A 5 days, 4 nights insider experience or rural life in Umbria, flexible dates, completely customizable.
Remember these movies about Italy you watched in a grey winter day? Those views of leafy piazzas, of verdant sceneries, of bountiful tables that make you want to leave your busy life and take off to the Italian countryside? Would you like to live the dream? Visit us in Umbria and experience the splendid scenery, as well as the way we Italians live, appreciate life and all it has to offer! Your hosts, Letizia and Barbara, have created for you the Pasta & Vino Tour, a relaxing and personalized experience of local cooking, wine and hospitality for which Italian families are known.
Pasta & Vino is a 4 days small-group tour for food and wine lovers. The tour is available on flexible dates, so it’s perfect as a first step into the Umbrian countryside if you have limited time. Transport in a comfortable air-conditioned van is included so you don’t need to navigate through the windy roads, but can sit back and enjoy the wine and landscape.
You will be hosted in the B&B Agriturismo and Cooking School Alla Madonna del Piatto, managed by Letizia’s family and located near the medieval town of Assisi and it’s world-famous Basilica of Saint Francis. Alla Madonna del Piatto cooking school is listed by National Geographic among the 500 places where to eat around the globe. The B&B has had a number of press mentions over the years including, among others, Food and Wine Magazine, and The New York Times.
Letizia will open her kitchen for you to learn how to prepare fresh pasta, flavorful sauces, brilliant vegetables and a variety of other recipes belonging to her family tradition. Barbara of Wine link Italy is your wine expert, qualified sommelier and fluent English-speaking driver for the tour. She will be your ever present friend during your Umbrian days, leading you through the spectacular wine country, opening for you the doors of homely wineries and artisan workshops, hidden in the territory but very special and genuine indeed!
- 4 nights B&B accommodation at Agriturismo Alla Madonna del Piatto (Assisi – Umbria)
- transport in an air conditioned, 8 person mini-van. The small group size guarantees a personalized service
- a guided wine tasting together with local cheeses and cured meat
- 1 hands-on cooking class at Alla Madonna del Piatto
- one full day winery tour in high quality wineries selected by Wine Link Italy
- one full day of local culinary experiences which will vary with the season. For example you will participate to olive harvest, to a truffle hunting or a village food festival (sagra). In addition, we will find time to visit an artisan chocolate maker, a porchetta maker or a microbrewery.
- all meals (3 lunches and 4 dinners) are included and will take place at local restaurants or wineries
– all local taxes are included
– food and wine guide-assistance / English speaking driver
– Minimum attendances for tour to run: 4 people
– Max. number of participants: 8 people
– Min. age to partecipate: 18 yrs
COST: From € 1.450/person based on double occupancy for a minimum of 4 people. Please inquire for prices and availability of a private tour for 2-3 people.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY:
We accept credit card, international money transfer and PayPal payments. Paypal payments are subjected to a 3.5% 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 intial 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.
Headquarters and technical Support: FUFLUNS VIAGGI Tour Operator
Via del Crocifisso, 8, 57028, Suvereto (LI), Italy