Umbria Cooking Vacations
Discover the food, wine, and people of Umbria, a region bordering Tuscany to the southeast and rivaling its northwestern neighbor for its natural beauty and culinary riches. Umbria is a mix of rolling countryside and picturesque villages such as Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, and Spoleto—towns full of ancient ruins, medieval and renaissance art, and friendly, laid-back inhabitants waiting to welcome you like a family friend. Your Umbrian cooking classes will expose you to a cuisine rich with local flavors, all wrapped in one of the most pristine and least touristy parts of the country. Journey to Umbria on your Italian culinary vacation with The International Kitchen, where you will be invited to explore the allure of everyday Italian life and the beauty of its cultural and culinary heritage.
Please see the full list of our cooking vacations and cooking holidays in Umbria below. Or, continue browsing our site to learn about the other culinary vacations we have available including exquisite French culinary tours.
Cooking Vacations in Umbria
Discover the art and gastronomy of the ancient town of Spoleto in the heart of Umbria. With an artist as your guide, you’ll delve into the secrets of this beautiful land, visit magical hilltop villages, and cook with four different local chefs, including the Michelin-starred Chef Eros Patrizi.
6 nights – Available any week for a minimum of 2 people, maximum of 6.
Go To Secrets of Spoleto and Umbrian Cooking...
Visit the ancient city of Montefalco in the heart of Umbria and stay in the relaxing Villa Pambuffetti among the cypress trees. Discover Montefalco wines, meet local producers, and take hands-on Umbrian cooking classes!
4 nights – Available on request year-round for a minimum of two people.
Go To Gastronomy in an Italian Villa...
Palazzo Seneca’s Ristorante Vespasia was awarded 1 Michelin star in November 2015.
Spend six or four magical nights at the charming Umbrian palace, Palazzo Seneca, which dates back to the sixteenth century. The hotel is located in the heart of Norcia, and has recently been fully restored. During your cooking lessons with the expert chefs at the Palazzo Seneca, you will learn how to perfect ancient Umbrian culinary traditions using fresh ingredients local to the region such as truffles, pecorino, ricotta, and fresh pork, beef and lamb.
6 or 4 nights — Available any week on request (except January 10-31) for a minimum of 2 people.
Go To A Food Lovers Paradise In Norcia...
Become an expert in Umbrian cuisine during a full week of culinary immersion in the kitchen of Vespasia Restaurant in Norica. Chef Emanuele gives classic Umbrian recipes a modern and delicious touch. He has worked in many prestigious restaurants around Italy, such as ‘Al Palazzo,’ (one Michelin star), ‘I Vechhi Tempi,’ and ‘La Frasca,’ (two Michelin stars), and has had many years of experience as a culinary teacher.
6 nights — Available any week on request September through July.
Go To An Intensive Cooking Stage In Norcia...
Discover the breath-taking beauty of the Umbrian countryside in this exclusive hiking and cooking getaway to the medieval town of Norcia. When not exploring the hilly region of the area — including nearby medieval towns — learn about Umbrian cuisine from Chef Emanuele.
6 nights – Available any week on request April to October (excluding July and August).
Go To Cooking and Hiking in the Umbrian Hills...
Spend seven nights in the heart of the Umbrian countryside during this cooking vacation in Italy. Enjoy cooking lessons with a local woman and explore the beauties of the Italian interior.
7 nights — October 29-November 5, 2016, November 12-19, 2016, April 1-8, 2017, November 4-11, 2017, and on request.
Go To Country Cooking In Umbria...
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