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This holiday is your opportunity to relax and enjoy the flavors of Italy through its wine, food, and culture. Enjoy tours through local villages, visit oil mills and taste extra virgin olive oil, try delicious truffles, experience wine tasting sessions, eat sheep cheeses, handmade pasta, and relax in rural Italy and its surrounding lakes and unspoiled nature. Share cooking classes and enjoy your creations, take walks through picturesque alleys, and enjoy the delicious Italian cuisine.
During this holiday, you will stay in a private room at the Il Giovine Bed and Breakfast. The hotel has three elegantly furnished rooms with a private bathroom and 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 summer. You can follow short courses of typical local cuisine made with ingredients at together with the hostess and chef Chiara. Pets are allowed on request.
During this holiday, you will enjoy cooking classes, wine tasting sessions, and olive oil and truffle tastings. You can combine art, history, gastronomy, and of course the Umbrian cuisine with cooking classes. In the first day, you will meet with one of your hosts who will drive you to Orvieto with a luxury car. In the second day, you will enjoy an olive oil tasting with a snack of local products, cheeses, and meats.
You will share a cooking class with the local chef and you will prepare an appetizer, a first course, a main course, and a dessert that will be consumed at dinner. The third day will consist of a visit to Pettino small village surrounded by unspoiled nature at 1,000 meters high where Mac and his dogs will go in search of the precious and delicious truffles.
The day will continue coming in a sheep pasture where in a typical old house beside the old fireplace you can eat the handmade pasta with truffles, sheep cheeses, sausages, and many genuine things. It will be a day that you will always remember.
In the fourth day, you will be transferred to the small town of Montefalco, take a short walk to the picturesque alleys of the village, and visit to a local cellar with wine tasting and snack of the local products, cheeses, and meats.The real protagonist of these areas is the Sagrantino wine which is produced from grapes of the same name grape varieties, among the most ancient and valuable of Umbria in its dry and sweet versions.
This holiday includes guided visits through Orvieto, Todi, Montefalco, and Rasiglia. You will also visit an oil mill for a tasting of extra virgin olive oil, a visit to the lake Fonti del Clitunno, the Pettino small village for a truffles search, and a visit to a local cellar with a wine tasting session.
Orvieto is perched on a cliff of tuff, and it offers magnificent monuments and sights including the city's cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian Gothic architecture, the Chapel of San Brizio, famous for its frescoes, and the Saint Patrick's Well, a true masterpiece of engineering.
Built on a hill overlooking the Tiber river valley with its walls, Todi features the walls that best represent the many medieval towns of Umbria, not to be missed for its charm and its beauty. One day in mountain in search of truffles with the dogs, you shall eat in a farmhouse truffles collected with pasta handmade, fresh cheeses made on site, and other local product.
This holiday will take place at the Il Giovine Bed and Breakfast in Umbria, Italy. The hotel is located in the center of Umbria, on a hill position. It is just 15 kilometers from the historic center of Spoleto and it offers a picturesque view of the river Clitunno Valley. Its location is ideal to visit other art cities of Umbria, such as Assisi, Gubbio, Todi, Orvieto, and the Trasimeno lake.
During this holiday, you will enjoy a daily breakfast and dinner plus wine. Meals will be based in the Italian cuisine and may include ingredients such as bruschetta with tomatoes, pate pigeon, dried boar sausages, noodles with chicken and pigeon recagli, spaghetti spoletina, roast chicken, and stuffed pigeon.
The rafting route in Umbria will be at the Nera River near Piediluco lake. The first stretch is quiet and charming and will bring you to cross the gorge Bevels, where you will stop to bathe and to drink water from a spring that flows from the rock. The second section features fun and not dangerous rapids.
You will be provided with all the equipment consisting of shoes and neoprene wetsuit, water jacket, life jacket, helmet, and of course boat, paddle, and the guide who will accompany you throughout the descent. You will need to bring a pair of slippers, a swimsuit, and a towel. In colder periods it is recommended wearing the suit over a pair of socks and a wool sweater or fleece. This activity is available from March to early November.
You can go shopping to the luxury outlet where you can buy low price clothes and shoes from designers such as Valentino, Prada, Gucci, Versace, and many more famous designers in the world.
In the big ground of Torre Orsina there is an opportunity to ride a horse. It is possible to carry a few hours as more days. Ideal entertainment for the gallops experts and even for novices who have never got into horseback, accompanied by expert equestrian guides.
Please book your flight to arrive at Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request for approximately 50 to 80 EUR. The transfer is available for two up to eight persons in a one way trip.