Italian cooking and hiking break

Umbria Region, Umbria, Italy

per person

About the location

During your cookery holiday in Italy, you will stay on a beautiful, spacious, working farm in the heart of Umbria - a region famous for its green countryside, cuisine and medieval towns. Your culinary escape into the Italian rural lifestyle is conveniently located, only 15 minutes from Perugia airport.

Just 4 kilometres away lies the capital city of Umbria, Perugia, which is steeped in history, dating well back before 309 BC. Perugia has a flare for culture and the arts. You will have free time to get to explore it, know it and fall in love with it.

The farm is home to your host, Rafaella, her husband, and many pets. Rafaella has a great passion for her home region of Umbria, its people, food and culture. Your Italian cooking classes will take place within her traditional kitchen, using the freshest products from the local surroundings and producers.

'La volpe e l'uva' (The Fox and The Grapes) farm is a little corner of paradise - a quiet, peaceful oasis, an ideal place to relax and unwind surrounded by the Umbrian hills, valleys and medieval villages. The property consists of 10 hectares of olive groves, vineyards and orchards.

Five lovely, two room, apartments (named Rocco, Riding, Fico, Oca and Paulownia) have been renovated paying close attention to detail. The apartments are sunny and comfortable so that guests, even those who stay for a few days, feel welcomed.

In your free time you can hike, try the local wineries, or jump in the car for a day trip to one of several surrounding medieval cities. Or, perhaps, for something more leisurely, you can unwind by the swimming pool, in the gardens under the shade of the fruit trees, or in the bright communal garden.

Refine your cooking skills and daydream on this lush, laid back, Umbrian farm, packed with regional specialties and the mountains and valleys awaiting you.

- 15 minutes from Perugia airport
- Near to the Umbrian towns of Gubbio (28km), Assisi and Spello (15km), Trasimeno Lake (20km), Todi and Orvieto (45km)
- Wonderful gardens to relax in with tables and chairs for dining
- Lovely 12m x 6m swimming pool
- Dining table for fun communal meals
- Each apartment is furnished in simple, authentic Umbrian style and the bedrooms are tastefully decorated with handmade wrought-iron or wooden beds
- All the apartments are equipped with heating, hair dryers, and free WiFi
- Each apartment has a living space with a well equipped kitchenette and a double sofa bed, a double or twin bedroom and a bathroom
- BBQ, communal garden, and swimming pool for relaxing
- Self catering kitchen in your apartments for cooking
- English and Italian speaking hosts with a wealth of knowledge about the area
- Delicious local food and wine
- Secure off-road parking
- Pets welcome
- All cooking classes with be in the host's own kitchen