Il Solstizio




Antonella Nichinonni at An Italian Affair:

+61 416 153 632,

ABN 57271392601

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Cari Amici,

In 2016 I am delighted to share again with you my love affair with my home, Umbria.

On our journey, embraced warmly by my family and friends, we will engage in all the elements of language and learning, cuisine, literature and nature to celebrate a once in a lifetime Italian experience.

Centered around the festivities of high summer and the solstice, our exploration extends from the mountains and sublime nature of Pian Grande of Castelluccio Di Norcia to the majesty of Spoleto, the
cultural heart of Umbria , from the heights of luxury of the world famous Palazzo Seneca to the simple warmth of my Uncle’s terrace, under a million stars in my Village, Casigliano.

This year as we acknowledge the still point between the Sun and the Earth I invite you to take my hand, to discover and allow ourselves a still point in our own lives, amongst the olives and vines, with old friends and new, glass of wine in hand as the last rays to the summer sun dapple our cheeks in the green heart of Italy.


• Celebration of the SUMMER SOLSTICE and a Literary Interlude with Daniela and Professor Rodney Lokaj.
• Walk in the country side from Spoleto to Monteluco
to visit the “Sacred Woods”.
• Horse ride or walk in the countryside.
• Cooking classes.
• Wine tasting and walk in the vines in ASSISI
• Participation at a performance at the FESTIVAL
DEI DUE MONDI DI SPOLETO (pending programme)
• Italian Language Classes “all’aria aperta’.
• Cheese making, stile “artigianale” in Castelluccio
• Visit the “jewel of Umbria” a 1,700 year old olive tree
• Olive oil tasting in one of Umbria’s oldest “frantoio”near Spoleto
• Truffle hunt with dogs in Norcia
• Bike ride or trekking to explore Pian Grande
(Great Plain) and Castelluccio
• 13 breakfasts, 12 dinners and 8 lunches with local wines (based on a fixed price menu)
• 13 nights accommodation (twin share due to high season but there is limited
opportunity to secure a single room at additional cost).
• All transfers by air conditioned coach (from Spoleto
railway station on the 20th of June, for entire journey and including the last transfer to the railway station on the 3rd of July for those departing on this day).


• Umbria from the north to the south; the areas of Spoleto and the Valnerina including the Parco dei Monti Sibillini and the Media Valle del Tevere , Trevi,
Fonti del Clitunno, Spello, Monteluco, Assisi, Marmore Falls, Antonella’s village, Norcia, Castelluccio, Todi,
Lago Trasimeno, Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoreggio.

Not included:

  • Airfares, taxes and insurance
  • Entry to museums and extras not listed on the inclusions


All fees are non-refundable. Personal Travel and Trip Cancellation insurance are mandatory to participate on the tour and should be obtained when purchasing the package.


Luxury accommodation inner city and in the countryside in Spoleto – Norcia and Todi.

Tour Suitability:

This tour is suitable for couples or singles and only to those who have purchased the full package.
You must read and sign a Terms and Conditions and a booking form when you make a deposit.
Small groups of 5-12 participants. In the event it does not reach its minimum number, An Italian Affair reserves the right to cancel, 60 days before the start of the tour. (see Terms and Conditions).


From *$AUD 9,600.00 pp twin share
(land content only): limited single accommodation available at supplement.
*Subject to currency surcharges prior to final payment.


Antonella Nichinonni at An Italian Affair:

+61 416 153 632,

ABN 57271392601

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