Italian Cooking Holidays in Umbria

Known as il cuore verde d’Italia – the green heart of Italy – Umbria was a favourite region of Renaissance artists and Romantic poets for its vast, dramatic landscapes. Well-known for its olive oil, black truffle and some of the best-selling white wine in Italy, Umbria is a fantastic region to learn to cook traditional delicacies bursting with flavour and history.

Your Accommodation

Villa Tesoro is a family-run farm at the crossroads of Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria. This hidden treasure in the heart of the Italian countryside is the perfect destination to enjoy the best that all 3 regions have to offer. With pool and spa this converted farmhouse does not disappoint.

Umbria villa
Umbria villa pool
Umbria bedroom 1
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By the pool

Your holiday price of £1,899 includes:

  • Five cookery lessons with our local Italian chef
  • Private, en-suite accommodation in our Umbrian villa - surrounded by rolling hills and olive groves
  • Sample some of Italy’s finest wines at a private wine tasting
  • Day trips exploring historic and beautiful villages
  • Private transport throughout the stay
  • Group airport transfers *

* Provided you are able to meet them. Please ask for transfer times.

Dates for 2025

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10 May - 17 May£1899Available Ask a question »
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18 Oct - 25 Oct£1899Available Ask a question »
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8 Nov - 15 Nov£1899Available Ask a question »
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15 Nov - 22 Nov£1899Available Ask a question »
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Cooking Holiday in Umbria - Itinerary


Day 1 -

Benvenuti! Welcome to Umbria! You will arrive at the villa where you can settle in, meet your chef and host and enjoy welcome drinks. Dinner this evening is at the villa, prepared by your chef.


Day 2 -

After breakfast, you will have your first cookery lesson with your chef, enjoying the results for lunch. You are free in the afternoon to relax by the pool, or take a wander around the grounds of the villa. Dinner is prepared for you this evening at the villa.


Day 3 -

After breakfast, we will visit Orvieto, a remarkable town renowned for its stunning medieval architecture, rich history, and its dramatic position atop a flat volcanic plateau. Lunch will be at a local Trattoria. Return to the villa in the afternoon, where dinner will be prepared for you by your chef.

 

 


Day 4 -

After breakfast, you will have your second cookery lesson this morning before enjoying your own dishes for lunch. In the afternoon, visit a local winery for a private wine tasting and return to the villa, where your chef will prepare dinner.


Day 5 -

After breakfast, you will head out to Bolsena for a boat trip and lunch. Then later in the afternoon, you will be in the kitchen with your chef preparing dinner at the villa.


Day 6 -

This morning is your fourth cookery lesson, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit Pitigliano, Sorano, and Sovana, three charming towns known for their historical significance, stunning architecture, and unique landscapes. Dinner will be in one of our favourite family-owned restaurants in this area.


Day 7 -

This morning you’ll have your final cookery lesson, followed by lunch. Your afternoon is free to relax in the stunning grounds of the villa. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with your fellow guests.


Day 8 -

After breakfast, you’ll have some time to pack before our driver takes you on our group transfer back to Perugia Airport for your flight home. Arrivederci!


Travel Information

We have found the best flight options for you to book that will meet our complimentary transfer. Please see the details below to help with your travel plans:

  • On the first day of your holiday (not September and October dates), your transfer driver will meet you in the arrivals hall of Perugia Santegidio airport at 10:30 am (Direct flights with Ryanair from London Stansted).
  • On the first day of  your holiday (September and October dates), your transfer driver will  meet you in the arrivals hall of Perugia Santegidio airport at 11:15 am (Direct flights with Ryanair from London Stansted) 
  • On the final day of your holiday, you will be collected and dropped off at Perugia Santegidio airport by 8:15 am (Direct flights to London Stansted with Ryanair).

 

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