2018 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
April 13-21: Freshness of Spring
July 1-8: Summer Flavors Explode at Villa Roncalli
October 23-30: Join us for Olive Harvest 2018
Hands-on and demonstration lessons with the extraordinary Maria Luisa Scolastra in her kitchen at Villa Roncalli. Other lessons with great local cooks in Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca’s fabulous kitchen. 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.
In addition to offering small private tours for as few as four people whenever you like, each year aWeekinUmbriaCooks plans 3 all out spectacular weeks. Our customized tours are your opportunity to experience Umbrian cooking up close and personal with a stellar cast of great chefs and cooks. If you’re looking for the best culinary tour of Umbria, this is it. Our hands-on lessons with local chefs and cooks are the authentic culinary experiences guests keep asking for more of. And you will get into the thick of things. Some lessons will be held in the palazzo’s beautiful kitchen and others in the kitchens of local restaurants. In either case, these extraordinary friends will share some of the dishes for which they are renown.
7-Day Tour package: $2750 per person
(Double occupancy in shared apartment or B&B room. If space permits, for groups up to 8, there will not be a single occupancy charge.) Airfare is NOT included
• accommodations for 7 nights at Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca in Bettona;
• all classes with local chefs and cooks;
• daily guided tours, all entrance fees;
• all meals out (depending on final schedule, there might be one lunch on your own);
• wine tasting at up to 3 fabulous local wineries;
• olive oil tasting at the renown Decimi frantoio;
• Cheese making demonstration (in season) or cooking lesson at a local agriturismo;
• Truffle hunt followed by a wonderful rustic lunch including a pasta dish with truffles;
• pick up and return to airport (to meet one flight each way).
Tour will accept up to 8 people.
Plan your own customized tour whenever you want. All-inclusive tours are available mid-April–mid-November for 4 to 8 people.
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Beautiful accommodations are what we specialize in at Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca
Stay in a beautifully restored 17th-century palazzo where you’ll find comfortable beds, soft towels, and a welcoming host to help make your visit to Umbria memorable. A variety of options for shared and private rooms are available in one and two-bedroom apartments and B&B rooms. Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca is located in the small hill town of Bettona situated between Assisi and Perugia.
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Accommodations for additional days are available for those who wish to stay longer or arrive earlier.