Food, Wine & the Rolling Hills in Tuscany & Umbria, Italy

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Tasting
Wine, Local Food
Activity
Cooking Class, Cellar Tour, Harvesting
Included
Hotel, Meal, Pick up
Languages
English
Theme
Adventure, Countryside, Private
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
1,933
/ Person
TRUSTED PARTNER
Katie M
Activity Overview
On this tour explore the Italian countryside while delighting in private wine tastings at hidden wineries indulge in buffets and discover local farms, great hilly towns, and arty treasures among others.

Why you will love it: Enjoy exclusive access to private trips and wine tastings at local wineries
Get practical with hands-on culinary classes up in the hills in Assisi Enjoy a unique cooking experience that change with the season such as truffle hunting, olive oil pressing, olive oil tasting, o wine harvesting. Journey through the Umbria's Sibillini Mountains and national park, enjoying the spectacular views of the countryside.

Day 1: VENTURE TO UMBRIA
Meet up with other visitors and the tour guide in Rome and make your way to Umbria. Once you arrive delight in a delicious lunch consisting of classic Umbrian cuisines in an amiable Umbrian hilltop town. This will be followed by a wine tour and sampling at Montefalco, where the best Sagrantino grapes are grown. Head to your hotels to unwind, have dinner and prepare for day two.

Day 2: TASTE IN TUSCANY
Travel deep into the center of Tuscany and visit two towns. First will visit the quaint Pienza town, which is identified for sheep farming and production of pecorino cheese. We will also visit Montalcino, which is home to the Brunello. At the rural area, will tour wineries, taste wine and have enchanting lunch, with an exclusive collection of Tuscan wines and regional specialities. Later drive through to the historic centre, Cortona and enjoy the beautiful vast views of the rolling hills.

Day 3: TOUR & COOK IN ASSISI
Star the day with a leisure session in the morning. Later head to Assisi town with the tour guide to the Majestic Basilica di San Francesco. Explore the Assisi village then in the evening get blown away by the thrilling la Cucina Italiana. It is a cooking class run by a family, in an agriturismo, up in the hills of Assisi. As you learn you will also sample some wine, prepare the dishes taught and get to feast on them later.

Day 4: UNCOVER UMBRIA
Start your day by exploring Montefalco the whole morning on your own. Later in the afternoon tour the Spotelo, a medieval village known for its Tower Bridge, fortress, and Duomo that is right in the Umbrian forest. End the day with dinner at the traditional pizzeria in Spello, the walled city.

Day5: BUON VIAGGIO!
After a buffet breakfast, end the tour with a visit to Orvieto, an Umbrian hilly town featuring conspicuous gothic Duomo and pleasant cobbled streets. Stroll and discover the village before heading back to Rome.
 
Included
  • Four nights stay in listed sample accommodations (or similar) with daily breakfast
  • Daily food, wine and cultural excursions
  • Four meals (lunch or dinner) featuring regional specialties and local wines
  • Two private winery tours and tastings
  • Wine tasting at a local enoteca
  • Hands-on, family-run cooking class
  • One special culinary experience (changing seasonally), such as visit to a chocolate factory or prosciutto di Norcia aging factory, olive oil pressing and tasting, truffle hunting or wine harvesting
  • Dedicated English-speaking tour leader and ground transportation
  • Pick-up and drop-off near center of Rome
Not Included
  • Single supplement (€375), airfare, travel insurance, personal expenditures, meals not specified, guide gratuity (optional)
Rates
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Person
$
1,933
based on 2 ppl
Add-on
Per
Price
Pricing info
Person
$
436
19
Single supplement fee
Timing
Dates
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On May 27, 201812:00 PM€1,575 pp
On Jul 2, 201812:00 PM€1,575 pp
On Sep 23, 201812:00 PMSOLD OUT
On Oct 1, 201812:00 PM€1,925 pp
On Nov 19, 201812:00 PM€1,925 pp
Duration
5 Days, 4 Nights
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Cancellation Policy
Non-Refundable
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
Ask and ye shall receive.......dreams do come true!
Please believe all the 5 star reviews because this company is worthy of your business and trust! This is the second time that I have had the pleasure of working with Ciao Andiamo, but, the first time was with a group of about 15 people and this time I was flying solo. They still took care of me as if I was the most important person in the world! Don't be afraid to ask for the vacation of your dreams! ... more I've always wanted to take a cooking class and a walking tour of a city so that I could stop and take images without holding up a group of people who weren't interested in what I wanted to capture. Ciao Andiamo made both dreams come true. My cooking class was so much fun from going to the street market to purchase the fresh ingredients to learning how to cut properly without cutting my finger!! We cooked and ate appetizers and drank wine, then ate our creation. I learned how to make pasta. The walking tour was 3 hours of pure pleasure! My guide spoke impeccable english and was very patient with me when I wanted to stop and shoot. I highly recommend that you allow Cristiana and Jonathan to take your dreams and make them reality!
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Tastings Nearby
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Duration:
3 H
Following an expert, each participant will learn to make handmade gelato and pizza using quality ingredients and putting into practice the principal ideas of these iconic treats.... more

