Authentic Cooking classes, vacations - Italy Umbri: Cooking class in Umbria
Let's cook in Umbria offers cooking classes, winery tours, gourmet tours, excursions to artisan chocolate and olive oil producers, truffle hunting and very popular cooking vacation programs that include accommodations and excursions to remote village

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Immerse yourself in the rhythms and beauty of farm life through Let’s Cook in Umbria’s many adventures, Italian cookery classes and cultural activities. Since 2005 we have been offering an authentic cooking experience, set in a real farmhouse located in the heart of Italy.

Come join our italian cooking classes, gourmet tours, visits to chocolate and olive oil producers and truffle hunting and excursions to villages throughout Umbria and Tuscany. We offer a unique opportunity to spend some time in the countryside of Italy, learning about authentic Italian food, touring beautiful art sites and relaxing in the garden or by the pool. In the farm we produce vegetables, fruits, eggs, jams, wine and extra-virgin olive oil: the same local ingredients that are used to prepare the food during our cooking lessons.

Let’s Cook in Umbria is an oasis of peace where you can rejuvenate your senses. Located in the heart of Italy, not far from Tuscany, the farmhouse is surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and olive trees, and steeped in Etruscan and Medieval history. The farm features cozy, well-appointed apartments, breath-taking views and unique cooking activities that will allow you to fully experience the authentic rhythms and beauty of life in a farm.

Raffaella runs this scenic and peaceful family farm, only 4km from the historical center of Perugia.
The cooking classes and the lunches are held in Raffaella's home. During the hands-on cookery lessons you will have the chance to prepare some authentic Italian dishes in an informal and friendly environment, and will learn the passion of the Italian kitchen. Our Italian (English-speaking) teacher will guide you through the preparation of simple but delicious Italian recipes and will reveal some of her culinary secrets.
Raffaella is waiting you to offer a truly unique culinary adventure!

We offer several proposals to meet your requirements: one day cooking class, 2 to 3 days cookery courses, and packages including accommodation, cooking classes and half day trip to the producers of extra virgin olive oil, truffle, chocolate and wines ��" including a tasting of their products ��" or to some artistic cities in Umbria and Tuscany. We will provide you with a minibus, driver and professional guide.

Our cooking programs are available year round on request for a minimum of 2 two people

Typical Day

Program of one /single day Cooking Class

09:30 Arrive in the country farm “la volpe e l’uva” in Perugia. Raffaella will introduce you in her home and present the day’s menu. The teacher, who speaks English, will teach you how to make delicious Umbrian/Italian recipes. You will learn the basic skills necessary to prepare authentic Italian dishes (hand-made pastas, gnocchi, strangozzi, desserts and sauces for example) ! You will proceed with the hands-on preparation of your lunch, from starter to dessert, wine, water and liquors included! All the Recipes come from the Umbrian tradition.

13:00 Enjoy the fruits of your work! Eat the foods that you just created complemented by our wine and our extra virgin olive oil.

Day by Day Itinerary of the 4 day /5 night Cooking Tour

•Day 1Arrive in Perugia
Arrival at the country farm “La volpe e l’uva” (Perugia, Central Italy, Umbria, near Tuscany). Check-in your apartment at 4:00pm.
•Day 2 Cooking + Chocolate and Deruta Ceramic Tours
Hands-on cooking class starts around 10:00am. You will prepare a four course lunch that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines.
The tour take place from 15.00 to 19.00.
At first you will visit the Perugia’s chocolate factory and the Chocolate Museum to learn about chocolate production. The museum explains the process of converting cocoa into chocolate, and introduces the history of the Perugina chocolate company.
Than you will visit a ceramic laboratory in Deruta where the majolicas are completely handmade. Deruta ceramics are a milestone in the history of Italian pottery. They gained worldwide fame during the Renaissance thanks to their creative and qualitative excellence. Their high quality products keeps the tradition alive and evokes the classic decorations of the various periods of Deruta. The production cycle is completely carried-out within the company and rigorously worked by hand in all its phases.
•Day 3- Cooking + Wine and Olive oil Tour
Hands-on cooking class starts around 10:00am. You will prepare a four course lunch that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines.
The wine tour take place from 15.00 to 19.00. It is a wine tour in a winery that produces Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCGS. You will have a guided tour of the vineyard, cellars finishing up with a test of local Umbrian specialties and the wines. You will also visit the medieval cities of Bevagna and Montefalco. Our olive oil tours include visits to family-run oil mills in the most famous Umbrian oil regions with tasting of the local produce along with accompanying local food products.
•Day 4 Cooking + Assisi Tour
Hands-on cooking class starts around 10:00am. You will prepare a four course lunch that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines.
The excursion take place from 15.00 to 19.00. You will visit the mystical city of Assisi, a beautiful medieval town based on Mount Subasio, overlooking a peaceful Umbrian landscape. The tour will allow to get to know the main landmarks where st. Francis lived. You can see the st. Francis Basilica whose superior walls were frescoed by Giotto and Cimabue. You will also visit the Eremo delle carceri, one of the oldest Franciscan convents.
•Day 5 Departure

You can find other cooking program in the site of Let's Cook in Umbria

Age range, type of group

Groups are keep small and vary between 2 and 6 participants, to better enjoy each other's company and to get all the attention from your hosts.
We also accept bigger groups (up to 20 person) for cooking classes and tours in Italy. If you are interested send me a request.

Sleeping and meals

LA VOLPE E L'UVA is a beautifully restored farmhouse set overlooking the Umbria Valley.
If you wish to experience the joy of authentic Umbrian living and explore the region and its splendor,
then La volpe e l'uva is the place for you. The farmhouse is in the beautiful heart of the Umbria valley, near to Tuscany, Italy, sourronded by 10 hectares of olive groves, vineyards and fruit trees.
Five independent apartments have been restored around the ancient stone house, which dates back to the 17th century.
It is only 4km far from the historic centre of Perugia and offers a suggestive view of the Umbrian hills.
The proximity to Perugia, makes the holidays farm's position ideal for visiting other artistic towns in Umbria , such as Assisi, Gubbio, Todi, Orvieto and the Trasimeno lake and towns in Tuscany like Siena, Arezzo and Cortona. There is a lovely swimming pool from which you can enjoy the panoramic view. All apartments have been comfortably furnished in farm-style teak furniture with great attention for detail. The farm lies on a hill and offers absolute peace and quiet with spectacular views of the surrounding hills and Perugia.

Facilities in the country farm:

* Swimming pool (6 X 12)
* Car Park
* Garden
* Play area for children
* Outdoor barbecue
* Sell of wine, olive oil and jams
* guided tours (on request)
* Cooking courses (on request)
* Sing courses (on request)
* Baby bed
* Animals allowed
* Credit Cards

Policies & Restrictions

No restrictions


Rates are dependent on the type of cooking program, the number of partecipants and the type of accomodation.
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My goal is to offer an unforgettable holiday in central Italy that combines Italian food, art, and our local culture, an holiday during which people can live in a real farmhouse surrounded by Umbrian hills, discover the secrets of our traditional cooking and enjoy of the artistic richness of our wonderful region

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strada comunale San Marino 25
Perugia, Italy 6125

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