The New Olive Oil: the “Green Gold” Of Umbria, Italy

5  Day Accommodation, cooking classes and Tours from 15th to 19th November  2018

 

Extra Virgin olive oil is the protagonist of the gastronomic tradition in Umbria. Umbria was the first Italian region to receive the DOP designation for the entire territory. The Umbrian countryside is mainly represented by the expanse of olive trees that covers the hills, giving them a particular, charming silvery green color.

At the end of November the hard work of the Olive harvest has been completed, and finally it is possible to taste the new olive oil. Thanks to the favorable environmental condition our olive oil has an intense green color and a unmistakable taste, but above all a low degree of acidity.

The Culinary packages offer you the possibility to taste the new olive oil participating in amazing tours. Guided sampling visit  in a mill where you will discover the production olive oil methods and its tradition. You also have the possibility to buy oil. Visit of the Olive oil Museum in Torgiano and participation in the traditional“ Festa of the olive oil” in the medieval Village of Spello.

 

 

Details of “The New Olive Oil” Cooking Package

 

 

Trip Length: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Departure Dates: From 15th to 19th November 2018

Destinations: Italy, Umbria, Bevagna, Torgiano, Giano dell’Umbria, Deruta.

Activities: Culinary,  Olive Picking, Cultural exploration

 

 

Day by Day Itinerary of the Tour

  • Day 1 – Arrive
    Arrival at the country farm “La volpe e l’uva” (Central Italy, Umbria, near Tuscany) . Check-in your apartment at 4:00pm. Dinner reservations can be made at a restaurant of your choice. We can arrange transfers to and from the airport on request.
  • Day 2 –  Cooking + Olive Oil Tour in Bevagna
    Morning. Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat on your creations accompanied by our wine.
  • Afternoon.  Bevagna, the Roman “Mevania”, is a little fascinating gem that retains most Roman monuments in the Umbrian Valley.  In the main Piazza, one of the finest medieval squares in Umbria, there are the two 12th century Romanesque churches, St. Michael and St. Silvestro.
    You will visit the village and  the Antico Frantoio Nunzi. In the Tour we helps you to discover all the phases of the olive pressing process and the secrets for a good extra virgin olive oil.  After seeing the machinery, you sit at a table and the tour guide will serve you different types of extra virgin olive oil of local production.
  • Day 3 – Cooking + Ceramic and wine tour-olive oil Museum
    Morning. Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat on your creations accompanied by our wine.
    Afternoon. You will visit a Ceramic Laboratory in Deruta where the majolicas are completely handmade. Deruta ceramics are a milestone in the history of Italian pottery. They gained worldwide fame during the Renaissance thanks to their creative and qualitative excellence. Their high quality products keeps the tradition alive and evokes the classic decorations of the various periods of Deruta. The production cycle is completely carried-out within the company and rigorously worked by hand in all its phases.
    Then you will have a wine tour in a the famous Lungarotti winery  and a visit in the near Olive and Oil Museum located in a small group of medieval houses .
  • Day 4 – Cooking + “The gold of Umbria” Festival in Spello 
    Morning. Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat on your creations accompanied by our wine.
    Afternoon. In November  Spello celebrates olive oil in an amazing festival. There are stands of roasted chestnuts and new, roving bands of musicians, and best of all, a parade. A parade of floats, each with an olive tree festooned with items meaningful to the growers harvest. Along with the decorated tree, some floats have schoolchildren singing harvest songs that go back generations. And before the parade begins, at the top of Spello  you can find old men standing in a circle singing bawdy songs, people grilling sausages, and people at tables eager to hand you a sample of fabulous foods based on old Umbrian recipes. It’s a festival you’ll never forget.
  • Day 5- Departure

 

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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:

  • Accommodations in the apartment of the farmhouse “la volpe e l’uva” in Perugia
  • 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.
  • Tours as indicated in the itinerary

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

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November 15th to 19th 2018

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No cooking guests. 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.

If you are interested in a culinary holidays without tours (only accommodation and cooking classes) please visit the page Cooking Vacations.


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