Umbrian treasures – 5 Days Holidays

 

Cooking + Wine, Deruta Ceramic, Chocolate and Truffle hunting

Small group Culinary Holidays in Italy

 

Spend four days immersing yourself in the following activities: join a local truffle hunter and his dogs on his daily truffle hunt and enjoy a truffle tasting,  visit Perugia’s chocolate factory and chocolate museum, enjoy guided chocolate and wine tasting, visits a laboratory in Deruta to learn about the manufacture of ceramics and above all learn to prepare traditional dishes at our unique cooking lessons.
With this package you will learn about central Italy’s culinary traditions and sample our excellent wines, precious truffles and tasty chocolate.

 

Details of the Cooking Holiday

 

Trip Length: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Departure Dates: Check the available dates.
Destinations: Italy, Umbria (Perugia – Deruta, Valtiberina, Montefalco)
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 starting from 2,00pm.

 

  • Day 2 – Cooking + Deruta ceramics and Chocolate Tours
    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: You will have a chocolate tour in an artisan laboratory in Perugia. The workshop is a journey to discover the real artisan chocolate, made in Umbria, where tradition, innovation and quality of the ingredients are the key to a unique experience. Then you will visit a ceramic laboratory in Deruta where the majolicas are completely handmade. 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.

 

  • Day 3 – Cooking + Truffle Hunting 
    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: Your guide will drive you in the Educational itineraries on the Truffle track, they are fascinating and unique experiences to discover the mysterious world of the Truffle. The guided visit is run by experts, who will take you through the entire itinerary from the digging up of the Truffle to its processing and use in cooking, teaching you how to distinguish and taste its different varieties.
    It includes: Demonstration of Truffle hunting with dog,  Tour of the farm and visit of the small museum, Tasting of cooked dishes and local wine tasting. Guided visit in a medieval village in Valtiberina.

 

  • Day 4 – 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 city of Montefalco.

 

  • Day 5 – Departure
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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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