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Assisi: Organic Winery Tour with Tastings & Typical Food

1. Assisi: Organic Winery Tour with Tastings & Typical Food

This is a tour for wine lovers who want to taste the features of natural and authentic wines, while trying local fare and enjoying the fresh air on Mount Subasio's slopes. On your guided tour of this family-owned, organic winery, you'll get an inside look at the full production cycle, from vineyards to bottle. Then, you'll taste five different organic wines, each paired with hot bruschetta, a selection of typical Norcia salami and local cheeses with jams and organic balsamic vinegar.  * The pickup and drop-off is not included.

Assisi: 3-Hour Guided City Walk

2. Assisi: 3-Hour Guided City Walk

After meeting in the city's main square, you will be welcome to purchase a cup of coffe before heading out for your city walk. Throughout the city walk you will have a professional photo session in various unique places throughout Assisi, with your guide creating a personal photo album for you. Starting from the main square, your guide to tell you the stories that founded the square and the buildings that compose it, such as the ancient temple of Minerva, the Town Hall, and the frescoes. Once finished with the city center your group will decide together where to go and what to do based on your collective interests. Your choices will be the Basilica of St. Francis and the Church of St. Clare, the medieval structures and medieval lifestyles of various structures in the city and La Roca Castle, wonderful views of the city and panoramic views hidden in various alleys throughout the city, and unique off-the-map places in the city.

Perugia: Market Tour, Cooking Class, and Name Your Recipes

3. Perugia: Market Tour, Cooking Class, and Name Your Recipes

Try food shopping at a local market and traditional food shop along with your expert host. See the amazing produce and get inspired about the ingredients you’d love to experiment with. After choosing your ingredients, head back at your host's home in order to create and name two of your very own recipes. Using the 3-5 staple ingredients that captured your imagination, immerse yourself in a private cooking class. With expert guidance, you will learn how to prepare your chosen ingredients and make two of your own Italian creations.   Cultivate your creativity and confidence in the kitchen by adding an Italian flair to your dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

Perugia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

4. Perugia: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Take part in an authentic, private dining experience at a local's home. Watch an exclusive cooking show and taste authentic recipes that have been treasured in family cookbooks and passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee). At the end of the experience, take your souvenir apron back home.

Assisi: Authentic Hands-on Cooking Class

5. Assisi: Authentic Hands-on Cooking Class

Learn to cook like a local in a typical countryside home in Assisi and get hands-on help preparing your own lunch or dinner from a local chef. Enter the home of your cook and teacher. Learn to prepare a refined menu of Umbrian and Italian recipes, using fresh produce and raw materials from the local market. Start the lesson by learning how to prepare the dough for ravioli, which are dumplings composed of a filling sealed between two layers of thin pasta dough. Once the work is completed, enjoy a meal which includes also an appetizer and a second course in a relaxed atmosphere with your friends, family, and your host. Learn how to combine the local recipes with fine Italian wine, which you will taste. After the lesson, receive a copy of all the recipes prepared so you can replicate the dishes for your friends and family back home.

Gubbio: Tourist Card with City Discounts and Audioguide

6. Gubbio: Tourist Card with City Discounts and Audioguide

Discover Gubbio, one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Italy with an all-day audioguide to help you along the way. Enjoy reduced entry to the museums, the panoramic funicular Funivia Colle Eletto, the Gubbio Express, as well many shops and restaurants around the city.   Visit the Palazzo dei Consoli, the Museo Diocesano, Palazzo Ducale, Palazzo del Bargello, the Roman Theater, and the Basilica of Sant'Ubaldo.  You can also visit the artisan workshops full of handmade creations and be inspired by the many foods options on offer in the city.

Assisi: Market Tour and Meal in a Local Home

7. Assisi: Market Tour and Meal in a Local Home

Uncover the secrets of the Italian cuisine on your travels through Assisi in the company of a local chef who will share with you their family recipes which have been passed down through generations. Start your experience with a visit to the local market. Soak up the unique atmosphere of an Italian food market and learn how to recognize the best products by sight.  When you return to your cook’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your cook will share the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starters, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Sip on your choice of water, red or white wine, or coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Castelluccio di Norcia: E-bike Tour of the Blooming Lentils

8. Castelluccio di Norcia: E-bike Tour of the Blooming Lentils

Enjoy a guided e-bike tour on the Piano Grande plateau in Castelluccio during the season when the lentils start to bloom. Ride on a well-maintained bike over an easy path that is ideal for every level of rider. Select the option to take the tour in English or in Italian. Meet your guide in Castelluccio di Norcia and gear up with your e-bike that will do most of the difficult peddling for you. Make your way along the Castelluccio plateau and admire the blooming fields of lentils with the mountains in the background. Spend some time snapping pictures of the flowers, mountains, and rustic buildings. Have the chance to stop and purchase regional crafts or foodstuff. Hungry travelers can stop to get some local food. Return to your starting point in Castelluccio at the end of your tour.

Perugia: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

9. Perugia: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Umbria: 6-Hour Guided Wine Tasting Tour

10. Umbria: 6-Hour Guided Wine Tasting Tour

Enjoy a day exploring the wineries, olive groves, and medieval hamlets of Umbria. This tour is an immersive experience, during which you will learn, taste, and immerse yourself in the spirit and culture of the Italian countryside. Umbria is known for the production of Sagrantino Montefalco DOCG wine and Montefalco Rosso. It's the perfect place for wine connoisseurs and the wine-curious alike to discover the beauty of this ancient tradition. Learn first-hand from local winemakers about the history of the land and the traditions that have been passed down for generations. In between tastings, treat your palate to a lunch of organic Umbrian products such as local cheeses, cold cuts platters, and seasonal vegetables — the ideal excursion for organic foodies, wine lovers, and those who want to learn more about Umbrian traditions.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Andu was wonderful, his knowledge and understanding of Assisi was exceptional. It enriched our visit and we were glad we did it on our first day as we could revisit locations we were intrigued by on the following day. Thank you, Andu - we really enjoyed our walking tour.

Gabriel,our tour guide took us around the beautiful streets of Assisi,sharing all his knowledge and history of the city and its main characters.We found the 3 hours tour a valuable experience which was enriched by his insight.

this was a last minute booking and it was perfect. giuliano was friendly, knowledgeable, energetic, and clear. he is very proud to be a local in assisi.

Gabriel deserves 10 stars! He was amazing and knew so much about the town, history, and about St. Francis. Would definitely go with him again.

Lovely tasting with delightful wines and accompanying foods. Friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable host. Organic wine is the future!