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A taste of Tuscany and Umbria

Beautiful art cities, food specialties, nature and excellent wines
Florence - Lake Trasimeno

an extraordinary food and wine journey

This food & wine tour through the regions Tuscany and Umbria offers the best of these regions: beautiful art cities, food specialties, nature and excellent wines ! The gourmet tour starts in Tuscany, in the countryside near Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance and one of the most important art cities in Italy and the world. The Relais chosen for you skilfully combines style and tradition, is surrounded by nature and situated in the typical landscape of the elegant Florentine hills, just four kilometers from the city. The location is ideal for relaxing, contemplating the landscape or taking a nice swim in the pool, while enjoying the natural beauty and the local food and wine specialties. The locations is very convenient also to visit Florence, which is only a few minutes away.

Trasimeno lake

The evocative Chianti area, the cradle of wise peasant nobility, is also very close and easily accessible: you will have the opportunity to experience the excellent culture of wine and olive oil and to get to know the history and know-how of the ancient Tuscan people. The culture of the Mediterranean diet was born right in this land that gave birth to great figures such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Giovanni da Verrazzano, Dante Alighieri. You will visit a winery in the Chianti aerea followed by an interesting and delicous cooking class.

food in Umbria and Tuscany
A signboard with a list of Tuscan and Italian typical food

After spending the first two days in Tuscany, an equally beautiful, interesting and treasured land awaits you, Umbria. The charming relais chosen for you, also with a swimming pool, is located in a beautiful position with view on Lake Trasimeno, immersed in a splendid hilly landscape characterized by a mild and extremely pleasant microclimate for most of the year. Umbria is a land rich in spirituality and harmony, which boasts incredible places and attractions to be discovered. You will end your food and wine journey in Umbria, the land of taste, the cradle of excellent products and unique culinary traditions. Your trip will be enriched by interesting and typical cooking classes, wine-tastings and gourmet dinners.

If you wish, you can extend your stay in both Tuscany and Umbria by adding extra nights.

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Taste Umbria & Tuscany

DIFFICULTY: 1
Easy cooking classes, suitable for all !

Difficulty level 1   


DEPARTURES: every day, all year (bank holidays upon request)


PARTICIPANTS:
2 or more people. 


START / FINISH: Florence / Lake Trasimeno Umbria


Code: G0011 UMBTOS

Prices

From € 915,00

Daily program of

5-day / 4-night tour

Day 1 | Arrival in Florence

Arrival in your charming relais near Florence, immersed in a green hilly landscape and only 4 km from the city centre. The relais is a place of excellence and relaxation, perfect for those who love privacy and tranquillity but also the services of a luxury hotel.
If you arrive early, you can visit Florence or relax by the pool.
A tasty welcome dinner awaits you tonight.

Day 2 | Guided Wine Tour in the Chanti Region and cooking class

In the morning, after breakfast, a departure from the hotel by private car. You will travel along the ancient road of Chianti and you will reach one of the prestigious cellars where Chianti Classico is produced. During the trip, we will talk about the history of Tuscan wines and the differences between Chianti Classico and other important wines such as Tuscan noble wines. You will visit some wineries and have wine tastings. After that, we will stop for a break and a short visit in one of the typical villages of the area, such as Greve in Chianti.
In the afternoon, the course of traditional Tuscan and Florentine cooking. You will learn how to prepare a full typical meal with a starter, a first pasta course, a second meat course, and a dessert. After the course, a lovely dinner awaits you with the dishes prepared by you, served in a beautiful gazebo with a view (weather permitting).

Day 3 | Arrival in Umbria

After breakfast, you will leave the relais and drive to Umbria, to reach your charming eco-relais with swimming-pool, a 17th-century dwelling completely restored in a stunning location with view on Lake Trasimeno. The place also boasts an entirely organic farm: the resort’s cuisine focuses on local products and products from the farm, presenting them with an original touch, with particular attention to those who follow specific diets (vegetarian, vegan, celiac, etc.). If you arrive early, you can visit the beautiful little villages situated on Lake Trasimeno, or you can relax by the swimming pool.
Tonight, a delicious welcome dinner for you.

Day 4 | Gourmet experience with cooking class

After breakfast, you can choose between 3 different dining experiences:
1. The king of Umbrian meats: pork and the art of working it.
From typical recipes to the processing of salami. You will learn how to salt your cured meats and take them home to mature them. Lunch based on the dishes prepared during the lesson, combined with organic olive oil produced in the property’s farm. In the afternoon, departure for the Cornicchia di Corciano salami factory for an interesting visit and tasting. Return to the relais and dinner with pork dishes.
2. Fisherman for a day* : fishing with the fishermen of Lake Trasimeno. Buffet lunch.
In the afternoon, cooking class “The art of preparing lake fish”.
Back to the resort for dinner with dishes with fresh fish from Trasimeno Lake, the one you have just caught with fishermen.
3. The magic of black gold: The search for truffle in the woods and its preparation in typical Umbrian dishes.. In the morning, you leave for a truffle hunting with a real Umbrian truffle hunter and his dog in the meadows and woods around the relais. Buffet lunch. In the afternoon, cooking class with typical Umbrian dishes with truffle. Dinner with delicious black truffle dishes.

* experience to be reconfirmed, according to the time of the year and weather conditions. If it is not possible, you can choose between the other two activities

Day 5 | End of tour after breakfast

After breakfast, end of this tour, discovering the specialties and extraordinary wines of Tuscany and Umbria. Possibility to book extra nights.

Rosone Meravigliosa Umbria Divider