Christmas Cooking Vacation in Italy

5 and 7 Days Christmas Culinary Program.
Cooking Classes and Christmas Tours

 

7 Day Program from 16th to 22th December 2022
5 Day Program from 18th to 22th December 2022

 

We give you the opportunity to have a taste of the Christmas atmosphere in Italy joining in our unique Christmas vacation package in Italy.
In Umbria the food traditions in the Christmas time have been deeply respected and kept for centuries.
During the celebration of Christmas, Umbria becomes magic! Illuminated building and houses are sparkling. In each house, the family prepares home decorations, makes cookies and biscuits. Music and songs take part of the holly fest.

 

Details of the 7 Day Christmas Cooking Package

 

Trip Length: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Departure Dates:  From  16th to 22th December 2022

Destinations: Italy, (Umbria Perugia, Gubbio, Castiglione del Lago and Assisi)

Activities: Culinary,  Cultural exploration

 

 

Day by Day Itinerary of the Christmas Tour

 

 

  • Day 1 – Arrive
    Arrival at the country farm . Check-in your apartment from 3pm.

 

  • Day 2 – Cooking +  Chocolate workshop in Perugia
    Morning. Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. You will have a chocolate workshop with a maître chocolatier, in his laboratory in Perugia. You will learn how to temper chocolate, use molds and you’ll create delicious chocolates. The chocolates you create should be eaten or back at home. Free time to visit the historic Perugia Centre and its Christmas markets.

 

  • Day 3 – Cooking +  Pottery workshop experience in Deruta
    Morning. Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. You will visit a 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. In the pottery workshop, have fun while learning the art and history of this local craft. You can throw your own piece on a pottery wheel with the guidance of a professional potter.

 

  • Day 4 – Cooking + Assisi 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 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 Carcer,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.

 

  • Day 5 – Cooking + Trasimeno lake
    Morning. Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. You will have a guided visit of Castiglione del Lago: an incomparably delightful village located on a chalky promontory overlooking Lake Trasimeno with all the impressiveness of its castle, “Rocca del Leone”. The village has very ancient Etruscan and Roman origins (the area was already inhabited when the promontory still was one of the four isles of Lake Trasimeno). Castiglione del Lago has kept throughout the centuries a particular charm, thanks to the beauty of the old town centre, which is still ringed within medieval walls, with an outstanding view of Lake Trasimeno and Valdichiana, towards Cortona. Lake Trasimeno is in the limelight for Christmas. It dresses up with thousands of lights ore than 2600 lights that you will find in the largest Christmas Tree in the world designed on the water on the lake of Castiglione Del Lago.
  • Day 6 – Cooking + Gubbio Tour
    Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines.
    You will visit Gubbio with a professional guide. 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.

 

  • Day 7 – Departure

 

More about the COOKING CLASSES
Read what MEALS are included in the Cooking Program
More about your ACCOMMODATION in the farm

PRICES 

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 1700 euro

Group from 2  to 3 people Participating guest, double  occupancy in 1 apartment ( 2 people) and in 2 apartments (3 people) 1450 euro

Group of 4  people Participating guest, double  occupancy in 2 apartments 1250 euro

Group from 5 to 6 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 1100 euro

Group from 7 to 8 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 990 euro

Non-participating guest, double occupancy 1000 euro

If you are a group of people and you want to have single occupancy ( 1 person in 1 apartments) the single supplement is 150 euro.

Inclusions:

 

  • Accommodations in the apartment of the farmhouse
  • 6 breakfasts (in your apartment you will find coffee, milk, biscuits, jams, butter and sugar)
  • 5 cooking classes of approximately 4 hours,
  • 5 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.
  • 5Tours as indicated in the itinerary

 

 

Itinerary of the 5 Day Christmas Cooking Package

 

Trip Length: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Departure Dates:  From  18th to 22th December 2022

Destinations: Italy, (Umbria Perugia, Gubbio, Castiglione del Lago and Assisi)

Activities: Culinary,  Cultural exploration

 

 

Day by Day Itinerary of the Christmas Tour

 

 

  • Day 1 – Arrive
    Arrival at the country farm . Check-in your apartment from 3pm.

 

  • Day 2 – Cooking + Assisi 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 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 Carcer,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.

 

  • Day 3 – Cooking + Trasimeno lake
    Morning. Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. You will have a guided visit of Castiglione del Lago: an incomparably delightful village located on a chalky promontory overlooking Lake Trasimeno with all the impressiveness of its castle, “Rocca del Leone”. The village has very ancient Etruscan and Roman origins (the area was already inhabited when the promontory still was one of the four isles of Lake Trasimeno). Castiglione del Lago has kept throughout the centuries a particular charm, thanks to the beauty of the old town centre, which is still ringed within medieval walls, with an outstanding view of Lake Trasimeno and Valdichiana, towards Cortona. Lake Trasimeno is in the limelight for Christmas. It dresses up with thousands of lights ore than 2600 lights that you will find in the largest Christmas Tree in the world designed on the water on the lake of Castiglione Del Lago.
  • Day 4 – Cooking + Gubbio Tour
    Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines.
    You will visit Gubbio with a professional guide. 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.

 

  • Day 5 – Departure

 

More about the COOKING CLASSES
Read what MEALS are included in the Cooking Program
More about your ACCOMMODATION in the farm

PRICES 

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 1350 euro

Group from 2  to 3 people Participating guest, double  occupancy in 1 apartment ( 2 people) and in 2 apartments (3 people) 1200 euro

Group of 4  people Participating guest, double  occupancy in 2 apartments 1000 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 900 euro

If you are a group of people and you want to have single occupancy ( 1 person in 1 apartments) the single supplement is 150 euro.

Inclusions:

 

  • Accommodations in the apartment of the farmhouse
  • 4 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.
  • Tours as indicated in the itinerary

 

 

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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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