Each participant will learn what is involved in making an excellent pizza from scratch by mastering techniques of dough-making and rolling and sauce-making, while using only the best ingredients.

Following the lesson, the participants partake in the sampling of the pizza, gelato, and sorbet in a cozy cantina

Following an expert, the secrets for making handmade gelato using quality ingredients and putting in practice the principal ideas will be revealed to the participants.

The participants learn the activities involved in pizza making, the creation and the working of the dough.
They have the chance to learn all the types of flour, the amount of ingredients, the manipulation of the dough, and the products used for making the sauce.
Following the lesson, the participants partake in the sampling of the pizza, gelato, and sorbet.

The options of gelato are: vanilla, chocolate, stracciatella, cream, pistachio, etc,

And the options of sorbet are: pineapple, strawberry, and lemon

HIGHLIGHTS

Small Classes

Professional Chef

Equipment and ingredients included

Learn to make gelato

Learn to make pizza by hand and sauce

Eat what you have made!
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Duration:
3 H
DISCOVER HOW TO PREPARE DELICIOUS HOMEMADE PASTA FROM AN ITALIAN PROFESSIONAL CHEF Enjoy a Pasta cooking class with great typical Italian recipes for authentic pasta lovers! ... more

Pasta-making is an ancient Italian tradition and you can find some of the best pastas in the world around every corner in this country, so why not take home the skills to impress friends and relatives with the most famous dishes Italy has to offer? This course includes working with various types of flour, eggs, and other ingredients necessary for making fresh pasta.

Participants learn the techniques of working with pasta, using a rolling-pin and machine, and will be able to master the secrets of a thousand year-old cooking tradition.
This class focuses on preparing three types of pasta with three different sauces to accompany them and also a typical Italian dessert, all of which will be eaten and enjoyed together after the class.

For those who wish to discover the techniques and secrets of the ancient Italian tradition of homemade pasta making.This course includes working with various types of flour, eggs, and other ingredients necessary for making fresh pasta. The participants learn the technique of working with the pasta. Using the rolling-pin and the machine, the participants learn the secrets of a thousand-year cooking tradition. The participants will learn to prepare three types of pasta with three different sauces to accompany them and also a typical Italian dessert.

The menu:

Fresh water pasta – Tagliatelle
Fresh egg pasta – Tortelli di patate
Raw tomato sauce
Mushrooms sauce
Olive oil, garlic and peperoncino
Panna cotta

HIGHLIGHTS

Small classes

All equipment and ingredients provided

Learn cooking skills with a professional chef

3 types of pasta and sauces

Typical Italian dessert

Eat what you've prepared!
Florence, Tuscany, Italy
Duration:
3 H
Who doesn't like the Italian cuisine, a plate of delicious pasta or a mouth-watering dessert? Come and learn how to make some typical Italian dishes to impress your date or family ... moreonce you return back home.
Do not miss the opportunity while you are in Italy to get your hands dirty during our cooking class taught by local professional chefs in a real cooking school in Florence.

You will also receive an apron and recipes so that you won't forget a fun and truly delectable experience!

CHOOSE BETWEEN THE MONDAY AND THE TUESDAY COURSE

EVERY MONDAY: REGIONAL CUISINE
Come and experience how the various regions of Italy each developed a unique taste for produce.Find out where and when some typical dishes were invented (lasagne, risotto alla milanese) and give them a try by cooking and then tasting the delicious outcome!

EVERY TUESDAY: TUSCAN CUISINE
Learn how to make traditional Tuscan dishes. Tuscany, an amazing region that hosts mountains and rolling hills, well-known for its refined wines, as well as several prominent seaside dishes.

ITINERARY

Meet at 2:45pm at our office.
Go to cooking school where you will meet your chef and get to prepare some delicious and typical Italian dishes.
You will also receive an apron and a recipe book so that you won't forget a fun and truly delectable experience!

HIGHLIGHTS

Professional chef

Free apron and recipes

Real cooking experience

Italian cuisine

Get your hands messy