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Umbria, Italy - Day Cooking Class
Available March to October - Monday, Wednesday or Friday

 

Enjoy hands-on cooking classes at a multi-awarded, breathtaking villa set in the rolling hills of Umbria. This experience is dedicated  to offering you the chance to learn authentic Italian recipes. Your instructor will provide you with an explanation on exquisite recipes using traditional cooking methods. Following the class you will enjoy the prepared food accompanied by a selected wine.

 

Over the years the villa has been home to nobles and has been lovingly taken care of as it still retains its large fireplaces, frescoes, ancient cotto floors and period furnishings. Your instructor along with a translator will teach you the secrets of Umbrian and Tuscan cuisine, using the freshest ingredients of the season. Learn to cook traditional dishes that you will easily be able to re-create at home for your friends and family.

 

Cooking classes are held on Monday, Wednesay and Friday.

 

 

 COOKING CLASS ITINERARY

 

Participants will meet at the reception desk a few minutes before 10.00am and will be accompanied to the cooking school which is only 50 meters from the main Villa.

 

The hands-on cooking class with the chef begins at 10.00 am and the preparation of the meal will be finished around 1.00 pm. Then a waiter will assist in serving the guests' lunch. Depending on the weather, guests will either dine outside on the beautiful terrace or inside the cooking school which was formerly used as a barn. Water and selected wines will accompany lunch.   

 

SAMPLE MENUS

 

Menu One

~Parmigiana di cipolle (onion parmigiana)

 

~Tagliatelle con zucchini e salsicce (tagliatelle pasta with zucchini and sausage)

 

~Rollè di tacchino (turkey roll)

 

~Tozzetti e vin santo  (tozzetti biscuits and sweet wine)

 

 Menu Two

 

~Cipollata (onion soup) and pecorino cheese flan

 

~Ravioli burro e salvia (ravioli with butter and sage) and umbricelli con tartufo (umbricelli with truffle)

 

~Filletto di maiale (pork fillet) and spezzatino di agnello (lamb stew)

 

~Tiramisu and panna cotta



 

 

 

 

GROUP SIZE

 

A minimum of 2 participants is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 8 participants. 

 

(The number of participants refers to how many persons are required to run the tour, not to how many persons you must have in your party. Please inquire.)

 

 


HOW TO ARRIVE

 

Airports:

 

Perugia (30 miles from the hotel)
Roma Fiumicino (110 miles from the hotel)
Florence Airport (about 100 miles from the hotel)


Train Station: The nearest train station is Chiusi-Chianciano (about 20 miles from the hotel)

 

 

*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour.

 

 

 

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

 

2017 Fees Per Person

 

Hands-on Cooking Class/US$190

 

Deposit

 

After availability is confirmed, full payment and the submitted registration form will secure your reservation.

2017 Dates

 

Available March to October with a minimum of two participants. Classes held on Monday-Friday.
 

Included

*Everything described in the program
*All necessary information and equipment with recipe booklet

 

Airfareany further service by the hotel including accommodation, restaurant, drinks or transfers and personal expenses are not included.

 

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CANCELLATION POLICY

 

Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

 

 

 

CLIENT REMARKS

 

Furnished upon request.

 

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MAP*

This exciting region is depicted below. You can also access Google MapsTM by clicking HERE

 

 

*In some cases mapping may give clients a general sense of location due to changes in venue. Please inquire about specific location.

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HOMESTYLE TUSCAN COOKING 

Hi Jo-Ann - We wanted to let you know that we had an AMAZING time at the cooking school. My mother and I could not have had a better time. Paola and Simonetta were such wonderful hosts and teachers. We were treated like family. The house and property were beautiful. The hands-on cooking classes were so much fun...we learned so many great recipes that I cannot wait to test on my friends back home. I will definitely be recommending this experience to all of my friends and colleagues. Thank you so much for all of your help in setting up this once-in-a-lifetime dream vacation. It is something neither one of us will ever forget!

 

Best, Erin S. and Flor V.,
New York, New York

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