5 Day Italy Culinary Tour

Welcome to our 5 Day, 4 Night vacation based in Central Italy, consisting of our traditional, small and intimate groups of no more than 8 guests. This Culinary vacation offers a wonderful mixture of some of the highlights of Umbrian and Tuscany.
In this 5 Day Tour you will live amongst the locals in a small farm near Perugia, cooking and eating regional culinary cuisine. You will visit local artisans and come to embrace their local traditions in some of the most beautiful locations in Umbria.
You will love being in the relaxing Italian countryside and getting immersed in the local Italian lifestyle

The one 5 Day Culinary Tour is available year round on request for minimum 2 people.
If you are a Solo Traveller please contact us to discuss the date you can join a booked group.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day One


  • Arrival in Farm in the afternoon, we will help you to organize a and private transfer from the airport or from the Train station.
  • At your arrive enjoy a brief presentation of your week-long culinary vacation in central Italy.
  • You can decide to have dinner in your apartment in the farm: during the private transfer you can stop at the supermarket to buy your favorite foods and have dinner in our garden. If you prefer to dine in the center of Perugia we will help you book the restaurant and the taxi.
umbrian farmhouse

Day Two


  • After breakfast, begin your introduction to Umbrian recipes with your first cooking class. Lunch with the recipes made during the cooking class.
  • Guided visit of Assisi. Assisi, the medieval hill town located in the heart of Italy, harbors a treasure trove of art, history, and spirituality. It is the birthplace of San Francesco.
    Assisi enchants visitors with its picturesque views, charming squares, and quaint artisan shops. The medieval walls of the city offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Every corner reveals a new marvel, whether it’s the treasure found in a trattoria serving authentic Umbrian cuisine or a characteristic artisanal workshop that preserves ancient traditions.
    A guided tour of Assisi is not just a tourist excursion; it is an opportunity to delve into the spirit of Italy, where spirituality, art, and history converge in a harmonious fusion.
busiate pasta

Day Three


  • Following breakfast, begin your second cooking class. Lunch with the recipes made during the cooking class.
  • Take a guided tour of an artisanal chocolate workshop in Perugia, where you will discover the secrets of different types of chocolate and their fascinating stories. The tour also includes tastings of various chocolate varieties.
    Continue the tour with an experience in a ceramic workshop in Deruta, a fascinating city steeped in centuries of ceramic tradition. Under the guidance of an expert teacher, immerse yourself in the art of molding and shaping clay.
cooking class diploma

Day Four


  • Following breakfast, begin your third  cooking class. Lunch with the recipes made during the cooking class.
  • Visit a winery in the Sagrantino region and stroll through the old vineyards and olive groves. Tour the wine cellars where some of Umbria’s best wines are produced before sampling a number of wines and olive oils. Then sit down to a delicious wine tasting.
stuffed pizza

Day Five


  • Departure. We will help you to organize your transfer to the tran station or to the airport. We hope you have enjoyed your Italian  culinary vacation!
table cooking class

5 Day Culinary Tour Dates 2024  and 2025


Verify the dates for our 5 Day Italy Culinary tours.
Our Tour is suitable for couples, friends travelling together, singles and also popular for honeymoon couples.

If your schedule doesn’t align with the dates listed, please email us with your preferred dates, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request by activating a program on those dates.

It is possible to book a Private Tour for minimum 4 people.

Included in the Weekly Culinary Tour



4 nights in the apartment of the Farmhouse



Daily breakfast ( food in your apartment)
2 lunches, wine included
2 afternoon excursions
Food & Wine tastings as per the itinerary



During your weekly food tour, three immersive cooking classes will guide you through the Umbria region culinary culture.
Your cooking classes will be a wonderful experience preparing a full meal with a local family in their home. In addition to pastas and sauces, learn to make an Italian antipasto, main dish, and dessert.
All participants of our Italian cooking classes will receive copies of the recipes of all the dishes made during your stay, the red apron of let’s Cook in Umbria and a certificate on completion of the course.




Wine tour in the ragion of the famous Sagrantino wine
Guided visit of Assisi.
Chocolate workshop
Deruta pottery workshop



Transfers from the Farm.
Dinner: Dinners are not included in our Program. The lunches from our cooking classes are very rich and the afternoon Tours often include tastings so our guests enjoy light dinner to be ready for the next cooking class. In the apartments there is a well-equipped kitchen and after each tour our driver can stop in a grocery store to buy all you need for your dinner. You can also ask the driver to bring you, after the afternoon Tour, in the historical center of Perugia and dine in a restaurant and come back by taxi ( 20 euro).

Pricing One Week Culinary Tour


  • Per participating guest,  Double occupancy 1100 euro/person
  • Per participating guest, Single occupancy 1350 euro/person


If there are more than 3 people in your group please write me for a special rate.

It is also possible to bring along a non-participating partner who can spend the morning enjoying the surroundings, and could then join the group at lunchtime. Non-participating guests are welcome on the excursion and can use all the facilities at the farmhouse and join all the meals. Please write me for more information.


