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Cooking Holidays in Italy

On this tour, you will be able to relax in front of the clear waters of the Fonti del Clitunno, which has been praised by Virgil, Juvenal, and, in more recent times, by Byron. You will also take a cooking class where you will learn to cook typical dishes of the Umbrian cuisine. Tours of marvelous towns, such as Spoleto and Montefalco, are also included in this unique culinary experience in Italy!


  • Learn to cook Umbrian food
  • Tastings in the oil mill and in the winery
  • Visit Spoleto, Montefalco, and Fonti del Clitunno
  • Obtain a certificate for your participation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner with wine
  • 1 night accommodation


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 4
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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.


Day 1 - Cooking class day

  • 08:00 Departure from your accommodation in Rome in a luxury car
  • 09:30 Arrival in Campello sul Clitunno and check-in at the bed and breakfast Il Giovine
  • 10:00 Welcome breakfast
  • 10:30 Transfer to Spoleto to meet your guide, start tour, and visit the city
  • 13:00 End of the visit and transfer for the oil mill Marfuga for a visit and tasting DOP certified extra virgin olive oil with snacks made of local cheeses and meats
  • 15:00 Back to the bed and breakfast to relax
  • 17:00 Cooking class with Chef Chiara, who will prepare an appetizer, a first course, a main course, and a dessert with you; what you cook will be consumed at dinner
  • 20:00 Dinner and overnight

Day 2 - Tasting day

  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Check out and transfer to Montefalco Village for a free visit
  • 12:00 Transfer to a local winery for a wine tasting with snacks made of local cheeses and meats; the real protagonist of the area is the Sagrantino DOCG (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin), which is produced from Sagrantino grapes and is among the most ancient and valuable of Umbria in its dry and sweet versions
  • 13:30 Visit to Fonti del Clitunno and relax
  • 16:00 Departure for Rome
  • 17:30 Arrival at your accommodation in Rome

Included excursions

  • Visit to a winery in Montefalco for a Sagrantino wine tasting
  • Visit to Fonti del Clitunno
  • Visit to Montefalco
  • Visit to Spoleto
  • Visit to the oil mill Marfuga for an olive oil tasting


The bed and breakfast Il Giovine is located in the center of Umbria, on a hill position. It is close to the historic center of Spoleto and offers a picturesque view of the river in Clitunno Valley. Its location is ideal to visit other art cities of Umbria, such as Assisi, Gubbio, Todi, Orvieto, and Trasimeno Lake.

Spoleto is famous for its Festival of Two Worlds, which hosts music, theater, and opera of international importance. Montefalco, also called the balcony of Umbria, offers a spectacular view of the valley to Assisi and Perugia. It is also famous for its exquisite Sagrantino red wine, both the dry and the sweet version.

Nearby places

  • Spoleto historic center - 15 minutes


During this culinary holiday, two breakfasts and one dinner are included, as well as a wine tasting and an olive oil tasting. The extra virgin olive oils from Tuscany and Umbria are unmatched. The tastings are always accompanied by typical products, such as pecorino di Pienza, black truffles from Norcia, the saffron from San Gimignano, the lentils from Castelluccio di Norcia, and many others. During your stay in Italy, you will be able to try some of the following dishes:

  • Beans with pork rind
  • Bruschetta oil (own production)
  • Bruschetta with tomatoes
  • Colombacce the drip pan
  • Coratella
  • Crescionda
  • Dried boar sausages
  • Fior di ricotta cheese tart with homemade jam
  • Gnocchi with venison
  • Greghetto white wine
  • Noodles with chicken and pigeon recagli
  • Olive, cheese
  • Pappardelle with hare
  • Pate pigeon
  • Roast chicken and stuffed pigeon
  • Rocciada
  • Rosso di Montefalco wine
  • Spaghetti Spoletina
  • Stringozzi with truffle
  • Tiramisu
  • Wild boar stew

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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)

During your stay in Italy, there will be some time for you to relax and enjoy the beautiful Italian landscapes.

What's included

  • 1 cooking class
  • 1 dinner with wine
  • 1 night accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Transfer in a luxury car
  • Visit to a cellar with a Sagrantino red wine tasting
  • Visit to Fonti del Clitunno
  • Visit to Montefalco
  • Visit to oil mill with olive oil tasting
  • Visit to Spoleto with a professional guide

What's not included

  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. One-way transfer from the airport to Rome center costs between 50 and 80 EUR for two to eight persons.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
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