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.
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. Then you go to a Country-House at the foot of Assisi,
where you have another cookery course with chef Rosita.
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 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. Then
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.
After lunchtime you will search herbs in the fields with Prof.
Loschi, specialized in fresh herbs. In
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 to go to Trevi, where you are expected for
your truffle hunting experience. Accompanied by the truffle hunter and
his trained dogs you go searching truffles in the woods and will taste
some fresh truffle in the fields. After the hubting you will have a
delicious lunch where you will taste some a truffle dish. Then you go to
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.
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, ihe county and university town of
or spend some more time in Assisi, In Perugia 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
Departure after breakfast
in the package:
1 dinner (exclusive of Beverage)
with dinner in country house near Trevi
cookery course with dinner in country house in Assisi
Herbs with specialized professor
Brochure about wild herbs
truffle hunting experience with lunch
instructions of the cultural walk in Assisi
year round (Bank Holidays on request)
2 persons - maximum 4
a double room € 870