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5 Days Easter Cooking Break in Italy

Agriturismo La Volpe e l'Uva, Strada San Marino 25, 06125, Perugia, Italy

Easter Cooking Holidays in Umbria

Spend five days in a quiet corner of Umbria, amongst never-ending olive groves and vineyards, on this short break for the Easter holidays. Fall in love with the Umbrian ladscape in April. Visit amazing medieval cities of Assisi, Trasimeno Lake, Perugia, Montefalco and more. Enjoy unforgattable cooking experiences focused on the Easter traditional recipes. Take a private boat tour in the Trasimeno lake. Taste the famous Sagrantino wine in an exlusive wine tour.

Meet the instructors

Raffaella
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Highlights

  • Hands-on cooking classes
  • Four-course meal preparations
  • 3 tours like descibed in the itinerary
  • Let's Cook in Umbria apron and recipes
  • Certificate of participation
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
The maximum participants in the group is 8
Airport transfer available:
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (US$17 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport (US$17 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance

During your cookery holiday in Italy, you will stay on a beautiful, spacious, working farm in the heart of Umbria - a region famous for its green countryside, cuisine and medieval towns. Your culinary escape into the Italian rural lifestyle is conveniently located, only 15 minutes from Perugia airport.

Just 4 kilometres away lies the capital city of Umbria, Perugia, which is steeped in history, dating well back before 309 BC. Perugia has a flare for culture and the arts. You will have free time to get to explore it, know it and fall in love with it.

The farm is home to your host, Rafaella, her husband, and many pets. Rafaella has a great passion for her home region of Umbria, its people, food and culture. Your Italian cooking classes will take place within her traditional kitchen, using the freshest products from the local surroundings and producers.

'La volpe e l'uva' (The Fox and The Grapes) farm is a little corner of paradise - a quiet, peaceful oasis, an ideal place to relax and unwind surrounded by the Umbrian hills, valleys and medieval villages. The property consists of 10 hectares of olive groves, vineyards and orchards.

Five lovely, two-room apartments (named Rocco, Riding, Fico, Oca and Paulownia) have been renovated paying close attention to detail. The apartments are sunny and comfortable so that guests, even those who stay for a few days, feel welcomed.

In your free time you can hike, try the local wineries, or jump in the car for a day trip to one of several surrounding medieval cities. Or, perhaps, for something more leisurely, you can unwind by the swimming pool, in the gardens under the shade of the fruit trees, or in the bright communal garden.

Refine your cooking skills and daydream on this lush, laid back, Umbrian farm, packed with regional specialties and the mountains and valleys awaiting you.

Program

This short Easter break is perfect for families, couples, solo travellers and groups of friends.

Day 1, Thursday: Arrival

  • Arrive in Perugia and transfer to your country farm, La Volpe e lUva. Check-in time from 14:00 to 19:00.

Day 2, Friday: Cooking class, wine/olive oil tour

  • At 10:00, you will start your hands-on cooking class. You will prepare a four-course lunch that you will enjoy at the end of the class, accompanied by local wines.
  • 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 and cellars, finishing up with a test of local Umbrian specialties and the wines. The 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.

Day 3, Holy Saturday: Cooking class, Assisi tour

  • At 09:30, you will start your hands-on cooking class. You will prepare a four-course lunch with typical Easter recipes, that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by local wines.
  • 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 is in the tour.

Day 4, Easter Sunday: Boat tour, cooking class

  • 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 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 splendor and observe the majestic Rocca del Leone (Leone Fortress).
  • 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 local wines.
  • If it will not be possible to do the boat tour due to climatic reasons, your host wil replace it with a guided tour of the villages around the lake: Castiglione del Lago, Passignano and Touro.

Day 5, Monday: Departure

  • Departure after breakfast.

Included excursions

  • Assisi tour
  • WINE/Olive oil tour in Umbria
  • Wine tour in Perugia
  • Priate boat tour in the Trasimeno lake

Instructors

Raffaella Bucefalo

Location

The farmhouse La Volpe e l'Uva is located in central Italy, Umbria, north of Perugia, in a hilly position, very near to the main Umbrian towns and near to the Tuscany. It is only 4 kilometers far from the historic center of Perugia and it offers a suggestive view of the Umbrian hills. The proximity of Perugia makes the farm's position ideal for visiting other artistic towns in Umbria, such as Assisi, Gubbio, Todi, Orvieto, the Trasimeno Lake, and towns in Tuscany like Siena, Arezzo, and Cortona.

Food

During your stay, Cook in Umbria will offer you daily breakfasts and lunches. In your apartment, you will find everything you need for your breakfast, such as coffee, milk, tea, cereals, bread, biscuits, eggs, jams made with fruits from the farm, fruits, and yogurt. You will prepare your breakfast in your apartment respecting your time. Send Raffaella a list of foods that you want to find in your apartment. For lunch, you will dine on your creations from the cooking classes accompanied by local, delicious, organic, red wines completely made in the farm. The lunch will be in Raffaella's home or in the garden of the farm.

Dinners are not included. The lunches from your cooking classes are very rich and the afternoon tours often include tastings, so you should enjoy light dinners in order to be ready for your next cooking class. In the apartments, your well-equipped kitchen is at your disposal and, after each tour, your driver can make a stop at a supermarket from where you can buy anything you will need. You can also ask the driver to bring you in the historical center of Perugia and dine in a restaurant; the driver will come to pick up them after the dinner at no extra rate.

During your classes you will be preparing a wide variety of dishes that include appetizers, first course, main course, and dessert.

