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Umbria Italy Landscape
Duration: One week
Location: Umbria, the green heart of Italy
Price: £ 1.390

Cooking holidays in Umbria

A sensational week taking cooking classes in Umbria, accompanying a local truffle finder in his Truffle hunting and learning the secrets to making delicious chocolate in a chocolate school in Perugia.

We have decided to organise the cooking holidays in Umbria because this little region of Central Italy bordering the more famous Tuscany is just as beautiful as Tuscany but more authentic and “real”. To visit it is to embark on a journey through history, culture and art.

Umbria is said to be “the green jewel of Italy”, a phrase that refers to the extraordinary beauty of this land, with its countryside, forests, mountains, lakes, rivers – the best of all that nature has to offer.

Here, the medieval and renaissance culture has produced the best expressions of the artistic geniuses of the era. This Region has collected an extensive heritage, a series of ancient monasteries, basilicas designed and decorated by the greatest artists of the time, and places of worship. Travelling on our cooking holidays in Umbria, you will be accompanied by a guide who was born and lives here, and see the fantastic cities of the region, which are real medieval jewels. In the genuine cooking classes in Umbria held by cooks of the delicious farmhouse that will host us, we will discover the secrets of traditional Umbra cooking. We will participate in a course run by the  Chocolate School of Perugia. We will accompany a truffle finder and his dog in their passionate Truffle hunting, in search of these precious tasty gems offered by the earth.

Experiencing Cooking classes in Umbria

Umbria wineWhy organise a cooking holiday in Umbria? Umbria is a popular food destination thanks to its local production of wine, oil, salami and truffles, and offers a rich variety of typical dishes and products of the cuisine of the region. This is the perfect setting for cooking classes in Umbria which reveal the secrets of the local cuisine.

Truffle hunting

Umbria, with its beautiful hilly landscape of which the forest constitutes a predominant part, is an immense truffle ground. Beyond the white truffles and precious black truffle, there exist at least 7 to 8 species of truffles in Umbria to stimulate our palate all year round. Thus, why not accompany a truffle hunter and his dog in their Truffle hunting in Umbria? An exciting adventure in Italy that will bring unexpected surprises…

Chocolate School

One day in our cooking holidays in Umbria will be dedicated to chocolate school, a unique place where those with a sweet tooth and who are passionate about chocolate will have an unforgettable experience. This is not a tourist attraction but a “real” chocolate school where the chocolate chefs will show us the secrets of the techniques of chocolate making used to create little artistic works of chocolate goodness. After the course, you can put into practice everything you have learnt and recreate all of the chocolate recipes using the simple cooking utensils you have at home.  At the end of each course, each participant will receive a certificate of participation, the apron of the Chocolate School and naturally… the delicious chocolate creations he or she has made during the course!

Dishes you can find in your cooking holidays in Umbria


Accommodation in Umbria

While taking cooking classes in Umbria, you will stay in a beautiful farmhouse that provides you an authentic experience of the region. Our week-long cooking holidays in Umbria include 2 days of cooking classes, 1 truffle hunting, 1 chocolate school class, a wine tasting, the guided tours of Perugia, Assisi and Gubbio, day 6 nights stay in charming accommodation and transfer with a private minibus to and from the airport or train station.

One Week included Services:
  • Transfer from/to airport or train station
  • All Meals and Wine included
  • 6 Nights stay
  • two Cooking Classes
  • Small group: 4 – 8 people
  • one Chocolate School Class
  • one Truffle Hunting
  • Private wine tasting
  • Local Excursions
  • Italian People

NO Single Room Supplement

Accomodation in an elegant double or single room including daily house keeping, WiFi, Swimming pool, Central heating,  Air conditioning,  Safety deposit box (on request) Tv, welcome drink, Hairdryer(on request), Room for disabled people, Ensuite bathroom, Trekking paths, Baby-sitting(on request), Free Bike rental, language support. Bio liquor, olive oil, meat and vegetables production.  All transfers are included. Link with Airport or railways station

1.390£  (1,837$) – No Single Room Supplement

So if you are passionate about cooking and eager to learn the secrets of Italian cooking from the Italians themselves, sign up for one of our cooking holidays in the unique undiscovered region of Umbria. We guarantee you an experience that stimulates all of your senses and one which enables you to discover the history, beauty and culture of Umbria along the way.






