Tango in Umbria, the green heart of Italy

Tango in Umbria

Thursday 27th September to Tuesday 2nd October 2018.

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Tango in the Medieval hamlet

Hotel Relais Il Canalicchio is a converted medieval hamlet situated in the heart of the countryside. The hotel features truly superb views of the Umbrian landscape. Is part of a large working estate and uses its own organic products in its restaurant.

• 4*  Hotel Accommodation at Relais il Canalicchio SPA

• Breakfast & Dinner (water and wine included)
• 8 hours of Tango lessons
• Evening practice/milonga
• Transfer from/to Rome Fiumicino Airport
• Included: 2 Excursions and guided day-out tours: Perugia and Assisi.

OPTIONAL : Night out at a local Milonga.

The charming stone buildings and cobbled streets were built in the Middle Ages. The castle itself was constructed in the 10th and 11th centuries by the Longobards as a rural outpost near Perugia. The hilltop position gave it a good vantage point to see potential invaders approaching. The site had been previously inhabited by Benedictine monks, drawn here by the natural beauty and peacefulness of the wooded landscape.

 

Inside, everything is decorator-perfect with a homelike, comfortable ambiance created by the use of fine antique.

The spacious bedrooms have the feel of an English country manor, with pretty floral fabrics, coordinating wallpapers, and accents of antiques.

All rooms have independent air-conditioning, a minibar, satellite television and a private safe, private bathroom with tub or shower, hair dryer.

Courtesy, elegance, professionalism and good taste will welcome you to make the typical cuisine umbra to taste you, made of simple dishes, fruit of the earth and the typical country tradition, prepared for you by the our chef!
You can appreciate besides the products of the Farm House “La Canalicchio”, which are aimed at qualified consumers who know how to appreciate the genuine goodness of Umbria and can recognise the difference: Olive oil, Wine, Honey, Tomatoes, Beans, Lentils.

The TANGO CLASSES (8 hs tuition) will be held in the Hotel in 1509932_10152594467902190_4605619428040394218_nsessions of 1.30/ 2 hours, according to the programme of the day. Intensive and very personalised tuition!!!

The dance floor will also be available every evening for us to dance and practice!

WHAT TO DO……

piazzaGuided excursion to the city of Perugia

From the countryside, we will plunge, for a whole day, into the fabulous City of Perugia, which was one of the main Etruscan Cities. It is also known as the “Universities town” with the University of Perugia founded in 1308 and many other institutes. after a guided visit of the centre of the city, we will have plenty of free time for sightseeing and shopping!

Bright and lively, culturally and socially, Perugia is a city full of “secrets” to disclose: the suggestion is that of exploring it with curiosity to fully appreciate the excitement and fascination of discovery.

The real entrance to Perugia is the Rocca Paolina, an historical-architectural complex unique in its kind, “enclosure” of the mediaeval city hidden inside. Going through it thanks to the escalators, between historical remnants and contemporary suggestions, you get to the heart of the city, cosy lounge of the city where citizens and tourists today love to gather as in the past the several visitors of the Grand Tour.

Starting a visit, the city suggests various itineraries that, in their paths, reassemble, as in an ideal book, the many passages of the Italian and European history. From the XIII century Fontana Maggiore begins an enchanting itinerary of the historic centre, rich in treasures, which will bring to the discovery of the excellences, of a city that will never cease to surprise: museums, churches, palaces, mediaeval towers beyond significate modern and contemporary witnesses.

Guided excursion to the town of Assisi

Assisi is a picturesque hill town. It was the birthplace of St. Francis (1181-1226), one of Italy’s patron saints. The Basilica of St. Francis is a massive, 2-level church, consecrated in 1253. Assisi is a good town for wandering and exploring. Its narrow and steep lanes are picturesque and conceal plenty of surprises: a hidden restaurant, a faded fresco, a stunning view. Occasional olive groves are dotted among the stairways and rooftops, where shy cats creep out of sight of passers-by. Assisi was added to
Unesco’s World Heritage List in 2000.

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Assisi represents an ensemble of masterpieces of human creative genius, such as the Basilica of San Francesco, which have made it a fundamental reference for art history in Europe and in the world. The interchange of artistic and spiritual message of the Franciscan Order has significantly contributed to developments in art and architecture in the world.
Assisi represents a unique example of continuity of a city-sanctuary within its environmental setting from its Umbrian-Roman and medieval origins to the present, represented in the cultural landscape, the religious ensembles, systems of communication, and traditional land-use. Being the birthplace of the Franciscan Order, Assisi has from the Middle Ages been closely associated with the cult and diffusion of the Franciscan movement in the world, focusing on the universal message of peace and tolerance even to other religions or beliefs.

We will also spend a night out at a LOCAL MILONGA in Perugia.

All the activities planned will be performed in a friendly and joyful atmosphere, relaxed, no hurry, nice and easy!

We love Tango, Culture, Good food and Good friends to share all this with. You too? So, welcome on board!

We will chose a flight for the group, in order to offer a group transfer from/to Rome Fiumicino Airport. Should you decide to fly independently, you might join the group at Rome Fiumicino Airport.

The price of the Holiday is £775 pp (double/twin shared accommodation) if booked before 20th March

From 21st March the price is £815pp
Single room supplement £150
Deposit £300pp (non refundable)

At the moment of booking we will provide all the information about the selected flights to travel in group to Rome Fiumicino. We strongly advise to book the flights at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

TO BOOK, CONTACT US:

Sandra and Santiago Monticelli
mobile: 07760808642
e mail: letstangouk@gmail.com