Appetizer

Tasty and delicious, starters have evolved as a true course meal of the Italian cuisine. Cold or hot, it can open a tasty meal or a special buffet. Some of the dishes you can prepare are:

  • Bruschette - tomatoes and mushrooms
  • Cake with zucchini, potatoes, and Taleggio cheese
  • Crostini with chicken liver
  • Crostini with roasted peppers
  • Focaccia with onion and sage
  • Fry flower zucchini
  • Millefoglie with eggplants
  • Mixed grilled vegetable with bread and garlic
  • Panzanella
  • Parmigiana with eggplants
  • Salad with fennels and orange
  • Salad with melon and mint
  • Small onions in balsamic vinegar
  • Spelt salad
  • Torta al testo with ham and rucola

First course

A journey into the preparation of the symbol of Italian diet: pasta. The dry and fresh versions will alternate with different fillings and combinations of sauces inspired both by tradition and fantasy. Pasta sauce is made of fresh and seasonal ingredients. Either fresh or egg pasta, adapt well to many cooking styles or as a basic ingredient of Italian-style soups. Some of the types of pasta that you can prepare are:

  • Gnocchi
  • Homemade cannelloni with ricotta, prosciutto, mozzarella
  • Lasagne
  • Lentil soup
  • Pasta and beans
  • Pasta and chickpeas
  • Handmade pasta (tagliatelle, strangozzi, maltagliati, pappardelle)
  • Pasta sauce
  • Pizza and focaccia
  • Polenta
  • Ravioli
  • Risotto
  • Soup with spelt

Main course

You will discover the world of meat by focusing on the techniques of preparation and cooking of both white and red varieties, two parallel universes, which often meet. Some of the dishes that you can prepare are:

  • Chicken in a rich herb, olive, and vegetable sauce
  • Chicken roller with Umbrian ham
  • Hearby roast beef
  • Italian vegetable quiche
  • Pork loin with grapes and juniper
  • Pork with pears and pecorino cheese
  • Rabbit all'arrabbiata
  • Rabbit with wild herbs
  • Salmi of guinea fowl
  • Salted cod in a tomatoes sauce
  • Stuffed artichokes
  • Stuffed vegetables
  • Umbrian meatloaf with pine-seeds and dry grapes

Dessert

You are invited to discover the many facets of pastry, the preparations, and cooking techniques. A journey through cakes, cookies, and cream to delight your days and those of your friends. Some of the desserts that you can prepare are:

  • Cake with carrots and almonds
  • Cake with chocolate and pears
  • Castagnaccio
  • Crostata (with cream, fresh fruits, and jams)
  • Panpolenta with ice cream
  • Rocciata
  • Tiramisú
  • Tozzetti with holy wine

Things to do (optional)

On the day of the arrival, you have several options:

  • Reserve a private dinner in the farm
  • Reserve a private transfer to the Perugia city center and dine in a restaurant

Spa treatments

Massage available on request.

What's included

  • 3 hands-on cooking classes of approximately 4 hours
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Certificate of participation
  • Cook in Umbria apron and recipes
  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 four-course meals from the cooking lesson
  • 3 tours as per itinerary
  • Umbrian wines during meals, liquors for after dinner/lunch

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Dinners
  • Everything not mentioned above
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Rome

  • Motorway A1, exit Orte, follow Terni-Perugia, pass the exit Perugia and continue following the sign Cesena until the exit Ponte Felcino
  • Continue straight until exit 100 metres
  • Make left turn under E45
  • Look for sign "Zona Industriale", make right at sign and continue for about 5-6 kilometers
  • You will pass an IP gas station on left, keep going
  • You will see sign at right for Ponte Rio, immediately on left you will see Total Gas station and Bar Pizzeria
  • Just after pass Bar Pizzeria next right is "Strada Comunale San Marino"
  • Take this road that go up to the hill, and after 3 kilometers you will find at right the sign "La Volpe e l'Uva"

Driving directions from Florence

  • Motorway A1, exit Bettolle, follow Perugia, pass the exit Perugia and continue following the sign Cesena until the exit Ponte Felcino
  • Continue straight until exit 100 metres
  • Make left turn under E45
  • Look for sign "Zona Industriale", make right at sign and continue for about 5-6 kilometers
  • You will pass an IP gas station on left, keep going
  • You will see sign at right for Ponte Rio, immediately on left you will see Total Gas station and Bar Pizzeria
  • Just after pass Bar Pizzeria next right is "Strada Comunale San Marino"
  • Take this road that go up to the hill, and after 3 kilometers you will find at right the sign "La Volpe e l'Uva"

Driving directions from Cesena

  • Go out at the exit Ponte Felcino
  • Continue straight until exit 100 metres
  • Make left turn under E45
  • Look for sign "Zona Industriale", make right at sign and continue for about 5-6 kilometers
  • You will pass an IP gas station on left, keep going
  • You will see sign at right for Ponte Rio, immediately on left you will see Total Gas station and Bar Pizzeria
  • Just after pass Bar Pizzeria next right is "Strada Comunale San Marino"
  • Take this road that go up to the hill, and after 3 kilometers you will find at right the sign "La Volpe e l'Uva"

Arrival by airplane

The nearest airports to the location are Florence Airport, Peretola (FLR), Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO), or Pisa International Airport (PSA).

Arrival by train

The nearest station is Perugia railway station.

GPS

  • Longitude: 12 23' 23'' E
  • Latitude: 43 8' 90'' N

Distances

  • Assisi, 15 kilometers
  • Gubbio, 28 kilometers
  • Orvieto, 45 kilometers
  • Spello, 15 kilometers
  • Todi, 45 kilometers
  • Trasimeno Lake, 20 kilometers
Airport: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport Airport transfer available: Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport (US$17 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport Airport transfer available: Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport (US$17 per person) Additional charges may apply. 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 on arrival.

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