Day 1: Rome
Welcome to Rome! Arrival transfer to your hotel. Welcome drink. Dinner at a local restaurant followed by a unique tour of the Eternal City where you will learn about the Ghosts, the Mysteries and Legends of Rome. Discover attractions like the Castel Sant’Angelo (outside visit), Piazza Navona, Palazzo Farnese and Ponte Sisto. Learn about the ghosts of Olimpia Pamphili, that you can spot at full moon nights on her carriage pulled by black horses and the one of aristocrat Beatrice Cenci, unfairly killed in the 16th century and many more interesting strories. Overnight.
Ignas Tour Tip: visit the Museum of the Souls of Purgatory, located by the Gothic Church of the Sacre Heart of the Suffagio, its unique in its kind and here you will find proves and testimony of ghost appearances on sheets and books. Small donation, no entrance fee
Day 2: Rome - Underground Rome
Buffet breakfast. This morning you will learn about another interesting aspect of the history of Rome and experience the underground side of it. Visit the Mithraeum of Circus Maximus, one of the largest secret Mithraic temples in Rome hidden next to the famous Circus Maximus and discovered in 1931 as part of Rome’s fascist-era building projects.The site dates to the 2nd century AD and features five parallel but separate chambers with a central sanctuary paved in white marble, with two niches for statues of Caute and Cautopates and a place of honor which would have held a statue of Mithras. Following the tour you will have the rest of the day free for shopping or visit some other attractions that the Eternal City has to offer. Overnight.
Day 3: Civita Bagnoregio - Narni - Perugia
Buffet breakfast. Morning departure to Civita di Bagnoregio, known as “The dying city”. The town is set on a pinnacle rising high above a vast canyon ruled by wind and erosion. Today there are only about seven year-round residents and many of its buildings have been lost. The village can only be reached by a footbridge. Lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Narni, the town that has inspired C.S Lewis bestsellers “The Chronicles of Narnia”. Tour of the medieval historical center and will learn about the life during the Middle Age. Continue with a Narni underground tour and visit the subterranean rooms of the antique convent complex of St. Dominic, along with the adjoining protoromanic church with its frescoes of the 13th and 15th centuries. Dinner and overnight in Perugia.
Meals: B - L - D
Day 4: San Bevignate - Marmore falls
Buffet breakfast. Morning walking tour of Perugia, popular Italian city of art, with a beautiful square with architectural jewels like the superb Palazzo dei Priori and the splendid Cathedral. Continue the visit to the Church of San Bevignate, an intact proof of Templar presence in its own territory, attested in the sources since the middle of XIII century. After lunch on your own, stop for testing of mead and drive to the Marmore Falls, a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans. Its total height is 541 feet, making it one of the tallest in Italy and the tallest man-made waterfall in Europ. Guided tour. Return to Perugia. Dinner and overnight Perugia.
Meals: B - D
Day 5: Assisi Underground - Medieval Cooking Class
Buffet breakfast. This morning we will reach Assisi the birthplace of St. Francis and founder of the Franciscan order. You will visit the major historical and religious monuments of Assisi such the Basilica, the Roman Temple of Minerva, St. Francis birthplace as well as the visit of the underground of the city and learn about its Roman history. Lunch on your own and some free time. Continue to farmhouse where we will attend a medieval cooking class followed by included dinner. During this unique and rare experience you will learn recipes from the 14th to the 17th century found in Umbrian monasteries and convents. Overnight in Perugia.
Meals: B - D
Day 6: Abbey of S. Vittore - Frasassi Caves - Urbino
Buffet breakfast. Morning departure to the Marche region. Stop at the Abbey of S. Vittore alle Chiuse, in Genga, Ancona, a Romanesque abbey that belongs to a group of four churches in Marche “dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries, which are unique in the region. Continue to the Frasassi Caves, only discovered in the 1971 and one of the largest known cave systems in Europe with an impressive array of stalactites and stalagmites spread along 1500 metres of accesible caverns. Guided tour (75 minutes) that will leave astonished by the range of rock formations, stalactites, water pools that you will witness. Following the tour, stop for lunch in a local restaurant and taste the local cuisine. Continue to Genga to visit the Temple of Valadier and the Sanctuary of Saint Maria Infrasaxa situated in a hillside cave and in a particularly scenic location. Continue to Urbino. Dinner and overnight
Meals: B - D
Day 7: San Marino - Montebello Castle - Bologna
Buffet breakfast. Morning departure for visit of Urbino. The city’s extraordinary Renaissance art and architecture, which blend superbly with its Medieval past, it’s so stunning that Urbino is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit of the historical center. Continue to the Republic of San Marino, the City-State, where we will explore the old town, the Three Towers, the House of Montefeltro, Palazzo Pubblico, just to name a few. Lunch on your own. Continue to visit the Castle of Montebello also known as the Castle of Azzurrina, the ghost of the little girl that disapeared in mysterious circumstances in the 14th century. During the guided visit of the castle, we qill listen to the recordings of what seems to be cries and voices of the little ghost. Continue to Bologna. Dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Chianti - Pisa
Buffet breakfast. Morning guided tour of Bologna, the city that has been called with many names; La Dotta (The wise) thanks to its University, one of the oldest in Europe, the Grassa (the Fat) because of its delicious gastronomical tradition. The tour will provide you not only with the visit of the major sights, such as the historical towers from the 12th and 13th century, San Petronio Cathedral, the Neptun Fountain, will also find out about another side of Bologna, related to a much darker story made of vampires, witches and revenants. Lunch on your own. Afternoon at your leisure.
Meals: B - D
Ignas Tour Tip: Visit the l’Archiginnasio. The Palace now has the City Library and the ancient Anatomical Theater of the University of Bologna. Free of charge
Day 9: Departure
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure transfer to the airport.
- Welcome drink
- 8 nights in 4* charming hotels
- 16 meals (8 Breakfast, 1 3-course lunch in local restaurant in Civita di Bagnoregio with drinks included , 1 3-course dinner at local restaurants with drinks included , 5 3-course dinner at hotel with drinks included
- Mead tasting in Perugia
- Medieval cooking class followed by dinner
- English speaking guide during guided tours (2 x Rome, Assisi, Urbino, Narni underground, Perugia)
- Guided tour of Narni historical center
- Guided tour of the Montebello castles
- Guided visit of the Frasassi Caves
- Entrance fees at Underground Narni, Civita di Bagnoregio, Basilica of San
- Bevignate, Montebello Castles
- Deluxe AC motor-coach as per itinerary
- Airport transfers
- Porterage in/out at all hotels
- Ignas Tour English speaking tour director throughout the trip
- Headsets throughout the trip
- Tips, City Taxes and everything not listed under “Included features”
Ignas Tour Hotel Collection
- Hotel Romanico Palace 4* or similar
- Assisi area
- Relais il Canalicchio 4* or similar
- Tenuta Santi Giacomo & Filippo 4* or similar
- Bologna area
- Hotel Monte del Re 4* or similar
* Price per person sharing a double/twin room:
|Dates||8 guests||16 guests||25 guests|
|01/03/17 - 03/15/17
10/09/17 - 11/30/17
|€ 1699||€ 1349||€ 1139|
|03/16/17 - 05/08/17||€ 1819||€ 1469||€ 1249|
|05/09/17 - 10/08/17||€ 1939||€ 1489||€ 1249|
|Single supplement: € 289|
*The itinerary is on request and rates are subject to the availability of the hotels at the time of booking. Prices are subject to change if travel occur during trade shows, bank holidays or special events and supplements may be applied.