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Perugia: Market Tour, Cooking Class, and Name Your Recipes

1. Perugia: Market Tour, Cooking Class, and Name Your Recipes

Try food shopping at a local market and traditional food shop along with your expert host. See the amazing produce and get inspired about the ingredients you’d love to experiment with. After choosing your ingredients, head back at your host's home in order to create and name two of your very own recipes. Using the 3-5 staple ingredients that captured your imagination, immerse yourself in a private cooking class. With expert guidance, you will learn how to prepare your chosen ingredients and make two of your own Italian creations.   Cultivate your creativity and confidence in the kitchen by adding an Italian flair to your dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

Perugia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

2. Perugia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Take part in an authentic, private dining experience at a local's home. Watch an exclusive cooking show and taste authentic recipes that have been treasured in family cookbooks and passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee). At the end of the experience, take your souvenir apron back home.

Perugia: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

3. Perugia: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Perugia: Chocolate Museum, Wine, and Tours Package w/ Hotel

4. Perugia: Chocolate Museum, Wine, and Tours Package w/ Hotel

This tour package includes a 3-night stay with 3 breakfasts in a hotel and access to an underground site to see the area’s history in a group tour. Use an entry ticket to satisfy your sweet tooth on a shared tour of the Perugina Chocolate House and relish in a shared winery tour and wine tasting. Start your trip by meeting your guide at Sina Brufani to get settled into your room. This hotel offers unbeatable views and is centrally located in Perugia, so you'll have easy access to the city. Make sure to also take advantage of the hotel's spa, featuring a swimming pool set in medieval rooms. During your stay, choose to walk around the city, spotting sites such as Fontana Maggiore in Piazza IV Novembre, the Perugia Cathedral, the Palazzo dei Priori and the Rocca Paolina with its underground passages that have preserved parts of the historic center, creating a city within the city. After exploring the city center on foot, experience a guided group tour of Perugia Sotterranea. Descend from the entrance located in the cloister of the Canonica and view the remains of the Etruscan walls, constructed to make the acropolis of Perugia seem even grander. Next, experience the Casa del Cioccolato Perugina. Walk among the treasures of one of the sweetest industries in the country. See unique advertising and packaging from the company archives and savor the pride of Italian chocolate. Finally, visit a local winery, where you will taste local specialty wines.

From Rome: Chocolate Factory, Perugia, and Spoleto Tour

5. From Rome: Chocolate Factory, Perugia, and Spoleto Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Rome and travel to the  Perugina chocolate factory. Visit the museum and learn about origin of cacao, its production, and various chocolate recipes. Discover the secrets of Perugina's most famous products, such as the Baci and much more. The museum also includes videos and stories about the history of this important Italian company. At the end of the museum tour, taste some of the delicious chocolate products produced in the factory. Depending on the production schedule, you may be able to enter the factory and watch the production lines from the catwalk.  Next, make your way to the town of Perugia, which is home to a vast amount of artistic and cultural treasures, such as the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, the beautiful Town Hall, and the 13th-century Fontana Maggiore. Explore the beautiful capital of Umbrian heritage with your guide.  Finally, visit the town of Spoleto, where culture and nature live together in harmony. Learn about some famous visitors such as Michelangelo and Stendhal who sang the praises of this beautiful town. During your visit, you will have the chance to admire ancient monuments like the Roman theater, or the medieval Cathedral of St Maria Assunta.

Montefalco and Bevagna Wine Tasting Full-Day Tour

6. Montefalco and Bevagna Wine Tasting Full-Day Tour

Tour the medieval cities of Montefalco and Bevagna on this full-day sightseeing tour of Umbria, and taste the deep red Sagrantino wines of the region; made from an Italian grape variety mainly found in the area. Hotel pick-ups are offered from Foligno, Perugia, Todi, Assisi, Spoleto and Gubbio. Drive to Montefalco to tour the Museo di San Francesco (Museum of St. Francis), a former Franciscan church with frescoes that tell the story of one of Italy’s most famous patron saints. Admire the 13th to14th-century Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall), and the former church of San Filippo Neri; now a town theater. Other historic churches include Sant' Agostino and Santa Illuminata. See handsome 16th-century residences in Santa Maria di Piazza. Continue to Bevagna, where ancient Roman monuments date back to the 1st century B.C. Just a few steps from the Forum, see the remains of a temple and check out the thermal baths which are still decorated with frescoes. Explore the medieval heart of the city, including the 13th-century Palazzo dei Consoli, and the 19th-century theater with decorations by Domenico Bruschi and a ceiling of dancing muses by Mariano Piervittori.

Perugia: Pasta and Tiramisu Class

7. Perugia: Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Market Tour and Meal in Perugia

8. Market Tour and Meal in Perugia

Le Cesarine is Italy's first and finest network of home cooks. Since 2004, Le Cesarine have been sharing the joy of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travellers from all over the world. If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Le Cesarine are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Visit the local market with your Cesarina. Enjoy the atmosphere of an Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produce from the land. When you return to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a four course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert. Drinks included are water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

Perugia: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

9. Perugia: Markets and Cooking Class at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. You can immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, where you will learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. During your lesson, your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. You can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test, with your Cesarina-guide helping you along the way. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils, and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. After your cooking class, you will of course get to taste everything you have prepared, accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home some handy Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Perugia: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

10. Perugia: Private Pasta-Making Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself the local culinary culture with this private pasta-making class. Learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruits of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson, your host will reveal the tricks of the trade with 3 authentic regional pasta recipes while you have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients needed to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local red and white wines.

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What people are saying about Perugia

Wonderful day, fabulous guide, would use this service again.

Our guide listened to our interests and tailored our tour to meet them. He was very knowledgeable about the area and made great decisions regarding places to visit. He was one of the best guides we have used. We can't thank him enough for a great day.

What a wonderful experience spending time with a local family and friends enjoying a meal and community. Everyone was welcoming and treated us a special guests.