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Italy Cooking Holidays, Horseriding, and Rafting

Discover some of the most stunning Umbrian corners in a unique and fun vacation right in the heart of Italy. Visit places like Labro, Piediluco Lake, and Nera River in this exciting cooking holiday, where you will not only learn to cook some Italian delicacies but also enjoy a rafting experience and a horse riding excursion. Fall in love with Italy, its culture, food, architecture, and history!


  • 1 cooking class
  • Visit Labro and Piediluco Lake
  • Explore the stunning Marmore Falls
  • Exciting rafting experience in Nera River
  • Horse riding in the Italian woods
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 7
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During your culinary vacation, you will stay in the heart of the village of Labro, in the Albergo Diffuso Crispolti, located in a most valuable archaic context. All the facilities have a splendid view of Piediluco Lake and the Holy Valley. The units are connected by a courtyard enclosed by a-thousand-years-old 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.


Day 1 - Piediluco Lake day

  • 08:00 Appointment with an Eatalytour employee at your accommodation in Rome and departure for Labro
  • 10:00 Arrival at your accommodation in Labro, l'Albergo Diffuso Crispolti
  • 11:30 Free visit, snack, and relax on the shores of Piediluco Lake
  • 16:00 Back to your accommodation
  • 20:00 Dinner at the Boccondivino Restaurant and overnight

Day 2 - Cooking class day

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:30 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 lunch
  • 15:30 Relax in the farmhouse by the fireplace or the pool
  • 20:00 Dinner at a restaurant, relax, and overnight

Day 3 - 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; you can raft in the rapids for three kilometers or do 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 a restaurant, relax, and overnight

Day 4

  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Check-out from your accommodation and transfer to the Riding Torre Orsina, where you will take a horse ride in the beautiful woods
  • 13:00 Lunch at a typical restaurant
  • 15:00 Departure for Rome
  • 17:00 Arrival at your accommodation in Rome

Included excursions

  • Horse riding in the woods
  • Rafting on the Nera River
  • Visit to Labro
  • Visit to Marmore Falls
  • Visit to Piediluco Lake


During this culinary holiday, you will stay in the heart of Italy. Labro is unique for its beautiful location on top of a wooded hill overlooking the stretch of Piediluco Lake, the most beautiful of the center of Italy. Piediluco is located 375 meters above sea level, the village is inhabited by 523 residents. It is located on the banks of the homonymous lake that feeds Marmore Falls, together with the Velino River.

From 2016, Piediluco has been part of the club of the most beautiful towns in Italy. Marmore Falls is set in a large natural park and is among the highest waterfalls in Europe, with a total drop of 165 meters. It is at the end of Valnerina, the long valley carved by the Nera River, where you will practice rafting. Several trails cross the park and you can walk between two viewpoints, both uphill and downhill.



  • Cooking classes
  • Horse riding / rental nearby


  • Air conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • River nearby
  • Terrace


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Library
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance


Your holiday includes three breakfasts, three dinners, and one lunch. You will also get the chance to attend a cooking class. What you prepare during the class will be eaten for lunch that day accompanied with wine. During your stay, you will get to try some of these dishes:

  • Baccalà, patate, finocchietto e olive nere
  • Cannelloni al ragù rosa
  • Cotoletta di scamorza in sarsa
  • Cuscus di verdure
  • Falso magro
  • Fiori di zucca fritti
  • Gnocchi alla matriciana
  • Gnocchi cacio e pepe
  • Lasagne al sugo, basilico e ricotta forte
  • Lombo di maiale alle prugne, mandorle e anacardi
  • Pancetta di maiale in porchetta alla maniera di arriccia
  • Pasta con le sarde e pachino
  • Pasticcio di baccalà, patate ed olive
  • Pasticcio di tonno
  • Salsicce caserecce e spuntature con lenticchie di colfiorito
  • Saltimbocca alla romana sfumati al canaiolo nero
  • Spezzato di manzo stracotto al cabernet e bacche di ginepro
  • Strozzapreti di campofilone con verza e ciauscolo

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)

Oil mill and winery visit

Visit wine cellars and oil mills, see how these products are made, and taste them. Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Nobile di Montepulciano, Sagrantino di Montefalco, and the Sassicaia of Bolgheri are among the most famous wines in the world.

The extra virgin olive oils from Tuscany and Umbria are unmatched. The tastings are accompanied by typical products, such as Pecorino di Pienza, black truffles black of Norcia, saffron of San Gimignano, lentils from Castelluccio di Norcia, and many others.

What's included

  • 1 cooking class and lunch with wine
  • 1 lunch
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 dinners
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All transfers in a luxury car
  • Horse riding day
  • Linens and towels at the hotel
  • Rafting day
  • Suit, jacket, shoes, life jacket, and helmet for rafting
  • Visit to Labro
  • Visit to Marmore Falls
  • Visit to Piediluco Lake

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Snacks

How to get there

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.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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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