Chocolate, Ceramic, Wine Tour & Truffle Hunting Cookery Holiday in Italy - The magnificent scenery of Umbria

Truffle Hunting and Cooking Holiday in Italy

Perugia, Umbria, Italy   (Holiday ref: AH130126)
4 days, from €620

Enjoy a 4 day vacation in Italy and watch expert truffle hunters, learn authentic Italian cooking and enjoy great tours to cultural and culinary places in Umbria.

Experience the real heart of Italy on an authentic Italian cookery holiday that includes tours of fantastic culinary and cultural places on this Chocolate, Ceramic, Wine Tour & Truffle Hunting Cooking Holiday in Italy.

We specialise in cooking holidays for small groups and on this Chocolate, Ceramic, Wine Tour & Truffle Hunting Cookery Holiday in Central Italy you will enjoy daily cooking lessons with friendly Italian cooks and tours to some of the best places in Umbria. You will experience wine tastings in Sagrantino vineyards, a trip to a chocolate producer and chocolate museum, and a visit to a ceramics laboratory. On this cooking holiday you will also join an expert truffle hunter on his daily search for precious black truffles. You are certain to enjoy the quality and scenery that has made Umbria one of the most popular destinations in Italy, and as you travel around Umbria, you will understand why it is known as the “green heart” of Italy – a wonderful region that can rival Tuscany for its natural beauty and richness.

Enjoy the daily hands-on authentic cooking classes, where you will learn to make traditional Italian dishes that you will love to recreate once you return home! Form new friendships in the kitchen and around the table, and feast on tasty pastas and soups, delicious meats and cheeses, wonderful local fresh produce and mouth-watering desserts.

You will be accommodated in restored apartments that surround a beautiful 17th Century farmhouse located just five minutes from the historic center of Perugia, and all the food that you cook is yours to enjoy eating, accompanied with our very own lovely wines!

Head to Umbria this year for a cookery holiday that you will never forget! A fun holiday where you can experience a truffle hunt, taste beautiful wines, discover more about chocolate and learn to cook authentic Italian food – A cooking holiday like no other!

Dates and Prices

Chocolate, Ceramic, Wine Tour & Truffle Hunting Cooking Holiday in Italy Dates

These wonderful 4 day stay Chocolate, Ceramic, Wine Tour & Truffle Hunting Cookery Holidays in Italy run all year round and you may begin your holiday on any day of the week.

Chocolate, Ceramic, Wine Tour & Truffle Hunting Cooking Holiday in Italy Prices

  • In 1 bilo-apartment – €990.00 – 2 people traveling together.
  • In 2 bilo-apartments – €850.00 – 3 people traveling together.
  • In 2 bilo-apartments – €750.00 – 4 people traveling together.
  • In 3 bilo-apartments – €670.00 – 5 people traveling together.
  • In 3 bilo-apartments – €620.00 – 6 people traveling together.

The Chocolate, Ceramic, Wine Tour & Truffle Hunting Cooking Holiday in Italy Program includes:

  • Accommodation in an apartment of the farmhouse. Included are bed linen, towels, final cleaning. Extra heating on consumption.
  • 3 x breakfast (in your apartment you will find coffee, milk, biscuits, jams, butter and sugar)
  • 3 x cooking classes of approximately 4 hours,
  • 3 x four course meals from the cooking lesson.
  • Umbrian wines during meals, liquors for after dinner/lunch.
  • Certificate of participation.
  • Folder with all the recipes.
  • Free apron.
  • 3 x tours.

Extras:

You may wish to purchase the services of an expert guide whilst truffle hunting yourself. The cost for this is €60 per person (1-3 persons) or €45 per person (4-6 persons), payable directly to the hunter.

Please Note:

  • All prices are per person in Euros.
  • Airfare and transfer for the airport are not included but we can arrange them for you if required.

Single Travelers

If you are a solo traveler, please send us a Cooking Holiday enquiry by using the enquire now form and we can discuss which vacations we have already confirmed for your travel dates.

Non cooking guests on our Cooking Holidays

Non-cooking guests are welcome to join us for all non-cooking activities. There are many activities that can be enjoyed while the rest of us cook, including hiking, enjoying the surroundings or simply just lazing by the pool. They can then join us for lunch and the tours.

Location

You will be located 4km from the historic center of Perugia.

Being this close to Perugia makes the farm’s location ideal for visiting other poplular towns in Umbria, such as Assisi, Gubbio, Todi, Orvieto. You are also within easy traveling distance of the Trasimeno lake and towns in Tuscany such as Siena, Arezzo and Cortona.

Perugia

Perugia is a major center of medieval art and has a incredibly beautiful central area and cathedral. It is home of the Umbria Jazz Festival and has an important university that attracts many foreign students. The city is also a major producer of chocolates.

Getting to Perugia

The Airport in Rome is three hours away by bus and Milan’s Malpensa airport is about 7 hours away. The city of Perugia does have a small regional airport with connecting service to Milan and you may find flights from other European cities such as London and Barcelona to Perugia on budget airlines. Pisa and Bologna are also served by low cost European airlines but they are a little further away,

The train station is in the valley, a few kilometers from the center of the city. Rome to Perugia by train costs approx. €10.50 if you take Tren Regionale. Travel to Perugia by bus is easy and buses from Rome Fumicino Airport depart at regular intervals (3 hours, €20).

