Cooking Class and Historic Print Shop Tour

from €120/person

The tour starts with a cooking class at Alla Madonna del Piatto In the afternoon, visit an historic printing and paper decorating workshop.


Made throughout Europe until a century ago, artisan-paper making and decorating survives today only in a handful of workshops in Italy, especially in Tuscany, Umbria  and Le Marche.

Join this tour to discover the art and history of printing embossed paper, creating hand-decorated marbled paper and bookbinding. You will be offered the special opportunity to see how the decorators and the typesetters work with ancient techniques to produce exquisite letter paper, cards and journals.


End the visit with free time to browse the tiny shop and acquire marvelous and unique souvenirs of your vacation in Umbria.

If you are passionate about everything paper, from making to decorating, please ask us about additional opportunities to visit museums and artisan workshops in the region.

what's included

Tour Information

  • 4-hour hands on cooking class

  • 4 courses lunch with drinks with the delicious foods you have created

  • Guided visit of a unique, historic, printing and paper decoration workshop in Assisi


Monday to Saturday starting at 11:00 am.

Tour limited to 12 people, reservation required at least 2 days in advance. 

If you are not renting a car, make sure to inquire about private transport.​


  • 11:00 am Arrive at Alla Madonna del Piatto Cooking School near Assisi. Enjoy a welcome drink and an introduction to the culture, history and culinary traditions of rural Umbria, then don your apron and start cooking.

  • 1:30 pm Enjoy the 4 courses meal that you just created on our beautiful terrace overlooking Assisi.

  • 3 pm Depart to Assisi and make your second stop at a tiny shop owned by a family who is in the business of printing and decorating high quality paper for over 100 years. Here you will spend about an hour learning about the production of finely embossed paper followed by a live demonstration of how to add intricate designs and colorful hues to fine paper by marbling.  Visit the shop to buy wonderful souvenirs.

  • 5:00 pm Return to your accommodation or walk around beautiful Assisi.

What you need to know

Please note that the design, planning and reservation service of this tour is offered by Festa Tours  in combination with a cooking class and/or a farm stay at Alla Madonna del Piatto near Assisi.

It is also possible to book this tour if you have booked a cooking class with us but you are staying at a different accommodation. 


Alla Madonna del Piatto Agriturismo offers B&B rooms and a vacation rental near Assisi. Please book accommodations here


For more information about payments, cancellations, food issues, mobility issues, inclusions and  exclusions, please check our Terms and Conditions page.


Az. Agr. Alla Madonna del Piatto

Via Petrata 37, 06081 Assisi, Italy

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