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12 Days Fantastic Umbria Cooking Vacations in Italy

  • Hotel Pietra Campana, Orvieto - Antico Forziere Farmhouse, Deruta - Dolce Verde Farmhouse, Castiglione del Lago - Le Rondini di Francesco di Assisi, Cannara - Il Giovine, Campello sul Clitunno - Albergo Diffuso Crispolti, Labro

Wine Tasting and Cooking Holidays in Italy

On this fantastic culinary tour, you will discover the beautiful Umbrian region, the "green heart" of Italy. Beautiful art cities, such as Perugia, Spoleto, Todi, Orvieto, and Assisi, as well as medieval villages, culture, food, beautiful landscapes, lakes, and rivers, will all be part of your vacation. You will also get to try typical products, such as extra virgin olive oil in the Trevi area, the red wine Sagrantino of Montefalco, the black truffle, and the famous meats and cheeses of Norcia.

Highlights

  • 2 cooking classes
  • Olive oil and wine tasting
  • Go truffle hunting and enjoy a fun rafting day
  • Guided visits of Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, Montefalco, and Spoleto
  • Visit Marmore Falls, Trasimeno Lake, and Piediluco Lake
  • Horse riding and relaxing spa day included
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals
  • 12 days with instruction
  • French, German, English
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All the accommodations are located in strategic positions and have excellent reviews in the most important websites. They provide excellent services and are renovated with quality materials. If one of the accommodations proposed is not available, a similar one at the same quality level will be offered.

Albergo Diffuso Crispolti

Albergo Diffuso Crispolti, in Labro, has a splendid view of Piediluco Lake and the Holy Valley. The units are connected by a courtyard enclosed by stone walls. The structure, carefully restored and tastefully furnished, is composed of seven units in the historic center: the Architect house, the Courtyard suite, the Palazzo Crispolti with three standard rooms and a junior suite, the Scalette house, and the Three Doors house.

Hotel Antico Forziere Farmhouse

The restaurant and Hotel Antico Forziere is a countryside hotel in Umbria. It is a 17th-century farmhouse regarded locally as an important piece of rural history. The hotel is situated in Umbria, near Deruta, a town famous for its ceramic art, and very close to Assisi, Perugia, Todi, and Spoleto.

Hotel Pietra Campana

This hotel is a 16th-century villa overlooking Orvieto, with the quiet and tranquillity of the countryside and the luxury of great privacy. Here, you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view and unique local products and hospitality.

Il Giovine

A low hill and close to Campello sul Clitunno, the bed and breakfast Il Giovine has three elegantly furnished rooms with private bathroom with shower, bidet, bathrobes, hair dryers, and complimentary toiletries. You can relax in the large lounge with fireplace in winter or in the cool terrace in the summer.

Here, you can follow short courses of typical Umbrian cuisine made with local ingredients, together with the hostess and chef, Chiara. The amenities include centralized warming, living room, linens and towels, coffee machine, and fridge. Pets are allowed on request.

Le Rondini di Francesco di Assisi

Among the vacation farmhouses in Umbria, Le Rondini di Francesco di Assisi stands out as the ideal residence for families and those who enjoy spending their free time in touch with nature and their own well-being. The country house is located close to Assisi, in the wide Valley of Spoleto, framed by rolling hills and Subasio Mount. It has a great view of Assisi, Spello, Trevi, Foligno, Spoleto, Bevagna, Bettona, and Perugia.

Immersed in the green countryside among olive groves, it is the ideal place to relax with all the comforts of home. The country house consists of 10 apartments, each carefully designed and furnished, an outdoor pool with Jacuzzi, a spacious playground for the children, a lounge, and private parking.

