Cultural Experiences On Our Soriano Vacations

Chestnut Gathering in the Central Italian Hills

Chestnut Gathering in the Central Italian Hills

Chestnuts are one of Soriano's great prides. In October it is chestnut harvest season, and we will gather some and use them in our cooking classes
Be an Italian Barista

Be an Italian Barista

Learn how to make the perfect TRUE Italian Espresso and Cappuccino
Try Your Hand at the Potter's Wheel in Deruta

Try Your Hand at the Potter's Wheel in Deruta

When we visit world-famous Deruta, where some of Italy's most prestigious ceramics are made, we don't just see the ceramics, but we get a chance to work the potter's wheel.
Picking Garden Fresh Produce during our Cooking Classes

Picking Garden Fresh Produce during our Cooking Classes

When we have fresh produce growing in our garden outside, our guests are invited to join us as we gather and pick the ingredients we will use preparing our meals.
Drive Some TINY Italian Cars

Drive Some TINY Italian Cars

We have some truly amazing cars that everyone falls in love with at the villa. Come down and take them for a spin!
Experience the Gregorian Chant in an Ancient Monastery

Experience the Gregorian Chant in an Ancient Monastery

A truly sublime experience as we sit in the echo of the monks singing the Gregorian chant
Truly Authentic Food Experiences

Truly Authentic Food Experiences

Finding truly authentic food while traveling is often more difficult than you think... and when you are getting "tourist food", you often don't even realize it.
Hands-On Cooking Classes

Hands-On Cooking Classes

Dive deep into the traditions of Italy as we have a wonderful time cooking local and regional dishes together.
Wine Tasting & Tours  at Small, Family-Run Wineries

Wine Tasting & Tours at Small, Family-Run Wineries

Our winery visits are not simple tours and tastings. They are about the people behind the wine. We get to know the wine makers and what makes them tick.
Festivals on a Scale Only Italians Can Celebrate

Festivals on a Scale Only Italians Can Celebrate

Italy has festivals happening all the time, and we take advantage of them with our guests every time we get the chance
Experience a Working Italian Farm

Experience a Working Italian Farm

Meet the people that live off the land in this beautiful country and learn first hand what their lives are like.
Making Home-Made Grappa

Making Home-Made Grappa

We'll fire up the copper pot still and make our own Grappa, the staple Italian alcohol!
Hand-Slicing Local Farm-Raised Prosciutto

Hand-Slicing Local Farm-Raised Prosciutto

There is something amazing about the back to basics feel of slicing a prosciutto by hand. It is always one of the most memorable experiences for our guests.
A Complete Experience of Italian Family

A Complete Experience of Italian Family

The most important thing we do is fold you into the family feeling of Italian culture. You will come wondering what to expect, but our guests leave feeling a part of something much bigger.
Dining in the homes of local families

Dining in the homes of local families

Find yourself invited into local homes for family meals
Shopping in town markets with the locals

Shopping in town markets with the locals

Get to know the locals, and a true sense of small town Italian life.
Making Fresh Ricotta Cheese From Scratch

Making Fresh Ricotta Cheese From Scratch

We'll get back to basics as we not only make fresh ricotta cheese with a local Shepard, but use it in our cooking
Wine Harvest in Tuscany and Umbria

Wine Harvest in Tuscany and Umbria

When it is harvest time, we put on our gloves, grab some clippers, and have an amazing time together harvesting grapes.
Harvest Olives & Make Umbrian Olive Oil

Harvest Olives & Make Umbrian Olive Oil

An exclusive experience each November, during which we harvest olives and make our own olive oil