Have you ever dreamed of living life in Italy?

We made this dream a reality, living in the tiny village of Acqualoreto, Umbria in 2015. Living in Italy profoundly altered our perspective, priorities and path in life.

We invite you to experience this special and personal journey with us, seeing an authentic Italian lifestyle in Umbria.

Join us for a small group, eleven-day journey in Italy’s green heart, Umbria. With a balance of luxury accommodation and authentic local experiences, we are so very excited to share our special places and connections with you. This will be an immersion into Italian values and way of life, while still enjoying occasional 'riposo' at your villa’s beautiful pool and surrounds. Our journey promises to be an entertaining one with a well-considered itinerary allowing balance and free time.

Be gently woken by the sound of local church bells chiming and the chatter of birds. Look out your villa window to rolling green hills, fields of olives trees and vineyards. Meander down the ancient cobblestone roads to the local piazza to meet with your local friends for a caffe & pastry. Live the Italian slow way of life where Italian values of sharing moments with family, community and friends are high priority.

Journey Highlights

Would you like to be a traveller, immersing yourself in the local life and culture rather than a tourist?

We have discovered one of the most enjoyable things to do while travelling, is immerse yourself in the local villages and engage with the people. Local experiences often lead you to lesser known places, hidden gems and non-touristy areas. We like to support local businesses, artisans and services that are contributing directly to the local ecomony.

Do you like flexibility whilst travelling?

This is not a military style journey! Slower starts and lots of afternoon rests (riposo) make the 11 days a much more pleasant experience, embracing the true pace of the slow living culture.

Yes we do have a pre-planned itinerary. However within this itinerary, we do have blocks of free time where you can choose to relax or keep exploring .  A small group dynamic allows us to be a little more flexible and alter some plans at short notice. Sometimes an afternoon by the pool with a book and glass of wine, is not just an option, it’s a recommendation.

Do you want to explore Italy away from the crowds and the extreme weather?

We know from experience that the shoulder seasons are the best time to enjoy Umbria. May (Spring)  is usually a warm and sunny month, with an average of 21 degrees. September (Autumn) is a lovely month, you can still dine out in the evenings, usually an average of 25 degrees.

Imagine, a whole trip has been planned for you. We have used our local knowledge, selecting the very best restaurants, the most interesting hilltop towns and the most immersive experiences. We have created opportunities to experience the local village life. A well thought out journey, you can relax knowing that every detail has been designed to create your perfect journey.

"Umbria is a feast for the senses, a region where life is savoured slowly and celebrated with passion."

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