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When it comes to the most beautiful Umbrian village, most would agree that Spello wins the title.

Enjoy a Visit to Umbria with Stay and Visit Italy – Orofino Tours

With three generations and over 40 years in the hotel and travel business, Stay and Visit Italy – Orofino Tours are one of the largest family-owned hotel/resort chains in Italy and are proud to present an unforgettable tour of the Tuscan and Umbrian regions. They will take you to places that are not only on every traveler’s wish list, but also to remarkable places that are still being discovered by tourists: Maremma, Capalbio, Florence, Siena, Pisa, Lucca, Orvieto, Todi, Assisi, Spello and Rome.

Approximately 90 miles north of Rome and set among rolling hills, Umbria is famous for its exceptionally well-preserved medieval towns. This area is also known for some of Italy’s best wines, culinary specialties, olive oil, truffles and porcini mushrooms. A perfect example of the undeniable charm and appeal of the regions is the ancient hillside town of Spello. “One of the loveliest towns of its size in Umbria…” according to the writer Ian Campbell Ross, Spello is considered to be the most perfect example of an Italian city of the middle ages. It is also described as the “City of Arts” boasting some of Pinturicchio’s and Perugino’s masterpieces.

Spello is one of the jewels of Umbria and one that will undoubtedly cast its spell over you. It is the kind of location that every traveler hopes to find. A place where the traditions of its people and authenticity of the land causes your heart to soar. Breathe in the clear air as you take in flower-filled walkways, stone houses and the winding cobbled streets of the town. It is often called the City of Flowers and with good reason. The town bursts with colors from the spring all the way through autumn. The view of the mountains is as glorious as the views of the Topino Valley and nearby Assisi which spread out before you.

Let Stay and Visit Italy – Orofino Tours whisk you away on this unique and memorable tour. All you have to do is unpack your luggage and begin enjoying …“La Dolce Vita” while staying in their beautiful and hospitable first class hotels. These scenic and idyllic regions will leave an indelible picture in your memories and the simplicity and mysticism will penetrate your soul.

For more information, visit their website at www. stayandvisit.com, or call (941) 870-2498. Orofino Tours & Hotels are located at 7256 South Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231.