ENO-GASTRONOMIC TOUR IN A BEAUTIFUL VALLEY:

CULTURE, OLD TRADITIONS, UMBRIAN WINES & COOKERY

 

(also suitable for gluten-free, vegetarian and Vegan diets)

 

 

 

This 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. You 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 will be accompanied for searching herbs in the fields and aftwerwards you have a cookery course, where herbs are used. Umbria is famous for its truffles and you can't leave this lovely region without truffle hunting experience. You have a lunch to taste the truffle you found.  A second cookery course will take place in a restaurant in Spello: you will prepare an antipasto, primo, secondo e dolce, which you will taste during lunch.

 

 

 

Programme

Day 1

Arrival in the country house  

The 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 groves.

Overnight and diner in your country house.

 

Day 2

Searching for herbs in Trevi, Montefalco, Clitunno Springs

In the morning you are free to explore the surrounding medieval towns like Bevagna, Montefalco or Spoleto. Around 14.00 you will search for herbs in the fields with Prof. Loschi, specialized in fresh herbs. Later in the afternoon you haver a cookery course ‘Umbrian cookery’ where some of the herbs will be cooked. In the evening during dinner you will taste the delicious dishes prepared during the course

 

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Day 3

A truffle hunting day

After breakfast you go to the meeting point with the truffle hunter. Together with his dogs you search for truffles in the hills of Trevi. In the field you will taste fresh truffle with scrambled eggs. Then you visit a local, small dairy farm, where fresh pecorino is made. You have a full lunch with truffle & typical Umbrian dishes.

 

 

Day 4

Spello & Assisi

After breakfast, at 10.00 you are expected in a restaurant in Spello, where chef Maurizio wil give you a cooking lesson. You will prepare an antipasto, primo, secondo and dolce, which you will taste during lunch. Instead, on request, of the cooking lesson you can also book for a wine course of a sommelier in which you learn to taste wines and combine them with food !  

In the afternoon you could also visit Assisi, 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.  

 

Day 5

Departure after breakfast

 

 

 

 

Included in the package:  

  • 4 overnights stays with breakfast  

  • 1 dinner (exclusive of Beverage)

  • 1 cookery course with dinner in country house near Trevi

  • 1 cookery course with lunch in Spello

  • searching Herbs with specialized professor

  • Brochure about wild herbs 
  • 1 truffle hunting experience with lunch

  • route instructions of the cultural walk in Assisi  

  • pre-tour information  

  • clients assistance

 

Dates

All year round (Bank Holidays on request)

Participants

minimum 2 persons 

Prices p.p. 2019

In a double room     € 810 

In a single room    € 915
Upon request Extra nights, Transfers