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TUSCANY NOW & MORE SHOWCASES NEW UMBRIAN TOUR

By Emily Fitzgibbons

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TUSCANY NOW & MORE SHOWCASES NEW UMBRIAN TOUR

The tour is part of new experiences being announced for 2022.

Tuscany Now & More is thrilled to launch a range of new, exciting experiences for 2022 including new tours across the Umbrian region. These outdoor adventures have been designed to bring the Italian countryside and traditional medieval villages to life providing guests with an immersive holiday centred around the joys of the Umbrian outdoors. Often referred to as “Italy’s Green Heart”, Umbria is not just a summer hotspot, but an all-year-round destination. The villa rental company is supplying guests with even more of what Tuscany has to offer through introducing a range of activity offerings for guests, beginning with Umbrian Village Tours of Orvieto & Civita di Bagnoregio and the emblematic historical Orvieto & Underworld tour.

Tuscany Now & More offers the most exquisite rental properties, each with their own renovation story to tell throughout Tuscany and beyond. Tuscany Now & More’s Umbrian tours include:

Villages of Italy: Orvieto & Civita di Bagnoregio

This traditional tour showcases the very best of the well-known Umbrian villages Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio. Visitors will be treated to a private tour of Orvieto and explore its well-known landmarks including the Duomo of Orvieto and Museo dell’Opera del. Following this, guests will continue onto the village of Civita di Bagnoregio, which is situated on a scenic cliff edge dominating the wide and vibrant green valley beneath it. This provides all visitors with a fascinating experience to enjoy all the historic village has to offer from its medieval architecture and history to its panoramic rural views. 

Orvieto & The Underworld Tour

Orvieto & The Underworld Tour begins with a private tour of the historic city of Orvieto where visitors will stroll alongside the medieval walls of the local streets and learn about the complex underground which is known as ‘the second face of the city’.’ Underground Orvieto is full of tunnels, caves, wells and grottos filled with a sense of mystery and magic. This unique tour takes in the Duomo of Orvieto, a jewel of Italian gothic architecture as well as the Pozzi di San Patrizio.

These Umbrian experiences are available through a wide selection of Tuscany Now & More villas, including: 

Villa Soele

Villa Soele is a luxuriously lavish villa, with a private swimming pool and chef services. Located just 18km from the mediaeval city of Orvieto, this fully staffed villa is ideal for those who want to explore Umbria, whilst still enjoying the tranquillity of a remote and secluded location. The spacious home is set on three levels, interconnected by a grand, spiral staircase, which rises around a marble pedestal. Soele boasts light-filled rooms due to its hill topped position, with mesmerising views of Umbria. Interiors ooze with designer antiques, sumptuously decorated with 16th and 17th-century oil paintings, collector’s tapestry, and bronze sculptures. Elegant, marble, en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioned interiors and a professional kitchen provide quality comforts for the 21st-century traveller.

villa soele pool

This 7-bedroom villa sleeps up to 14 people and Tuscany Now & More (www.tuscanynowandmore.com, 020 7684 8888) offers Villa Soele from £7,467 a week.

San Gabriele

A charming villa set within a private three and a half hectare estate with wonderfully landscaped gardens with olive and fig trees, only minutes away from the hilltop town of Orvieto with its Duomo and narrow car-free streets. The garden is infused with a variety of scents from shrubs and roses and the gravel pathways are lined with lavender, thyme and rosemary. Fully restored to an exceptionally high standard with polished antique furniture, pale terracotta floors and pristine chestnut beamed ceilings. A truly homey feel leads to the many historical portraits and rare objects d’art creating a unique atmosphere. Private swimming pool boasting spectacular views of the countryside and the Duomo of Orvieto, described by Pope Leo XIII as “the golden lily of Italian cathedrals”.

This 4-bedroom villa sleeps up to 8 people and Tuscany Now & More (www.tuscanynowandmore.com, 020 7684 8888) offers San Gabriele £3,877 a week.

Loliondo

Loliondo is a traditional Umbrian farmhouse located on a hilltop enjoying beautiful views, with a private swimming pool, spacious bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms near the mediaeval city of Orvieto. Designed for comfort, the rooms are spacious with stylish contemporary furnishings and fittings.  There are two outdoor shaded living areas and two al fresco dining areas to choose from. The old farmhouse is set in the hills west of Orvieto. To reach it guests follow a beautiful road that winds up into the hills, past farms, vineyards and many olive groves. The property was very recently restored using modern technology and is at the centre of an olive oil producing farm, ensuring privacy as stunning views. There is a special light that baths the farmhouse and the surrounding hills, with a deep sense of peace surrounding the hilltop.

This 5-bedroom villa sleeps up to 10 people and Tuscany Now & More (www.tuscanynowandmore.com, 020 7684 8888) offers Loliondo from £3,258 a week.

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