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The Umbria Flavours - Small Group Culinary Tour of Umbria

Italy

from €1,110* per person 7 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Let's cook in Umbria 8 people max
  • Perugia
  • Culinary & Wine Travel trips
Welcome to Umbria! Discover the food, wine, and culture of this wonderful italian region, rivaling Tuscany for its natural beauty and richness, known as the "green heart" of Italy. Umbria  is an enchanting region blessed with nature’s bounty, culture, art and a thriving culinary tradition. Umbria, untouched by mass tourism, has preserved the magic and richness of its past. This is a "light" 7 day program, during which you have time free to do some sightseeing or just enjoy the peaceful surroundings

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  • Reviewer: located in California USA
    “Great part of our honeymoon!”

    My wife and I did the Christmas Vacation program on our honeymoon and had a fantastic time with Raffaella and Stefania. We had our private apartment that included a kitchen/living room with cookware, plates, television, etc.; a separate bedroom; and a bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower stall. Heating provided by radiators in each room. The kitchen included a basket with bread, jam, salami, sweets, milk, etc. for our breakfasts. We had a fantastic view out our window.

    Cooking classes were conducted in the mornings in Raffaella's home which is next to the apartments. The house was warm and inviting with a nice fire on the cold December mornings and her dog and cats lying around. Both Raffaella and Stefania are fluent in English, so the classes were easy to understand. Each day we cooked traditional Italian food that Umbrians enjoy around Christmas, working hand-in-hand with Stefania to make each meal from scratch. This included everything from hand-making pastas to making sauces and cooking meats on the stove. Each meal consisted of an appetizer, a first course, a second course, and a dessert, and each day after cooking we got to sit and enjoy the fruits of our labors in a private dining room.

    In the afternoons we went on private guided tours of surrounding cities, including Corciano, Assisi, and Gubio. We were taken by private bus with the driver Fabio and tours were conducted by a professional guide named Jana. We learned about the history and culture of each city and generally spent about 3-3.5 hours on each tour. Afterward Fabio gave us the option of being dropped off in Perugia (taxi back to the farm) or being taken back to the farm, with an optional stop at a grocery store if we wanted to cook dinner in the apartment.

    All in all we had a fantastic time and would love to go back for a different program if we had the opportunity. We have already made several of the recipes we learned here at home and the instructions were good enough that our versions were just as good. Thanks Raffaella and Stefania for helping make such a memorable visit as part of our honeymoon! :D


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  • Reviewer: located in Boston, USA
    Make a delicious meal in Raffa's home!”
     
    teach a singing workshop at the lovely farm of Raffa and Roberto and I have had the pleasure of tasting many of the results of the cooking classes taught by Stefania. This trip I was fortunate to be able to be a student in the class making a winter menu of Tagliatelle all' Amatriciana, Pork with Grapes, Crostata and Torta al Testo filled with stracchino and proscuitto. Stefania is a great teacher. She demonstrates the different kneading techniques for the pasta, the torta and the crostata and everyone gets involved and learns. The food is delicious and the recipes and apron are included. We all sat down to eat and had the wine that is made by Alberta, her mother-in-law, on the farm. It's a down home experience in a wonderfully hospitable home. Apartments are available and many interesting tourist destinations are close by that Raffa will happily book for guests.
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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Perugia
Arrival at the country farm "La volpe e l'uva" (Perugia, Central Italy, Umbria, near Tuscany). Check-in your apartment at 4:00pm.

Day 2- Perugia
You have the day to yourselves to do some sightseeing or just enjoy the peaceful surroundings. An ideal day to make a trip to Perugia 4 km far from the farm. You can of course stay at the apartment and relax at the pool. Dinner reservations can be made at a restaurant of your choice.

Day3 - Wine Tour (Bevagna and Montefalco)
Hands-on cooking class starts around 10:00am. You will prepare a four course lunch that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines.
The wine tour take place from 15.00 to 19.00. It is a wine tour in a winery that produces Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCGS. You will have a guided tour of the vineyard, cellars finishing up with a test of local Umbrian specialties and the wines. You will also visit the medioeval cities of  of Bevagna and Montefalco.

Day 4 - Perugia
Hands-on cooking class starts around 10:00am. You will prepare a four course lunch that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines. You have the afternoon to yourselves to do some sightseeing or just enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Day 5- Assisi
Hands-on cooking class starts around 10:00am. You will prepare a four course lunch that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines.
The excursion take place from 15.00 - 19.00. You will visit the mystical city of Assisi, a beautiful medieval town based on Mount Subasio, overlooking a peaceful Umbrian landscape. Assisi is essentially known for the fact that it’s the place of birth of St. Francis in and that of Santa Chiara. You will visit the city and the famous churches like the St. Francis Church filled with spectacular frescoes by Giotto, and also the Eremo delle Carceri (a peacefully isolated church and monastery in the wooded slopes just outside Assisi's walls, this was the first monastic home of St. Francis' and his followers) and the St. Damiano church (A church and monastery outside the city walls is where the crucifix spoke to St. Francis, prompting him to repair it and begin his ministry. Later, St. Clare died here).

Day 6 - Perugia
Hands-on cooking class starts around 10:00am. You will prepare a four course lunch that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines. You have the afternoon to yourselves to do some sightseeing or just enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Day 7- Orvieto
The excursion take place from 9.30 - 15.00. You will visit the town of Orvieto.
The city of Orvieto exists in symbiosis with the tuff cliff on which it stands, an extraordinary example of the integration of nature by the work of man. The Cathedral, dating back to 1263, is the most important architectural landmark of the city, with its splendid Gothic facing and the richness of the ornaments and internal chapels. In the ancient town we also find the St.Patrizio well, built in 1527

Day 8 - Departure

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