Day 1: Arrival in Perugia and food tour
Depart early from Rome and transfer to Perugia in time to try the Taste Perugia Food Tour which will make you discover at the same time this beautiful though almost unknown town and Umbria food specialties.- Free Time in the afternoon – Have an Aperi-cena at a private house – Overnight in Perugia in the only 5 stars hotel of the city. Meals: Light dinner (lunch is the food tour).
Day 2: Perugia: food, history and articrafts
Visit one of the only remaining traditional weaving ( Giuditta Brozzetti ) workshops in a stunning location – Free lunch – Transfer to Deruta for a Pottery Demo then on to your first Cooking Class at Cristina’ home. Overnight in Perugia. Meals: Breakfast, Cooking Class/Dinner
Day 3: Assisi and the best Sagrantino winery
Transfer to Assisi, possibly the most famous town in Umbria. Visit of the Basilica with the superb Giotto and Cimabue frescoes, then have lunch in a family owned winery for a taste of Sagrantino, the best of Umbria wines. Back in Perugia to visit a traditional stained-glass making workshop. Free supper. Meals: breakfast, lunch.
Day 4: Heading to Spoleto
Departure for Spoleto, however we will stop in Bevagna, a medieval town where every year the medieval feeling is ricreate during a festival that feature traditional workshops. Although it is not festival-time we will visit the ancient paper workshop before heading for a wine tasting lunch at a family owned winery producing one of the best Sagrantino of the area. Overnight in Spoleto - Meals: Breakfast, Winery Lunch, dinner.
Day 5: Truffle hunting in Spoleto
We will start toward Pettino on a long winding road that will take us in a remote area to meet our truffle hunter. Umbria is the largest producer of this very special mushroom. We will taste our findings for lunch having watched our host wife making the “sfoglia” for the tagliatelle. Return to Spoleto with optional stop in Castel San Felice a beautiful abbey at the beginning of Valnerina. Dinner on their own with suggestions. Overnight in Spoleto. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Truffle Hunt),
Day 6: Orvieto and the Etruscans
Full day in Orvieto with a guided visit. Orvieto is a town of very ancient Etruscan origins that feature an underground interesting part and a superb Duomo with a very ornated façade. It also offers many enticing boutiques where you can use your free time to make the last shopping spruce. A wine pairing supper at il Palazzone will be a great closing to this tour. Overnight in Orvieto - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 7: Heading to Rome: Bagnoreggio and Bomarzo
Transfer to Fiumicino airport, but along the way we make first stop at Civita di Bagnoregio, the ghost town on a crumbling cliff. Then we will go to Pitigliano, a spectacular hilltop town that feature the oldest Jewish getto of Italy. Overnight at Hotel near Fiumicino (or downtown at your choice) - Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Day 8: Arrivederci! See you for your next adventure
Arrivederci! See you for your next adventure.