Hiking is not only one of the healthiest activities, but it allows us to explore the great outdoors, free our minds, and breathe plenty of fresh air.
Umbria is known as Italy’s “green heart”, and is among the best areas for hiking. The harmonious fusion of nature and history provides truly unique opportunities for fun and exploration.
Starting from the heights of Orvieto’s thousand-year-old volcanic rock cliff, you’ll discover well kept hiking trails meandering through unspoilednature, with opportunities to experience art, food, and wine in the company of local guide,who will immerse you in the history of ancient “Urbe Vetus”
Umbria produces the most black truffles in Italy and their quality is famous throughout the world.Truffle hunting in Umbria remains a beautiful and simple pursuit. The image of mountains, hunters, dogs, and a leather bag full of truffles has remained unchanged for centuries. Truffles are one of the most prized ingredients in any kitchen, with each variety of truffle offering its own special aroma suitable for specific dishes.
Do you want to experience thrill of truffle hunting with dogs?Follow our hunter and his hounds through the woods and experience the surge of excitement as they locate these edible treasures.
We offer truffle hunting experiences on request, according to the truffle hunter’s availability.
Walking in the Woods
With an expert truffle hunter we explore the truffle-rich forests and pastures, following his expert dogs. Back at thefamily farmhouse we discover the secrets of a family culinary tradition. Grandma accompanies us to the pasta room where we learn to make fresh pasta and other local delicacies. We also indulge in an assortment of home-made specialties and great local wine. Then we sit down to a big traditional Umbrian mountain lunch where all our recipes have a ‘wild’ flavor.
Truffle Hunting with Dog Trainer
The young truffle hunter is also a dog trainer. He works in a dog center, training dogs for truffle hunting and basic abedience. He will bring us in his caves, looking for black truffles, sharing his replicas de relojes knowledge with Umbria in Tour guests! After the huting we will have lunch with the truffle found in a beautiful farm house a few kilometres far, to enjoy an amazing complete lunch based on truffle dishes.
Umbria has a centuries long tradition of cultivating grapes and producing wine. Tthe Etruscan-Roman wine trail wends its way through most of the region, and many of the wines produced here are known and appreciated around the world.
Umbria mainly producesChardonnay,Grechetto,Trebbiano, and Malvasia Bianca for white wines, and Sangiovese,Sagrantino,Montepulciano,Merlot,Barbera, and Canaiolo for red wines.
But it’s Orvieto Classicothat is one of the most famous white wines in Italy. Certified as Denomination of Controlled Origin in 1971, today it is one of the best known wines in the region. Orvieto Classico is made from Trebbiano, Procanico, and Grechetto grapes. Orvieto DOC also includes Orvieto Classico, and is reserved for white wines including secco, abboccato, amabile, dolce, superiore, vendemmia tardiva, and muffa nobile.
Thanks to our expertise in Umbrian wines ranging from Super Umbrians to less well known varieties,we can offer tailor made tours to satisfy any request.
Over the past ten years, the Italian craft beer industry has grown and evolved while remaining largely under the radar for most visitors. Today more than ever, Italians are becoming serious about beer.
With over 500 breweries nationwide, thousands of labels on the market and constantly evolving trends, deciphering the culture of Italian craft beer is not an easy undertaking. Our private beer tastings are the answer for anyone curious about the Italian craft beer scene.
Although Umbria is famous for its wine,Umbria in Tour wants the world to know that there is a thriving craft beer scene in Umbria! Let us introduce you to some of our favorite places to help you better understand this world on acraft beer tour!
Umbria is the first Italian region to have obtained “Protected Denomination of Origin” recognition for the entire territory. Olive trees are still cultivated according to traditional methods, while the fruit is now pressed using modern equipment that increases production while preserving the high quality of the olive oil.
We are proud to collaborate with local oil mills, most of which are still located at historic farmhouses. This is a great occasion for you to learn how to taste and appreciate Umbria’s liquid gold. You will learn to differentiate between authentic, top-quality, traditional local production and mass produced industrial oils.
Why not switch things up for your next wine tasting and include a honey tasting as well?Guest have the unique opportunity to visit a working apiary to learn how honeybees make this liquid gold we call honey. Umbria, the “Green Heart of Italy”, is packed with pollen-rich vegetation, making it the ideal environment for honeybees. Beekeeping in Umbria dates back to the first civilizations that inhabited the region, and was perfected by the Etruscans and Romans.
