Featured holiday Olive oil tasting holiday in Umbria Italy

4 nights/5 days
This luxury holiday to Umbria features the olive oils of Umbria and includes tasting and learning about their use in quintessential Umbrian cuisine. You are based at the Villa di Monte Solare not far from Lake Trasimeno and Perugia. The hotel’s estate has 80 hectares of olive groves as well as vineyards. You take part in a hands-on cookery lesson 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
  • Hire of a Group B car for the duration of the holiday
  • One 3-course dinner
  • One olive oil tasting at the Villa di Monte Solare
  • One wine tasting with the hotel’s sommelier
  • Entrance to the chocolate factory and museum of ‘La Perugina’
  • One hands-on cookery lesson
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Luxury olive oil tasting holiday in Umbria

Highlights

One olive oil tasting • One wine tasting with the hotel’s sommelier (selection of 3 wines) with Umbrian finger food • Entrance to the chocolate factory and museum of ‘La Perugina’ • One hands-on cookery lesson • One three-course dinner

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

From about

£1,650

Holiday Code FHIT21

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 olive oil tasting 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

£1,650

Holiday Code FHIT21

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
● Hire of a Group B car for the duration of your stay
● 4 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Classic double room at the Villa di Monte Solare, Umbria
● One 3-course dinner from the A la Carte menu in the hotel restaurant (drinks not included)
● One olive oil tasting at the Villa di Monte Solare
● One wine tasting with the hotel’s sommelier (selection of 3 wines)
● Entrance to the chocolate factory and museum of ‘La Perugina’
● One hands-on cookery lesson (3 hours with 4 course lunch with drinks included, an apron and recipe booklet). Themes of the lessons include famous Italian dishes, seasonal specialities and quintessential Umbria-Tuscan cuisine.
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

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

From about

£1,650

Holiday Code FHIT21

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
• Hire of a Group B car for the duration of your stay
• 4 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Classic double room at the Villa di Monte Solare, Umbria
• One 3-course dinner from the A la Carte menu in the hotel restaurant (drinks not included)
• One olive oil tasting at the Villa di Monte Solare
• One wine tasting with the hotel’s sommelier (selection of 3 wines)
• Entrance to the chocolate factory and museum of ‘La Perugina’
• One hands-on cookery lesson (3 hours with 4 course lunch with drinks included, an apron and recipe booklet). Themes of the lessons include famous Italian dishes, seasonal specialities and quintessential Umbria-Tuscan cuisine.
• 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 Fiumicino several times a day. The drive from Rome airport to the hotel is about 2 hours. We can also book you on other airlines that might have departures from UK regional airports.

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

From about

£1,650

Holiday Code FHIT21

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
• Hire of a Group B car for the duration of your stay
• 4 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Classic double room at the Villa di Monte Solare, Umbria
• One 3-course dinner from the A la Carte menu in the hotel restaurant (drinks not included)
• One olive oil tasting at the Villa di Monte Solare
• One wine tasting with the hotel’s sommelier (selection of 3 wines)
• Entrance to the chocolate factory and museum of ‘La Perugina’
• One hands-on cookery lesson (3 hours with 4 course lunch with drinks included, an apron and recipe booklet). Themes of the lessons include famous Italian dishes, seasonal specialities and quintessential Umbria-Tuscan cuisine.
• 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 Fiumicino several times a day. The drive from Rome airport to the hotel is about 2 hours. We can also book you on other airlines that might have departures from UK regional airports.

Luxury olive oil tasting 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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