We have been offering these tours for years and they are so popular we even have waiting lists!
Each one represents our style of travel: individual, original and based on a full immersion in the Italian culture with a fabulous mix of history, culture, cuisine and and plenty of opportunities to live like a local. Each trip is escorted by an English speaking guide. All visits are with local families where at least on member speaks English.
You can join these specific trips or use them as in inspiration to design your own culinary vacation in Italy.
Olive Harvest Tour
Not all olive oil is the same! In Umbria we produce some of the best olive oil in the world: fragrant, aromatic, green like emerald. Join us for this 4 nights culinary adventure to learn everything about olive oil. You will see the pickers at work, visit an olive oil mill, learn to taste varietals and join a private party held in the villa of a family who produces wonderful extra virgin.
The tour includes 4 nights accommodation,1 cooking class, most lunches and dinners, plenty tasting of food, wine and olive oil, visits to several hilltowns and private transport.
The olive harvest tour takes place in the last weekend of October or first weekend in November.
Price from 1795€ per person based on double occupancy.
Join us and reknown New York chef and cookbook author Sara Jenkins to learn all about porchetta, the succulent Italian street food, whole roasted pork flavored with wild herbs. We'll visit a fantastic village fair and taste some of Umbria’s great wines, especially the brilliant red Sagrantino from Montefalco.
The tour includes 4 nights accommodation,1 cooking class, most lunches and dinners, plenty tasting of food, wine and olive oil, visits to several hill-towns and private transport.
The porchetta tour takes place in the second weekend in May. Dates of the festival are generally confirmed in February.
Price from 1950€ per person based on double occupancy.
Spello Flower Festival Tour
Every year in June, Spello’s townspeople gather for a long night to line the streets of their pretty village with beautiful carpets of flowers, intricately laid to create marvelous living mosaics. The next day the flower carpet will become the scenery for the Corpus Domini procession attended by people from all over Italy. This 9 days, 8 nights tour includes:
Visiting the stunning Flower Festival in Spello and observing the flower artists at work in the night
Exploring gorgeous medieval hill towns like Assisi, Spello, Orvieto, Perugia, Montefalco
Meeting local ceramic, glass and textile artisans & touring their workshops
Two private, hands-on cooking classes
Private tours of small family owned vineyards, tastings included
Enjoying the local cuisine and wine
The tour starts one week before the Corpus Christi holiday (June 14 in 2020) to provide guests with a full experience of the Flower festival activities. This tour is available for a minimum of 6 participants.
Price €2450 per person based on double occupancy.