Cooking Class and Historic Weaving Atelier Tour
The tour starts with a cooking class at Alla Madonna del Piatto.
After the cooking class, travel to Perugia to visit a weaving workshop located inside a medieval Franciscan church. Over the centuries, the fascinating building has housed a Benedictine monastery, a school for girls and a ceramics factory. The present workshop is the only one in Italy making the famed Tovaglia Perugina on XIX century jacquard looms.
Meet fourth-generation textile entrepreneur Marta who is one of Italy's last artisans working with antique looms. In her extraordinary workshop, Marta has revived previously lost medieval and Renaissance textile styles and patterns with both traditional and more modern renditions using bold colors in exquisite combinations.
You will leave with gratitude for her passion and courage in keeping up the family tradition. Don't miss the opportunity to buy one of her splendid pieces for your own home or as a treasured gift for family and friends.
4-hour hands on cooking class
4 courses lunch with drinks with the delicious foods you have created
Visit of a hand weaving workshop producing medieval damask on antique looms
Monday to Saturday starting at 11:00 am.
Tour limited to 12 people, reservation required at least 2 days in advance.
Tour takes place rain or shine
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.
4.30 pm Make your second stop at the weaving workshop. Here you will spend about an hour learning about the history and peculiarities of hand-weaving and you will attend a weaving demonstration.
6:00 pm Return to your accommodation or walk through Perugia's wonderful city center.
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.