The Medieval Market in Italy June 2018 – “Il Mercato delle Gaite” Bevagna, Umbria

4  Days Accommodation, cooking classes and Tours from 21th to 25th June 2018

 

Bevagna it’s a charming and picturesque walled town, that was an important place in ancient Roman days, situated along the Via Flaminia.
It’s also home to a festival called Mercato Delle Gaite. For a few days each spring, the town is time-warped back to the middle ages. If you visit during this time, you’ll find quite a different place than normal! The townspeople are all dressed in medieval garb, and the locals are very much into the spirit of the event. As you wander through the streets, you’ll find all sorts of unusual activities underway, from falconry, to blacksmiths, to paper making. The town is historically divided into four quarters, “Le Gaite”. These neighborhoods compete against each other in different events as part of the festival, and there’s a real rivalry between them.

 

Details of the Medieval Market Cooking Tour

 

Trip Length: 4 Days

Departure Dates: From 21th to 25th June 2018

Destinations: Italy, Umbria (Perugia, Deruta, Bevagna and Montefalco)

Activities: Culinary,  Cultural exploration

 

 

Day by Day Itinerary of the Tour

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

 

  • Friday 22th June – Cooking + Chocolate and Deruta ceramic Tours
    Morning. Hands-on cooking class starts around 10:00am. You will prepare a four course lunch that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. At first you will visit the Perugia’s chocolate factory and the Chocolate Museum to learn about chocolate production. The museum explains the process of converting cocoa into chocolate, and introduces the history of the Perugina chocolate company.
    Then 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 phase.

 

  • Saturday 23th June – Cooking + Gubbio Tour
    Morning. Hands-on cooking class starts around 10:00am. You will prepare a four course lunch that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines.
    Afternoon. In the afternoon tour you will visit with a professional guide the wonderful city of Gubbio.  Gubbio is a town located in the northeastern region along the Perugia province of Italy and it is found on the slopes of Monte Ingino. This place is known for its medieval palaces, churches and cathedrals and other historic buildings, which attracts the tourists.

 

  • Sunday 24th June – The Medieval Market in Bevagna + Wine Tour
    Morning. Hands-on cooking class starts around 10:00am. You will prepare a four course lunch that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines.
  • Afternoon. The afternoon is dedicate to the visit of the city of Bevagna and of the Market of Gaite. Along the most suggestive streets and corners of the city, the population involves itself in the organization of handicraft shops, of typical markets of antique times. Inspired by the habits described in antique medieval documents, Bevagna proposes the same intense atmosphere of the handicraft activities with noises and gestures forgotten by our times. In the small shops of “canapai”, potters, dyers and strikers; capable handicraft maestro realize exclusive objects using the arts and the techniques of the Middle Ages. Professional guide in the excursion. After the visit of the market you will have a wine tour in a 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.

 

  • Monday 25th June – 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

If you are a group of people and you want to have single occupancy ( 1 person in 1 apartments) the single supplement is 100 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.
  • 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

 

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

Group discount – These trips are priced assuming up to six travelers. Special offers are available for bigger group. If your group is composed by more than 6 people send me your request and we will send you the best price!

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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