Small group Culinary Holiday of Italy
This holiday will allow you to discover the secrets of traditional Italian cuisine and enjoy the most amazing treasures of the Umbria region.
Our chef will guide you in the creation of two full meals that will cover all the basic techniques of Italian cuisine. In the afternoons our tours will bring you to visit the most ancient and famous pottery factory in Deruta, to participate in a unique wine tour and to taste the wines produced in our region. One afternoon is dedicated to the visit of the city of Assisi, the city of St. Francis. A guide will accompany you to visit the main attractions of the city: the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, the Hermitage, the Temple of Minerva and the Rocca Maggiore.
The program allows you enough time to relax and enjoy the surroundings or to do some sightseeing in the 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: 4 Days /3 Nights
Departure Dates: Any day! Contact us for details.
Destinations: Italy, Umbria (Perugia – Deruta, Assisi)
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 from 15.00 onwards.
- Day 2- Cooking + Deruta and Wine 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 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 wine tour in a Winemakers Company near Perugia. It is a vineyard under family management, which with special care from their very own vines, produces D.O.C. Colli Perugini and IGT dell’Umbria white, red and rosè wines
- Day 3 – 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. 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 frescoes by Giotto and Cimabue. You will also visit the Eremo delle carceri, one of the oldest Franciscan convents. Professional guide in the excursion.
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.