Umbria for Foodies
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A very special program dedicated to foodies.
A one week gourmet tour of Umbria to taste the best of our flavours . A program full of unforgettable experiences.
Arrival in Italy. Car rental on request or private transfer all through the tour. IWe sttay at your disposal to choose the best property for your stay. Welcome drink at check in for tasting the warm atmosphere of Umbria! Time at leisure for relaxing!
Breakfast. In the morning you will have a nice walk in the lake Trasimeno area of Oasi La Valle. This protected area is a natural park where many migrant birds stop during their journey from North Africa to north Europe. At 12,00 meeting in San Feliciano with the fishermen representative and departure by boot for a fishing ride. You will board a very simple boot where real fishermen take their fishing ride every day and you will see fishing gear and techniques. Tour around Polvese Island, the unspoiled island of the lake. At the end of the tour you will have a nice snack: fresh fried fish and local wine. (time approximately 3 hours)
Breakfast and departure for a new experience: Truffle hunt and cookery class with lunch. Perfect day for tasting the very best of Umbria. In the morning you will drive as far as the Truffle Estate, a magic place located in the area of Spoleto. This is a very special area for truffles. Meeting with the guide. He will lead you for a short walk with his dogs in the beautiful meadows of his estate. The dogs will hunt for truffles and you will enjoy this really old tradition. Back to the restaurant you will learn how to clean fresh truffles, to cut and cook them according to the traditional recipes. At lunch you will eat what you have prepared ( Pasta, roasted meat, dessert, wine included)! In the afternoon time at leisure for a nice walk in the city center of Spoleto to enjoy the amazing atmosphere of this international town that is famous thanks to its traditional festival dedicated to performing arts, Festival dei Due Mondi, that takes place in second part of June.
Breakfast. Today you will have a nice escape to the north of Umbria. First stop will be Città di Castello, a very beautiful town in the upper valley along River Tevere. Città di Castello is the hometown of famous painter and artist of XX century, Master Burri, whose masterpieces are exposed in the most famous galleries of the world. Here you will have the chance of visiting the interesting Museum dedicated to him, Fondazione Burri. From Città di Castello you will drive 10 km to get to Montecastelli to discover another Important excellence of Umbria: Norcinerie. The word “Norcineria” indicates all over the world salami, sausages, ham and more. It derives from the Umbria Town of Norcia. In Norcia, hometown to San Benedetto, was born the Benedict Order of Monks; they were preachers, surgeons and butchers and they used to travel all over Europe spreading their traditions about making sausages, seasoning ham and more, including recipes for making Wine. In fact, the traditional ancient recipes of Champagne was originally from Norcia, in Umbria. Visit to a very important Norcineria Factory near Città di Castello; rich and abundant tasting of the best products, including beverages.
Breakfast. Wine tour in the Sagrantino Wine Road. The area between Spoleto and Assisi is famous all over the world as the land of Sagrantino Wine, a rich valuable red wine that only here is produced. You will start your day visiting Montefalco, the main center of the area. At first pay a visit to the Church of San Francesco for discovering the valuable frescos of Benozzo Gozzoli. From Montefalco you will reach a fantastic traditional wine estate where you will visit the wine cellar and you will enjoy a fantastic iccnic in the estate including also wine. Time to enjoy your lunch and relax in the Umbria green countryside. Final destination of this perfect day is Bevagna and its medieval traditional workshops. On your way back to your hotel, please stop in Assisi for a nice walk in the mystic atmosphere of Assisi at sunset and enter in the Basilica of San Francesco, upper and lower; it really worth!
Breakfast. Time at leisure for visiting Perugia and its wonderful historical center that has more than 3000 years of history. Time for visiting the National Gallery of Art, where there is a wonderful collection of medieval and renaissance painters. Perugia is the international and multiethnic capital town of Umbria. Many events take place in town all through the year dedicated to wine, art, music, chocolate. In the afternoon you will have the chance of visiting the Museum dedicated to chocolate. With a supplement it is also possible to take part to a masterclass for learning to make chocolate and praline. Perugina is the oldest and most traditional among Italian chocolate brands; approximately 100 years ago here was invented the famous “Bacio”, a chocolate cake that is famous all over the world. To end the day in the best way, today you will have a special dinner in a restaurant with a Gourmet menu including local traditional recipes and wines.
Breakfast. Special day dedicated to explore Orvieto. Orvieto has a long history that begins at Etruscan time but its most precious gem is its cathedral. In the upper part of the acropolis this wonderful masterpiece attracts visitors from all over the world. But Orvieto is really beautiful itself thanks to its old houses and the medieval atmosphere and is very famous for the old wine traditions. The most important product is called “ Orvieto Classico”; it is a white wine that is also the oldest protected wine label in Italy. Here you will visit one of the most traditional wine estates and you will taste 2 wines. On your way back home, you will spend a couple of hours for visiting the “ Scarzuola”! This is really a magic place! Scarzuola is a fantastic place born from the genius mind of an architect of XX century. It is the “ Ideal Theatre town”. It originates from an old monastery that Saint Francis founded in 1200. The architect same decades ago decides to create many theatres and houses and palaces around this original monastery! It is really an amazing experience! The perfect place for closing your experience in Umbria, a special synthesis of the history of this region. And for toasting, tonight we have arranged for you a special Dinner in one of the best restaurants of the area, in Panicale. Panicale itself is a jewel thanks to its precious little square. Return to hotel and overnight.
PRICE IS INCLUSIVE OF:
- 7 overnights in one of the four star hotels in double room in BB basis,
- 1 welcome drink at arrival with wine and oil produced in the estate,
- 1 fishing ride with boat on lake Trasimeno (2 Hours) and tasting of fresh fried fish with wine,
- entrance fee to Oasi La Valle (Birdwatching Park on the Lake),
- truffle hunt with dog and leader including - cookery class and lunch with hunted truffles including wine,
- visit to ham/salami producer in Città di Castello with abundant taste of products,
- entrance to Chocolate Museum of Perugina in Perugia,
- 1 wine picnic with wine in a Wine estate in the Sagrantino Wine Road ,
- 1 wine tasting in Orvieto ,
- 1 gourmet dinner with lake Fish and wines,
- 1 dinner in tipical restaurant,
- map and guide,
- UmbriAction Assistance