The History & Art of Hidden Umbria


21 – 26 June 2020

Our 2020 European tour is to Umbria, the ‘Green Heart of Italy’.

The Lonely Planet says of the region: “Italy’s green heart, Umbria is a land unto itself, the only Italian region that borders neither the sea nor another country. This isolation has kept outside influences at bay and ensured that many of Italy’s old-world traditions survive today.”

Guardian Travel says: “The landlocked region between Tuscany, Le Marche and Lazio has art treasures to match anywhere on the peninsula – in Assisi and Perugia above all. Yet it never does a Portofino on your pocket.”

We will stay five nights at the centrally located 4* Hotel dei Duchi in Spoleto. Facilities at the hotel include a bar and restaurant. All rooms are en suite and feature television, telephone and a mini bar. A set three course welcome dinner without drinks is included at our hotel on the first evening, and the remaining four nights are on a bed and breakfast basis.

What will we see?

We will spend six days exploring:


Cost is from £989 (single supplement is £99). This includes:

  • Five nights at the central 4* Spoleto hotel
  • Welcome dinner
  • All excursions, entrance fees & guided tours
  • Return UK airport coach transfers
  • Direct flights from Manchester to Rome
  • Tour manager throughout
  • Executive coach throughout
  • Audio headsets included on Days 2 to 5

You can download and print off a full brochure and booking form here, which can be filled in and sent, together with your cheque, to Nigel Bramley-Haworth, 25 Ash Lane, Great Harwood, Blackburn BB6 7NU. Further information: Tel: 01254 888423; Email: Alternatively, you can book at any of the upcoming lectures.

Additionally, you can view and share this tour online – click on View Your Tour at and quote fyld201.

Caption: Spoleto; Luca Aless [CC BY-SA 4.0 (]