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5 Days Wine, Cooking and Truffles Holidays in Italy

5 Days Wine, Cooking and Truffles Holidays in Italy

  • La Volpe e l’Uva, Strada Comunale, San Marino 25, 06125, Perugia, Italy

Italy Food and Wine Tours

Home of Saint Benedict, patriarch of Western monasticism, Norcia is the capital of Valnerina, a land of mysticism from which the spiritual adventures of the Saint began. The town is considered a wine and food capital of the region. In the last weekend of February every year in Umbria the National Exhibition of black truffle happens with typical products of Valnerina. This event has grown to international status in recent years and is of top interest to lovers of prosciutto, salami, capocollo, ricotta, fresh and seasoned cheeses and, naturally, the famous Norcia black truffle, as well as a host of other local specialties. The entire event takes place in the open air, in the Piazza San Benedetto.

Highlights

  • 3 hands-on cooking classes
  • Wine tasting and cellar and vineyard tour
  • Folder with all recipes and Lets cook in Umbria apron
  • Discover and hunt with dog on the educational Truffle Track
  • Enjoy a guided visit of Norcia and its monuments
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Participation certificate
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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La Volpe e l'Uva is a beautifully restored farmhouse overlooking the Umbria Valley. If you wish to experience the joy of authentic Umbrian living and explore the region and its splendour, then this is the right place for you. The farmhouse is surrounded by 10 hectares of olive groves, vineyards, and fruit trees. Five independent apartments have been restored around the ancient stone house, which dates back to the 17th century.

There is a lovely swimming pool from which you can enjoy the panoramic view. All apartments have been comfortably furnished in farm-style teak furniture with great attention for detail. The farm lies on a hill and offers absolute peace and quiet with spectacular views of the surrounding hills and Perugia. The farmhouse has a lounge with cooking area, a bedroom with a double sofa bed, and bathroom. Bed linen, towels, and final cleaning are included. Each apartment has a living space with a well-equipped kitchenette and a double sofa bed, a double or twin bedroom, and a bathroom. In the communal garden, each apartment has its own area, equipped with table and chairs to have lunch or dinner al fresco.

Amenities

  • Baby bed
  • Car park
  • Garden
  • Massage on request
  • Outdoor barbecue
  • Pets allowed
  • Play area for children
  • Sell of wine, olive oil, and jam
  • Swimming pool
  • Wi-Fi

Day 1 - Arrival

  • Arrive at the country farm La Volpe e l'Uva.
  • Check-in at your apartment at 16:00.

Day 2 - Cooking and wine tour

  • Your first hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00. You will prepare a four-course lunch.
  • For lunch, you will eat your creations accompanied by wines from the farm.
  • In the afternoon, you will enjoy a wine tour in a winery that produces Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCGS. You will have a guided tour of the vineyard and cellars, ending with a test of local Umbrian specialties and the wines.
  • You will also visit the medieval cities of Bevagna and Montefalco.

Day 3 - Cooking and truffle hunting in Tiber Valley

  • In the morning, you will start with the second hands-on cooking lesson around 10:00. You will prepare a four-course lunch.
  • You will then eat your creations accompanied by wines from the farm.
  • Your guide will drive you to the educational itineraries on the truffle track in the afternoon to help you discover their mysterious world. The guided visit is run by experts, who will guide you along the itinerary from the digging up of the truffle to its processing and use in cooking, also teaching you how to distinguish and taste its different varieties.
  • Get ready for a demonstration of truffle hunting with dog, tour of the farm and visit of the small museum, tasting of cooked dishes, and local wine tasting.

Day 4 - Cooking and Norcia black truffle festival

  • As expected, the day will start with the hands-on cooking lesson around 10:00. You will prepare a four-course lunch that you will then serve accompanied by farm wines.
  • In the afternoon, you will have a guided visit of Norcia and its beautiful monuments: the Duomo, the beautiful central square and the Castellina, home of the Civic-Diocesan Museum with works of painting and sculpture from the all over the territory of Valnerina.
  • You will participate in the Nero di Norcia festival, one of Italys most important black truffle markets. Beside stands selling black truffles, a number of gastronomic events and demonstrations are held throughout the fair including guided tastings of wines, salamis and cheeses.

Day 5 - Departure

  • You will depart after breakfast, as your tour came to an end.

Three tours are provided during this Umbrian culinary trip: a visit of the medieval cities of Bevagna and Montefalco, an expert guided tour on the local truffle track with hunting demonstration, a tour of the farm and visit of small museum, and last but not least, a guided tour of Norcia and its beautiful monuments.

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 centre 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.

Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

During your stay at the farm, make sure to enjoy your breakfasts; in your apartment you will find coffee, milk, biscuits, jams, butter, and sugar. The three hands-on cooking classes will result in four-course meals that you will enjoy accompanied by Umbrian wines from the farm; liquors will be served after dinner/lunch. You will also enjoy one guided tour of a local vineyard and cellar, ending with a tasting of local Umbrian specialties and wines.

Enjoy the truffle hunting and tasting: get familiar with their flavor in order to better face the Nero di Norcia festival that you will participate on the third day of your trip. There, you will find stands selling black truffles and a great deal of gastronomic events and demonstrations that are held throughout the fair including guided tastings of wines, salamis, and cheeses. During these cooking classes, you will learn how use the traditional Italian ingredients and how to combine them to make delicious recipes. You will prepare a four-course meal: starter, first course, main course, and dessert.

Cook in Umbria will teach you to cook authentic Italian and Mediterranean dishes in an informal and friendly environment, where people learn the passion of the Italian kitchen and have fun doing it. In the cooking classes all pasta, pizza, gnocchi are homemade. Recipes vary according to the seasons, utilizing only the freshest and quality ingredients available. The farm Cook in Umbria produces vegetables, fruits, eggs, jams, wine and extra-virgin olive oil: the same local ingredients that are used to prepare the food during the cooking lessons.

Exclusions

  • Tastings at the Nero di Norcia festival; anything else not mentioned above.

Take your time to enjoy the surroundings at your own pace or even explore the proximity of Perugia: Assisi, Gubbio, Todi, Orvieto, the Trasimeno Lake, and also towns in Tuscany like Siena, Arezzo, and Cortona.

Massages are available in the farm.

  • 3 cooking classes
  • 3 four-course meals from the cooking lesson
  • 3 guided tours as per the itinerary
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Breakfasts items available in your apartment
  • Certificate of participation
  • Folder with all the recipes
  • Lets Cook in Umbria apron
  • Liquors after lunch and dinner
  • Umbrian wines during meals
  • Airfare
  • Guide fee in the truffle hunting - 60 EUR per person for 2 to 3 people or 45 EUR per person for 4 to 6 people
  • Personal expenses

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