How to book

  • Click ENQUIRY and send me your request
  • we will send you the form to make the booking
  • 30% deposit due to confirm booking, the balance at the arrive.
Melissa D
Melissa D
Awesome experience! It was awesome! Been to several cooking classes and was by far the best!! Very hands on and recipes were easy and delicious.
Kevin T
Kevin T
Fantastic Cooking in Umbria! Raffaella is a fantastic host, teacher and person. We stayed 4 nights and had two days of lessons on how to cook in the traditional Italian style. We arrived very late due to flight issues, but Raffaella arranged for her daughter to greet us late at night and made sure we were comfortable. She taught us in her home and was so warm and welcoming. Raffaella is knowledgeable, friendly and a great teacher. She has a comprehensive understanding of local ingredients and taught us recipes passed down from her grandmother. We ate what we prepared, and it was …. Mmm Delicious! I can’t wait to try them out at home. Raffaella also had great recommendations for activities in the nearby towns (we went to Assisi and Perugia) and very accommodating of our requests. Highly recommended!
Great Hands-on Cooking Lesson! Absolutely the best experience! Everything was hands-on. Raffella took our food requests into consideration when planning the lesson. Her home was warm and welcoming. Raffella was patient and very organized. We loved the opportunity and so glad we choose this experience! Thank you Raffella!
Barbara F
Barbara F
Online cooking with Raffaella Our son and daughter-in-law recently joined us Online for a great Online cooking class with Raffaella. It was a Christmas gift and we decided to join them. We live in two different states, it was so much fun to be able to connect with them in the kitchen. Raffaella is a very talented chef, and her instructions were clear and easy to follow. We cooked a wonderful menu and we entertained friends for a special Italian dinner that evening. My husband and I spent a wonderful week cooking in Raffaella's beautiful home/farm in Umbria 2 years ago. One of our best vacations ever and we are hoping to return.
John R
John R
Meraviglioso Four of us attended “Let’s Cook in Umbria” for a 5 day cooking school. The owner/chef, Rafaella, welcomed us very, very late at night on the first day with open arms. We stayed in her warm, comfortable apartments located next to her home where the cooking classes take place. She and her family maintain a large garden, olive groves, and a vineyard on their farm. It’s a beautiful setting. Rafaella is charming, personable, has great sense of humor, and is a wonderful teacher.The classes take place in her home very near her kitchen in a living area that provides a cozy comfortable atmosphere. Rafaella uses her grandmother’s recipes, demonstrates necessary techniques, then encourages her students to do almost all of the preparation and cooking. Fantastic! She has to be a great chef because our meals accompanied by the family’s wines, were delicious. Let’s Cook in Umbria couldn’t have been better and therefore highly recommended.
Exploring Umbria while learning family cooking secrets We are experienced travelers who have enjoyed exploring local cooking classes and cultures. Rafaella offered exactly what we were seeking and more in her 7 day vacation package. Each morning she shared family cooking secrets from appetizers to main course to desserts followed by local tours as described on her website. Her family farm and warm reception offered the perfect setting for creating new memories and friendships. With a group of 7 others, we each partiipated in food preparation and enjoyed our efforts while sharing stories over lunch accompanied by the farm's own wine. Thanks to Raffaella, we had an absolutely perfect time.
An Exceptional Umbrian Experience We came to Umbria as a group of eight friends, and Raffaella helped us create an unforgettable experience. We had the best Umbrian meal in her beautiful farmhouse setting, where we also enjoyed learning about local food and customs. Raffaella is an amazing chef, host, and expert on the entire area. She also helped us to organize three different day trips in Umbria - guiding us to beautiful wineries, historic hilltop towns, and the most authentic truffle hunting experience with a friendly local hunter and his talented dog. In summary - whether you choose to stay, cook, eat or tour with Raffaella - you will have an exceptional experience.
Wonderful cooking class-highlight of our Umbrian trip! We attended a cooking class with Raffaella in October 2022. It was the highlight of our Umbrian vacation. The classes are in her home, a beautiful farm. She is a talented and kind teacher. The meal we made was absolutely delicious! The best meal in a trip of many delicious meals. I look forward to recreating it at home. I highly recommend taking one of her classes. You won't be disappointed.
Thomas M
Thomas M
Real home cooking Rafaella is an excellent, patient teacher of classic Umbrian cooking. In her home kitchen located in a beautiful countryside location, we made strangozzi, grape flavored pork loin, sausage and mushroom sauce, and crostata. All incredibly tasty, especially when served with her homemade rosso wine. A wonderful afternoon that was a great and fortifying break from sightseeing.
Marielle A
Marielle A
Great class! My parents and I had so much fun learning how to make this delicious food! They had everything ready and set out for us so that we were able to make all four courses. I can't wait to try the recipes at home.

Accommodation in an Umbrian Farmhouse


The apartments are located a few steps from the family-run farm, each lovely apartment has 1 double bedroom, with a double bed or 2 single beds, perfect for a couple or a single traveller, offering an intimate and relaxing experience in countryside. Each rustic apartment has its own bathroom and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the B&B. All rooms have garden views and have basic amenities. The farm offers its guests a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by olive trees and fruit trees.

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