5 Day Holiday: Cooking + Wine Tours in Umbria and Tuscany

Small group Culinary Holidays in Italy

 

Five days to taste the best wines of Umbria and Tuscany.
We offer a selection of guided wine tasting tours of Umbrian and Tuscan wineries combined with our popular traditional cooking courses.
The umbrian wine tours will bring you in the land of Sagrantino wine (Montefalco) and in the prestigious Umbria winery of Lungarotti (Torgiano).
The destination of the other tour is the Val d’Orcia in southern Tuscany, known as the birthplace of red wine. You will have a guided tours of the lovely villages of Pienza and Montepulciano and tasting of the wines of this area.
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: 5  Days/ 4 nights
Departure Dates: Any day! Contact us for details.
Destinations: Italy, Umbria (Perugia, Montefalco and Bevagna), Tuscany (Pienza and Montepulciano)
Activities: Culinary, Wine tours, 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 + 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 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.
  • Day 3- Cooking + Wine Tour in Torgiano + Deruta Ceramic 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: In Torgiano you will participate on guided tour accompanied by a in a professional sommelier where you discover how wine is created, the how’s and why’s of vineyard cultivation, respect for nature, supporting and protecting it. The visit will end with a rich wine tasting accompanied by typical Umbrian appetizers.
    Then you will visit a famous ceramic laboratory in Deruta where the majolicas are completely handmade. Deruta ceramics are a milestone in the history of Italian pottery. They gained worldwide fame during the Renaissance thanks to their creative and qualitative excellence. 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.
  • Day 4- Cooking + Tour in Val D’Orcia (Tuscany)
    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: During the tour you will visit the medieval town of Montepulciano which offers a picturesque view over the Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana.
    You will visit its winery to do a tasting of typical local products and taste the famous wine Nobile di Montepulciano! From Montepulciano can then reach Pienza, famous for its pecorino cheese and the beautiful Piazza Pio II, with its unique trapezoidal shape and the characteristic herringbone flooring
  • Day 5 – 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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