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7 Day Food Lovers Paradise Truffle Hunting, Wine Tasting & Cooking Holiday in Spoleto, Perugia

Casale Fusco country house, Frazione Uncinano 110, Spoleto, Umbria, Perugia, Italy

Cooking Class in Italy

Join this cooking class in Italy! You will experience an amazing cooking class with the best menu and food while tasting wine and enjoying the beautiful scenery around the place you are staying. The large garden and fresh air will leave you relaxed. A black truffle hunting session local winery and local farm visit, and taste some food in a traditional homemade restaurant will add more joy to your culinary experience! If you wish to have a remarkable holiday, you should not miss this one!

Highlights

  • 4-day cooking class
  • Visit to a local winery and farm
  • An excursion to the legendary Assisi
  • The selected wine and water
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • 6 nights' lodging

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4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Chinese (mandarin), Italian
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer included: Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport
Airport transfer included: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
Airport transfer included: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport
Airport transfer included: Ancona Falconara Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Yoga studio
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Library

The Casale Fusco country house is a beautiful restored old country home located on 18 acres, 10 kilometers northwest of Spoleto. It serves as an excellent base for day trips throughout Umbria, including Deruta, Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Trevi, Bevagna, Montefalco, Todi, and Orvieto. Casale Fusco features majestic sweeping views from its hilltop location and it is accessed from a paved country lane.

18 acres are divided into vineyards and olive groves. The garden and a terrace with a panoramic view create the perfect atmosphere for tranquil days. The surrounding tourist facilities include swimming-pool, horseback-riding, and convenient restaurants. The area is perfect for mountain bikers and trekking. For the adventurous, rafting and rock climbing are available in less than an hour drive.

On the upper floor there are five bedrooms with two independent entrances. Four of the five guestrooms have a private and modern bathroom. It is possible to combine two or three adjoining bedrooms to create an area for a family or a group of friends that would sleep four or seven adults and one infant and include two bathrooms and a kitchenette. The combined rooms can be accessed by their own entry. All the bedrooms and the entire residence are furnished and decorated with family furniture and heirlooms dating from the late 1800s.

On the ground floor, there is a dining room where continental breakfast is served every morning and a spacious living room with fireplace, library, Wi-Fi internet, and satellite TV are available.

Program

Day 1

  • You will be transferred from the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Casale Fusco in Spoleto.
  • This afternoon, you will enjoy a welcome drink and a short presentation on your cooking course.
  • The dinner will be at the traditional homemade food restaurant. A selected wine and water will be included.
  • You’ll spend an overnight.

Day 2

  • After breakfast at 09:30, you’ll meet the staff at the Casale Fusco lobby. Your first cooking class will last about two hours and will be an introduction to Umbrian cooking. The tasting lunch based on your efforts ends about noon.
  • At 16:30, you will go on a black truffle hunt. (In the summer, the truffle hunt begins at 18:00.)
  • The dinner tonight will be at a traditional homemade food restaurant. A selected wine and water will be included.
  • You’ll spend an overnight.

Day 3

  • You will get a breakfast.
  • At 09:30, you will depart for an excursion to the legendary Assisi, the city of Saint Francis (a guided visit).
  • The lunch will be on your own.
  • Afterward, at 14:30, it’s on to the famous town of Montefalco, land of the Sagrantino red wine, and a visit to a local winery where you will be invited to taste wonderful wines.
  • Then, you will return and have dinner at a traditional Italian Pizzeria this evening.
  • You’ll spend an overnight.

Day 4

  • You will get breakfast and followed by your next cooking lesson at 09:30. Tasting lunch will be based on your efforts.
  • At 16:00, you will visit a local farm where you will taste regional specialties, such as the famed Umbrian salumi.
  • Then, you will have dinner a traditional homemade food restaurant this evening. A selected wine and water will be included.
  • You’ll spend an overnight.

Day 5

  • After having breakfast, the next cooking class will be started at 09:30. Tasting lunch will be based on your efforts.
  • At 15:00, you will visit Spoleto, a bronze-age town located on the slope of a sacred mountain in the Apennines, just one of their numerous ancient Roman and medieval sacred sites is the Duomo, which is home to Filippo Lippi’s last fresco cycle.
  • Next, you will return to Casale Fusco and have dinner at a traditional Italian Pizzeria.
  • You’ll spend an overnight.

