2019 Themed Tours

Join us for a spectacular 7-day themed tour already planned or let me organize a specially customized adventure just for you.

Write info@aWeekinUmbria.com for more information on planning your own private or small group tour

What’s in store for 2019:

May 16-23, 2019 – Knitting Tour

Join us on an exciting week-long fiber adventure featuring Stranded Colorwork workshops with Andre de Castro.

Andre will lead participants in 5 workshops – each approximately 2 1/2 hours – and we will produce a cowl in the Stranded Colorwork technique. Beautiful Rowan yarns will be provided. In addition, you’ll enjoy a week of tours of our fabled hill towns, visits to cashmere and alpaca farms, a weaving demonstration on jacquard looms, visits to knitting and weaving factories, extraordinary food and wine, a cooking lesson and wine tasting, and much more. (Guest instructor to be announced)

And you’ll stay in a beautifully restored 17th-century palazzo in the walled hill town of Bettona.

2019 Culinary & Wine Tours
with Master chef Maria Luisa Scolastra

Join us for a spectacular week savoring the great tastes of Umbrian cuisine and wine. Featuring 3 lessons with Maria Luisa Scolastra of Villa Roncalli

June 29-July 6: Summer Flavors at Villa Roncalli
Sept date to be announced

Hands-on and demonstration lessons with the extraordinary Maria Luisa Scolastra in her kitchen at Villa Roncalli. Other lessons with great local chefs in their kitchens. Meet artisanal producers, visit an organic farm, go on a truffle hunt, watch cheese being made, see prosciutto and sausage preparation, tour spectacular hill towns, enjoy fantastic meals, wine tastings, and much more.

Beautiful accommodations in a restored 17th-century palazzo in the heart of Umbria.

September 21-28: Book Club tour 

You may not have heard but The Name of the Rose is being made into a new 8-part series for TV. Much of it filmed in Umbria. I always said it was the perfect setting and now you can visit where it was filmed. Copies of each of the three books we will read will be sent to you.

Culinary & Wine Tour featuring 2 lessons with Master chef Maria Luisa Scolastra
Join us as we collect the olives and take them to press. Taste the freshest oil you’ll ever find. A spectacular week savoring the great tastes of Umbrian cuisine and wine . . .

Tour cost: $2750 per person ($2500 double occupancy) in a private or shared apartment or B&B room. Airfare is not included.
Our all-inclusive packages include:
• Pick-up and drop off at Rome’s Fiumicino airport;
• 7 nights accommodations at Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca (go to Accommodations);
• Theme related day trips;
• Tours of our fabled hill and plain towns, including Perugia, Assisi, Montefalco, and more;
• All meals (excluding one possible lunch on your own);
• A cooking lesson in the palazzo’s wonderful main kitchen;
• A wine tasting at one of our extraordinary wineries;
• Excursion to Deruta to shop for world famous ceramics;
discover Umbria with one of our guided tours