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Cooking class in agriturismo, truffle hunting, olive-oil & wine tasting

A 4-day gourmet tour near Assisi
Assisi

Cooking & Enjoying Umbria

Umbria is rich with unspoilt valleys, safe paths through centuries-old olive groves and fine vineyards: a varied land with wide plains, rolling hills, mountains and intensely blue lakes. Visiting this region is like time-travelling! Villages like Assisi, Spello, Montefalco, Spoleto and Bevagna have preserved so much of their medieval character through the centuries. Narrow alleyways with the typical stone houses and little balconies are adorned with hanging baskets exploding with coloured flowers. In Montefalco ancient vines still creep their way between the dry stone walls of the villagers’ vegetable gardens.

Assisi olive grove

Umbria takes you back in time! This green region with its picturesque towns has remained intact over the centuries. We only mention a few… Assisi, Spello, Montefalco, Perugia, Gubbio and Orvieto, all with evocative small streets with steps, brightened up by colourful flower boxes and interspersed with squares where the residents meet to exchange their latest news. Walking through these towns you can savour the stately city palaces, old churches decorated with frescoes by famous artists such as Giotto, Cimabue, Benozzo Gozzoli, Simone Martini, and the sudden vistas over the green valleys and surrounding hills covered with olive groves and vineyards.

 

olive grove Umbria

But visiting Umbria is also a culinary tour, involving gourmet meals with special dishes and products typical to the local area: olive oil drizzled on toasted wood-baked bread, cheese boards including the local sheep’s’ milk cheese, platters of cold meats from Norcia, pasta wafting with the aroma of truffles, freshly baked pizza and bread. All of this matches perfectly with glasses of excellent red and white wine, such as the Sagrantino di Montefalco and Grechetto, which are famous all over the world for their quality.

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Cooking Class, truffle hunting & wine tasting

DIFFICULTY: 1
Cooking class, wine-tasting, olive oil tasting and truffle hunting are easy activities, suitable for all!

Difficulty level 1   

DEPARTURES:
Every day all year round (Italian holidays on request/ Truffle hunting depends on the weather conditions)

PARTICIPANTS:
minimum 2  


Start / Finish: near Assisi


Code: G 006 UMB

Prices

From 290.00 €

Daily program of

4-day / 3-night tour

Day 1 | Arrival at the agriturismo near Assisi

Individual arrival at your agriturismo
In the evening dinner to taste flavourful Umbrian dishes and a good Umbria wine.

Day 2 |Truffle hunting and cooking lesson

After a good breakfast buffet starts the truffle hunting experience on the grounds of the agriturismo. An explanation is given about the truffle, how the truffle is found, the different types, growth, and how processed in the kitchen. Afterward a tasting of the truffle.
In the afternoon a cooking course, in which the farm’s products, such as spelled, chickpeas, lentils, olive oil are processed into delicious typical Umbrian dishes.

Day 3 | Olive oil tasting at an organic winery

Breakfast and free morning to relax or to visit the medieval town of Assisi. You will receive a description of a city walk to visit the most famous monuments of the old town centre.

In the afternoon you are expected at an organic winegrower. You visit the olive grove and make a sensory analysis of organic olive oil. The differences between conventional and organic cultivation will be explained. Afterward, a tasting of extra virgin olive oil, accompanied by 3 Assisi DOC wines, warm bruschetta, a selection of Norcia cold cuts, Umbrian cheese, and typical homemade Italian biscuits.

Day 4 | End of tour after breakfast

After breakfast finishes this tasty gourmet tour in a rural environment!