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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 accommodation chosen for you, a country Relais, with a swimming pool and Spa, is located in a panoramic position between Montefalco (25min) and Todi (15min), immersed in a beautiful hilly landscape characterized by an extremely pleasant climate for the most part of the year. The restaurant of the relais is the studio of the two-star Michelin chef Oliver Glowig, who creates tantalizingly delicious dishes. 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 on request with exception of the following dates: 30/10/21 – 01/11/21;  23/12/22 – 02/01/22;  14/04/22 – 18/04/22;  22/04/22 – 24/04/22;  01/06/22 – 04/06/22;  29/07/22 – 04/09/22


PARTICIPANTS:
2 or more people. 


START / FINISH: Florence / Lake Trasimeno Umbria


CODE: G010UMB

Prices

From € 990

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 Tuscany for Umbria where a beautiful Country Relais with swimming pool and Spa awaits you. It is located in a completely renovated 13th century castle. It is positioned in a panoramic position in the hills between Todi and Montefalco, both towns worth visiting. If you arrive early, you could visit Todi, which is proudly built on a hilltop. It has a medieval center where there is much to see.
At the end of the afternoon, an aperitif accompanied by a selection of local products will be offered in the medieval tavern or in the panoramic garden. In the restaurant ‘Locanda Petreja’ delicious masterpieces are created by the two star Michelin chef Oliver Glowig. In the evening a gastronomic three-course dinner of your choice from the menu.

Day 4 | Gourmet experiences

After breakfast, you are expected in Montefalco and take a short easy walk of 6 km through the olive groves and vineyards around this adorable medieval town. It is well-known for the excellent wines produced in the surrounding hills. During the walk, your guide will explain everything about wine production in this area and afterwards you will have a wine tasting with lunch.
In the afternoon you could visit Montefalco or another town in the Valle Umbra, because in this green valley are the most famous medieval places of Umbria: Assisi, Spello, Bevagna and Spoleto.
In the evening a tasting menu in the Locanda Petreja to end this wonderful journey

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.

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