Tuscany & Umbria

This is a special 8-day culinary and educational tour of Tuscan and Umbrian food and wine producers as well as its farming countryside and Florence art treasures, arranged by Marisa May, her father Tony May and the Italian Culinary Foundation, in collaboration with the celebrated Tuscan cooking school Lorenzo de Medici in Florence.

All this – and more surprises – throughout the week!

THE SCHOOL –
LORENZO DE MEDICI, FLORENCE

Cooking classes will be held for four days from 9am to 12 noon at Lorenzo De Medici Cooking School located in the heart of Florence.

VISITS TO MERCATO SAN LORENZO –
FOOD & WINE PRODUCERS AND LUNCH

Visits to the Mercato San Lorenzo will be related to the subject of the day. Enjoy a casual lunch at the Mercato.

ART, CULTURE & RESTAURANTS

From 5pm on, we tour Florence – its sights, art, and museums. Close the day with dinner at a typical Florentine restaurant. Here you will meet the chef/owners and discover what's behind the cuisine they create.

TUSCANY HIGHLIGHTS

UMBRIA HIGHLIGHTS

WINE & TRUFFLE EXTRAVAGANZA

We start late morning to visit Montefalco and an outstanding winery. Taste the wine and the cuisine and discover the passion behind the quality.

Our journey continues to Torgiano where we stay at the 5 Star Hotel Tre Vaselle. Visit the Wine & Balsamic Vinegar Museum, the Cellars and enjoy dinner with Chiara Lungarotti. You will never forget Norcia and the Urbani Black & White Truffle Empire after you've seen and tasted the truffles, and met Olga Urbani “The Truffle Boss!”

Date

8 days/7 nights  •  Postponed till Spring 2021

Tour Price

USD $4,450 pp, single occupancy

Payment by Check

Make checks payable to: Italian Culinary Foundation

Mail checks to: Italian Culinary Foundation

                          12 East 49th Street, 11th Floor

                          New York, NY 10017

Payment by Credit Card or Wire Transfer

Please provide all credit card or bank information. Credit card payment will be processed via PAYPAL. An additional PAYPAL service fee will be applied.

Requirements

• Attendees must have some cooking experience and knife skills 

• A chef knife and paring knife (packed in checked luggage)

• An apron or chef jacket and comfortable shoes for walking and working in the kitchen

Package price includes

• 6 hotel nights in Florence, Tuscany at Hotel Corona D’Italia, single occupancy and 1 hotel night in Torgiano, Umbria at Hotel Tre Vaselle, double occupancy
• Ground transportation and land transfers from and to Rome Fiumicino Airport
• Breakfast, lunch and 6 dinners (includes gratuities)
• Welcome cocktail and dinner on Sunday night
• Visits to food and wine producers

• All school expenses and cultural visits
• English interpreter on hand at all times
• One chef jacket with school logo and name
• Certificate of Attendance

Package price does not include

• Roundtrip airfare from U.S. to Rome or Florence

• Roundtrip airfare from Rome to Florence*

• Medical and travel insurance

• Gratuities for tour guides, drivers and hotel staff

* To fly to Florence from Rome, book Alitalia roundtrip from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Florence.

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For those who are interested in a more immersive cooking experience, please visit cook-like-an-italian.com

ITALIAN CULINARY FOUNDATION

12 East 49th Street, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10017

212-381-0938

info@italianculinaryfoundation.com

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Thank you to our contributing photographers Marisa May, Nanette Bedway and Jean Bortner.