The Treasures of Umbria: Glass, Textiles and Ceramic

4  Days Cooking Classes and Tours from 1st to 5th October

Umbria is a land rich of traditions and of precious handicraft.

Just in Umbria, in fact, the glass, textiles and ceramics craftsmen pass down their craft from one generation to another, keeping alive passion, creativity and care for the high quality of products.


This Tour is a unique journey through the Umbrian handicrafts .

The ceramics of Deruta, a small town clinging to a hilltop, are world renowned. The origin of this production dates as far back as the Etruscans, and fine ceramics were produced here in the Middle Ages. But it was during the Renaissance that the art of Deruta reached its maximum splendor, admired and sought after by the nobles of all of Europe.

The Umbrian textile activities have a long tradition: between XIV and XV centuries was very widespread “Perugia tablecloth”, fabrics with geometric and figurative decorations of animals such as griffins and eagles.

Glass-making is typical of Piegaro, where it has been practiced for eight hundred years; the windows of the Duomo of Orvieto were created there.


Details of the Tresures of Umbria Tour


Trip Length: 5 Days (4 nights)

Departure Dates: From 1st  to 5th October

Destinations: Italy, (Umbria Perugia, Deruta, Piegaro)

Activities: Culinary,  Cultural exploration



Day by Day Itinerary of the Tour


  • Thursday 1st October– Arrive in Perugia
    Arrival at the country farm “La volpe e l’uva” (Perugia, Central Italy, Umbria, near Tuscany). Check-in your apartment at 4:00pm.


  • Friday 2nd October– Cooking + Deruta Ceramic and Wine 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 in your apartment 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.
    Then you will have a guided wine tour and tastings.


  • Saturday 3rd October– Cooking + Urban trekking and hand-weaving workshop
    Morning. Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10.00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations in your apartment accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. Urban trekking is an excellent way to discover the lesser-known parts of the beautiful cities oh Perugia. It is a way to slow down and experience the local life and it is the most sustainable of all forms of tourism. The urban trekking winds through the streets of the city to discover the tourist’s excellences in Perugia.
    You will have a Workshop in the “Giuditta Brozzetti” Hand Weaving Museum-Atelier. The museum/laboratory was founded in 1921 by Giuditta Brozzetti and is one of the few remaining hand-weaving workshops in Italy today. The Giuditta Brozzetti artistic hand weaving laboratory-museum is located in the first Franciscan church in Perugia, built around the year 1212.


  • Sunday 4th October– Cooking + Piegaro the Glass Museum and the chestnut Festival
    . Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10.00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations in your apartment accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. You will visit the medieval village of Piegaro : a Thriving Glass Center for 750 Years.
    In the Glass Museum you can admire the artistic ability and technique of twenty glass artisans from all over Italy: it will be a journey through different techniques and styles, you can see demonstrations of working furnace, various types of glass blowing, flame-working , Tiffany technique, engraving, glass fusing, glass painting.
    In the village you will participate in the Chestnut Festival.  Chestnuts are roasting in every piazza, food booths offer Torta al Testo, chestnut pastries and the first wine, Mosto, barely fermented. This is a special day to celebrate in Piegaro and eat a lot of great food!


  • Monday 5th October: Departure


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



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 1250 euro

Group from 2  to 3 people Participating guest, double  occupancy in 1 apartment ( 2 people) and in 2 apartments (3 people) 1100 euro

Group from 3 to 4  people Participating guest, double  occupancy in 2 apartments 970 euro

Group from 5 to 6 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 880 euro

Group from 7 to 8 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 800 euro

Non-participating guest, double occupancy 800 euro




  • Accommodations 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.
  • 3 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
Glass tour
glass Museum