PROGRAM Cooking holidays in Umbria

Day 1 (Saturday)

Pick up from the International Raffaello Sanzio Airport of Ancona, and transport to our holiday farm in the hills of Gubbio.

Relax,  discovery of the land.

In the afternoon  cooking class.

The lesson includes the preparation of a typical Umbrian dishes.

The lesson ends with tasting the dishes, paired with great wines.

Day 2 (Sunday)


Cooking vacations in Umbria, AssisiGuided visit of Assisi and of S.Maria of the Angels.Cooking classes in Gubbio

A journey to the heart of Christianity in this city known in all the world for its historical and religious importance, as the destination for millions of pilgrims.

In the afternoon, a cooking lesson on “The growth on Panaro”.

Our host, Maurizio, on the strength of a family tradition passed down for centuries, will teach us how to prepare the famous “Crescia di Gubbio” and the inimitable Chicken in Friccò  or other local specialities.

Day 3 (Monday)

Truffle hunting In UmbriaWe will transfer to the “Regional Park of Mount Cucco” in order to accompany a truffle hunter and his dogs on a Truffle Hunting expedition. The precious Tuber, that has embellished our disse for millennia, will be the exclusive protagonist.

We will spend a day in the heart of the Park of Mount Cucco, exploring its uncontaminated nature and following an expert truffle hunter and his dog in the discovery of the art and traditions of truffle hunting, tasting the distinctive tastes and smells of truffles. A cultural and sensual experience that you cannot miss.

Lunch consisting of truffles and typical products.vacation in Umbria, Gubbio

In the afternoon we will visit Gubbio,  the best preserved medieval city in the world, a place rich in history, mysticism and centuries of tradition. Unforgettable moments in the passage of the historic buildings, world-famous artisan workshops and breathtaking views in this city, loved also by important historical and religious figures.


Day 4 (Tuesday)

We will visit the historical “Fabbrica Perugina” or Perugian Factory and the chocolate museum, in which you can discover how the history of the this large Italian industry is tied to the traditions and the destiny of Umbria and of Italy in general. A unique journey of discovery into the Culture of Chocolate, from the plant to the final product, a unique place where all those with a sweet tooth and passionate about chocolate will have an unforgettable experience.

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At the Chocolate School of Perugia we will attend a chocolate making course with the best chocolate chefs in the world who will show you the secrets to preparing this extraordinary product. Afterwards, you can take away the delicious result of your efforts!

In the afternoon guided tour of Spello

When you walk around the historical centre of this amazing village you will have the opportunity to relive the splendours of the ancient Roman colony and visit the numerous Etruscan monuments, as well as churches designed by important artists such as Pinturicchio, who designed the interior of the ‘Cappella Baglioni’, a gem contained in the basilica of the Santa Maria Maggiore.

Day 5 (Wednesday) 

wine tasting in UmbriaThe beautiful PerugiaThe morning will be dedicated to a visit to the cellars of a producer of excellent local wine and tastings of the best wine in Umbria.

Lunch will be a local specialty prepared by Chef Marcella, author of the book “The Recipes of Grandma Marcella”.

All in the picturesque setting of the “Tower of the Pine”, a building dating back to 1200, surrounded by green Umbrian hills.

In the afternoon we will embark on a guided tour of the centre of Perugia with free time for shopping.

Day 6 (Thursday)

Cooking lesson on “The secrets of Homemade pasta and the best sauces

How to prepare the perfect pastry for tagliatelle or ravioli, beginning first with the choice of ingredients and materials and ending with the composition and  preparation of the sauce, a base of mushrooms from our forests and of game. The expert hands of the cooks of our farmhouse will guide you in a journey of taste and tradition.

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In the afternoon you will be able to relax in the swimming pool, take a walk or ride the mountain bikes provided.
Alternatively, we can organise horse riding or archery lessons (upon payment) for a minimum of 2 people.

Day 7 (Friday)

Transfer to the airport Raffaello Sanzio of Ancona or to the railway station of Perugia.



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