Add dates

Umbria Food & gourmet tours

Our most recommended Umbria Food & gourmet tours

Assisi: Organic Wine and Cheese Tasting

1. Assisi: Organic Wine and Cheese Tasting

Learn about the differences between conventional and organic wines during this tasting activity. Sample several delicious local kinds of cheese paired with organic wine. Taste the wines from one of the oldest organic wineries in Assisi, where you will learn about its history and winemaking. See the fifty-year-old vineyards and enjoy a stroll through the grounds and olive groves. During the tasting, learn the main differences between the organic and conventional winemaking process and taste 4 Assisi DOC and Umbria IGT organic wines, paired with different traditional plates, like warm bruschetta with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, cheeses with jams and balsamic vinegar. As you sip on your wine, enjoy beautiful views of the valley and soak up the peaceful atmosphere.

Assisi: Market Tour and Meal in a Local Home

2. Assisi: Market Tour and Meal in a Local Home

Uncover the secrets of the Italian cuisine on your travels through Assisi in the company of a local chef who will share with you their family recipes which have been passed down through generations. Start your experience with a visit to the local market. Soak up the unique atmosphere of an Italian food market and learn how to recognize the best products by sight.  When you return to your cook’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your cook will share the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starters, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Sip on your choice of water, red or white wine, or coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Pic nic Deluxe Assisi for 2 and wine tasting 5 wines

3. Pic nic Deluxe Assisi for 2 and wine tasting 5 wines

Picnic in the vineyards of a family farm and wine producer, located just 875 yards (800 meters) from the Basilica of Saint Francis, one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. The Mencarelli family has been producing fine wines and extra virgin olive oil for decades, and on this 2.5 hour lunch tour you will walk through their deep green vineyards, and learn about the wonderful world of Umbrian wines. A guided wine tasting of 5 wines makes you know the production. All around will be blue sky, ripe grapes, dusky olive groves, and centuries-old oak trees. Armed with a complimentary map, stop at information boards to learn more about wine and viticulture. Then, under the veranda of the vineyards, a picnic basket will be waiting just for you! Enjoy a glass of SAIO Assisi wine and sample typical Perugia bread, with extra virgin olive oil, pecorino cheese, cured meats from the Subasio Mountains, traditional Umbria Torta al Testo (a salty cheese bread), and Umbrian cookies. All wine glasses, place mats, plates and cutlery will be provided.

Montefalco and Bevagna Wine Tasting Full-Day Tour

4. 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.

From Assisi and Santa Maria: Umbria Hills Wine Tour

5. From Assisi and Santa Maria: Umbria Hills Wine Tour

Departure from Assisi and driving through the Umbria hill's roads, cultivated with vineryards and olive groves, dotted with towers, villages and Medieval castles. The cultivation of the wines in this area dates back to the Roman era, meanwhile the Sagrantino DOCG was brought by Franciscan monks from Asia Minor. Visit one of the area’s finest wineries and cellars, where you'll meet the family winemakers and enjoy a guided tasting of Umbria’s famous varietals; white, Montefalco Rosso and Sagrantino. Experience the full flavor of the wine with organic olive oil bruschetta. Pick up from Assisi and Santa Maria degli Angeli hotels included.

From Bologna: 10-Day Private Tuscany Cooking Trip w/ Lodging

6. From Bologna: 10-Day Private Tuscany Cooking Trip w/ Lodging

10 day all-inclusive trip exploring the food and flavors of Northern Italy with your personal chef.I’m Stefano Corvucci your private chef and guide. I will take you on a journey to the places where the traditional Italian dishes were born. We’ll cook and eat together the best Italian dishes, according to the season, Foods like porcini and chanterelle mushrooms, white truffles, local meats and seafood, regional salumi and cheeses, fresh vegetables and of course- handmade pastas; We'll drink and appreciate my favorite Italian Wines: Barolo and Barbaresco, Valpolicella and Amarone, Sangiovese, Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Super Tuscans Guided tour of the famous food markets in Bologna; Personal cooking lessons at my mountain retreat in the Apennines Dining in my favorite restaurants, picnicking in the woods, cooking Pellegrino Artusi traditional recipes in my kitchen; Visiting local farmers, wine cellars and markets; Visit to the Sanctuary of La Verna (Tuscany) founded by St. Francis of Assisi: here we’ll admire the beautiful works of lead-glazed terracotta by Andrea Della Robbia; Visit to Borgo San Sepolcro (Tuscany), home of the painter Piero della Francesca, where we’ll visit the local museum with frescoes of the Resurrection of Christ and the Polyptych of the Misericordia; Visit to Monterchi (Tuscany) where we'll admire Piero della Franceasca's Madonna del Parto; Visit Montefeltro, land of the Renaissance King Federico Duke of Urbino. Sant'Agata Feltria, Pennabilli, Monte Fumaiolo are just some of the dozens of welcoming towns and villages where art mixes with food, natural beauty and tradition, creating an intimate charm for those who visit;

Frequently asked questions about Umbria

What top attractions are a must-see in Umbria?

The must-see attractions in Umbria are:

Other Sightseeing Options in Umbria

Want to discover all there is to do in Umbria? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Umbria

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 77 reviews

We were very nicely received. The wine tasting was perfect with good explanations in English. It was very nice that you could walk through the vineyard. Each grape variety contains information about the grape plant, where it comes from and what the taste is. The picnic was perfectly arranged food was delicious the wine of course. It is highly recommended.

Beautiful scenery right beneath the Basilica of Francesco di Assisi. Friendly owner who makes the winetasting an experience you would love to repeat right away. You can taste 5 different wines produced by the family and wander through the vineyards to experience the true feelings of a “wine pilgrim”.

Maria was the most gracious host. And the organic wines and the appetizers including cheese and the most amazing olive oil accompanied those wines. Fabulous visit!!

Just a Beautiful place the wine and food was only matched by the host. We bought lots of wine to remember the experience. need a cab to get there worth the trip.

The wine tasting was great and the picnic was also very idyllic! :-)