Featured holiday Cookery holiday in Umbria Italy

4 nights/5 days
Discover the traditions of Umbrian cuisine and cookery with this 4-night holiday with hands-on cookery classes at the Villa di Monte Solare near Perugia plus wine-tasting, and two dinners. During your stay we recommend a visit to the historic cities of Perugia and Assisi. This holiday operates with 2-6 people on certain dates but can be operated for just 2 people on dates of your choice too.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Rome return, economy
  • Mini-bus transfer from Rome airport to the hotel and back
  • Two cookery classes each of 3 hours’ duration
  • Two dinners
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Luxury cookery holiday in Umbria

Highlights

Two cookery classes each of 3 hours’ duration • Recipe booklet • Meal follows each cookery lessons

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 4 nights.

From about

£1,820

Holiday Code FHIT17

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury cookery holiday in Umbria

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 4 nights.

From about

£1,820

Holiday Code FHIT17

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include ● Scheduled flights with British Airways London Heathrow to Rome return, economy
● Mini-bus transfer from Rome airport to the hotel and back
● Transport by luxury mini-bus from Rome airport to the hotel and back
● Four nights’ bed and breakfast in a Superior double room at the Villa di Monte Solare, at Tavernelle di Panicale
● Two dinners at the hotel
● Two cookery classes each of 3 hours’ duration
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Additional information This holiday operates on 26 Apr 2020, 10 May 2020, 14 June 2020, 20 September 2020.
Holidays for two people can take place at any time subject to availability.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 4 nights.

From about

£1,820

Holiday Code FHIT17

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London Heathrow to Rome return, economy
• Mini-bus transfer from Rome airport to the hotel and back
• Transport by luxury mini-bus from Rome airport to the hotel and back
• Four nights’ bed and breakfast in a Superior double room at the Villa di Monte Solare, at Tavernelle di Panicale
• Two dinners at the hotel
• Two cookery classes each of 3 hours’ duration
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are scheduled flights with British Airways from London Heathrow to Rome, several times a day. You are collected at Rome airport and transferred to your hotel by mini-bus, a journey time of about 2 hours. If you are booking this holiday for just two people, you may want to have the use of a hire-car instead of the transfer.

Additional information This holiday operates on 26 Apr 2020, 10 May 2020, 14 June 2020, 20 September 2020.
Holidays for two people can take place at any time subject to availability.

Luxury cookery holiday in Umbria

Expressions Holidays includes this hotel in this holiday.
Hotels included in this tour
Tavernelle di Panicale
Hotel Villa di Monte Solare

Hotel Villa di Monte Solare is an exclusive, romantic 4-star property in a beautiful location. Delicious local cuisine, excellent spa facilities and extensive gardens, vineyards, olive groves and woodlands make this a relaxing retreat in rural Italy.

Superior double room

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for 4 nights.

From about

£1,820

Holiday Code FHIT17

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Our prices include • Scheduled flights with British Airways London Heathrow to Rome return, economy
• Mini-bus transfer from Rome airport to the hotel and back
• Transport by luxury mini-bus from Rome airport to the hotel and back
• Four nights’ bed and breakfast in a Superior double room at the Villa di Monte Solare, at Tavernelle di Panicale
• Two dinners at the hotel
• Two cookery classes each of 3 hours’ duration
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

The journey and how you get there There are scheduled flights with British Airways from London Heathrow to Rome, several times a day. You are collected at Rome airport and transferred to your hotel by mini-bus, a journey time of about 2 hours. If you are booking this holiday for just two people, you may want to have the use of a hire-car instead of the transfer.

Additional information This holiday operates on 26 Apr 2020, 10 May 2020, 14 June 2020, 20 September 2020.
Holidays for two people can take place at any time subject to availability.

Luxury cookery holiday in Umbria

Highlights of Umbria

Shop for ceramics in Gubbio, truffles and cooked meats from Norcia. Dramatic landscapes of the Monte Sibillini and one of Europe's highest waterfalls called the Cascate delle Marmore near Terni. One of Italy's beauty spots is the Fonti del Clitunno south of Trevi. See carpentry and woodworking in Todi. Visit the wine museum in Torgiano. Forests of holm oak near Spoleto. Antique fair in April and a national craft fair in August and September in Todi.

Cultural highlights of Umbria

A mixture of religious and secular art and architecture makes Umbria fascinating. The cities of Perugia and Assisi are great centres but the smaller towns of Gubbio, Todi, Spoleto and Spello are also of outstanding interest. Highlights of the region include the Fontana Maggiore in the Piazza IV Novembre in Perugia. Perugia`s Galleria Nazionale containing works by Perugino and Pinturicchio. Gattapone`s Palazzo dei Consoli in Gubbio and his Ponte delle Torri in Spoleto. The `Adoration of the Magi` by Perugino in the church of the Madonna della Lacrime in Trevi. Frescoes by Matteo da Gualdo in the Pinacoteca of Gualdo Tadino. `San Sebastiano` by Luca Signorelli in the Pinacoteca at Citta di Castello. Frescoes by Giotto and Lorenzetti in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi.

Festivals in Umbria

Perugia has a jazz festival in the summer and the Sagra Musicale music festival held in its churches in September. Orvieto holds concerts in August and has a firework display on the 15th. Spoleto`s Festival of the Two Worlds, a world-class cultural event, takes place June and July. Spello holds its Infiorata in June when the streets are decked with flowers. Foligno holds jousting in September during its Giostra della Quintane.

Gastronomy in Umbria

Umbria's gastronomy is very much a product of its earth and waters: Mushrooms and truffles flavour many dishes, Game and wild boar, Trevi produces black celery, olive oil and black truffles, Pecorino cheese from Torgiano, Todi offers Panzanella, dried bread soaked and marinated in sliced tomato, basil, onion and olive oil, Sweet macheroni with walnuts, Salami and sausages are a regional speciality, Trout from the rivers and perch from Lake Trasimeno, Strangozzi and Bici are local pasta, often flavoured with porcini and truffles. Umbria produces some high quality robust red wines near Torgiano (Rubesco produced by Lungarotti for example) and Orvieto is known for its white wine.

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