Arts and Culture Tours

Our Art and Culture Tours offer a unique perspective on the arts, cuisine and culture of Central Italy generated by both the warmth and genuineness of our little village and the expertise and hands on knowledge of our faculty. We invite you to reserve a time for your group on its own, in conjunction with a broader tour of Italy or as an addition to your other activities at the Lifelong Learning Program of the International Center for the Arts.


We offer two options:

- Umbria Off the Beaten Path, the Nature and Culture of Central Italy -

A 10-Day Tour of Umbria for groups of nine or more, not including your group leader

- A Week in Monte Castello di Vibio,

designed for individuals or small groups looking for a week long retreat.


If you would like to see another side of Italy - dine in hidden away restaurants known only to Italians, enjoy local specialties from the farms and forests, and dance and converse with local people - we hope our tours of Umbria will provide what you have been searching for. We have a down to earth approach to a genuine experience of Italian life that will give you a real sense of the bella vita.  At the same time, we can provide you with truly unmatched access to the arts and culture of Central Italy. Through faculty at the International Center for the Arts, you will be guided by experts. Ours is a synergistic approach that results in a non-touristic perspective on the peoples and landscapes of this amazingly abundant country that you will never forget. Together we will experience Italy as the ‘cognoscenti’ - ‘those who know’ - as insiders and as guests rather than ‘strangeri’ - outsiders.


Our Trips Include

Double occupancy accommodation in restored hill town apartments in the village or single rooms with shared bath a former twelfth century convent with spectacular views. Single occupancy apartments also are available, or if you prefer your group can stay at a private luxury villa, il Bel Paese, in the countryside just outside of town. (supplements apply)

All meals, trips and transportation is included as described in the above itineraries, including airport transfers from Fumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport.

Additional workshops and classes are available for an additional fee. Please see our Itineraries listed above and visit our Custom Itineraries page and email us for further details.

International Centre for the Arts - Monte Castello di Vibio     last modified May 2015

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