5 Day Holiday: Cooking + Wine, Chocolate, Olive oil, Deruta ceramic and Assisi Tours

Small group Culinary Holidays in Italy

 

The most precious treasures of Umbria are the protagonists of this holiday package. The tours will bring you in a gastronomic journey that goes from the famous Perugina Chocolate Museum to our amazing wine tours in the region of Sagrantino wine and our awesome olive oil tasting Tour.
The visit to the oldest ceramics factory in Deruta and the excursion in the mystical city of Assisi will show you the beauty of Umbrian art.
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, Montefalco, Bevagna, Assisi)
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 + Chocolate and Deruta Ceramic 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. The museum explains the process of converting cocoa into chocolate, and introduces the history of the Perugina chocolate company.
    Than you will visit a ceramic laboratory in Deruta where the majolicas are completely handmade. Deruta ceramics are a milestone in the history of Italian pottery. They gained worldwide fame during the Renaissance thanks to their creative and qualitative excellence. 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 + Wine and Olive oil 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. 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 Bevagna and Montefalco. Our olive oil tours include visits to family-run oil mills in the most famous Umbrian oil regions with tasting of the local produce along with accompanying local food products.
  • Day 4 – 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.
  • 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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