Day 1 - Orvieto day

  • 08:00 Appointment with an Eatalytour employee at your accommodation in Rome and depart for Orvieto
  • 09:30 Arrival at Orvieto and check-in at the Hotel Pietra Campana
  • 10:30 Start of the guided city tour at the hotel entrance
  • 13:00 End of the city tour, snack, and free afternoon for shopping
  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 2 - Todi and Deruta day

  • 08:30 Breakfast and check-out
  • 10:00 Departure for Todi
  • 11:00 Free visit to the small and beautiful town of Todi
  • 13:00 Snack
  • 14:00 Departure from Todi for Deruta
  • 14:30 Check-in at the Hotel Antico Forziere Farmhouse
  • 15:30 Free visit to this beautiful town, famous for its artistic ceramics
  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 3 - Trasimeno Lake day

  • 08:00 Breakfast and check-out of the hotel
  • 09:00 Transfer for Castiglione del Lago (Trasimeno Lake)
  • 10:00 Arrival at Castiglione del Lago, check-in at the Hotel Dolce Verde Farmhouse, and free visit to the village
  • 12:30 Boarding at the pier for Maggiore Island
  • 13:00 Arrival at Maggiore Island, free visit, and snack
  • 15:35 Boarding at the pier and back to Castiglione del Lago
  • 16:05 Arrival at Castiglione del Lago, free afternoon
  • 20:00 Free dinner

Day 4 - Cashmere outlet and Perugia day

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Check-out of the hotel and transfer to Solomeo
  • 09:30 Arrival and visit to the village and Cucinelli Cashmere Luxury Outlet
  • 12:30 Transfer to Perugia, free snack, and visit to the city with a guide
  • 17:00 Departure for Cannara village and check-in at the Farmhouse Le Rondini di Francesco di Assisi
  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 5 - Assisi day

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:00 Transfer to Assisi and guided visit to the Basilica di San Francesco and Santa Maria degli Angeli, Porziuncola, and Eremo delle Carceri di San Francesco
  • 13:00 Back to the farmhouse, relax by the pool, and dinner

Day 6 - Fonti del Clitunno and cooking class day

  • 08:00 Breakfast and check-out of the farmhouse
  • 09:30 Departure for Campello sul Clitunno village
  • 10:00 Arrival and check-in at the Bed and Breakfast Il Giovine
  • 11:30 Visit to Fonti del Clitunno, relax time, and lunch at Le Fonti Restaurant
  • 15:00 Back to the accommodation
  • 16:30 Cooking class with a chef, who will prepare with you an appetizer, a first course, a main course, and a dessert that will be consumed at dinner with red wine Sagrantino
  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 7 - Bevagna and Montefalco tasting day

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Departure for Montefalco for a short walk to the picturesque alleys of the village and relax at the spa of the Hotel Palazzo Bontadosi
  • 13:30 Visit to a local winery for a wine tasting with snacks of local cheeses and meats; you will taste the Sagrantino Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin wine, which is produced from grapes of the same name and is one of the most ancient and valuable of Umbria in its dry and sweet versions
  • 15:00 Transfer to Campello sul Clitunno and visit to the oil mill for an extra virgin olive oil tasting with snacks of local cheeses and meats
  • 17:00 Back to the accommodation
  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 8 - Truffles day

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Departure for Pettino, a small village surrounded by unspoiled nature at 1000 meters high, where Mac and his dogs will go with you in search of the precious and delicious black truffles of Norcia, the day will continue in a typical old house beside an old fireplace, where you can eat the handmade pasta with truffles, sheep cheese, sausages, and many genuine things
  • 17:30 Back to the accommodation
  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 9 - Spoleto, Piediluco, and Labro day

  • 08:00 Breakfast and check-out
  • 09:30 Departure for Spoleto
  • 10:00 Visit with the guide to the beautiful town and its cathedral
  • 12:30 Transfer for Piediluco Lake
  • 13:30 Arrival at Albergo Diffuso Crispolti in Labro and check-in
  • 11:30 Free visit, snack, and relax on the shores of Piediluco Lake
  • 16:00 Back to your accommodation
  • 20:00 Dinner at Boccondivino Restaurant

Day 10 - Cooking class day

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Cooking class with the chef, who will prepare with you an appetizer, a first course, a main course, and a dessert that will be consumed at lunch
  • 15:30 Relax in the farmhouse in front of the fireplace or by the pool
  • 20:00 Dinner at Boccondivino Restaurant and relax time

