New Year Eve Vacation in Italy!

4  Days Cooking Classes and amazing Tours from  28th December 2017 to 1st January 2018

 

Spent your New Year Eve 2016 in Umbria, in the heart of Italy, in a land rich in traditions and celebrations!

The package is perfect for single travellers, couples, group of friends and for families with children .
They will enjoy the numerous Christmas attractions visible only in this special period of the year like the unique living Christmas cribs in Marcellano and our spectacular Christmas tree in Gubbio.

 

Details of the New Year Cooking Vacation

 

Trip Length: 4 Days

Departure Dates: From 28th December 2017 to 1st January 2018

Destinations: Italy, (Perugia, Assisi, Città della Pieve, Gubbio)

Activities: Culinary,  Cultural exploration

 

 

Day by Day Itinerary of the New Year Vacation

  • Thursday 28th December – 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.

 

  • Friday 29th December – Cooking + Monumental Nativity scenes in Città della Pieve
    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. The excursion takes place from 15.00.
    Afternoon. Città della Pieve overlooks the Val di Chiana towards the western frontier of Umbria. Città della Pieve is an attractive, compact locality: its churches and the houses of its nobility were built of brick within a fairly short time span, from the late mediaeval period into the Renaissance, thus giving the town a happy unity of style. Pietro Vannucci, known as “Perugino“, was born in Città della Pieve and some of his works may be seen here. The monumental nativity scene has been a tradition in the area for many years now. It was begun in 1967 by the Terziere Castello and is now housed in the fascinating underground areas of Palazzo della Corgna.  Apart from the main central nativity scene, there are other scenes depicting the life of Christ and various episodes from the Old and New TestamentsFrom that first edition, thanks to the skill and imagination of some able artisans, the nativity scene of Città della Pieve has become one of the major attractions in Italy with thousands of visitors each year.

 

  • Saturday 30th December – Cooking + Gubbio 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. The excursion takes place from 15.00.
    Afternoon. You will visit Gubbio. 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. It rises from the last stone houses of Gubbio up to the basilica of S. Ubaldo, the patron saint of the town, close to the place where, till 10 January, shines the star of Bethlehem which completes the tree.Professional guide in the excursion.

 

  • Sunday 31th December – Cooking + Assisi Tour
    Morning. Hands-on cooking class starts around 10.00 am. 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. 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 Carceri, a peacefully isolated church and monastery in the wooded slopes just outside Assisi’s walls and the St. Damiano church. Professional guide in the excursion.
    In the evening you will go to the Perugia city center where you will have the New Year Eve dinner in a wonderful  restaurant. Here you will see the spectacular and multi-coloured fireworks explode across the city skyline at midnight!!

 

  • Monday 1st January: 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 1300 euro

 

Group of 2  people Participating guest, double  occupancy in 1 apartment  1200 euro

Group from 3 to 4  people Participating guest, double  occupancy in 2 apartments 1100 euro

Group from 5 to 6 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 950 euro

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

Non-participating guest, double occupancy 800 euro

 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation 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.

 

What is included:

  • Accommodation 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. Extra heating on consumption.
  • 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.
  • Dinner of the New Year Eve

 

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.


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