Secrets of Spoleto and Umbrian Cooking

Umbria is Italy’s spellbinding heart of natural beauty and is acclaimed for its culinary authenticity and genuineness, even by Italians themselves. Spoleto — your home for this classic Italy cooking vacation and fabulous artistic adventure — is a center of culture for its many attractions, from its festivals to its ancient sites and cuisine. Often described as a little piece of heaven fallen to earth, it’s a town that truly embodies the history of Italy at every turn. The cuisine here is rustic, and while sometimes referred to “peasant cooking,” it truly is from the land, with ingredients like farro, wild herbs, truffles, and lentils, as well as a plethora of cured meats.

Explore this wonderful town with a guide by your side, well-known artist and activist Richard di San Marzano. Richard has created events and organized trips for many famous actors and artists. He will help you discover the secrets of Umbria, both culinary and otherwise!

Secrets of Spoleto and Umbrian Cooking

Umbria is Italy’s spellbinding heart of natural beauty and is acclaimed for its culinary authenticity and genuineness, even by Italians themselves. Spoleto — your home for this classic Italy cooking vacation and fabulous artistic adventure — is a center of culture for its many attractions, from its festivals to its ancient sites and cuisine. Often described as a little piece of heaven fallen to earth, it’s a town that truly embodies the history of Italy at every turn. The cuisine here is rustic, and while sometimes referred to “peasant cooking,” it truly is from the land, with ingredients like farro, wild herbs, truffles, and lentils, as well as a plethora of cured meats.

Explore this wonderful town with a guide by your side, well-known artist and activist Richard di San Marzano. Richard has created events and organized trips for many famous actors and artists. He will help you discover the secrets of Umbria, both culinary and otherwise!


Trip Details

Your 4 hands-on cooking classes will demonstrate how art and history connect with the gastronomy of a place. Your cooking classes will be lead by different chefs or cooks, including:

  • a master class with a Michelin-starred chef, Eros Patrizi
  • ‘Mamma’ Proietti, owner of a popular local restaurant, who will share her family’s recipes, all seasonally based
  • the young chef of your hotel, Alfredo, for a class on homemade pasta and traditional Italian food
  • a true mountain country cook named Angela, whose traditional lore and skills are remarkable, for a class featuring local products such as farro, lentils, free-range meat, wild herbs, and honey


We Can Help Plan It All

Flights, additional nights and tours, Transportation, and Much More

We might not be able to pack for you, but there are tons of things we can help with to make your vacation that much better.

Contact us for more information, or you can indicate your interest during check out and we will follow up directly!

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