Day 6

  • You will have breakfast and it will be followed by your final cooking lesson at 09:30. Tasting lunch will be based on your efforts.
  • The, you will get a leisure afternoon. You will have the opportunity to shop for cashmere (Umbria is well known for its production of cashmere).
  • Tonight’s final dinner will be at a traditional homemade food restaurant.
  • You’ll spend an overnight.

Day 7

  • You will have breakfast at Casale Fusco, final farewells, and depart for your transfer to Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) in Rome.

Included excursions

  • Visit to the legendary Assisi, the city of Saint Francis (a guided visit)
  • Visit to Spoleto

Location

This cooking class will take place at Societa' Agricola Casale Fusco S.S, Italy.

Spoleto

With its 150 kilometers from Rome and 217 kilometres from Florence, Spoleto is one of the Umbrian cities that left a sign in history and which is worth to be “lived” at least one day in life, to step into the ancient capital of the Longobardian dukes which becomes each summer, since 1958, frame and stage of the Two Worlds Festival, the “creature” of Maestro Giancarlo Menotti, where artists of all around the world perform in concerts, dance performances and shows is an experience that tickles your senses.

Umbria and surroundings

The territory of Umbria, encircled by Tuscany, Lazio and the Marche is small but varied: 8456 square kilometers sketched out by rolling hills, impressive mountains, green valleys, fertile plains, lake basins and majestic rivers. It is perfectly placed in the middle of Italy. The climate is sunny. The winters are quite short and the summers are hot.

This land of greatness offers to tourists plenty of opportunities and starting points. It is a land of historical, artistic, cultural, natural greatness: a rich and diversified offer, which each of you can transform with his own capability to discover a personal itinerary (I can help you if you want). This rich environment and landscape is protected and valorised by seven regional parks. There are the Valleys and the Mountains of the National Park of Mounts Sibillini, with centres where the history is still visible, with their fortifications, their striking Romanesque churches, their hermitages, their ancient abbeys, their mills, their stone bridges over the waterflows, their towers which superbly command over the whole territory.

And there are the towns, Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Todi, Gubbio Which are rich of the history, ancient mediaeval buildings, with frescos and paintings in every church and museums with paintings of the most famous Italian painters. Hills and mountains, vines, olive yards and woods create the perfect scenery for the gastronomy of Umbria: homemade pasta with truffles, extra virgin oil, cheeses and ham, lentils, red potatoes, lamb, and wild boar.

Important events attract thousands of visitors every year: Umbria Jazz, the Festival of two Worlds in Spoleto, the Sagra Musicale Umbra, the Festival of Nations; Corsa dei Ceri in Gubbio, the Quintana in Foligno. Umbria is a region on a human scale and you will surely want to come a second time.

Features

Activities

  • Horse riding
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

Food

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Futsal
  • Horseback and riding schools
  • Mountain bike
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Trekking

What's included

  • The activities mentioned in the program
  • Welcome drink, wine, and water
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Rome

  • Take Autostrada (motorway) A1
  • Find a way out Orte
  • Take a direction Terni to Spoleto.

Driving directions from Florence

  • Take Autostrada (motorway) A1
  • Find a way out Valdichiana to Perugia - Assisi - Foligno - Spoleto (200 kilometers)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Ciampino-G. B. Pastine International Airport (CIA), or Ancona Falconara Airport (AOI), Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) or Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi - Umbria International Airport (PEG). Airport transfers are included in the package price.

Arrival by train

On starting from Spoleto railway station (with the building on your back) go straight for 200 meters, turn right, then go straight along Viale Marconi for about three kilometers. Immediately after crossing a small bridge (Ponte Bari), turn left to Morgnano direction. The road winds for about five kilometers then you will climb over a hill with a junction. Next, turn left to “S. Martino T” direction. After one kilometer, you will find Casale Fusco on the top of a hill on your right-hand side.

Airport: Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport Airport transfer included: Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport Airport transfer included: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport Airport transfer included: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Ancona Falconara Airport Airport transfer included: Ancona Falconara Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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