Black Truffle Festival in Norcia!

Cooking Classes and Tours  in Italy from 21th to 25th February 2018

 

 

Home of S. Benedict, patriarch of Western monasticism, Norcia is the capital of Valnerina, a land of mysticism from which the spiritual adventures of the Saint began.

The town is considered a wine and food capital of the region for the “norcino”, a term indicating the working of pork meat from which the Prosciutto di Norcia IGP is obtained.

 

In the last weekend of February every year there is the National Exhibition of Black Truffle of Norcia and typical products of Valnerina.

This event has grown to international status in recent years and is of top interest to lovers of prosciutto, salame, capocollo, ricotta, fresh and seasoned cheeses and, naturally, the famous Norcia Black Truffle, as well as a host of other local specialties.

Representatives from China, Hungary, Poland and Russia as well as countries from the European Union also display their wares.

The entire event takes place in the open air, in the Piazza San Benedetto. Photos, Videos and more information in the page ” Nero di Norcia“.

Another fertile land for truffle in Umbria is the Upper Tiber Valley where  the Bianconi’s family runs the gathering, processing, and selling their highly-prized black and white truffles and other woodland products since 1990.

 

 

Details of the Black Truffle Festival 2018 Cooking Package

Trip Length: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Departure Dates: From 21th to 25th February 2018
Destinations: Italy, Umbria (Perugia, Bevagna, Montefalco, Valtiberina and Norcia)
Activities:
Culinary,  Cultural exploration

 

 

Day by Day Itinerary of the Tour

  • Wednesday 21th February – Arrive
    Arrival at the country farm “La volpe e l’uva” (Perugia, Central Italy, Umbria, near Tuscany). Check-in your apartment at 4:00pm.

 

  • Thursday  22th February – Cooking + Wine Tour 
    Morning. Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. It is a wine tour in winery that produces Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCGS. You will have a guided tour of the vineyard, cellars finishing up with a test of local Umbrian specialties and the wines. You will also visit the medieval cities of Bevagna and Montefalco.

 

  • Friday 23th February – Cooking + Truffle Hunting in Tiber Valley 
    Morning. Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. Your guide will drive you in the Educational itineraries on the Truffle track, they are fascinating and unique experiences to discover the mysterious world of the Truffle. The guided visit is run by experts, who will take you through the entire itinerary from the digging up of the Truffle to its processing and use in cooking, teaching you how to distinguish and taste its different varieties.
    It includes: Demonstration of Truffle hunting with dog,  Tour of the farm and visit of the small museum, Tasting of cooked dishes and local wine tasting.

 

  • Saturday 24th February – Cooking + Norcia Black Truffle Festival
    Morning. Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. In the afternoon you will have a guided visit of Norcia and its beautiful monuments: the Duomo, the beautiful central square and  the Castellina, home of the Civic-Diocesan Museum with works of painting and sculpture from the territory of Valnerina.
    You will participate the Nero di Norcia festival, one of Italy’s most important black truffle markets. As well as stands selling black truffles a number of gastronomic events and demonstrations are held throughout the fair including guided tastings of wines, salamis and cheeses.

 

  • Sunday 25th February – Departure

 

More about the COOKING CLASSES
Read what MEALS are included in the Cooking Program
More about your ACCOMMODATION in the farm

 

PRICES 2018

The prices are for single travelers  (single occupancy) and for groups from 2 to 8 people ( double occupancy).  If your group is composed by more than 8 people send me your request and we will send you the best price!
It is also possible to bring along a non-participating partner who can spend the morning enjoying the surroundings, and could then join the group at lunchtime. Non-participating guests are welcome on the excursion and can use all the facilities at the farmhouse and join all the meals, just not the actual cooking classes.

 

Solo travelers Participating guest, single occupancy 1200 euro

 

Group of 2  people Participating guest, double  occupancy in 1 apartment  1100 euro

Group from 3 to 4  people Participating guest, double  occupancy in 2 apartments 860 euro

Group from 5 to 6 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 750 euro

Group from 7 to 8 people Participating guest, double occupancy in 3 apartments 700 euro

Non-participating guest, double occupancy 800 euro

 

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation in the apartment of the farmhouse “la volpe e l’uva” in Perugia (40mq, lounge with cooking area and double sofa bed double bedroom and bathroom), included bed linen, towels, final cleaning. Extra heating on consumption.
  • breakfasts (in your apartment you will find coffee, milk, biscuits, jams, butter and sugar)
  • 3 cooking classes of approximately 4 hours,
  • 3 Four course meal from the cooking lesson;
  • Umbrian wines during meals, liquors for after dinner/lunch;
  • Certificate of participation;
  • Folder with all the recipes;
  • Apron of Let’s cook in Umbria.
  • 3 Tours as indicated in the itinerary.

 

Extra: Guide in the truffle hunting (directly payment):
60 euro per person ( from 2 to 3 people traveling together)
45 euro per person (from 4 to 6 people traveling together)

In the COOKING CALENDAR  you will find all the dates and availability of our Seasonal Tours

 

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February 21th to 25th 2018

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