Umbria is one of Italy’s best kept culinary secrets and a region full of rustic cooking tradition. Umbria produces spectacular aged prosciutto; richly flavored sheep’s milk cheeses and vegetables; it boasts ancient traditions of making bread, olive oil and wine, and it has a staggering variety of beans and pulses. Umbria is also Italy’s largest producer of black truffles, which are lavishly used in season.
A landscape masterpiece, Umbria is a picture-perfect region well known for its green hills and mountains as well its historic towns dating back to the Medieval period.The only landlocked region in Italy, it is located almost dead center of the country. Umbria is just over 3,000 square miles (smaller than Connecticut) but the scarcity of tourists has helped preserve traditional cooking.
You’ll take part in touring (and tasting) at some of the regions artisan food producers, explore local villages, dine in neighborhood restaurants, cook a traditional Umbrian meal with a professional chef and go truffle hunting. We have customized this experience with a fantastic balance of free-time & guided activities with intimate group of just 8-12 guests. As always, we encourage the single traveler and we do not charge a single supplement fee.
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9 DAYS IN UMBRIA/ROME*
05/19/2020 – 05/27/2020
*12 person maximum
$5,200 per person
Foligno, Bevagna, Assisi, Spello, Colfiorito, Gubbio, Umbertide, Massa Martana, Ariccia, Rome
Wine & Truffles
– Private guided tours of towns
– Cooking Class
– Wine Producer
ROME AIRPORT > FOLIGNO
Morning arrival in Rome Airport*. Gioacchino will pick you up and bring you to your hotel, Relais Metelli. This gorgeous chic, boutique hotel has a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor and is located right in downtown Foligno.
You’ll have time to relax, unpack and walk around town before our first group dinner tonight at Restaurant Gus.
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FOLIGNO > PERUGIA > BEVAGNA > FOLIGNO
After breakfast we will head to Perugia where we will have a guided tour of the town, then you will have free time to shop, explore and enjoy lunch on your own. From there, we’ll travel to the Medieval village of Bevagna, which is distinguished for its abundance of monuments, the quality of its historically-artisanal products, and for its sought-out enogastronomic traditions. Tonight we’ll dine at Ristorante delle Mura in Bevagna.
FOLIGNO > ASSISI > GUBBIO
After breakfast, pack your bags as we prepare to head to Assisi to explore and enjoy lunch. Afterwards we will head to Gubbio and check-in at Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini. Enjoy the evening and we will meet up for dinner at Restaurant Taverna del Lupo.
After breakfast we’ll go the cheese farm, Caseificio Trinei. We’ll enjoy a tour and tasting lunch with them. The rest of the day is yours to explore.
GUBBIO > UMBERTIDE > GUBBIO
After breakfast we will transfer from Gubbio to Umbertide. We’ll visit and have lunch at Blasi Winery (wine producer). Then we will make our way back and head to our Cooking class and enjoy our meals at Nicolao Restaurant at the hotel.
GUBBIO > ORVIETO > ROMA
Today we will pack our bags and head to Hotel Mozart in Roma. On our way there we will stop in Orvieto for you to explore for the morning and enjoy lunch. The rest of the evening will be spent on your own in Roma.
After breakfast we will have a Guided tour of Roma. The day will be yours to enjoy on your own and we will convine for a group dinner at Hosteria Antico Lotto.
ROME > ROME AIRPORT
After breakfast, we’ll head to Fiumicino Airport (FCO) where we will all say our goodbyes.
Ciao for now!
Guide and co-owner of aTTavola, Gioacchino Passalacqua, is an artisanal Italian food exporter, gastronome and native Sicilian who divides his time between Sicily, Italy and New York. As a native Mediterranean, Gioacchino has developed relationships with food producers, restaurateurs, olive oil companies, chocolatiers, vintners and confectioners. He has traveled the world in his business as an importer/exporter, taking part in food shows from Paris and San Francisco to Chicago and New York City.
Gioacchino has a keen sense of quality foods and wines which he passionately shares through his unique tours, tastings, and products. You’ll be pleased to know, every one of our guests has rated him a 5 star tour guide!