Christmas Cooking Vacation in Italy

4  Days Cooking Classes and Christmas Tours from 17th to 21th December 2017

 

We give you the opportunity to have a taste of the Christmas atmosphere in Italy joining in our unique Christmas vacation package in Italy.
In Umbria the food traditions in the Christmas time have been deeply respected and kept for centuries.
During the celebration of Christmas, Umbria becomes magic! Illuminated building and houses are sparkling. In each house, the family prepares home decorations, makes cookies and biscuits. Music and songs take part of the holly fest.

 

Details of the Christmas Cooking Package

 

Trip Length: 4 Days

Departure Dates: From 17th to 21th December 2017

Destinations: Italy, (Umbria Perugia, Gubbio, Corciano and Assisi)

Activities: Culinary,  Cultural exploration

 

 

Day by Day Itinerary of the Christmas Tour

 


  • Sunday 17th December- Arrive
    Arrival at the country farm “La volpe e l’uva” (Perugia, Central Italy, Umbria, near Tuscany). Check-in your apartment at 4:00pm.

 

  • Monday 18th December- Cooking + Corciano Tour
    Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines.
    In the afternoon you will visit the cities of Corciano accompanied by a professional guide. Corciano is a classic central Italian medieval town. It sits on a hill, is surrounded by a city wall and is full of priceless works of art and architecture. ‘Presepe a Corciano‘ takes place over the Christmas period. The streets of the whole town feature scenes from the Nativity with life size models of shepherds, children, animals etc. The event also coincides with the “Mercato dei sapori di qualità” where visitors can taste typical Umbrian food and wine products.

 

  • Tuesday 19th December– Cooking + Assisi Tour
    Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines.
    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 Carcer,a peacefully isolated church and monastery in the wooded slopes just outside Assisi’s walls and the St. Damiano church. Professional guide in the tour.

 

  • Wednesday 20th December- Cooking + Gubbio Tour
    Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines.
    You will visit Gubbio with a professional guide. Lying on the slopes of Monte Ingino, it is one of the most ancient towns of Umbria, extremely well preserved during centuries and rich of monuments testifying its glorious past. Here in the Christmas time you can see the Christmas tree which every year in the evening on 7 December, Immaculate Conception eve, lights along the slopes of Monte Ingino. It is the biggest tree in the world, by now a real symbol of Gubbio.

 

  • Thursday 21th December – Departure

 

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

 

 

PRICES 2017

The prices are for single travelers  (single occupancy) and for groups from 2 to 8 people ( double occupancy).  If your group is composed by more than 8 people send me your request and we will send you the best price!
It is also possible to bring along a non-participating partner who can spend the morning enjoying the surroundings, and could then join the group at lunchtime. Non-participating guests are welcome on the excursion and can use all the facilities at the farmhouse and join all the meals, just not the actual cooking classes.

 

Solo travelers
Participating guest, single occupancy 1200 euro

 

Group of 2  people Participating guest, double  occupancy in 1 apartment  1100 euro

Group from 3 to 4  people Participating guest, double  occupancy in 2 apartments 950 euro

Group from 5 to 6 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 900 euro

Group from 7 to 8 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 850 euro

Non-participating guest, double occupancy 800 euro

 

 

Inclusions:

 

  • Accommodations in the apartment of the farmhouse “la volpe e l’uva” in Perugia (40mq, lounge with cooking area and double sofa bed double bedroom and bathroom), included bed linen, towels, final cleaning.
  • 3 breakfasts (in your apartment you will find coffee, milk, biscuits, jams, butter and sugar)
  • 3 cooking classes of approximately 4 hours,
  • 3 Four course meal from the cooking lesson;
  • Umbrian wines during meals, liquors for after dinner/lunch;
  • Certificate of participation;
  • Folder with all the recipes;
  • Apron of Let’s cook in Umbria.
  • 3 Tours as indicated in the itinerary

 

In the COOKING CALENDAR  you will find all the dates and availability of our Seasonal Tours

Group discount – These trips are priced assuming up to six travelers. Special offers are available for bigger group. If your group is composed by more than 6 people send me your request and we will send you the best price!

No cooking guests. It is also possible to bring along a non-participating partner who can spend the morning enjoying the surroundings, and could then join the group at lunchtime.

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


Our 4 Seasons Cooking Holidays

 

Winter

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Summer

Autumn

gubbio christmas tree
presepe corciano