Umbrian producersmake chestnut honey, the bitterest of the classic honey varieties, wildflower honey, the most commercially used, alfalfa honey, and acacia honey. With our Honey Tours you’ll be guided through the whole honey process from hive to jar. Book a tour to discover the secret life of bees and sample our sumptuous local honey!
From Hive to Jar
Let us guide you through the whole honey process from hive to jar,and discover the secret life of Bees! We’ll talk you through all aspects of life as a bee, from their well-known protection mechanisms to how they create honeycombs. Watch honey being extracted and bottled!
Sample Sumptous Local Honey
What do you know about honey?Can you tell which plant’s pollen went into making each variety of honey? Can you judge by the colour of the honey or by its taste? Book your tasting tosample a whole range of honeys, all produced in the Green Heart of Italy!
Umbria boasts herding and cheese-making traditions that go back for centuries. Join us for a visit to dairy farms wherewe can see how fresh, local milk is transformed into cheese, using the most modern technologies while respecting tradition. The Umbrian landscape is especially adapted to sheep herding, and the local pecorino – sheep milk cheese – is particularly appreciated.
Umbria’s cheese production tradition dates back nearly 3,000 years. The local pecorino is recognized as being of the highest quality compared to those of other regions, however it’s less well known at the national level. Our cheese itineraries is the perfect way to discover them!
A cheese tasting is a unique experience that unveils the ancient flavors of Umbria. Book a tour and fall in love with our countryside, its soul, and its ancestral tastes!
Have you ever been to Umbria?Cities of art, overflowing with culture, breathtaking views across the unspoiled countryside, medieval villages that ooze with charm: Umbria embodies the romantic concept of Italy.
Umbria your Green Heart
If you are looking for a tasteful journey, Umbria is a region of ancient culinary traditions which are often maintained, sometimes revisited: a combination of flavours, colours and smells to be discovered.
And above all there are wines and typical products of world renown that will offer a delicious meal around every corner of ancient stone.
Let us take you on this 7-day food and wine tour and discover the authentic flavors of Umbria!
Tailor-Made just for you
DAY 1: SPOLETO
TRANSFER FROM APT TO SPOLETO ARRIVAL IN SPOLETO INTRODUCTIONS PRESENTATIONS WELCOME DINNER
DAY 2: ASSISI
COOKING CLASS IN A FARM HOUSE IN ASSISI WITH LUNCH GUIDED EXPLORATION WITHIN THE CITY OF ASSISI BACK TO SPOLETO DINNER AT PIZZERIA
DAY 3: SPELLO
VISIT OF THE ANCIENT CITY OF SPELLO FREE AFTERNOON DINNER AT RESTAURANT
DAY 4: BEVAGNA
VISIT OF BEVAGNA FREE LUNCH COOKING CLASS AND WINE TASTING IN A VINEYARD PRODUCING “SAGRANTINO” DINNER IN A VINEYARD
DAY 5: TRUFFLE HUNTING
TRUFFLE HUNTING IN A BEAUTIFUL SMALL VILLAGE SPECIAL LUNCH WITH TRUFFLE DISHES BACK TO SPOLETO AND FREE TIME DINNER NOT INCLUDED
DAY 6: ORVIETO
VISIT OF ORVIETO UNDERGROUND CAVES AND DUOMO WINE AND FOOD TASTING IN A LOCAL CANTINA BACK TO SPOLETO FAREWEL DINNER AT RESTAURANT
Umbrian cuisine is all about tradition, featuring lesser-known dishes mostly based on “la cucina povera” – inexpensive ingredients available to all. Little influenced by neighbouring regions, Umbrian food leans heavily on meats and cheeses combined with locally cultivated cereals, grains, and vegetables. These basic ingredients are prepared as simple daily meals and also for celebratory feasts. Simple techniques are used in order to enhance the flavors of the raw materials. Our cooking courses offer opportunities for both professional chefs and home cooks to learn the genuine traditions of the region. Italians are passionate about food and the authentic tastes that define their own regions and are always happy to share them.
Our cooking courses are complete cultural experiences that immerse participants in the fields, farms, olive groves, and wineries that produce inspirational fresh and seasonal ingredients. For those interested in advanced cooking classes with our professional chefs, menus range from simple to more complex ingredients and techniques befitting a professional kitchen, blending traditional flavors with modern high cuisine. For home cooks, curious about the genuine, everyday recipes prepared in Umbrian family kitchens,our expert Italian cook will introduce you to the joy of selecting seasonal ingredients, then preparing them together for joyful shared meals.
The flavors, colors, and aromas of Umbria are waiting to be discovered. This is a perfect opportunity to taste, learn, and experience the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine in a friendly and fun atmosphere!