Duration: 05 Days
COUNTRIES VISITED: ITALY
PLACES VISITED: Rome, Corciano, Assisi & Gubbio.
Arrive at Rome Airport, Move to Corciano, and post arrival check into your hotel. Relax or enjoy your half free day in Corciano on your own.
Arrival in the farmhouse. Hands-on cooking lesson. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines. In the afternoon you will visit the cities of Corciano and Castiglione Del Lago. Corciano is a classic central Italian medieval town. It sits on a hill, is surrounded by a city wall and is full of priceless works of art and architecture. ‘Presepe a Corciano‘takes place over the Christmas period. The streets of the whole town feature scenes from the Nativity with life size models of shepherds, children, animals etc. The event also coincides with the “Mercato dei sapori di qualità” where visitors can taste typical Umbrian food and wine products. Castiglione Del Lago is the main town on the western shore of Trasimeno lake, the Umbria’s largest lake. The city is a lovely place to visit during the Christmas time. It sits on a hilltop which many thousands of years ago was the Lake’s fourth island before the gully dried up and it became connected to the land.
After Breakfast Hands-on cooking lesson. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines. You will visit the mystical city of Assisi, a beautiful medieval town based on Mount Subasio, overlooking a peaceful Umbrian landscape. Assisi is essentially known for the fact that it’s the place of birth of St. Francis in and that of Santa Chiara. You will visit the city and the famous churches like the St. Francis Church filled with spectacular frescoes by Giotto, and also the Eremo delle Carcer, a peacefully isolated church and monastery in the wooded slopes just outside Assisi’s walls and the St. Damiano church. Professional guide in the tour.
After Breakfast Hands-on cooking lesson. You will prepare a four course lunch. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines. You will visit Gubbio with a professional guide. Lying on the slopes of Monte Ingino, it is one of the most ancient towns of Umbria, extremely well preserved during centuries and rich of monuments testifying its glorious past. Here in the Christmas time you can see the Christmas tree which every year in the evening, Immaculate Conception eve, lights along the slopes of Monte Ingino. It is the biggest tree in the world, by now a real symbol of Gubbio.
Enjoy a tasty breakfast before returning the Rome Airport and catching your return flight home.