If you prefer to stay in an Italian hill town or village, rather than The Country Inn, I speak fluent Italian and can make all the arrangements, as well as help you with your itinerary.
Would you prefer to stay in an Italian palazzo or villa? Do you want your leisure time spent in rooms surrounded by genuine antiques with gorgeous frescoes on the walls and ceilings softly lit by crystal chandeliers? I can arrange just such a trip back in time, where you will feel a part of village life, yet live in such sumptuous and ancient surroundings in the heart of it all.
How about a cultural and musical vacation combined? I will provide all the details and make all arrangements for you to stay in a villa that is connected to two of the best music schools in Italy. You can experience a quiet stay in the old part of town, with concerts in classical music or opera just a few steps away. These also have beautiful views of the lush Umbrian valley from their ancient walls and gates, so the glories of nature will still be a part of your Italian vacation.
Are you the outdoorsy type? How about a biking or trekking or hiking vacation around Lake Trasimeno? We can even combine it with horseback riding and kayaking or sailing. You will stay nearby as a small group at The Country Inn, and our van will take you to the villages around the lake for your various excursions. All tours/rentals will be taken care of for you, and I will plan a customized tour for ten days in the great outdoors of this beautiful area. July is a perfect time to visit the hills of Umbria—not too hot with cool breezes off the lake. No wonder the Italians from Rome and Florence flock here for their summer vacations!
There are also various festivals in the area in July: For example, Jazz and Blues Festivals in open air concerts (The Umbrian International Jazz Festival in Perugia-one of the most important jazz events in Europe), a colorful Hot Air Balloon Festival in ancient surroundings, and the Palio of the Doves (medieval costumes, banquets, and pageantry. There are even crossbow competitions!)
All I require are 7 people to make a special, personalized, custom tour for you and your family or friends! I can even arrange Vespa tours–What a great way to explore the hill towns as the Italians do! Reserve now for the coming season! It is never too late to be spontaneous!