One Week Culinary Tour

Spend a week in central Italy on this authentic Umbrian food tour and discover amazing Italian food and wine.
Throughout the tour you’ll enjoy a mix of rolling countryside and quaint villages such as Assisi, Perugia, and Orvieto, towns filled with ancient ruins, medieval and Renaissance art, and friendly, laid-back locals
Its wines – first of all Sagrantino – are famed throughout the world and you will visit the best Wineries if the region.
Our Umbrian cooking classes will expose you to a cuisine rich in local flavours.

The one week 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.
Umbria 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.
pasta dough

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.
ceramic tour Italy

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.
Italy wine tours

Day Five

 

  • Following breakfast, begin your fourth  cooking class. Lunch with the recipes made during the cooking class.
  • Explore the enchanting city of Orvieto with a guided tour that reveals its rich history, captivating architecture, and vibrant culture. Orvieto is a charming hill town located in the Umbria region, famous for its splendid Gothic cathedral.
    With its timeless beauty and intriguing heritage, a guided tour of Orvieto promises an unforgettable journey through one of Italy’s most fascinating cities.
ravioli

Day Six

 

  • Following breakfast, begin your fifth  cooking class. Lunch with the recipes made during the cooking class.
  • Perugia nestled in the heart of Umbria, boasts a rich history dating back to Etruscan times, and your expert guide will lead you through its winding streets and picturesque squares, sharing stories of the city’s past and present. Be amazed by the imposing architecture of the Palazzo dei Priori, a symbol of Perugia’s medieval power, and stroll through the charming streets of the historic center.
    With its blend of history and art, a guided tour of Perugia promises an enriching and unforgettable experience.

Day Seven

 

  • 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!
ravioli

One Week Culinary Tour Dates 2024  and 2025

 

Verify the dates for our One Week 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

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

6 nights in the apartment of the Farmhouse

 

FOOD & BEVERAGES

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

 

CLASSES & INSTRUCTORS

During your weekly food tour, five 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.

 

 

EXCURSIONS

Wine tour in the ragion of the famous Sagrantino wine
Guided visit of Assisi, Orvieto and Perugia
Chocolate workshop
Deruta pottery workshop

 

NOT INCLUDED

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 1550 euro/person
  • Per participating guest, Single occupancy 1650 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
2023-08-18
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
2023-04-19
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!
bjcango
bjcango
2023-01-28
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
2022-11-23
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
2022-11-02
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.
Will_C757
Will_C757
2022-10-27
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.
MJG555
MJG555
2022-10-19
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.
DBinKC
DBinKC
2022-10-17
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
2022-09-27
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
2022-09-21
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, a picturesque property surrounded by lush green gardens and flowering fields with a view overlooking Perugia.
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 apartment is elegantly decorated with Umbrian linens, comfortable bedding, and private ensuite bathrooms. All rooms have garden views and have basic amenities.
The property also has a flower garden and farm that produces almost all of the ingredients for the cooking class.
The farm offers its guests a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by olive trees and fruit trees. There is wifi on the property.

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