Cooking and Walking in Umbria

Self Guided Tour - 10 Days / 9 Nights

This three-centre cooking and walking holiday takes you to the heart of the Umbrian countryside staying in a beautiful villa, a typical farmhouse and a country house with glorious views to Assisi.
The spectacular Italian landscape falls away from the Apennines in forested hills where truffles grow and wild boar roam to open verdant plains. Umbria is no less famous for its superb wines - reds from Montefalco and the Vino Nobile of Montepulciano.

“Umbria and Tuscany offer an authentic Italian cooking experience with fresh local seasonal produce, game, herbs and great wines to boot. The unhurried pace of life, ‘La Dolce Vita’ allows you to enjoy the pretty landscapes, rustic villages, history and architecture at your own pace”.
Annabelle White

Make up a small party of your best ‘foodie’ friends to share an unforgettable Italian experience.

Your Journey

Day 1 Montepulciano

Arrive Montepulciano and spend the afternoon exploring this walled town. Transfer from Chiusi train station included.

Day 2 Montepulciano

This morning is free to visit the town with the possibility of visiting a wine cave. Afternoon cooking course in the restaurant kitchen of the beautiful villa you are staying at.

Day 3 Castello di Mongiovino - Panicale - Poggio delle Corti - 5 hours

Walk from Castello di Mongiovino to Panicale, a lovely medieval hamlet in the hills surrounding Lake Trasimeno’s southern shore. Transfer late afternoon to Poggio delle Corti.

Day 4 Poggio delle Corti

Cooking course in a rustic farmhouse in the country, then dine on your own efforts.

Day 5 Valfabbrica - Assisi - 5 hours

Walk through farmland and countryside before emerging from thick woods to a spectacular view of Assisi.

Day 6 Assisi

Day free in Assisi to explore this charming town and especially St Francis Basilica and Giotti’s superb frescoes. Optional loop walk to the top of Eremo delle Carceri, Saint Francis’ peaceful retreat.

Day 7 Assisi - Spello - 6 hours

Start from your hotel and walk a trail which cuts through the Subasio park and unfolds among olive groves to reach Spello a lovely village of cobbled streets and peaceful squares. Much less touristy and more quiet after the Assisi crowds.

Day 8 Collemancio to Bevagna - 5 hours

Enjoy a spectacular walk from Collemancio to Bevagna in the heart of the best Umbria wine area. Visit a genuine and rustic cellar of a Sagrantino di Montefalco producer.

Day 9 Orvieto

Transfer to Orvieto. Explore fascinating Etruscan tombs then ride the elevator to the crag top to explore the cobbled lanes and stunning Duomo.You can dine in an authentic cave restaurant, remnant from Etruscan times.

Day 10

Cooking and walking tour arrangements end after breakfast.


Moderate walking trip with some short easy days.


Breakfast daily; four dinners; one wine tasting; two cooking classes.


Please note that pricing is per person in Euros

2020: Double/Twin Share €1525.

Single Sup. €180.


2020: Start any day 1 April - 31 October (subject to hotel availability).


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