel documents

Travel documents/Vouchers will be sent via email 60 days prior to the traveller’s arrival in Italy.

Cancellation Policy

Travel with a Twist strongly recommends that travellers purchase Travel Insurance in case of trip cancellation. The following cancellation penalties apply for individual bookings

(unless otherwise specified)

Cancellations of bookings will be subject to AUD $1,500 per person cancellation fee plus any charges imposed by the principals operating the tour. Cancellations after final payment can be up to 100% cost of the tour

Solo Travelling

Where possible Travel with a Twist is continually working with their suppliers on your behalf, to waived or reduced any Single Supplements on many of our most popular tours!

Refunds

All refunds will be processed within 30 days of cancellation. But will be subject to Travel with a Twist Terms and Conditions and third-party supplier.

 

Changes requested during vacation

We will do our utmost to satisfy any alternations or cancellations of services you request during your vacation although penalty fees may apply.

 

Unforeseen circumstances

Travel with a Twist and its suppliers intend to provide you with all services that you request from us. In rare cases, when it is not possible to confirm your reservation due to the availability of requested service we will provide a suitable alternative comparable in price and standard. If you decline the alternative and have already been charged for the original booking a full refund will be given.

 

If any event beyond the control of Travel with a Twist and its suppliers occurs, whether it be airport or seaport closures, war or terrorist threats, civil unrest, or any other unforeseen circumstance, causing either delays or change of vacation arrangements. Travel with a Twist cannot accept liability for any resulting loss, damage or expense and any refund will be subject to deduction of reasonable

expenses.

 

 

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AREAS VISITED

Assisi, Spello, Orvieto, Perugia AND some surprises along the way .....

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CURRENCY

ITALY

The official currency in Italy is the Euro (symbol €)

Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5

Coins are in denominations of €2, 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents

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INCLUSIONS

 

What’s included in the tour

 

Hosted by Romina Izzo – Founder of Travel with a Twist

Fully escorted excursions ( outlined in itinerary)

All entrance fees/tickets (outlined in itinerary) 

Local tour leader

Transfers throughout the tour 

7 nights’ villa accommodation in Umbria

All meals (outlined in itinerary)

 

*Please note most meals do include some beverages, however additional beverages

and snacks are not included in the tour

 

What’s not included in the tour

 

International Airfares and taxes

Visa’s if applicable

Items of a personal nature

Any meals not mentioned in the above itinerary  

Travel Insurance - please contact Travel with a Twist for assistance

 

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