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Cooking Holiday 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. You will stay at a charming accommodation surrounded by tranquil and beautiful scenes in Umbria, join cooking classes, and visit many attractions. Come and dive deep into your passion of Italian cuisines and culture.


  • 3 cooking lessons
  • Truffle hunt and barbecue party
  • Visit and tasting in Montefalco, Montepulciano, Pienza, and Orvieto
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Full board meals


6 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 one's 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, and 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 three or four persons. The suite is located on the ground and the first floor. There are LCD television, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and mini bar. There is one bathroom with a bathtub or shower, complimentary toiletries, and hairdryer.

Fattoria di Vibio Italian Cooking Holidays Program

This vacation consists of theory and practical 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.

Daily schedule

Day 1

  • Arrival and transfer from Perugia Sant'Egidio Airport (PEG) or Orvieto’s train station
  • Welcome drink and accommodation in room
  • Welcome dinner with wine accompanied

Day 2

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Visit to two cellars in Montefalco and lunch in local restaurant
  • Return and relaxing afternoon in Fattoria
  • Typical Umbrian dinner with wine accompanied

Day 3

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Appetizer and pizza cooking class and lunch with dishes prepared
  • Relaxing afternoon in Fattoria
  • Appetizer in Monte Castello di Vibio and dinner in typical trattoria

Day 4

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Visit of a cellar in Montepulciano
  • Lunch in local restaurant in Montepulciano
  • Visit of Pienza and cheese tasting
  • Return
  • Vegetarian dinner with wine accompanied

Day 5

  • Buffet breakfast
  • First course and vegetables cooking class and lunch with dishes prepared
  • Truffle hunt
  • Appetizer in Todi and dinner in local restaurant

Day 6

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Visit of Montecchio and olive oil tasting
  • Visit of a cellar in Orvieto and lunch in typical restaurant
  • Return and relaxing afternoon in pool and spa
  • Tasting dinner with truffle menu and wine accompanied

Day 7

  • Buffet breakfast
  • Second course and dessert cooking class and lunch with dishes prepared
  • Relaxing afternoon in pool and spa
  • Appetizer with cheese tasting
  • Barbecue party: tasting dinner with grilled dishes

Day 8

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

Included excursions

During this vacation, you will visit two cellars in Montefalco, a cellar in Montepulciano, and a cellar in Orvieto. You will also explore Pienza and enjoy cheese tasting, experience truffle hunt, and take a tour to Montecchio and experience olive oil tasting.


This holiday will take place in Umbria, Italy. 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 lifestyle 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.

Nearby places

  • Assisi, 69 kilometers
  • Bevagna, 48 kilometers
  • Castiglione del Lago, 98 kilometers
  • Città della Pieve, 70 kilometers
  • Montefalco, 46 kilometers
  • Orvieto, 33 kilometers
  • Orvieto railway station, 30 kilometers
  • Perugia, 55 kilometers
  • Spello, 74 kilometers
  • Spoleto, 60 kilometers
  • Todi, 16 kilometers
  • Todi railway station, 14 kilometers



  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant


  • Baby sitting
  • Conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance


Full board meals are included in the prices. 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 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. 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, and a large selection of cereals. There is also a selection of savory items.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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)


You spend a day together in the wonderful Umbrian scenery. You follow fantastic routes that reveal the signs of a thousand year history, where nature, culture, popular tradition, and gastronomical traditions intertwine to give you an unforgettable day. On board a four-by-four off-roader, you make an excursion into the Tiber Fluvial Park and the Mount Peglia Park, pausing in places unknown even to the Umbrians.

You leave from the Fattoria di Vibio, towards the Faena torrent, in the direction of Ripavella, to reach the Valle del Lupo (Valley of the Wolf) that brings you to Lake Poggi. From there, you take a long trip to the Mount Peglia Nature Reserve, to the Park of the Seven Monks, and the Garden of Butterflies. You go towards Mount Piatto, the Cerasa up till Roccaccia passing via Osa. You take a break for lunch of local products and admire the sunset and the breathtaking views over Lake Corbara.

Horseback riding

The horses at the riding school are trained for American-style riding and are perfect for trekking. Irene responsible of the riding club of Todi, with her experience and passion for the world of horses, will make you live an unforgettable experience with nature. She will guide you through the beautiful trails of the park of Monte Peglia an uncontaminated natural beauty, precious and little known.

Even beginners will be able to participate in the excursions, following only a few lessons thanks to the reliability of the horses. You will also have the opportunity to bring your horse on holiday and participate in the trekking.

Italian language courses

From 18 to 36 hours of lessons will be held in the morning, organized individually or with groups. Highly qualified mother tongue teachers will teach you with a dynamic teaching, engaging, and communicative approach. All of these intensive programs are fully customized, flexible, and guided by the interests of the student.

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 optimum 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 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

What's included

  • 3 cooking lessons
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Barbecue party
  • Full board meals
  • Transfers from and to Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi International Airport (PEG)
  • Truffle hunt
  • Visit and tasting in Montefalco, Montepulciano, Pienza, Orvieto

What's not included

  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Driving directions from Rome

  • Follow A1 towards Firenze.
  • Exit at Orte towards Terni Perugia (E-45).
  • Interchange for Perugia Cesena (E-45).
  • Exit at Todi Orvieto (second exit for Todi) towards Orvieto (SS 448).
  • Right towards Prodo Quadro (SS 79 Bis).
  • Follow directions to Doglio.
  • Overcoming Doglio continuing for kilometer two, you will find on the right the avenue of access to the Fattoria di Vibio.
  • Select on your Sat Nav Doglio - Montecastello Vibio - Perugia - CAP 06057.

Driving directions from Florence

  • Follow A1 towards Roma.
  • Exit at Orvieto towards Todi (SS 448).
  • Left towards Prodo Quadro (SS 79 Bis).
  • Follow directions to Doglio.
  • Overcoming Doglio continuing for kilometer two, you will find on the right the avenue of access to the Fattoria di Vibio.
  • Select on your Sat Nav Doglio - Montecastello Vibio - Perugia - CAP 06057.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi International Airport (PEG). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Fattoria di Vibio will pick you up from the airport. You need to pay an additional cost of 60 EUR per person for transfer from and to Rome and Florence Airport (FLR) or 100 EUR per person for transfer from and to Pisa and Marche Airport (AOI).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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