If you drive, Perugia is just off the A1 autostrada that runs from Rome to Milan and is well serviced by other roads in Italy. Approximate travel times are Rome 2.5 hours, Orvieto 1 hour, Milan 6 hours, Florence 1 hour.

Approximate distances are as follows: Assisi 19 kilometres (12 miles), Siena 102 km (63 miles), Florence 145 km (90 miles), Rome 164 km (102 miles).

We recommend that you hire a car for your convenience of traveling around the wonderful Umbrian region.

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in one of the comfortable apartments of the beautifully restored Farmhouse la Volpe e l’Uva, a wonderful farmhouse overlooking the Umbria Valley in the heart of Italy.

The farmhouse has a large swimming pool and each apartment has a double room with private bathroom. Staying here allows you to experience the joy of authentic Umbrian living and to easily explore the region and its splendor.

Apartments

There are five independent apartments (Rocco, Riding, Fico, Oca and Paulownia) and all have been restored around the ancient stone house, a delightful property that dates back to the 17th century.

Each of the apartments are bright and comfortable, and in each you will find a living room with a well equipped kitchenette and a double sofa bed, a double or twin room and a bathroom. All apartments are equipped with central heating, TV and free Wi-Fi internet, and they have been comfortably furnished with farm-style teak furniture where a lot of attention has been given to the details. The accommodation is self-catering (similar to a holiday rental) so although there is no daily maid service, there will always be people on hand should you require anything.

At the front of each apartment you will find a large communal garden which includes an area equipped with table and chairs to have lunch or dinner al fresco. There is also a wonderful swimming pool from which you can enjoy panoramic views.

The farmhouse is surrounded by 10 hectares of olive groves, vineyards and fruit trees and it is close to the famous Italian region of Tuscany. The farm stands on a hill and offers peace and quiet with spectacular views of the surrounding hills and Perugia. It is just 4km from the historic center of Perugia and this proximity to the town makes the farm’s location ideal for visiting other well-known towns in Umbria, such as Assisi, Gubbio, Todi, Orvieto. You are also within easy traveling distance of the Trasimeno lake and towns in Tuscany such as Siena, Arezzo and Cortona.

Facilities at the farmhouse include:

  • Swimming pool (6 X 12)
  • Car park
  • Garden
  • Children’s play area
  • Outdoor barbecue
  • Wine, olive oil and jam sales
  • Free wifi
  • Baby bed
  • Animals are permitted
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Massages available in the farmhouse

We recommend that you hire a car for your convenience of traveling around the wonderful Umbrian region.

Other Information

All Cooking Holiday information is contained in the above tabs but if you would like more information please use the enquire now form to ask us a question.

“My wife, myself and our two adult sons visited Rafaella and her family at their farm in July 2013. It was a remarkable experience and after three months, since we attended, we are all still talking about it. The farm is located in a beautiful rural setting. There are vineyards, fig trees, olive trees, fruit trees, wild herbs and chickens. It’s hard to beat farm fresh eggs in the morning.

The accommodations at the farm were top notch and conveniently located relative to the kitchen where the cooking classes take place. The suites were fully equipped with a kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom, sitting room and TV. The cooking classes were phenomenal with many traditional Italian dishes on the menu. After each day’s cooking class the participants enjoy the fruits of their labor and partake in a delicious meal. The meals are served in a quaint courtyard setting and are accompanied by homemade wine from the farm.

The other activities offered each day were educational and a lot of fun. The most notable activity was the Truffle Hunt with a very energetic Portuguese Water Dog.

Rafaella and her family showed us an incredible amount of hospitality and really made us feel at home. We’re already talking about when we will return and our sons usually initiate the conversation.”

 

“What a lovely way to spend a day, make new friends, and learn new things! Raffaella is delightful as was Stephania, our teacher. The family farm, “la volpe e l’uva”, is in a gorgeous setting and as you arrive sets the tone for the day. What could be better than to make a delicious tart from cherry jam canned from the farms trees? Yummy! Ours was a small group but we shared experiences while stirring, mixing, exchanging ideas and watching the stove and it proved to be a great way to get to make friends. I have already recommended the experience to others looking for a terrific way to get a genuine taste of Italy outside of the usual tourist experience.”

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  • Chocolate, Ceramic, Wine Tour & Truffle Hunting Cookery Holiday in Italy - Make use of the wonderful pool with its fantastic views
  • Chocolate, Ceramic, Wine Tour & Truffle Hunting Cookery Holiday in Italy - learn to create authentic Italian dishes
  • Chocolate, Ceramic, Wine Tour & Truffle Hunting Cookery Holiday in Italy - The Truffles that you will be hunting!
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  • Chocolate, Ceramic, Wine Tour & Truffle Hunting Cookery Holiday in Italy - The apartments are comfortable and peaceful
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  • Chocolate, Ceramic, Wine Tour & Truffle Hunting Cookery Holiday in Italy - Join our happy chefs learning how to cook traditional authentic Italian dishes
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