5 Day Cooking Classes and Tours to see the Easter Traditions in Italy from 9th to 13th April 2020
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 package to discovered regional traditions, ancient rites, traditional cuisine and amazing natural environments.
The Easter Day will be dedicated to sail on the waters of the Trasimeno Lake, go discovering the Major island and admiring the wonderful hills and villages around the lake. Un unforgettable Easter experience for families, couples, groups of friends and solo travellers.
Details of the Easter 2020 Package
Trip Length: 5 Days ( 4 nights)
Departure Dates: From 9th to 13th April 2020
Destinations: Italy, Umbria (Perugia, Bevagna, Montefalco, Assisi, Tuoro, Passignano, Isola Maggiore)
Activities: Culinary, Cultural exploration
Day by Day Itinerary of the Tour
- Thursday 9th April- Arrive
Arrival at the country farm “La volpe e l’uva” (Perugia, Central Italy, Umbria, near Tuscany). Check-in your apartment at 4:00pm.
- Friday 10th April – Cooking + wine and 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. The afternoon is dedicated to the discovery of 2 gastronomic richness of Umbria: Sagrantino wine and extra virgin olive oil. You will have 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. Our olive oil tour include visits to family-run organic oil mills in the most famous Umbrian oil regions with tasting of the local produce along with accompanying local food products.
- Holy Saturday 11th April – 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.
- Easter Sunday 12th April – Private Boat Tour in the Trasimeno lake + Cooking class
Morning. Lake Trasimeno is an ideal destination for a relaxing half-day trip. You will have a private excursion with motorboat and skipper. Departing from Tuoro sul Trasimeno you will reach the village of Passignano where you will have a stop and a visit o with guide. You will admire the beauty of the Medieval Fortress and the village that lies on the shores of the lake. Following this, you will navigate towards Maggiore Island, where you take a break for visit and lunch. Next you will circumnavigate around the smallest of the three islands, Minore. Slowly you will arrive at Castiglione del Lago, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, to admire it in all its splendour and observe the majestic Rocca del Leone (Leone Fortress).Afternoon. Hands-on cooking class starts at 17.00. You will prepare a four course dinner with typical Easter recipes, that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines.
* if it will not be possible to do the Boat Tour for climtic reasons we wil replace it with a guided tour of the villages around the lake: Castiglione del Lago, Passignano and Touro.
- Monday 13th April- Departure
More about the COOKING CLASSES
Read what MEALS are included in the Cooking Program
More about your ACCOMMODATION in the farm
PRICES 2020 – 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 1400 euro
Group of 2 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 1 apartment 1250 euro
Group from 3 to 4 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 2 apartments 890 euro
Group from 5 to 6 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 820 euro
Group from 7 to 8 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 790 euro
Non-participating guest, double occupancy rate 850 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.
- 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)
- 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.
- 3 Tours as indicated in the itinerary.