Umbria 2020

Pack your bags for 9 days in Umbria!

October 14, 2020 – October 22, 2020

9 DAYS IN Umbria*

10/14/20 – 10/22/20
*12 person maximum
$6,200 per person

CITIES YOU’LL VISIT:

Rome, Foligno, Perugia, Bevagna, Assisi, Gubbio, Umbertide, Orvieto

ARTISAN PRODUCERS:

Wine, truffles, olive oil

HIGHLIGHTS:

Truffle hunting demonstration, guided tour of Rome, 4-star hotels, cooking class, shopping, eating and drinking!

MEALS INCLUDED:

Breakfast Daily
Three Lunches
Five Dinners

When we think of Umbria we think of the Italian word ombra. Shadow. One of Italy’s smallest regions, Umbria lies in the shadow of its more illustrious neighbor, Tuscany. The many Umbrian hills and mountains cast long dark shadows over river valleys which are already darkened by lush chestnut groves and elm forests. This beautiful region is a land whose rolling hills are dotted with castles, fortresses, olive groves and vineyards, whose well-preserved hill towns produce world-renowned handmade ceramics, whose valleys are laced with countless gleaming rivers and host Italy’s largest lake. In Umbria, halfway up the slopes of Monte Fumaiolo, a trickle seeps out of the ground and wanders southward, gaining breadth and notoriety to become Rome’s mighty Tiber. Any traveler who goes from Florence to Rome by land passes through the Tiber Valley, whose Umbrian locales include such towns as Assisi, Gubbio and Orvieto.

Here is your chance for an unforgettable culinary tour of this unique region of Italy.

We will visit excellent, traditional Umbrian restaurants, and at our meals together you will enjoy specialties made from local, fresh, in-season ingredients and local wine pairings.

Behind the scenes visits to small scale farms and food makers will give you an intimate look at local cuisine and artistry. We will visit truffle hunters, olive oil producers, wine makers and more.

One day we will accompany a professional chef on a trip to the market, followed by a hands-on cooking class with him as we prepare a multi-course traditional Umbrian meal together.

Our tour includes private bus transportation, luxury 4-star hotel stays, tours of Umbria, gourmet meals and the chance to experience the cuisine of this unique Italian region and go behind the scenes to see and taste the foods of Umbria at the source.

Reserve your spot!

Deposit is due by June 1, 2020!

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Itinerary

Wednesday October 14th: Roma Fiumicino Airport/Foligno

  1. Private van transfer from Roma Fiumicino Airport to the hotel in Foligno, times to be determined.
  2. PM Check in at Hotel Relais Metelli and free time.
  3. 08:00 PM Dinner at Restaurant Villa Roncalli – Foligno. villaroncalli.com
  4. Overnight at Hotel Relais Metelli – Foligno. relaismetelli.com

Thursday October 15: Foligno/Perugia/Bevagna/Foligno

  1. Breakfast at Hotel Relais Metelli.
  2. 08:45 AM Transfer from Foligno to Perugia (driving time approx. 40 mins.).
  3. 09:30 AM Guided tour of Perugia.
  4. Free time and lunch on your own in Perugia.
  5. 02:30 PM Transfer to the hotel.
  6. 06:00 PM Transfer from Foligno to Bevagna (driving time approx. 15 mins.).
  7. Free time in Bevagna.
  8. 08:00 PM Dinner at Restaurant delle Mura – Bevagna.
  9. Overnight at Hotel Relais Metelli.

Friday October 16: Foligno

  1. Breakfast at Hotel Relais Metelli.
  2. 10:30 AM Transfer from the hotel to the olive oil company (driving time approx. 20 mins.).
  3. 11:00 AM Visit and tasting lunch at Frantoio Petesse (olive oil producer) – Foligno. frantoiopetesse.it
  4. 02:00 AM Transfer to the hotel.
  5. Free afternoon in Foligno.
  6. Dinner on your own in Foligno.
  7. Overnight at Hotel Relais Metelli.

Saturday October 17: Foligno/Assisi/Gubbio

  1. Breakfast at Hotel Relais Metelli.
  2. 08:30 AM Luggage collection and check out.
  3. 09:00 AM Transfer from Foligno to Assisi (driving time approx. 30 mins.).
  4. 09:30 AM Guided tour of Assisi.
  5. Free time and lunch on your own in Assisi.
  6. 02:30 PM Transfer from Assisi to Gubbio (driving time approx. 1 hr).
  7. 03:30 PM Check in at Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini.
  8. Free time at the hotel or in Gubbio.
  9. 08:00 PM Dinner at Restaurant Taverna del Lupo – Gubbio. tavernadellupo.it
  10. Overnight at Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini – Gubbio. parkhotelaicappuccini.it

Sunday October 18: Gubbio

  1. Breakfast at Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini.
  2. 11:00 AM Visit, truffle hunting demonstration and tasting lunch at Villamagna Palazzo Company – Gubbio. villamagnapalazzo.it
  3. 02:00 PM Transfer to the hotel.
  4. 04:00 PM Guided tour of Gubbio.
  5. Free time and dinner on your own in Gubbio.
  6. Overnight at the Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini.

Monday October 19: Gubbio/Umbertide/Gubbio

  1. Breakfast at Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini.
  2. 10:15 AM Transfer from Gubbio to Umbertide (driving time approx. 40 mins.).
  3. 11:00 AM Visit and tasting lunch at Blasi Winery (wine producer) – Umbertide. cantineblasi.it
  4. 02:00 PM Transfer to the hotel.
  5. 03:00 PM Cooking class. A professional chef will work with your group and you will be responsible for preparing a traditional Umbria meal. The chef and his team will assist you in the preparation of the dishes. At dinner you will enjoy what you have cooked.
  6. 08:00 PM Cooking class dinner at Nicolao Restaurant at the hotel. www.parkhotelaicappuccini.it/ristorante/ristorante-nicolao
  1. Overnight at Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini.

Tuesday October 20: Gubbio/Orvieto/Roma

  1. Breakfast at Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini.
  2. 09:00 AM Luggage collection and check out.
  3. 09:30 AM Transfer from Gubbio to Orvieto (driving time approx. 1 hr. 30 mins.).
  4. Free morning and lunch on your own in Orvieto.
  5. 02:30 Transfer from Orvieto to Roma (driving time approx. 1 hr. 30 mins.).
  6. 04:00 PM Check in at Hotel Mozart in Roma.
  7. Free afternoon and dinner on your own in Roma.
  8. Overnight at Hotel Mozart – Roma. hotelmozart.com

Wednesday October 21: Roma

  1. Breakfast at Hotel Mozart.
  2. 09:00 AM Guided tour of Roma.
  3. Free time and lunch on your own in Roma.
  4. Free afternoon in Roma.
  5. 08:00 PM Group dinner in Roma.
  6. Overnight at Hotel Mozart.

Thursday October 22: Roma/Roma Fiumicino Airport

  1. Breakfast at the Hotel Mozart.
  2. AM Transfer to Roma Fiumicino Airport, times to be determined.

Your Host

Nancy and her guests will be joined by 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.

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!

Reserve your spot!