5 Day Cooking Classes and Tours to see the Easter Traditions in Italy from 28 March to 1 April 2024
Spend the Easter break in a charming Umbrian farmhouses, where you can unwind in the fresh air, bask in the spring sunshine and enjoy the heart warming spectacle of nature’s rebirth. It is a program to discovered regional traditions, ancient rites, traditional cuisine and amazing natural environments.
Celebrate Easter Day in the picturesque region of Umbria with our captivating full-day tour, featuring the enchanting beauty of Trasimeno Lake.
Immerse yourself in the charm of this idyllic destination as we explore its scenic surroundings and discover the hidden gems that make this day a highlight of the experience.
Join us for a day filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, cultural delights, and the serenity of Trasimeno Lake, making your Easter celebration truly memorable. Un unforgettable Easter experience for families, couples, groups of friends and solo travellers.
Details of the Easter 2024 Package
Trip Length: 5 Days ( 4 nights)
Departure Dates: From 28 March to 1 April 2024
Destinations: Italy, Umbria (Perugia,, Assisi, Panicale, Castiglione del Lago, Bettona)
Activities: Culinary, Cultural exploration
Day by Day Itinerary of the Tour
- Day 1 – Arrive
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 + Olive Oil Tour
Morning. Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch with recipes typical of the Easter eve. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines.
Afternoon. In the olive oil tour your guide will explain you curiosities, traditions and our oil producing methods. You will participate in an” Itinerary in Olive Oil and Food Culture“, which ends with the extraordinary art of sensory tasting. A unique experience to rediscover the sense of smell and taste, to learn, recognize and appreciate the highest quality oil. Thanks to combinations with food, you will discover how quality oil can enhance the flavors of even the simplest dishes. After the tour you will have free time to visit the village of Bettona.
- Day 3 – Cooking + Assisi Tour
Morning. Hands-on cooking class starts around 9,30 pm. You will prepare a four course lunch with typical Easter recipes, that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines.
Afternoon. Assisi is a beautiful medieval town based on Mount Subasio, overlooking a peaceful Umbrian landscape. It 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 Carceri (a peacefully isolated church and monastery in the wooded slopes just outside Assisi’s walls, this was the first monastic home of St. Francis’ and his followers) and the St. Damiano church (A church and monastery outside the city walls is where the crucifix spoke to St. Francis, prompting him to repair it and begin his ministry. Later, St. Clare died here). Professional guide in the tour.
- Day 4 Easter Sunday – Full day in Panicale and Castiglione del Lago, wine tour and dinner in the farm
Morning. Enjoy on a full-day tour that begins with a guided visit to the charming villages of Panicale and Castiglione del Lago. Panicale, once a medieval castle, retains its original 12th-century defensive walls, overlooking Lake Trasimeno. The town is circular, reaching its peak at the highest point, providing breathtaking views of the lake and hills.
Nestled on a chalky promontory overlooking Lake Trasimeno, Castiglione del Lago boasts incomparable charm, highlighted by the majestic “Rocca del Leone” castle. Explore the quaint streets and immerse yourself in the rich history of this delightful village.Following the morning exploration, indulge in a delectable lunch at a picturesque winery situated at the boundary between Tuscany and Umbria.In the afternoon, continue your adventure with a wine tour and tastings, coupled with free time to bask in the enchanting atmosphere of Trasimeno Lake. At your return you will have dinner in the farm, it. is a perfect ending to your Easter celebration.
More about the COOKING CLASSES
Read what MEALS are included in the Cooking Program
More about your ACCOMMODATION in the farm
PRICES 2024 – RATES
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 1650 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 8 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 1150 euro
Please write me to ask the rate for Non-participating guest
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.
- Accommodation in the apartment of the farmhouse “la volpe e l’uva” in Perugia (40mq, lounge with cooking area and double sofa bed double bedroom and bathroom), included bed linen, towels, final cleaning.
- breakfasts (in your apartment you will find coffee, milk, biscuits, jams, butter and sugar)
- 2 cooking classes of approximately 4 hours,
- 2 Four course meal from the cooking lesson;
- 1 Dinner in the farm;
- Umbrian wines during meals, liquors for after dinner/lunch;
- Certificate of participation;
- Folder with all the recipes;
- Apron of Let’s cook in Umbria.
- 3 Tours as indicated in the itinerary.