2017 Walking holiday in Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio.

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The farmhouse La Casaccina is ideally situated for exploring “Il Triangolo Benedetto” or the Blessed Triangle; San Casciano dei Bagni, Aqcuapendente, and

Alleronasituated on the borders of Tuscany, Lazio and Umbria.  A corner of Italy where the natural environment, gastronomy, culture and ancient traditions come together.

La Casaccina is set 456mt a.s.l. overlooking rolling hills, vineyards and farmland.  This 6 night walking vacation offers excursions into Tuscany, Lazio and Umbria.

Together with a licensed trekking guide you will explore the area on foot, sample local wines and enjoy the delicious cuisine that this area has to offer. There will be a trip

to the local hot water spa, a guided visit of Orvieto , a guided wine tasting, a guided visit of Orvieto and enjoy wonderful ice cream! During the week you will be served

dinner at La Casaccina with home-made pasta and other tasty local specialties.

Dates on request.

  

Day 1.

Day of arrival. You will be collected from Orvieto train station and driven to the farmhouse La Casaccina.

After settling in you will meet your guide (me!) who will answer any questions you may have over a glass of wine. We will then enjoy our first Italian dinner together!

 

Day 2.

Circular walk from Casaccina – Trevinano - Casaccina.
Distance: approx. 14km.

Altitude: approx. 640 metres

Degree of difficulty: moderate

Shade: scarce

This morning we will walk out from Casaccina and explore the surrounding countryside walking the dirt roads that crisscross this area. Ancient roads that have been used over the centuries to join the many farmhouses in the area. Walked by the farmers to reach and tend their fields and by the children in these farms who walked many kilometers every day to arrive at the local school, now long gone. We can lunch in the small village of Trevinano before making our way back to Casaccina.

Before dinner we will have a guided visit of the vineyards of Casaccina with a local sommelier. We will visit the wine cellar then taste the different wines produced by Casaccina.

Dinner at Casaccina.

 

Day 3.

Acquapendente, Torre Alfina and the Sasseto Woods

Distance: approx. 14km.

Max. Altitude: approx. 692mt

Degree of difficulty: moderate

Shade: good

This morning we will take a short drive to Acquapendente, a medieval town on the ancient

pilgrim route the via Francigena. Here we will visit the Duomo before setting off on our

walk through the woodlands of the Nature Reserve of Monte Rufeno which covers an area

of 2,892 hectares and boasts a wide variety of flora and fauna to Torre Alfina. This

charming village is situated in the territory of Acquapendente in the northern most part of the region of Lazio and on the borders of Umbria and Tuscany. The village takes its name from its position on the plains of Alfina and the castle which dominates the centre of the village, the origins of which date back to the VIII century.Then after lunch in a local restaurant. We will walk in the Sassetto wood which have been decreed a national monument and takes its name from the volcanic rock formations within the woods. We will then taste some of the best ice-cream you have ever had!

Dinner at Casaccina

 

Day 4.

Walk from San Lorenzo Nuovo to Lake Bolsena

Distance: approx. 13km.

Max. Altitude: approx. 416 metres

Degree of difficulty: easy

Shade: scarce

 This morning we will drive the start of our walk from San Lorenzo Nuovo. This town was built by the Papal State between 1774 and 1778 to replace the old town of San Lorenzo alle Grotte further down the valley, which was in a bad state of repair and considered an unhealthy place to live due to the vats used for soaking hemp.

We will walk from here down along the original route of the medieval highway the Via Francigena used over the centuries by pilgrims and paupers, cardinals and kings on their way to and from Rome. The route takes us mainly along dirt roads.

Along the way we will be accompanied by the spectacular view of Lake Bolsena, the largest lake of volcanic origin in Europe formed after an eruption about 350,000 years ago. We will finish the walk in the medieval town of Bolsena which was built near the Etruscan town of Volsinii the remains of which can still be seen today. We will have lunch in a local restaurant and then explore the town.

On request and depending on the weather a boat trip on the lake can be organised.

Dinner at La Casaccina.

 

 Day 5.

Walk from La Casaccina - Celle sul Rigo - San Casciano Bagni

 Distance: approx. 14km.

Altitude: approx. 592 metres

Degree of difficulty: moderate

Shade: no

We will walk through a hilly landscape of cultivated fields to Celle sul Rigo and there will be time to visit the village of Celle, which takes its name from the maze of cells or caves below the village that were used over the centuries as a prison, a hideaway for partisans and are now used by the villagers as wine cellars. Lunch will be in a local restaurant.

After lunch we will take a short walk to San Casciano a spa village situated on the borders of Tuscany and Lazio. For the quantity of water it produces, this spa is the third largest in Europe and it will be possible to visit the hot water spa of Fonteverde and to spend time by the hot water swimming pool before being driven back to La Casaccina.

Dinner at La Casaccina.

 

Day 6.

Orvieto

This morning we will take a short drive to the Umbrian town of Orvieto set on a volcanic tufa cliff 325 metres above the Tiber valley. This morning we will explore the town with a local tourist guide visiting the Duomo with its amazing frescoes by Luca Signorelli, the fascinating cylindrical well known as the Pozzo di San Patrizio, Etruscan tombs dating back to the 6C BC  and wander the ancient streets and walls. Over lunch in a local restaurant we can sample the renown local wine then there will be free time to shop before making our way back to the Casaccina.

Dinner at the Casaccina.


Day7.

Day of departure.

You will be driven to Orvieto train station. We hope you have enjoyed your trip and will be back soon!

 

Price per person:     6 - 9 people €855

                              10 - 12 people €730

 

This price includes:

  • 6 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 6   3 or 4 course dinners with local wine
  • entrance to a hot water spa
  • a guided visit of the vineyards, wine cellar and a wine tasting with a professional sommelier
  • a guided visit of Orvieto with entrance to the Duomo, il Pozzo di San Patrizio and the Etruscan tombs
  • transfers on arrival/departure to and from Orvieto train station 
  • all transfers where necessary to the start or at the end of the walk
  • a licensed trekking guide

 

Airport transfers are available on request at an extra cost.

 

The above price does not include accommodation. See the chart below for the accommodation available and prices.

 

 Prices of Apartments at La Casaccina

 

Apartment

Description

Price: Low season

07/01 – 08/04

22/04 – 01/06

23/09 – 16/12

 

 

 

 

 

Price: Mid season

08/04 – 22/04

01/06 – 01/07

26/08 – 23/09

16/12 – 06/01/18

Price: High season

01/07 – 26/08

L’istrice

2 double bedrooms

1 twin bedroom

2 bathrooms

Living room with a fully equipped  kitchenette

€900

€950

€1.000,

Il Grifo

1 double bedroom

1 bathroom

Living room with a single sofa bed and a fully equipped  kitchenette

€500

€550

€600

Il Nibbio

1 double bedroom

1 bathroom

Living room with a single sofa bed and a fully equipped  kitchenette

€500

€550

€600

 

 

For any clients wishing to rent the whole house farmhouse for 10 + 3 people

Low Season €1.600,00      Mid Season  €1.900,00

The price includes all sheets, towels and linen for the kitchen, Wi Fi, a laundry room, tennis court and a garden with a gazebo, table and chairs and a barbecue, the final cleaning.

Central heating is not included in the price.

 

 

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