Active Gourmet Holidays
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Umbria, Italy - Day Cooking Class
Available March to October - Monday, Wednesday or Friday


Enjoy hands-on cooking classes at a multi-awarded, breathtaking villa set in the rolling hills of Umbria. This experience is dedicated  to offering you the chance to learn authentic Italian recipes. Your instructor will provide you with an explanation on exquisite recipes using traditional cooking methods. Following the class you will enjoy the prepared food accompanied by a selected wine.


Over the years the villa has been home to nobles and has been lovingly taken care of as it still retains its large fireplaces, frescoes, ancient cotto floors and period furnishings. Your instructor 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, Wednesay and Friday.





Participants will meet at the reception desk a few minutes before 10.00am and will be accompanied to the cooking school which is only 50 meters from the main Villa.


The hands-on cooking class with the chef begins at 10.00 am and the preparation of the meal will be finished around 1.00 pm. Then a waiter will assist in serving the guests' lunch. Depending on the weather, guests will either dine outside on the beautiful terrace or inside the cooking school which was formerly used as a barn. Water and selected wines will accompany lunch.   




Menu One

~Parmigiana di cipolle (onion parmigiana)


~Tagliatelle con zucchini e salsicce (tagliatelle pasta with zucchini and sausage)


~Rollè di tacchino (turkey roll)


~Tozzetti e vin santo  (tozzetti biscuits and sweet wine)


 Menu Two


~Cipollata (onion soup) and pecorino cheese flan


~Ravioli burro e salvia (ravioli with butter and sage) and umbricelli con tartufo (umbricelli with truffle)


~Filletto di maiale (pork fillet) and spezzatino di agnello (lamb stew)


~Tiramisu and panna cotta







A minimum of 2 participants is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 8 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.)







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.







2017 Fees Per Person


Hands-on Cooking Class/US$190




After availability is confirmed, full payment and the submitted registration form will secure your reservation.

2017 Dates


Available March to October with a minimum of two participants. Classes held on Monday-Friday.


*Everything described in the program
*All necessary information and equipment with recipe booklet


Airfareany further service by the hotel including accommodation, restaurant, drinks or transfers and personal expenses are not included.


For further inquiries or to register, click here.


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






Furnished upon request.


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"Dear Jo-Ann - We just had the most amazing week. It was everything we could have hoped for and more. We are already planning a "make your own pasta party" at our house to introduce friends to the very unique flavours we tried and made! Jo-Ann, the others who came through Active Gourmet - Ed, Cathy and Kelly were all very complimentary about the service they had received from you, as were we. I was hugely impressed with your immediate attention to every detail and I will certainly recommend friends to your website if they are considering similar trips to ours." - Joneen and Ray S., Auckland, New Zealand

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