Jazz Under the Stars

The Sonny Rollins Package

Friday, July 11 – Wednesday, July 16



Day 1:

Arrive at the Villa Fattoria del Gelso by 6:00 pm

Welcome reception and cocktails by the pool.

Welcome dinner at local restaurant.


The Villa Fattoria del Gelso is located in the town of Cannara, a short drive from Perugia and Assisi and approximately two hours from Rome. You can arrive easily by car or arrange for pickup at the train station in Assisi or Perugia.



Day 2:

Jazz brunch at Ristorante La Taverna in Perugia, featuring Rockin’Dopsie & Friends

Dinner at the Villa Fattoria del Gelso

Evening concert featuring Caetano Veloso and Stefano Bollani at Arena Santa Guiliana


Today you’ll get your legs underneath you and start to discover the beautiful and mysterious city of Perugia, your home for the next four days. That evening enjoy the Brazilian mastery of Catano Veloso under the stars at the outdoor stadium Arena Santa Guiliana.



Day 3:

Pizza cooking class

Jazz aperitifs and snacks at the Hotel Brufani in Perugia featuring the Allen Harris Quartet

Evening concert featuring Sonny Rollins at Arena Santa Guiliana


You’ll start the day learning the secrets of Italian pizza, enjoying your creation for lunch. Then we’ll head to the Brufani Hotel, Perugia’s flagship hotel with a commanding view over the countryside. Thee you will enjoy a light dinner there before taking your front row seats to hear Sonny Rollins.



Day 4:

Morning guided walking tour of Perugia

Jazz lunch at the Bottega del Vino in Perugia featuring the Renato Sellani Trio

Dinner at the Villa Fattoria del Gelso

Evening concert featuring Cassandra Wilson and David Sanborn at Arena Santa Guilana


Today you’ll be treated to the art and history of Perugia, from the Estrucan gates to the Rocca Paolina to the Corso Vannucci. You’ll enjoy lunch at the Bottega del Vino, Perugia’s premier enoteca (wine bar), with an opportunity to sample the great wines of Umbria and throughout Italy. An evening concert under the star caps off a great day.



Day 5:

Half day guided tour of the Sagrantino wine district

Dinner at the Villa Fattoria del Gelso

Evening concert featuring the Bill Frisell Trio at Teatro Morlacchi


A short drive from the Villa is the Strada del Sagrantino, the Sagrantino wine road that is home to dozens of vineyards producing Umbria’s finest red wine. We’ll visit three wineries and taste many more over lunch at a local enoteca (wine bar). After dinner at the Villa we’ll enjoy one last concert before departing.



Day 6:

Depart by noon





** Itinerary subject to change without notice.