Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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Umbria, Italy - 2 or 4 nights 
Available March to October

 

This tour is for all food and wine lovers who would like to discover traditional Umbrian recipes and great wines! Spend time taking hands-on cooking classes, sampling wine, doing some sightseeing and relaxing in a beautiful 17th century patrician villa in the Umbrian countryside. Over the years this villa has been the home of nobles and has retained its large fireplaces, frescoes, ancient cotto floors and period furnishings and is the perfect setting for your getaway. 

 

Enjoy a two or four night program including cooking classes and/or wine tasting at one of Umbria's well-known producers and  gourmet dinners at a lovely restaurant on the premises. Your dinner will be accompanied by selected Umbrian wines from our distinguished selection and competent service by a certified sommelier. 

 

Your Italian chef, along with a translator, will teach you the secrets of Umbrian and Tuscan cuisine, using the freshest ingredients of the season. Learn to cook traditional dishes that you will easily be able to re-create at home for your friends and family. Cooking classes are held on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays.



 

 

TWO NIGHT ITINERARY

 

Day one

 

Arrival at the villa which is a beautiful 17th-century patrician villa in the countryside of Umbria. The luxurious country hotel is set in a tranquil setting, overlooking rolling hills and olive groves and invites you to experience its romance and unparalleled comfort. Welcome drink and presentation of the program.

 

Gourmet dinner at the beautiful villa restaurant 

 

 

Day two

 

After breakfast, you will start your cooking class at 10.00am. The hands-on course provides an excellent insight into the preparation of exquisite regional dishes as well as traditional cooking methods. The course has a duration of approximately three hours and will be followed by a meal. At the end, participants will be provided with a specific recipe booklet of the meal.  

 

Free evening on your own.

 

 

Day three

 

After breakfast departure.

 

 

 

FOUR NIGHT ITINERARY

 

Day one

 

Arrival at the villa. The luxurious country hotel is set in a tranquil setting, overlooking rolling hills and olive groves and invites you to experience its romance and unparalleled comfort.

 

Welcome drink and presentation of the program.

 

Gourmet dinner tonight at the hotel restaurant.

 

 

Day two

 

After breakfast, you will start your first cooking class at 10.00am. This three hour  hands-on course provides an excellent insight into the preparation of exquisite regional dishes as well as traditional cooking methods. The course is followed by a meal of your creations.

 

Free evening on your own.

 

Day three

 

Your third day is dedicated to great Umbrian wines.

 

After breakfast drive to Torgiano and visit the Lungarotti Foundation’s Wine Museum, one of the most excellent in the world. Giorgio Lungarotti was the first wine producer to export Umbrian wines all over the world, but his fame has grown enormously because of the importance of the collections shown in his museum. Subsequent to the visit of the museum, enjoy a wine tasting in the “Osteria del Museo” which is close by.

 

In the afternoon we suggest you explore Montefalco, home to the famous “Sagrantino” wine, and Bevagna. The charming medieval town will provide you with many opportunities to try and acquire great wines, like Sagrantino “secco” and “passito”.

 

Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

 

Day four

 

After breakfast, you will have the second part of the cooking class. The lecture will have a duration of approximately three hours and will be followed by a meal. At the end of the course clink glasses with the chef, who will provide you with a recipe booklet of the meals you have created.

 

Free evening on your own.

 

 

Day five

 

After breakfast departure.  

 

*The content or order of the itinerary may change depending on dates, availability of services or activities, local festivals/holidays, weather constraints, etc. Menus are samples and may vary according to the season

 

 

SPA DAY (*Optional)

 

The spa completes the offer of this fantastic hotel with luxury beauty treatments as well as a vast variety of massages, aesthetic treatments and exclusive relaxation courses for individuals or couples. 

 

Treat yourself to a day of well-deserved pampering - please inquire upon arrival.

 



 

 

GROUP SIZE

 

A minimum of 2 participants is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 12 participants.

 

(The number of participants refers to how many persons are required to run the tour, not to how many persons you must have in your party. Please inquire.)

 

 

 

 

HOW TO ARRIVE

 

Airports:

 

Perugia (30 miles from the hotel)
Roma Fiumicino (110 miles from the hotel)
Florence Airport (about 100 miles from the hotel)


Train Station: The nearest train station is Chiusi-Chianciano (about 20 miles from the hotel)

 

 

*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour.

 

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

 

2018 Fees Per Person

TWO NIGHT PROGRAM

 

Classic Double Room/US$550
High Season Supplement/US$95 (*High Season June 1 to September 30)
Single Supplement/US$115

 

FOUR NIGHT PROGRAM

 

Classic Double Room/US$1075
High Season Supplement/US$145 (*High Season June 1 to September 30)
Single Supplement/US$175

 

*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation

Deposit

After availability is confirmed, a deposit of US$350 per person and the submitted registration form will secure your reservation. Final payment is due in full 75 days before your arrival date.

2018 Dates

Available year round with a minimum of two participants. Days of arrival Sunday or Tuesday only.
 

Included

TWO NIGHT ITINERARY

 

*Welcome drink upon arrival
*Two (2) nights in double room and buffet breakfast
*One (1) gourmet dinner
*One (1) cooking class with a duration of 3 hours each with all necessary material and information and subsequent meals

 

FOUR NIGHT ITINERARY

 

*Welcome drink upon arrival
*Four (4) nights in double room and buffet breakfast
*Two (2) gourmet dinners
*Two (2) cooking classes with a duration of 3 hours each with all necessary material and information and subsequent meals
*One (1) day excursion with visit and wine tasting at one of the most renowned wineries in Umbria

 

Airfare, any further services other than described in the program such as transfers (tours are self-guided), other drinks and anything not mentioned in the program and personal expenses are not included.

 

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CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

 

 

 

CLIENT REMARKS

 

Pam L., Fairfax Station, Virginia

"We loved the trip, the accommodations, and the people at the facility! Thank you for helping us find and coordinate!

 

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MAP*

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HOMESTYLE TUSCAN COOKING 

Hi Jo-Ann - We wanted to let you know that we had an AMAZING time at the cooking school. My mother and I could not have had a better time. Paola and Simonetta were such wonderful hosts and teachers. We were treated like family. The house and property were beautiful. The hands-on cooking classes were so much fun...we learned so many great recipes that I cannot wait to test on my friends back home. I will definitely be recommending this experience to all of my friends and colleagues. Thank you so much for all of your help in setting up this once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation. It is something neither one of us will ever forget!

 

Best, Erin S. and Flor V.,
New York, New York

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