Umbrian Lifestyle – 4 Days Holidays


2 Cooking classes + Deruta Ceramic, Wine and Assisi Tours

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  year round, based upon availability, for a minimum of two people.



Details of the Cooking Holiday


Trip Length: 4 Days /3 Nights
Departure Dates: Check the available days.
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. We offer you a workshop to discover the craft techniques of the ceramic district of Deruta. You will learn about the local production from a professional potter and you will try your skill at creating a piece of pottery from clay by hand.
    The wine tour is in the famous wine area of  Torgiano where one of the first Italian DOC and DOCG of our region was created. The vineyard is spread over 60 hectares, all certified organic, on a beautiful hill, in the heart of Umbria, between Perugia and Assisi. The tour includes visit of the vineyard and tastings.


  • 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.


  • Day 4 – Departure.
Tour Dates

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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