3 Day Holiday: Cooking + Mystic Umbria

Small group Culinary Holiday of Italy

 

A journey through the medieval heart of Italy where art, religion and way of living were strongly tied up and where you can get a true idea of the origin of the Italian spirit.
Umbria is a mystical land, the favorite destination for pilgrims and travelers, also the protagonist of a secular spirituality, thanks to this exclusive and intimate relationship with nature, the landscape, the masterpieces of the great masters of painting: Giotto, Perugino, Pintoricchio. This package is a journey into the cooking traditions and the spirituality of Umbria with a visit to two important religious sites in Assisi and Norcia, respectively, the native city of St. Francis and St. Benedict.
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: 3 Days
Departure Dates: Any day! Contact us for details.
Destinations: Italy, Umbria (Perugia, Assisi, Valnerina, Norcia)
Activities: Culinary,  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. The excursion take place from 15.00 to 19.00 with a professional guide. 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 + OrvietoTour
    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 town Orvieto, a this spectacular laid on top of a huge tufa rock. You will visit one of the italian wonders: the mighty cathedral and in there a sample of Renaissance masterpiece, St Brizio Chapel frescoed by Beato Angelico and Luca Signorelli.
  • Day 4 – 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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