Savor Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Wine And Truffle In The Heart Of Umbria
Sunday – Get settled, an intro to traditional regional Italian cuisine, and welcome dinner
We will meet at the Foligno train station and provide you with private transfer to our accommodation. Once we are settled, we’ll take a walking tour of the historic Bevagna center and enjoy wine aperitif in the beautiful piazza.
We’ll enjoy a welcome dinner together at an astounding Italian countryside restaurant that is off the beaten path, where we will be served customary, local dishes.
Monday – Wine and extra virgin olive oil tasting followed by a cooking class
The Arnaldo Caprai winery will be our first stop on Monday morning. There we will taste their Sagrantino wine, which is regarded as one of the finest red wines of Italy.
We will have lunch in Trevi at a distinctive restaurant and then visit an extra virgin olive oil mill where we will see how it is produced—and have a chance to taste it! Afterward, we will have free time for some relaxation back at the hotel.
In the afternoon, we will enjoy a cooking class together followed by a delectable dinner.
Tuesday – Castelluccio plan, a stroll through Norcia, and dinner at a great trattoria
Tuesday morning we will drive to the Plan of Castelluccio, a high plain where Italy’s best lentils are produced. We’ll enjoy its spectacular views that are best to admire in June and July while various colors are blooming. We will then proceed to the small medieval town of Norcia that is surrounded by city walls and gates. We’ll walk through the beautiful historic city center and have lunch at a trattoria that serves food and several different salumi that are typical dishes of the region.
We’ll return to our hotel for a short break and then enjoy dinner at a local trattoria frequented only by locals to enjoy its scrumptious food and warmhearted atmosphere.
Wednesday – Truffle hunting with the truffle dog, Spoleto, and walking in Foligno
Our day will begin with a scenic dive through the mountains to a typical Italian farming home with unforgettable mountain views. We’ll have a truffle hunting adventure in the hills with a truffle hunter and his scent dog, followed by lunch at their family’s farming home.
On the way back, we will stop at the picturesque town of Spoleto that is world famous for its music festival held each July. We’ll explore some of the town’s magnificent sites like the castle, Duomo, roman bridge, and narrow roads.
In the late afternoon, we will drive to Foligno and enjoy a pizza dinner after we enjoy a walk through the beautiful town center—a perfect way to end the day.
Thursday – Visit Perugia, ceramic laboratory in Deruta, and a cooking class on legumes and cereals
Thursday morning we will drive to Umbria’s capital: Perguia. The city boasts Roman and Etruscan monuments and has a gorgeous historic center. It is known for its colorful art museums, shops, bakeries, and Perugina chocolate called “Baci.” We will walk through the historic center with an English-speaking guide and have lunch at a pleasant trattoria.
In the afternoon, we will visit a ceramic laboratory in Deruta where we will get to see the process of making and decorating pottery.
We will begin our Italian cooking class in the late afternoon that will be based on cereals and legumes that are typical of the region. We’ll enjoy a dinner of the tasty creations that we made during the class.
Friday – Admire Giotto in Assisi, wine tasting, and farewell dinner
We will drive to Assisi on Friday morning for a guided visit with an English-speaking Francescano monk. He will take us inside the Saint Francis Basilica that is adorned with colorful frescoes by renowned Italian painter Giotto. You will have free time to shop and see the sights in the town of Assisi.
We’ll enjoy a light lunch at a family winery as we admire the beautiful view and then we’ll return to Bevagna. In the late afternoon, we will drive to Montefalco—also called the Terrace of Umbria. We will stroll through this charismatic town as we admire its dazzling views of the fields below.
Our farewell dinner will be held in the Montefalco city center at an elegant restaurant.
Saturday – Departure day
After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart from the Foligno train station with memories to treasure for a lifetime!
This tour is also available upon request in other dates. Contact us if these dates do not fit in your schedule.
Price per person
Euros 2530 (6 nights) – Single Supplement Euros 150
- 6 nights in charming 4 star hotel in the countryside, breakfast included
- 2 Italian cooking lessons with English assistance
- 2 dinners after the cooking lesson with selected regional wines included
- 8 meals with selected regional wines, mineral water and coffee
- Winery visit and wine tasting
- Extra virgin olive oil mill visit and olive oil tasting
- Truffle hunting experience with the truffle dog
- Ceramic laboratory visit
- Guided visit of Assisi with an English-speaking guide
- Private transfers and assistance on arrival and at departure (from and to Foligno train station)
- Local tour director English speaking throughout
- Flight ticket
- Personal expenses
- Everything not written in the program
- Cancellation insurance
- Local taxes (city taxes)