The Organic Umbria: organic foods and handicrafts

4  Days Cooking Classes and Tours from 22th to 26th February 2017

An amazing journey for lovers of organic foods and precious handicraft.

The itinerary includes 1 Tour to visit wine and olive oil organic farms. Here the vineyard and the olive grove are cultivated in compliance with the organic farming methods and in the respect of the very ancient farming traditions: organic fertilizing, use of natural products, respect of season cycles, of the shifts, of pruning and of fields laying fallow.

The other 2 Tours are focused on the Umbrian handicrafts .

Just in Umbria, in fact, the glass, textiles and ceramics craftsmen pass down their craft from one generation to another, keeping alive passion, creativity and care for the high quality of products.

 

Details of the Tour

Trip Length: 4 Days

Departure Dates: From 22th to 26th February  2017

Destinations: Italy, (Umbria Perugia, Deruta, Montefalco, Bevagna)

Activities: Culinary,  Cultural exploration

 

 

Day by Day Itinerary of the Tour


  • Wednesday 22th February– 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.
  • Thursday 23th February– Cooking + Organic wine and Organic olive oil Tour
    Morning. Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10.00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations in your apartment accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon.  The wine Tour includes a guided tour of the winery. The path takes you through the phases of production: starting in the vineyard, the philosophy of the production, oriented to organic and biodynamic farming, is explained. From there we move to the areas of wine-making, wine-ageing and the bottling line. The tour concludes with wine tasting accompanied by a board of typical local products.
    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.

 

  • Friday 24th Feburary– Cooking + Urban trekking and hand-weaving workshop
    Morning. Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10.00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations in your apartment accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. Urban trekking is an excellent way to discover the lesser-known parts of the beautiful cities oh Perugia. It is a way to slow down and experience the local life and it is the most sustainable of all forms of tourism. The urban trekking winds through the streets of the city to discover the tourist’s excellences in Perugia.
    You will have a guided visit in the “Giuditta Brozzetti” Hand Weaving Museum-Atelier. The museum/laboratory was founded in 1921 by Giuditta Brozzetti and is one of the few remaining hand-weaving workshops in Italy today. The Giuditta Brozzetti artistic hand weaving laboratory-museum is located in the first Franciscan church in Perugia, built around the year 1212.
    The Moretti-Caselli museum and laboratory of stained glass window is well preserved with all the original artwork, equipment and furnishing of a 19th century atelier. The building dates back to the 15th century and this is the only house, which was spared when Pope Paul the Third built the Rocca Paolina in 1540 and destroyed all the other Baglioni’s houses.

 

  • Saturday 25th February – Cooking + Wine and Deruta ceramic Tour
    Morning
    . Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10.00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations in your apartment accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. 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.
    Then you will have a guided wine tour in an Umbria’s famous winery. The vinery produces soft, distinguished and highly structured red wines. To do so, they grow eight different grape varieties, although this number can change from year to year. Their current selection of grapes includes Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Syrah.

 

  • Monday 9th October: 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

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DERUTA CERAMIC
Glass tour
glass Museum