5 Day Holidays: Cooking + Wine, Deruta Ceramic, Chocolate and Truffle hunting

Small group Culinary Holidays in Italy

 

Spend four days immersing yourself in the following activities: join a local truffle hunter and his dogs on his daily truffle hunt and enjoy a truffle tasting,  visit Perugia’s chocolate factory and chocolate museum, enjoy guided chocolate and wine tasting, visits a laboratory in Deruta to learn about the manufacture of ceramics and above all learn to prepare traditional dishes at our unique cooking lessons.
With this package you will learn about central Italy’s culinary traditions and sample our excellent wines, precious truffles and tasty chocolate.
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 / 4 Nights
Departure Dates: Any day! Contact us for details.
Destinations: Italy, Umbria (Perugia – Deruta, Valtiberina, Montefalco e Bevagna)
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 + Deruta ceramics and Chocolate Tours
    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: At first you will visit the Perugia’s chocolate factory and the Chocolate Museum to learn about chocolate production.
    Then you will visit a ceramic laboratory in Deruta where the majolicas are completely handmade. Their high quality products keeps the tradition alive and evokes the classic decorations of the various periods of Deruta. The production cycle is completely carried-out within the company and rigorously worked by hand in all its phases.
  • Day 3 – Cooking + Truffle Hunting 
    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: Your guide will drive you in the Educational itineraries on the Truffle track, they are fascinating and unique experiences to discover the mysterious world of the Truffle. The guided visit is run by experts, who will take you through the entire itinerary from the digging up of the Truffle to its processing and use in cooking, teaching you how to distinguish and taste its different varieties.
    It includes: Demonstration of Truffle hunting with dog,  Tour of the farm and visit of the small museum, Tasting of cooked dishes and local wine tasting. Guided visit in a medieval village in Valtiberina.
  • Day 4 – Cooking +Wine  Tour in Montefalco
    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: 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 medieval cities of Montefalco and Bevagna.
  • 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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