Local Living Italy – Umbria
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Feeling burnt out by our fast-paced, always-on hyper-connected world? Time to unplug and get back to the land. And there’s no better place to do that than Umbria, the green heartland of Italy, tucked away just south of Tuscany. On this eight-day slice of rural life, you’ll hang out on the grounds of a converted farmhouse, soaking in the pleasures of a simpler time like helping out around the farm, feeding the livestock, and making pasta. But don’t worry; you’re not just living on the farm – you can hike into the hills, go for a swim, explore the nearby towns of Gubbio and Assisi, or do absolutely nothing at all. Work: optional. Fun: mandatory.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: EILU/166547
  • Starts: Rome, Italy
  • Finishes: Rome, Italy
You will Visit
  • Rome
  • Umbertide



Day 1: Rome

Arrive at any time.


Day 2: Rome/Umbertide

Travel by private van to the converted farmhouse, located in scenic Umbria. Travel the rolling hills to reach the working sustainable farm and settle in.


Day 3: Umbertide

Each morning, check the board for the list of activities available. From feeding the animals to picking fruits and veggies from the farm to assisting with the pasta-making, there's never a dull moment. Opt to take part in the yoga or pilates class, or settle in with a good book by the pool. During the week, our hosts can help organize group activities like hikes to a lake for swimming or to the top of the mountain nearby for a bit of a work out.


Day 4: Umbertide

Head out to nearby Assisi to visit the Basilica of St Francis and its famous frescos. Enjoy exploring the town and searching out a local place for lunch before travelling back to the farmhouse for another evening in paradise.


Day 5: Umbertide

Spend a day exploring on the farm and helping out as desired. Opt to stretch your legs on a hike or read by the pool.


Day 6: Umbertide

Head out to the nearby medieval town of Gubbio for a day trip. Venture off into this tiny town on your own and opt to visit some of the sights like the Roman theatre, and Duomo.


Day 7: Umbertide

Enjoy your final day on the farm, before indulging in a final dinner prepared with fresh ingredients prepared by the farmhouse's cook, Daniela. We don't want to spill all the secrets, but be sure to bring your appetite.


Day 8: Umbertide/Rome

After breakfast, transfer back to Rome, stopping in the quaint hillside town of Narni en route. Continue to Rome where the trip ends on arrival.

We highly recommend booking post-tour accommodation to fully experience this vibrant city.

    • Self-sustained farmhouse stay with home-cooked meals (Umbertide)
    • Daily optional farm activities such as feeding the animals, picking fruits and veggies, or pasta making
    • Daily optional yoga/pilates classes
    • Optional hikes to nearby lakes or scenic lookouts
    • Gubbio day trip
    • Assisi day trip
    • Basilica of St Francis entrance
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hotel (1 nt), farmhouse/guesthouse (6 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
    • Private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local host and guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Experience life on a farm
  • Assist with pasta-making
  • Enjoy a day trip to the medieval town of Gubbio
  • Visit the Basilica of St Francis
  • Experience local Umbrian dishes.