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On Via Umbria Tours, every detail is taken care of so you can focus on enjoying the experience. Your guides are Bill and Suzy Menard, whose close connection to the people and customs of Italy is the result of years spent in residence and traveling the country. They will take you to their favorite restaurants, run by families who have become close friends and whose love for the land and its bounty is apparent in every dish. They’ll share with you the history and art that is found in the area’s museums, galleries and excavations, as well as in the streets of the many significant towns of the region. You’ll spend time in the company of locals who embody the hospitality and grace of Umbria.


To reserve your spot, call Suzy Menard at (202) 957- 3811 or e-mail us at Make sure to include your contact information.

  • Spring Discovery Food and Wine Tour
    April 4 - 10, 2020
    April 24 - 30, 2021 (Sold Out!)

    Springtime in Umbria is truly magical, with nature bursting at the seams, sharing its bounty with those who nurture and maintain it.  Join our Spring Discovery Food and Wine Tour and discover the rythms of life in Umbria during this special time of year, with a focus on the food, wine and culture of this memorable region.

    Our seven day, six night tour (April 4 - 10, 2020 and April 24 - 30, 2021) is limited to 8 guests, who will be pampered and who will be transfor

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  • Fall Harvest Food & Wine Tour
    October 19 - 25, 2019 (Sold Out!)
    October 26 - November 1, 2019 (Sold Out!)
    October 10 - 16, 2020 (Sold Out!)
    October 17 - 23, 2020

    Via Umbria offers several week-long culinary tours every fall. Over seven days and six nights, we introduce our guests to the magic of Umbria at harvest time, visiting olive mills to watch the harvest and transformation of olives into fresh oil; spending a day truffle-hunting and cooking what we find; visiting family-operated cantinas to taste Montefalco DOC wines and learn about the art of winemaking from our vintner friends; and absorbing the art of la cucina umbra.

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Umbria Italy

Your Hosts

As informal ambassadors of Umbria and its many splendors, Bill and Suzy have access to the very best of everything straight from the source.

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Italian ceramics

Our Amazing Artisans

Learn more about the people, the techniques and the traditions behind the rich diversity of authentic Umbrian crafts we feature.

Explore their stories

Italian wines

Strictly Local Wines

Our wine shop is stocked with a connoisseur’s selection of noteworthy wines from Umbria’s family-oriented Montefalco wineries.

Discover Umbrian wines