An Italian cookery lesson followed by a tour through the vineyards and wine sampling.
On this tour you will:
· Take an Italian cooking lesson with a professional chef in Bevagna
· Travel through the vineyards and visit the wineries around Montefalco
· Sample the wines of Montefalco at private tastings
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More Information on the Wine and Cookery Tour:
This one-day tour will start in Bevagna with an Italian cooking lesson with a professional chef. You will then enjoy the results of your efforts over lunch in the unique surroundings of a restaurant housed in part of a Roman theatre dating back to the 1st Century. In the afternoon we will travel through the vineyards between Bevagna and Montefalco visiting local wineries and sampling the wines.
Both Bevagna and Montefalco are within easy reach of Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto and Todi.
The cooking lesson will take place in a restaurant in Bevagna. Bevagna is a prosperous former Roman settlement, where Roman aristocrats used to build their villas. The restaurant, one of Umbria’s finest, is located in part of a Roman theatre dating back to the 1st Century. The exact menu will be provided at the time of booking but is likely to consist of one primo (entrée) (such as a pasta dish or gnocchi) and one main course (such as braised veal in Rosso di Montefalco wine sauce). Following an aperitivo, lunch will consist mainly of the food you have prepared at the cooking lesson.
After lunch we will depart for Montefalco for a private tour of selected local wineries with wine tastings of Montefalco’s wines which are considered to be among the best in Italy. In Montefalco you will sample Sagrantino di Montefalco, one of only two Umbrian wines to be awarded the prestigious DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita –the highest Italian wine appellation) and the excellent Rosso di Montefalco DOC. Weather permitting, you will also get a chance to walk through the vineyards.