Photos - Wine, Cooking, Truffles & Chocolate: A Foodie's Paradise in Umbria and Tuscany

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Our Norcia vacation features making fresh pecorino and ricotta cheese from scratch, taught by a local shepherd Experential holidays in Umbria in touch with locals. Visit to a small family run olive mill to enjoy a good Bruschetta Experantial vacation in Umbria includes one day about Chocolate, a class where you will make your own "cioccolatino During our week in Norcia we meet a local shepherd and with him we make fresh ricotta and Pecorino cheese A master chocolatier guides us through the process of making perfect chocolates during our Umbria vacation Experience a truffle hunting in Umbria. With a local hunter and his dog we will walk in the forest One of the calss of our Norcia and Umbria Vacation will be at Perugina Factory. A chocolate Master will be our instructo Our vacations are all about cultural immersion. Teaching our guests the most we can about Italian culture fuels us Pizza Experience making pizza with a local masterchef or mkaing the traditional umbria pizza in a loca pastry shop The black truffles of Norcia are known all around Italy as the best in the country Fun cooking classes in Umbria. Great food, good company and great wine are the good ingredients for your vacation Tagliatelle with balck truffle of Norcia are a must in Umbria cusine...and we will not miss them In June, the lentil fields of Castelluccio bloom with beautiful flowers and create amazing photo opportunities A foodie week in Norcia cannot miss a visit to a local free range pigs farm We use the special Norcia black truffles we find ourselves later on in our hands-on cooking classes The valley of Castelluccio blooms with poppies in June, creating amazing photo opportunities for our Umbria guests Umbria, like the rest of Italy, has no shortage of breathtaking views and unique beauty During harvest season we like to pick, press and pour our own olive oil during the Norcia vacation we host in Umbria Food vacations and food tours in Umbria. We include even a chocolate class at Perugina Factory Our Norcia vacation features a visit to a Sagrantino winery for a tasting and tour of the intimate location One of our night during Norcia cooking week we will enjoy a party night with some local friends Butchers in Norcia originated many of the current day practices used today for making Italian cured meats We spend the day with local truffle hunters and their award winning dogs during our Norcia vacation in Umbria Walking in Norcia in Umbria you can experience a lot of butcher shops selling traditional salami, prosciutto, sausages Enjoying the largely undiscovered beauty that is the Umbria region Walking in Norcia in Umbria you can experience a lot of butcher shops selling traditional salami, prosciutto, sausages The Experential week in Norcia and Umbria includes local town market and local shops where buy food before cooking class We will make tagliatelle with truffle from scratch during our cooking classes in Norcia and Umbria. The winery tour in our Umbrian vacation includes an in-depth Sagrantino wine tasting experience Harvesting umbrian olives from an orchard with a family run mill We make fresh ricotta and pecorino cheese with a local shepherd in our Norcia and Umbria cooking vacation Harvesting olive it is one of the experience we offer in our Umbrian Vacation. Spend a day harvesting and press olives Getting everyone involved during our Umbrian cooking classes makes the fresh pasta that much better The hands-on chocolate class at the Perugina factory are highly customizable and always come out delicious Our cooking and experential vacations in Italy often include a pizza class with a pizza masterchef.. Our day trip to Montefalco includes a tour, tasting and lunch at a Sagrantino wine cellar in Umbria Castelluccio is an undiscovered gem of Italy that we love to highlight on our Umbria vacation Our Umbria olive harvest vacation features an excellent in-depth look into Italian lifestyle and culture Sometime happen that during a truffle hunting in our experential holiday in Umbria we found a lot of truffle Our week in Norcia features a visit to a free range pig farm to see the special pigs that can only be found in this area Tons of Sausages and Cold Cuts are everywhere in Norcia where it is centenary tradition make them In Norcia, we have the opportunity to hunt for black truffles with locals. This is a unique activity to Umbria