Porchetta Tour: a culinary adventure in Umbria, coming May 2020

porchetta pork roast Umbrian street food

This 4-days tour in Umbria is perfect for those who wish to enjoy one of Italy most popular street food: Porchetta! So mark these date: 21-25 May 2020 and prepare to over-indulge!

Porchetta is one of Italy’s the most popular street food: a whole roasted pig with crispy skin and an unmistakable rich and herbal flavor. There many regional variations, but the Umbrian Porchetta takes pride in holding the original recipe, with savoury meat generously seasoned with garlic, salt, pepper, wild fennel and rosemary or lard. The slow roasted pork is sliced and served sandwiched in a crusty bread roll, straight in the market fair.
 
Doesn’t the description make you want to try this delicacy?

Umbrian porchetta roast

Join Barbara at Wine Link Italy and Letizia at Agriturismo Alla Madonna del Piatto for a unique, small group trip to Umbria centered around a wonderful porchetta festival.

Over four days you will eat pork, drink wine and be truly merry.

 
May is perhaps the most magical time to visit Umbria, the weather is balmy and the green fields are bursting into flower everywhere.
 
Our program consists of a variety of educational wine tastings and meals with Barbara and Sara who are passionate of all things Umbrian.
 
You will visit family run wineries and authentic trattorias, join a hands on cooking class with Letizia at Alla Madonna del Piatto, lunch in a private garden, attend a porchetta making demo with one of the best porchetta makers in the area.
 
 You will tour Foligno, Perugia, Montefalco, Assisi and the tiny borgo of San Terenziano where the Porchettiamo festival is held.
 
You will sample porchetta and porchetta variations from the best makers all over Italy at the fair as well as experience a typical Italian street fair.

 

SERVICES INCLUDED:

The price includes all what is stated in the program and specifically:
 
● Group pick up/drop off at train station in Umbria. A single location (Assisi or Foligno) will be determined depending on guests itineraries.
● Private minibus transportation for 4 days
● visits to several beautiful Umbrian hilltowns: Assisi, Spello, Foligno, Bevagna, Montefalco,
Perugia, San Terenziano
● 4 nights B&B accommodations at Agriturismo Alla Madonna Del Piatto
● 2 set menu dinners (three courses menu with Umbrian wines)
● 1 BBQ farmhouse dinner
● 1 half-day cooking class with Letizia Mattiacci with lunch
● 1 lunch with cooking demo with Salvatore Denaro
● 1 winery visit 
● 1 picnic lunch at Porchetta village Festival
● 1 craft beer tour
● 1 porchetta making workshop
● 1 charcuterie making workshop
● 1 guided visit to Assisi with a professional tour guide (focus on the life of the
peasants and the Giotto banquet table in Saint Francis Basilica)
● Daily assistants and coordination from Barbara D’Agapiti at Wine Link Italy
 
Total cost of the tour per person, based on a maximum of 10 participants and double occupancy, is ​€1950​
 
A non-refundable deposit of 30% (€585) of the total cost is required by January 15th 2020 to secure reservation. Final payments are due by March 1st, 2020.
 

The price doesn’t include:

  • airfares

  • bank fees for any direct payments to Wine Link Italy or Alla Madonna del Piatto (e.g. for transport to different locations in Italy or additional nights at the B&B) 

  • everything not mentioned in the specific tour itinerary, or mentioned as being an option. 

  • all personal expenditure

  • travel insurance 

  • meals not specifically mentioned in itinerary or which are referred to as ” lunch or dinner on your own”.

 

– Minimum attendances for tour to run: 4 people
– Max. number of participants: 10 people
– Min. age to partecipate: 18 yrs

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY:

We accept credit card, international money transfer and PayPal payments. PayPal payments are subjected to a 5% administration fee. In any case, payments must cover the tour costs after bank fees for which we are not responsible.

A non-refundable booking deposit must be made to Alla Madonna del Piatto to secure reservation.

A second deposit must be paid to Wine Link Italy 60 days prior to the date of your visit.

Balance must be paid in cash within 24 hours from arrival.

Deposit and balance amounts will be determined before reservations depending on the tour’s final itinerary.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:

Please note that you are dealing with small family companies. Cancellations are a serious difficulty for us particularly if occurring near the dates of the tour, we thank you for your understanding.

We strive to offer the best of Italian hospitality. However, should you have any issues at arrival or anytime during your stay, we need to be notified immediately. We can only assist you and help to resolve problems that are addressed during your stay. By notifying us during your stay, you will allow us to promptly address or remedy any items that you feel need attention.

We apologize, but we cannot offer any reparations for any issues that are presented to us after you have checked out of Alla Madonna del Piatto.

The tour program might be changed and the order of activities altered due to weather or other unforeseeable circumstances.

The initial deposit is non-refundable. A 50% refund of the second deposit is possible 59 to 30 days before arrival date. No refund nor reapplication toward future trips is available for the second deposit from 30 days of arrival date. There will be no refunds for any unused portion of the tour.

No refunds will be provided for any non-refundable amounts paid unless the tour is canceled by us due to unforeseeable reasons.

We highly advise you to purchase travel insurance in the event of emergency, illness of yourself or your family, change in your itinerary, accident or act of God, which we are not responsible for covering.

The tour will run for a minimum of 4 participants, in the unlikely event of not reaching the minimum number of participants we will have to cancel the tour.

In this instance, we will not be  held responsible for anything other than refunding the monies paid by the participants for the tour. Under no circumstances shall we be held responsible for any additional refunds of purchases made by the participants for travel related expenses, or otherwise.

HEALTH AND DIETARY REQUIREMENTS:

By booking the tour, the traveler certifies that he or she does not have any condition or disability that would impede the operation of the program or the welfare or enjoyment of fellow travelers.

Meals included in the program are based on a fixed menu reflecting the food of the region. If you have a specific dietary needs or allergies, please advise.  We cannot however make guarantees for changes or modifications to all meals to accommodate special food needs. As food is abundant and varied it is generally not a problem to avoid allergy-inducing foods or those you do not like. However, it is essential to let us know about your specific needs at the time of booking.

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Travel Agency Laramie Travel LLC,
Laramie Travel LLC
Wyoming 82070 USA

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