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Umbria Wine tasting & winery tours

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Pic nic Deluxe Assisi for 2 and wine tasting 5 wines

1. 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.

Perugia: Pasta and Tiramisu Class

2. 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.

Assisi: Organic Wine and Cheese Tasting

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Montefalco and Bevagna Wine Tasting Full-Day Tour

5. 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

6. 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.

Paciano: Organic Cooking Class at a Farm with Lunch and Wine

7. Paciano: Organic Cooking Class at a Farm with Lunch and Wine

Immerse yourself in authentic Italian culture with this cooking lesson at a farmhouse in Paciano. Use farm-fresh vegetables to make delectable recipes that your can recreate at home. Participate in a wine and olive oil tasting. Have the option to request a baby sitter if you want to take the kids.  Travel to a farmhouse on an estate that has sweeping views of the Tuscan countryside. Be greeted by your host who is an Italian mother. Listen to relaxing music as you learn to cook 3-4 pasta sauces (one meat sauce) and tiramisu. Create dishes using organic ingredients with seasonal vegetables from the organic kitchen garden. Get accommodations if you let your host know that you are vegetarian or gluten free. Find out how to taste olive oil and wine like an expert. Pickup some Italian words from your host. Sit down to a full meal with the food that you have created. Bring some leftovers back home with your for dinner.

Spoleto: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

8. Spoleto: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home in Spoleto, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruits of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, learn the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes from your chef. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Get your own workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. At the end of the class, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Perugia: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

9. 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.

Assisi: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

10. Assisi: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in delicious Italian cuisine as you participate in a cooking class in a local home. Learn the culinary secrets behind the best regional dishes, and taste the fruit of your labor with a glass of wine. Listen to an experienced cook reveal the tricks of the trade, as you learn how to make three authentic dishes. Put your cooking skills to the test, and have memorable fun with family and friends. Experience the convenience of preparing food at your own workspace with a full utensil set and all the ingredients you will need. Take home Italian cooking skills to treasure, and share with others.

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4.3 / 5

based on 73 reviews

This was such a wonderful experience! Although the markets closed due to weather, Lara offered to take me to do a wine tasting or chocolate tasting instead. The meal she cooked was absolutely amazing and included all traditional foods with well sourced ingredients! After the meal, Lara also graciously took me to a local museum. She offered to take me wherever I needed to go after, and provided me with detailed recommendations of things to do in the city Perugia. This was an amazing, truly authentic experience and was so worth the price. Lara was very personable and I felt that we connected very well. I would recommend this to anyone interested in an authentic food experience for the Umbria region! I am not sure how other hosts would compare, so ask for Lara when you book!:)

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”.

Laura was so much fun, we laughed so much and it felt like we had been friends forever. We made some amazing and authentic food. Laura was so welcoming to us in her home. I would definitely recommend this experience - it was a highlight of our trip to Perugia. It’s a beautiful place

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.

Wonderful kind hosts who teach you to cook in their home! Lovely and authentic!