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Experience Italy

En-suite hotel with swimming pool
Pizza & ice cream, Ferraris & Vespas
A ‘Taste of Italy’ menu


Immerse yourself in Italy

What springs to mind when you think of Italy? Pizza? Ferraris and Vespas? Beautiful buildings and art work? This holiday is designed to give you an Italian experience that will include all this and more! Our hotel is located in the heart of Italy at Lake Trasimeno, just south of the border between Tuscany and Umbria, areas which are famous for their beautiful scenery and undulating hills.

Our hotel is away from the bustle of town and city life, in a relaxed setting just 300m from the lake and it also has its own swimming pool. There is an ice cream shop and pizzeria next to hotel, plus a café by the lake. 


The Italian way of life

Our optional package of activities will enable you to immerse yourself in Italian food and culture, as detailed below. One evening the local Vespa club will come to the hotel and offer us the chance to ride on the back of a Vespa - a unique experience! A visit to the local Ferrari centre, with an explanation of this iconic brand's history, will give us the chance to see the latest Ferraris up close. There will also be the opportunity for a ride in a Ferrari (subject to availability). 


Swimming by the lake

The hotel has a swimming pool, as well as a private lakeside area, where you can swim in the lake and enjoy the pizzeria. Each evening we will enjoy a time of singing and a helpful Bible talk.

A feast for the eyes and mouth

Food will feature strongly in our programme, as you would expect! At the hotel, we will enjoy a ‘Taste of Italy’ menu in the evenings with a range of Italian dishes across the week, including some local specialities. During the day, we will enjoy a pizza-making class and find that rolling a round pizza is not as easy as you might imagine! A pizza party including home made gelato (ice cream) with live music will be one of the highlights. 

Italian history and culture

Our optional package of excursions will include full day trips to Perugia and Assisi. 

The town of Perugia is a hidden Italian gem, with its attractive churches, museums and art galleries. We will have time to explore these or to browse the impressive
range of shops. Perugia is also home to Perugina, one of the top chocolate factories in Italy. A guided tour helps us to understand the way it is made and, perhaps more importantly, includes a tasting session!

Assisi is in a beautiful location, sitting on the wooded slopes of Monte Subasio with the plains below. The town itself is of course most famous as the birthplace of St Francis and the striking Basilica of St Francis can be seen for miles around. There are plenty of other sites to explore within the town, as well as cafés to watch the world go by. Alternatively, you might prefer to explore the trails in the forest around the town.

Exploring the beautiful scenery

On Lake Trasemino there is an attractive island, which we will visit by boat. Here, there is a castle where Francis of Assisi once slept, an interesting museum and some beautiful walks.

With other options including bike hire available from the hotel, this will be a very memorable Italian Experience!


All departures for this destination have been completed this year but please look here again soon for details of next year. (Summer dates are usually released towards the end of November and winter towards the end of May. If any dates are available sooner they will be shown on this page when they are confirmed).

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