ENO-GASTRONOMIC TOUR IN A BEAUTIFUL VALLEY:
OLD TRADITIONS, UMBRIAN WINES & COOKERY
suitable for gluten-free, vegetarian and Vegan diets)
eno-gastronomic holiday is a travel through the culinary tradition of
the beautiful Valle Umbra, a fertile valley with many waterways
surrounded by a backdrop of green hills covered with vineyards and olive
groves. In this valley we find the well-known small medieval towns of Assisi,
Montefalco, Bevagna and Spello, but also larger cities such as Perugia,
the capital of the province crossed by the river Tiber, and Spoleto, lying at the foot of the green wooded Monteluco.
will stay the first days in an eco-accommodation along the babbling
river Clitunno located between Trevi, Bevagna and Montefalco. In the
fine dining restaurant are used local products such as truffles,
mushrooms, veal and extra-virgin olive oil. You have a cookery course
and one morning will be accompanied for searching herbs in the fields.
Then you go to a Country-House at the foot of Assisi,
where you have another cookery course and a wine-tasting in the Assisi
in the country house
country house is a farmhouse dating back to the 18th century. It
is recently entirely renovated to the standards of a
eco-architecture: the use of natural and recycled materials, and
solar panels for energy. There are 6 lovely apartments of
various sizes, a restaurant, garden, saltwater pool and car
park. If you arrive early you could visit Trevi or Spoleto, a nice town
with many monuments to visit like the cathedral with fresco’s
of Fra. Filippo
Lippi, the roman house, the castle and aqueduct Ponte delle
Torri or Trevi, set on a panoramic hill with view over olive
in your country house.
for herbs in Trevi, Montefalco, Clitunno Springs
breakfast you will search herbs in the fields with Prof.
Loschi, specialized in fresh herbs. Later, you will have free
time to explore the area and you can visit the hilltop town of
or the Clitunno springs.
the evening dinner in the country house
Bevagna and cookery course, Italian cuisine
breakfast you have free time to explore Spello, famous for its
flower carpets in June and for the Pinturicchio paintings.
Spello is proudly built on the slopes of Mount Subasio.
The town has well preserved its medieval character and in the
old centre you will find a maze of alleys, cheerful tinted by
the plants in flower boxes. The main sights are in the centre:
the S. Maria Maggiore church with the colourful fresco
cycle by Pinturicchio and two works by Perugino, the S. Andrea
church, the city museum, the Roman mosaics and Roman city gate
Porta Consolare and Porta Venere.
you could also visit Bevagna, situated nearby: it is an old
medieval town with numerous and important Roman ruins. The major
attractions are: the wonderful square Piazza Silvestri, palazzo
dei Consoli (1270),
which hosts the Theatre Torti and the Romanesque churches of San
Silvestro and San Michele. In the upper part of the town there
is the church of Saint Francis (End of XIII century): next to the altar, there is the stone where
Saint Francis stood when preaching to the birds in Pian d’Arca.
June, do not miss the festival known as Mercato delle Gaite, a
wonderful re-enactment of old medieval markets and crafts.
the late afternoon you have the cooking course with chef Stefano
or Rita during which you will
prepare dishes from the Italian cuisine (some of the most
common national recipes).
the evening during dinner you will taste the delicious dishes
prepared during the course.
After breakfast you leave the country house and go to
day to visit
is a town where history, traditions and art are fused together in
harmony. You can enjoy wandering through the alleys, stepped streets
and crossing the squares with many terraces, inviting you to enjoy a
delicious Italian ‘gelato’ or drink a hot cappuccino. There is
much to see such as the basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare, the
castle, many museums and the forum romanum. You get a description of
a cultural walking tour that takes you along the most important
monuments of the city.
a Country-house at the foot of
Assisi. Dinner at the country house, which proposes delicious dishes
made by chef and owner’s wife, Rosita.
and cookery course
After breakfast you could visit Perugia, the county and university town of
Umbria. There are many renaissance palaces, museums, churches, but also it
is nice to make some shopping in Corso Cavour. In the afternoon a cookery lesson by chef Rosita and dinner
afterwards: the Umbrian kitchen
or Bike tour and Wine
After breakfast you have free time for yourself to visit and explore
around, you could go for a walking tour on Mount Subasio, hire bikes
for half day or visit the most evocative Franciscan sanctuaries
outside the centre of Assisi, like the Hermitage on Mount Subasio (Eremo
delle Carceri), Sanctuary of San Damiano or the Porziuncola. In the
early afternoon you visit a winery near Assisi. You will taste the excellent wines and explore various flavours
with extraordinary aftertaste, all combined with local titbits. We
will provide transportation from and to the winery included in the
you could also decide to hire bikes and cycle to the winery
passing the lush countryside (Bike and wine).
evening you are free to dine in one of the numerous restaurants
of the area.
Departure after breakfast
in the package:
4 dinners (exclusive of Beverage)
in country house near Trevi
cookery course in country house in Assisi
Herbs with specialized professor
Brochure about wild herbs
in organic farm
instructions of the cultural walk in Assisi
year round (Bank Holidays on request)
2 persons - maximum 4
a double room € 830,00
bike tour on day 3: 15,00
p.p. (bike rental and route instructions)
and ebike € 25,00