The Palio of the Boats: the boat race in the Trasimeno Lake

4  Days Cooking Classes and Tours from 28th July to 1st August 2017

Each year the last Sunday of July in Passignano on the Trasimeno lake there is an exciting and original event: the “Palio delle barche” (Palio of the boats).

The Palio of the Boats is a historical commemoration of the last act of hostility between the noble families of the Baglioni and Oddi of Perugia: a bloody battle that, in 1945, has seen Passignano at the center of military operations. In this battle a small army of Oddi family had to flee from the castle, boats on their shoulders, chased by the militias of the Baglioni and Della Corgna families.

The Palio of the boats takes place in three phases: the first and third in the water, the second on the land  along the narrow streets of the old town of Passignano.

During the week of the Palio, the four districts of the village organize taverns “typical restaurants” where the visitors can taste recipes from the Trasimeno region and where they are entertainer with shows and historical representations in costume.

 

 

Details of the Palio of the Boats Tour

Trip Length: 4 Days

Departure Dates: From 28th July to 1st August 2017

Destinations: Italy, (Umbria Perugia, Assisi, Trasimeno Lake, Montefalco)

Activities: Culinary,  Cultural exploration

 

 

Day by Day Itinerary of the Tour


  • Friday 28th July– Arrive in Perugia Arrival at the country farm “La volpe e l’uva” (Perugia, Central Italy, Umbria, near Tuscany). Check-in your apartment at 4:00 pm.

 

  • Saturday 29th July – Cooking + Assisi Tours
    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 tour.

 

  • Sunday 30th July  – Cooking + Palio of the Boats
    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.
    Afernoon: You will visit the beautiful village of Passignano near the Trasimeno  Lake accompanied by a guide, you will witness the Palio of the Boats and you will have time to taste the typical dishes of this part of Umbria in one of the characteristics taverns only open during this event.

 

  • Monday 31th August – Cooking + Wine Tour in Montefalco
    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

 

  • Tuesday 1st August – 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.


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