Breakfast in Hotel.
Full day Excursion through a circuit of private gardens in the Calanchi valley.
Visit to Canonica Garden, which offers a breath-taking view of the Calanchi and Mediterranean plants including evergreen bushes and fragrant essences.
Next visit is La Vigna, owned by the D’Amico family, in the extraordinary context of the calanchi. The Vigna is a lush, well-structured garden that contrasts with the bare landscape of the area; the protagonists are the countless bushes, the fragrant roses that are spread out among the vineyard.
Inside the estate there is a superb cellar created by the great architect Luca Brasini, built between the vineyards and the garden, and it takes inspiration from an ancient Etruscan cellar existing in the same place. The cellar is divided into two parts: the oldest one made in tufa, with high arches where the wine is aged in oak barrels, and the newest part where the wine is bottled and labelled. This section is surrounded by large columns and looks like a library.
Lunch included in the estate.
In the afternoon, we stop at the delle religiose della fraternità della S.S. Vergine Maria’ s garden in Bagnoregio, a jewel to be preserved and tell, known by very few. A triumph of flowers and officinal herbs as in the traditions of monastic gardens.
Possibility to visit the beautiful Civita di Bagnoregio, united to the world only by a long and narrow bridge, the “City of Death”, which has long been called because of the sloping lenses of the tuff walls, encloses a clump of medieval houses and a population of very few families. Gently resting on a seagull, the town overwhelmingly overwhelms the vast valley below, offering a charming and unforgettable scenery.
At the end, I return to Todi.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.