5 Day Holiday: Cooking + Artistic Umbria (Assisi, Todi and Spoleto)

Small group Culinary Holidays in Italy

A holiday to learn the Italian cuisine and to visit three  beautiful Umbrian cities that with their monuments testify the artistic history of this Italian region.
Assisi, the home-town of Saint Francis peacefully setting on the slopes of the Subasio Mountain, is famous all over the Christian world;
Todi was an important centre between the Etruscan and the Umbrian civilizations;
Spoleto, ancient Umbrian settlement, became an important Roman colony and later capital of the Duchy Longobard.
The flavors of the artistic and gastronomic richness of Umbria are well mixed in this beautiful holiday!
Reservations are on request for any day, year round, based upon availability, for a minimum of two people.

Details of the Cooking Holiday

Trip Length: 5 Days / 6 Nights

Departure Dates: Any day! Contact us for details.

Destinations: Italy, Umbria (Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto)

Activities: Culinary, Wine tours, Cultural exploration

 

 

Day by Day Itinerary of the Holiday

 

  • 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 – Cooking + Assisi Tour
    Morning: 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.
    Afternoon:  You will visit the mystical city of Assisi, a beautiful medieval town based on Mount Subasio, overlooking a peaceful Umbrian landscape. The tour will allow to get to know the main landmarks where st. Francis lived. You can see the st. Francis Basilica whose superior walls were frescoed by Giotto and Cimabue. You will also visit the Eremo delle carceri, one of the oldest Franciscan convents. Professional guide in the excursion.
  • Day 3- Cooking + Todi Tour
    Morning: 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.
    Afternoon: Todi is an enchanting old town located in a delightful panoramic position on a hill in central Umbria. It boasts a number of interesting and well preserved medieval buildings rich in history. It is the birthplace of Jacopone, the great 13th century Franciscan mystic and poet. The historical medieval town center can be reached via a lift departing from the main car park. Professional guide in the excursion.
  • Day 4 – Cooking + Spoleto Tour
    Morning: 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.
    Afternoon: You will visit Spoleto. Spoleto is situated in a strategic position overlooking the ancient “Via Flaminia”. The splendor of its Romanesque churches and the Umbrian-Roman remains attracts many visitors. Professional guide in the excursion.
  • Day 5 – Departure

 

More about the COOKING CLASSES
Read what MEALS are included in the Cooking Program
More about your ACCOMMODATION in the farm

 

If you are interested in a culinary holidays without tours (only accommodation and cooking classes) please visit the page Cooking Vacations.

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