THE WINES OF MONTEFALCO AND TRUFFLE OF NORCIA

 

 

 

Umbria is known for its beautiful nature, medieval villages, fine wines and delicious local cuisine. This gourmet tour starts at the foot of the town of Montefalco, situated on a hill, famous for its wines, especially Rosso and Sagrantino di Montefalco. You will stay in a Villa, a country house with a beautiful garden, swimming-pool and excellent restaurant. The next morning, accompanied by a guide, you will make a walk through the vineyards of Montefalco and visit the city and its ancient medieval centre. The walk will end at a winery, where you will have an interesting explanation about winemaking and, of course taste these famoud Montefalco wines. In the late afternoon, a cooking class in the villa together with Lorenza, followed by a dinner made with the dishes prepared during the course. 

Then you leave the lovely Vale Umbra with its famous towns like Assisi, Spoleto, Bevagna and Spello, heading for Norcia, which is situated on the plateau of Santa Scolastica. The city is famous for its delicious local products like truffle, Pecorino cheese, salami and ham (prosciutto). You will stay in a relais in the centre of town, a historic palace. The relais has a restaurant awarded with one star Michelin, where you have dinner the evening of your arrival, and a spa. The next morning you will go searching for truffles near Norcia and then you will have a picnic. In the afternoon, a cooking class with the staff of the Michelin star Restaurant.

 

 

                           

Programme

 

Day 1

Arrival at your Hotel at the foot of Montefalco

Individual arrival, handing over tour documents and dinner

 

Day 2

Montefalco wine-area

At 9.30 a.m., meeting with your guide Cristiano at the Winery. This easy walk is 7 km long. You will pass through the historic centre of Montefalco and the pleasant walk through vine yards and olive groves ends at the winery. First you will have an explanation about winemaking and a visit of the winery, followed by a tasting of the excellent Montefalco wines. 

Umbrian cuisine is incredibly rich, varied and tasty. At 4.30 p.m. you will have a cooking class in your hotel. During the cooking classyou will prepare different dishes that you will taste during dinner. Recipes vary according to the season: you will use only local and fresh ingredients available at that time of the year.

 

Day 3

Exploring the Valle Umbra and Norcia

After breakfast, you leave Montefalco and you will have time to visit other cities of the Umbrian Valley 'Valle Umbra' such as Assisi, Bevagna and Spoleto. Then you go to Norcia, where you have dinner in a michelin star restaurant. Your overnight is in a historic Palazzo in the old town centre.   

 

Day 4

Truffle hunting and a cooking class

In the morning, after breakfast, you go searching for truffles in the surroundings of Norcia together with a truffle hunter and his dogs. After this exciting experience a  lovely picnic waits for you. In the afternoon a cooking class in the restaurant, where you had dinner the evening before.

 

Day 5

Breakfast and departure

 

 

  

 

This package includes:

  • 2 nights with breakfast in a villa near Montefalco

  • 2 x dinner (day 1 and day 3; excl. drinks)

  • Walking tour with local guide and wine tasting in Montefalco 

  • Cooking class of about 3 hours with dinner 

  • 2 nights at a historic relais at Norcia

  • Truffle hunting and picnic

  • Cooking class of about 2 hours at Norcia in 1 michelin star restaurant 

  • Tour information

 

 

Period

All year round except Italian holidays and festivities

Price p.p. 2019

In double room  1.110,00

In single room  1.380,00

Supplement junior suite 510,00

 

 

 

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