Imagine Your Vacation

Sample itineraries to get you started

Planning a trip can be overwhelming. A beach vacation is easy if you just want to sit under an umbrella and read. This isn’t that, unless you’re going all the way to Benano to sit on the terrace with a good book—and that would be fine, if that’s your choice. There’s so much to do in the area around Benano that most people find it hard to know where to start. Make peace with the fact that you won’t be able to do it all. You’ll have to leave some things for your next visit.

Three Weeks

For guests who have the luxury of time to explore even more of central Italy, at a relaxed pace.

Week One

Friday – Drive to Benano, stopping along the way for lunch. Welcome dinner at villa prepared by Rocca di Benano’s chef Simona Fabrizio.

Saturday – Orvieto. Explore the market, which comes to Orvieto on Saturdays, and browse the alleyways, shops, churches, and views. Save the duomo for Wednesday. Dinner and gelato in Torre Alfina.

Sunday – Bolsena and Civita di Bagnoregio, dinner on terrace of a trattoria overlooking Civita.

Monday – Cooking class in Simona’s farmhouse.

Tuesday – Tufa towns.

Wednesday – Orvieto with a guide. Visit the underground caves and the amazing duomo. Stop at Palazzone Winery on your way home to Benano.

Thursday – Todi.

Week Two

Friday – Take train to Florence.

Saturday – Lunch and afternoon in Orvieto.

Sunday – Lunch at Primo Refugio, then Bagni San Fillipo.

Monday – Assisi.

Tuesday – Viterbo and Montefiascone.

Wednesday – Take the train to Rome.

Thursday – Morning market in Orvieto, late lunch at the Grouch, late afternoon at Lake Bolsena.

Week Three

Friday – Nary.

Saturday – Tarquinia and Tuscania.

Sunday – Gardens (all 3?).

Monday – Drive around lake Bolsena, stopping at least in Montefiascone and Capodimonte. Eat dinner at a restaurant on the lake.

Tuesday – Deruta.

Wednesday – Montefalco and Began.

Thursday – Winery overlooking Benano and Orvieto, dinner in Castel Viscardo, last-minute shopping in Orvieto.

Friday – Checkout.


Two Weeks

For guests who have a little more time to soak in the highlights of central Italy, at a moderate pace.

Week One

Friday – drive to Benano, stopping along the way for lunch. Welcome dinner at villa prepared by Rocca di Benano’s chef Simona Fabrizio

Saturday – Orvieto. Explore the market, which comes to Orvieto on Saturdays, and browse the alleyways, shops, churches, and views. Save the duomo for Wednesday. Dinner and gelato in Torre Alfina.

Sunday – Bolsena and Civita di Bagnoregio, dinner on terrace of a trattoria overlooking Civita

Monday – Assisi

Tuesday – Tufa towns

Wednesday – Orvieto with a guide. Visit the underground caves and the amazing duomo. Stop at Palazzone Winery on your way home to Benano.

Thursday – Todi and Deruta

Week Two

Friday – take train to Florence

Saturday – lunch at Primo Refugio

Sunday – Tuscany

Monday – Cooking class in Simona’s farmhouse followed by spa in San Casciano dei Bagni (Fonteverde)

Tuesday – Drive around lake Bolsena, stopping at least in Montefiascone and Capodimonte. Eat dinner at a restaurant on the lake.

Wednesday – Take the train to Rome

Thursday – Winery overlooking Benano and Orvieto, dinner in Castel Viscardo, last-minute shopping in Orvieto

Friday – checkout


One Week / See It All

For guests who’d like to experience as much of central Italy as they can in a week at Rocca di Benano.

Friday – Drive to Benano, with a fabulous lunch along the way. Share a welcome dinner at the villa prepared by Rocca di Benano’s chef Simona Fabrizio.

Saturday – Explore Orvieto, including its Saturday market, shops, Duomo, ancient underground caves, quaint streets, and fabulous views, with a quick stop at a gorgeous winery near Benano on your way home.

Sunday – Visit nearby Bolsena and Civita di Bagnoregio, then have dinner on the terrace of a trattoria overlooking Civita.

Monday – Drive up the ancient Roman road, Via Cassia, into Tuscany, with stops in picturesque hill towns like Pienza, Montalcino, and Montepulciano, or maybe head straight for Siena. Enjoy an unforgettable lunch or dinner on a terrace looking out on the luscious Tuscan landscape.

Tuesday – Take the train to Florence for the day.

Wednesday – Explore the famous “tufa towns” of southern Tuscany – Sorano, Pitigliano, and Sovana.

Thursday – Make a pilgrimage to Assisi, stopping in Italy’s ceramic capital of Deruta on the way home.

Friday – Checkout by 10:30


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