The Treasures of Umbria: Glass, Textiles and Ceramic

Join us and discover the unique traditions of Umbria. Enjoy our cooking classes and taste our amazing wine!

Wine tasting, Food tasting, Culinary experience, Local activities, Walking & Sightseeing, Cooking local food
€1,200.00
  • 3 persons and more: €860.00 per person
  • 5 persons and more: €750.00 per person

When to book - availability

From 5th to 9th October 2017

Highlights

  • 3 Hand-on cooking classes
  • Deruta Ceramic and Wine tour
  • Urban trekking and hand-weaving workshop
  • Piegaro the Glass Museum and the chestnut Festival
  • Accomodation in the apartment of the farmhouse "La volpe e l'uva"
Languages: English
Duration: 4 hours
Group size: 1-8
Starting / Meeting point: Arrival at the country farm “La volpe e l’uva”
Description

Umbria is a land rich of traditions and of precious handicraft. Just in Umbria, in fact, the glass, textiles and ceramics craftsmen pass down their craft from one generation to another, keeping alive passion, creativity and care for the high quality of products.

This Tour is a unique journey through the Umbrian handicrafts . The ceramics of Deruta, a small town clinging to a hilltop, are world renowned. The origin of this production dates as far back as the Etruscans, and fine ceramics were produced here in the Middle Ages. But it was during the Renaissance that the art of Deruta reached its maximum splendor, admired and sought after by the nobles of all of Europe.

The Umbrian textile activities have a long tradition: between XIV and XV centuries was very widespread “Perugia tablecloth”, fabrics with geometric and figurative decorations of animals such as griffins and eagles. Glass-making is typical of Piegaro, where it has been practiced for eight hundred years; the windows of the Duomo of Orvieto were created there.

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY OF THE TOUR

Thursday 5th October– Arrive in Perugia

Arrival at the country farm “La volpe e l’uva” (Perugia, Central Italy, Umbria, near Tuscany). Check-in your apartment at 4:00pm.

Friday 6th October– Cooking + Deruta Ceramic and Wine tour Morning.

Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10.00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations in your apartment accompanied by our wines. Afternoon. You will visit a Ceramic Laboratory in Deruta where the majolicas are completely handmade. Deruta ceramics are a milestone in the history of Italian pottery. They gained worldwide fame during the Renaissance thanks to their creative and qualitative excellence. Their high quality products keeps the tradition alive and evokes the classic decorations of the various periods of Deruta. The production cycle is completely carried-out within the company and rigorously worked by hand in all its phases. Then you will have a guided wine tour and tastings.

Saturday 87th October– Cooking + Urban trekking and hand-weaving workshop

Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10.00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations in your apartment accompanied by our wines. Afternoon. Urban trekking is an excellent way to discover the lesser-known parts of the beautiful city of Perugia. It is a way to slow down and experience the local life and it is the most sustainable of all forms of tourism. The urban trekking winds through the streets of the city to discover the tourist’s excellences in Perugia. You will have a Workshop in the “Giuditta Brozzetti” Hand Weaving Museum-Atelier. The museum/laboratory was founded in 1921 by Giuditta Brozzetti and is one of the few remaining hand-weaving workshops in Italy today. The Giuditta Brozzetti artistic hand weaving laboratory-museum is located in the first Franciscan church in Perugia, built around the year 1212.

Sunday8th October– Cooking + Piegaro the Glass Museum and the chestnut Festival

Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10.00 am. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations in your apartment accompanied by our wines. Afternoon. You will visit the medieval village of Piegaro : a Thriving Glass Center for 750 Years. In the Glass Museum you can admire the artistic ability and technique of twenty glass artisans from all over Italy: it will be a journey through different techniques and styles, you can see demonstrations of working furnace, various types of glass blowing, flame-working , Tiffany technique, engraving, glass fusing, glass painting. In the village you will participate in the Chestnut Festival. Chestnuts are roasting in every piazza, food booths offer Torta al Testo, chestnut pastries and the first wine, Mosto, barely fermented. This is a special day to celebrate in Piegaro and eat a lot of great food!

Monday 9th October: Departure

What's included

  • Accommodation in the apartment of the farmhouse “la volpe e l’uva” in Perugia
    (40mq, lounge with cooking area and double sofa bed double bedroom and bathroom), included bed linen, towels, final cleaning. Extra heating on consumption. 
  • 3 breakfasts (in your apartment you will find coffee, milk, biscuits, jams, butter and sugar) 
  • 3 cooking classes of approximately 4 hours, 
  • 3 Four course meal from the cooking lesson; 
  • Umbrian wines during meals, 
  • liquors for after dinner/lunch; 
  • Certificate of participation; 
  • Folder with all the recipes; 
  • Apron of Let’s cook in Umbria. 
  • Deruta Ceramic and Wine tour 
  • Urban trekking and hand-weaving workshop 
  • Piegaro the Glass Museum and the chestnut Festival.

Cancellations

  • Cancel up to 30 days before - get 70% refund. 
  • Cancel up between 30 and 14 days before - get 50% refund. 
  • Cancel 14 days before and - no refund possible.
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