Umbrian Cooking Vacations Italy

After visiting this vacation at Fattoria di Vibio, you will soon acquire a familiarity with the ingredients you will be using, which will certainly bring a touch of creativity into your everyday meals. This vacation consists of theory and practice lessons in the mornings and educational visits to Umbrian food producing businesses in the afternoons, providing an introduction to and understanding of Italian cuisine and its secrets. The end product will be a full Italian lunch, comprising the dishes that have been made during the course.


  • 3 cooking classes
  • Traditional Umbrian cuisine
  • Theory and practice lessons
  • Introduction to Italian cuisine secrets
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Full board treatment


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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Hidden away in the nature reserve of Mount Peglia, in the midst of the unpolluted nature that characterizes this undeniably beautiful corner of Umbria, lies the country resort Fattoria di Vibio. The Fattoria's sympathetically restored stone cottages harmoniously blend in with the natural landscape, which is accentuated by valleys and wooded slopes. Only few areas manage to retain the essence of their character, and this corner of Umbria ranks among them.

It is the perfect setting for a meeting of nature and the human mind: This is an environment where it is possible to reflect on ones own awareness of time and space in order to discover a new way of looking at life and to engage in dialogue with nature. The interiors of Fattoria di Vibio have been redecorated with a careful eye to maintaining intact original architectural features of this type of accommodation buildings in this part of Italy: antique terracotta floors, large wooden beams, stone walls. The welcoming and refined tone of the Fattoria di Vibio makes it ideal for a pleasant and relaxing stay. There is a wine bar in the facility.

Classic room

It has about 16 per 20 square meters and it is suitable for two persons. There is one bathroom with shower, complimentary toiletries, and hairdryer. This type of room is located on ground floor and the first floor.


It has about 25 per 40 square meters and it can accommodate 3-4 persons. The suite is located on the ground and the first floor. There are LCD TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and mini bar. There is 1 bathroom with a bathtub or shower, complimentary toiletries, and hairdryer.

Fattoria di Vibio Culinary Vacations in Italy Program

1st Day

  • Arrival and transfer from Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi (PEG) or Orvieto train station
  • Welcome drink and room accommodation
  • Welcome dinner accompanied by wine

2nd Day

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Cooking class (appetizer and pizza) and lunch with the prepared dishes
  • Visit of a cellar in Orvieto and dinner in local restaurant

3rd Day

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Cooking class (first course, pasta, and vegetables) and lunch with the prepared dishes
  • Afternoon relaxing at the pool and spa
  • Olive oil and wine tasting
  • Dinner accompanied by wine

4th Day

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Cooking class (second course and dessert) and lunch with the prepared dishes
  • Visit of a cellar in Orvieto and dinner in local restaurant

5th Day

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Departure and transfer to Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi (PEG) or Orvieto train station


Welcome to Umbria, the land where you can follow the path of Italian history, appreciate uncontaminated nature, discover villages and castles that are the guardians of the art of millennia. Umbria has the ambiance where spirit, work, man, and nature are united in a continuing osmotic relationship based on respect that gives to Umbrian hospitality a sense of mutual enrichment for the host and the guest. Here, you will perceive magical, still light-illuminated shades of green, wherever you cast your eye.

At dusk, a thousand undulating profiles are bathed in this light, with bell towers and paths, mirrors of clear waters and woods fading into the land of fairy tales. It is here that the country resort of the Fattoria di Vibio is located. The ideal place to immerse in a life style modeled around the concept of "slow life", to untangle the chaos of thoughts in harmonious dialogue with yourself and with this land that unites the past with the present, and weaves the thread of memories tracing great stories by way of small testimonials.


The cuisine offered consists of authentic, traditionally Umbrian and local recipes. It is rich in simple dishes which are carefully and lovingly prepared by Fattoria di Vibio's cook. Genuine products are used and chosen with care, attention, and respect. Fattoria di Vibio's philosophy of food is founded on the principles that guide the short distribution system, meaning the food is delivered directly from the producer to the consumer.


Breakfast is served from 08:30 to 10:00 and is made up of bread, jams, honey, and cakes, prepared by the able hand of the cook. The breakfast is supplemented by yogurts, fruit salads from Fattoria di Vibio's orchard, orange juice, a large selection of cereals; there is also a selection of savory items.


Lunch is a la carte and is made up of the most famous dishes from Italian cuisine like a selection of Fattoria di Vibio's own-produced sliced meats of Cinta Senese, or the Fattoria fillet cooked on grill served sprinkled with black truffle shavings. This is the refined and unforgettable dish that will forever remain in your memory.

Things to do (optional)

  • Book an excursion of wonderful Umbrian scenery
  • Enjoy the cultural attractions of Todi and Perugia
  • Fish in the lake
  • Learn Italian on the course with native speakers
  • Play tennis
  • Ride horse or walk along the beautiful trails of the park of Mount Peglia
  • Ride mountain bike
  • Taste delicious Umbrian wines and meals
  • Taste olives

Spa treatments

In harmony with the soul of the place, with the intimate essence of the scenery that happily unites spirit and nature, the Fattoria di Vibio's wellness center is set in completely natural surroundings and has breathtaking views of the beautiful valley that skirts the peaks of Mount Peglia. Everything here concurs to create otium and serenity, designed for those who want to have an intense and harmonious relationship with nature and with themselves. A wide-ranging vision of well-being has been created to welcome you in attractive and peaceful areas where you can relax, be pampered in, or simply to linger.

The Fattoria di Vibio's wellness center provides an intimate space where you can regenerate and revive, relieve tension and regain equilibrium of energy, reaching a state of complete fulfillment. You can enjoy spa treatments such as sensory walkway with river stones and Turkish bath with magical perfumed steam. You can also relax in a heated pool with hydro massage settings (the pool is not heated from July 1 to September 1), or in relax area with infusion bar. Spa treatments are open from 10:00 to 19:00 and are at additional price of 30 EUR per day.

What's included

  • 3 cooking classes
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Full board treatment

What's not included

  • Personal expenses
  • Spa treatments (30 EUR per person per day)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The closest airport is Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi International Airport (PEG).


  • Assisi, 69 kilometers
  • Bevagna, 48 kilometers
  • Castiglione del Lago, 98 kilometers
  • Citt della Pieve, 70 kilometers
  • Montefalco, 46 kilometers
  • Orvieto, 33 kilometers
  • Perugia, 55 kilometers
  • Spello, 74 kilometers
  • Spoleto, 60 kilometers
  • Todi, 16 kilometers
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