Day 11 - Rafting day

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Transfer for Papigno
  • 10:00 Arrival at the Nera River and short rafting lesson
  • 11:30 Rafting on the river; there are two types of rafting, rafting on the rapids for three kilometers and soft rafting for one hour in a quieter path
  • 14:30 Visit to Marmore Falls
  • 16:30 Back to the farmhouse and free afternoon
  • 20:00 Dinner at Boccondivino Restaurant and relax time

Day 12

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Check-out from your accommodation and transfer to the Riding Torre Orsini, where you will take a horse ride in the woods
  • 13:00 Lunch at a typical restaurant
  • 15:00 Departure for Rome
  • 17:00 Arrival at your accommodation in Rome
  • Boat trip on Piediluco Lake
  • Boat on the Trasimeno Lake
  • Free visit to Castiglione del Lago
  • Free visit to Deruta
  • Free visit to Maggiore Island
  • Free visit to Piediluco Lake
  • Free visit to Todi
  • Guided visit to Assisi
  • Guided visit to Orvieto
  • Guided visit to Perugia
  • Guided visit to Spoleto
  • Horseback riding
  • Oil mill visit and olive oil tasting
  • Rafting day
  • Truffles day
  • Visit to a luxury outlet
  • Visit to Marmore Falls
  • Wine tasting trip

During this culinary vacation, you will explore and stay in various cities of the Umbrian region, in Italy. This fantastic tour is your opportunity to relax and enjoy the flavors of Italy through its wine, food, culture, and sports.

During this culinary vacation, daily hearty breakfasts with the highest quality products are included. You will also get three lunches and 10 dinners. There will be two cooking classes; what you cook in one of them will be eaten at lunch and the other one will be eaten at dinner with wine. Your holiday will be complete with an olive oil tasting, a wine tasting, and a truffle hunt. During your stay, you will get to try some of these dishes and ingredients:

  • Beans and pork rinds
  • Bruschetta oil (own production)
  • Bruschetta with tomatoes
  • Bruschetta with truffles
  • Coratella
  • Fillet crusted
  • Fried zucchini flowers
  • Gnocchi with venison
  • Greghetto white wine (denomination of origin)
  • Ice cream
  • Noodles with chicken and pigeon recagli
  • Pappardelle with hare
  • Roast chicken and stuffed pigeon
  • Rocciada
  • Rosso di Montefalco wine (denomination of origin)
  • Sagrantino red wine (denomination of controlled origin)
  • Spaghetti Spoletina
  • Stringozzi with truffle
  • Tiramisu

The spa at Hotel Palazzo Bontadosi is located within the medieval cellars. It is an oasis of well-being and relaxing, the perfect place to rejuvenate with exclusive and personalized treatments. You will enjoy a Turkish bath, a shower, swimming in a warm pool, and a visit to the relaxation room, where you can enjoy a good herbal tea. Extra treatments are available at an extra cost:

  • Body scrub with sea salts - 60 EUR
  • Hot stone massage, 50 minutes - 90 EUR
  • Massage candles with shea butter - 70 EUR
  • Relaxing massage - 60 EUR
  • Relaxing massage with olive oil - 65 EUR
  • Specific facial treatment - 50 minutes - 55 EUR
  • 2 cooking classes
  • 3 lunches
  • 10 dinners
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 12 breakfasts
  • All entrances
  • All transfers in an optional luxury car
  • Bathrobe, towel, slippers, and toiletries at the spa
  • Boat on the Trasimeno Lake
  • Boat trip on Piediluco Lake
  • Free visit to Deruta, Maggiore Island, Piediluco Lake, and Todi
  • Guide in Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, and Spoleto
  • Horseback riding
  • Oil mill visit and olive oil tasting
  • Rafting day
  • Suit, jacket, shoes, life jacket, and helmet for rafting
  • Truffle hunting day
  • Visit to a luxury Cashmere outlet
  • Visit to Marmore Falls
  • Visit to the spa
  • Wine tasting trip
  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Extra spa treatments
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) or Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA).

Transfer from and to these airports is available upon request. One-way transfer from Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Rome center costs between 50 and 80 EUR for two to eight persons. One-way transfer from Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Rome center costs between 45 and 70 EUR for two to eight persons.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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