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Italian cooking lesson in Umbria during our walking tourWalking & cooking tour in Umbria

WALKING & COOKING IN UMBRIA

About Our Trips

2-3 Day Tours

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Emanuele's Kitchen

DETAILS

Tour

6 days

Walking Level: Easy

Meet

Orvieto

End

Orvieto

Dates & Guaranteed Price

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Single Supplement

$780 USD

Meals

Daily breakfast

5 lunches with wine

4 dinners with wine

1 cooking lesson

 

Maximum Participants

14

Accommodations

 5 diamond (top!)  Charming family-run innsCharming family-run inns

 

 

 

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“The cooking class was really fun, and the recipes are ones we should be able to repeat successfully at home.”

- C. M., U.S.A.

 

ITALIAN FOOD RECIPE

White Beans with Fresh Bay Leaves

 

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Olives in Umbria from the groves on our walking tourThis unusual trip combines glorious countryside walking with a lively cooking lesson featuring the delicious, yet simply prepared, pleasures of Umbrian cuisine. Our delightful walking route takes us through fields of flowers and silvery olive groves to the picturesque towns of Orvieto, Todi, Assisi and Spello, as well as to the tiny unknown villages in between.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

   
Trek through woodlands where St. Francis of Assisi came to meditate and visit his tiny monk’s cell on a secluded mountaintops
   
Learn to make simple Umbrian pasta sauces you can replicate at home, then relax by the pool at our elegant country hotel
   
Stroll through the lovely town of Spello, a jumble of with medieval houses built of pink limestone, and see the odd little doors of the dead
   
Walk through silvery olive groves to Montecastello and visit the smallest theatre in the world
   
Learn how use Umbrian extra virgin olive oil as a main ingredient rather than a condiment, and cure your chapped lips forever

 


DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

Day One

Meet in the town of Orvieto, noted for its magnificent cathedral adorned in resplendent mosaics. After a scenic drive bordering Lake Corbara we take an 8 km (5 mile) walk that wanders through olive groves and woodlands before settling down to a welcome lunch at a rustic farm. Continue to the lovely town of Assisi, built of pale pink stone which takes on a soft lavender glow at twilight. We’ll be staying for 2 nights in an attractive 5-diamond hotel perched at the edge of town, with a lush garden and well-equipped spa. Tonight we meet the chef who prepares us a special meal based on the finest Umbrian traditions.

Spacer Orvieto is starting point of walking tour in Umbria
  Orvieto, where our walking tour in Umbria begins & ends
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Day Two

This morning we tour Assisi with a local guide who takes us into the cathedral and explains the amazing restoration process of the priceless frescoes. After a farmhouse lunch, we follow a tranquil pathway for 8 km (5 miles) to the town of Spello, where streets and alleyways are bedecked with flowers. In the evening, dine in one of Assisi’s restaurants known for authentic Umbrian cuisine.

A guided tour of Assisi on our walking tour in Umbria

Day Three

 

We head up to the quiet green hills where St. Francis of Assisi came to meditate in such a serene setting and visit his tiny monk’s cell on a secluded mountaintop. We then cross Monte Subasio, taking an exciting 12 km (7.5 mile) walk with far-reaching views of the Umbrian plains. Transfer to our delightful country inn where the proprietors greet us like old friends, and relax in your spacious rooms with lovely views. Visit the town of Todi before dining on a terrace with gorgeous view.

 

Day Four

Walk along old farm roads that lead to lovely country vistas, and enjoy a rustic lunch in an out of the way grocery shop with a friendly owner. Time to relax by the pool before meeting in the kitchen for a cooking lesson followed by a multi-course dinner. Fresh produce for cooking lesson in Umbria during our walking tour

Day Five

This morning we take a 13 km (8 mile) walk through a rural landscape of stone farmhouses and vineyards, with inviting towns silhouetted on the nearby hilltops. At midday, we rest in an olive grove and indulge in a splendid picnic. Continue to the perfect little village of Montecastello di Vibio, and visit the town’s impeccably restored 99-seat theatre. Celebratory dinner in a nearby town, where we toast to the beauty of Umbria.

 

Day Six

The Umbria tour ends this morning. We’ll drop-off at the Orvieto train station by 10.30 am. Arrivederci!

If “Walking & Cooking in Umbria” interests you, consider similar trips like La Maremma Walk or Walking & Cooking in Eastern Sicily.

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