UMBRIA & TUSCANY: THE “NOBLE ART OF COOKING” MEETS WINE & LOCAL CULTURE
“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations” - Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance -
✦ 8 days/7 nights
✦ All year (except for January and February)
✦ Accommodation: hotel 4*
✦ Pick-up and drop off to Rome Fiumicino Airport
✦ Private transfers by car/minivan
✦ 3 hands-on cooking classes
✦ Perugia, Assisi, Corciano, Borgo Solomeo, San Gimignano, Siena walking tour - private guide
✦ Winery tour and tasting in Umbria and Tuscany
Day 1. Pick-up at Rome Fiumicino airport and transfer to your preferred hotel located in Perugia. Day at leisure. Overnight at 4* hotel in Perugia.
Day 2. Breakfast. Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to the house of our chef located just few kilometers from Perugia. During your first hands-on cooking class you’ll enjoy to prepare the traditional Umbrian dishes ! Lunch. Transfer back to Perugia, meeting with the guide and tour of the beautiful Umbria’s capital (2.5 hours walking tour). Overnight at 4* hotel in Perugia.
Day 3. Breakfast. Are you ready for your second cooking class ? Discover new recipes and cook new dishes under the supervision of our chef. Lunch. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Assisi, one of Italy’s most stunning villages. You will be met by our guide (2.5 h) and together you will visit the historical city center and the imposing Basilica of St. Francis. After the the tour you will be transferred back to Perugia. Overnight at 4* hotel in Perugia.
Day 4. Breakfast. Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to Montepulciano wine area, one of the most important wine district in Tuscany. Tour of a traditional winery and tasting of the vino nobile of Montepulciano. Transfer to a traditional restaurant for lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to Corciano, a beautiful village located few kilometers far from Perugia. Here our guide will lead you through the narrow streets, the squares and the main places of the village. Follows a brief visit to Borgo Solomeo, another small village which has been completely restored by Brunello Cucinelli, the “Italian king of cashmere”. After the visit you will be transferred back to the hotel. Overnight at 4* hotel in Perugia.
Day 5. Breakfast. After breakfast you will be transferred to the house of the chef, who will welcome you for another great half- day dedicated to Italian cuisine ! Lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to Sagrantino wine area. You will have a tour of a traditional winery and tasting of Sagrantino wine. Overnight at 4* hotel in Perugia.
Day 6. Breakfast. Check out from the hotel and transfer to San Gimignano, one of the most beautiful and well- preserved Tuscan villages. You will be met by the guide (2.5h) and together you will visit the historical center with its famous towers and squares. Lunch at a traditional restaurant. After lunch you will be transferred to Siena. On the way to reach the city we will stop to Monteriggioni, one of Italy’s most famous medieval walled villages . Brief visit of the village (no guide) and then transfer to your preferred hotel in Siena. Overnight at 4* hotel in Siena.
Day 7. Breakfast. You will be met by our guide (2.5h) who will lead you through the beauties of Siena: the Duomo Square, Campo Square, ancient palaces, the Tower of Mangia. Lunch on your own. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at 4* hotel in Siena.
Day 8. Breakfast. Pick-up at the hotel and transfer to Rome Fiumicino airport. End of the services. “Arrivederci”.
Price (per person):
5 nights in 4* hotel located in Perugia city (bed and breakfast service);
2 nights in 4* hotel located in Siena city (bed and breakfast service);
Pick-up and drop off to Rome Fiumicino Airport (day 1 and 8);
Private transfer by car/minivan + 1st cooking class + lunch + Perugia 2.5 hours walking tour with private guide (day 2);
Private transfer by car/minivan + 2nd cooking class + lunch + Assisi 2.5 hours walking tour with private guide (day 3);
Private transfer by car/minivan + Montepulciano winery tour and tasting + lunch + Corciano and Borgo Solomeo walking tour (3h) with private guide (day 4);
Private transfer by car/minivan + 3rd cooking class + lunch + Sagrantino winery tour and tasting (day 5);
Private transfer by car/minivan + San Gimignano 2.5 hours walking tour with private guide + Monteriggioni visit (no guide) + transfer to Siena (day 6);
Siena 2.5 hours walking tour with private guide (day 7).
Flight ticket and Visa;
Single room (on request);
Lunch (days 1-7-8) and dinners (days 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8);
Pick-up and drop off from/to other destinations will be quoted at the time of request;
Ticket entrances for attractions/museums;
Services not mentioned in the section “Services Included”.
Luxury accommodation/hotel on request;
The tour is available all year (except for January and February);
If some of the attractions/suppliers mentioned above are not available they will be replaced by others of the same quality;
The travel agency is not responsible for extra costs due to strikes;
We reserve the right to change an itinerary after departure due to local circumstances or events outside of our control;
Booking: advanced booking is recommended;
Cancellation Policies: please, see Terms and Conditions
I GO TRAVEL SNC, Via Monte Grappa 14, 13049, Tronzano Vercellese (Italy)
Phone: +39 3492660501 / +39 (0) 161 1681122
Location: Umbria and Southern Tuscany
Period: March - April - May - June - July - Agust - September - October - November - December
Durata: 8 days/ 7 nights