Food & Wine Tours

Tours are now in collaboration with my enoteca and limited to the shoulder seasons - March - mid June and then mid September - November.  If I cannot accommodate you for a tour please come to see us at Le Barbatelle Wine Bar in Bevagna!

Salumi, Cheese.... and Wine!

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We begin on a small sheep and pig farm just outside of Bevagna. Here we will learn how to make cheese with the cheese makers, visit the animals and sample their local salumi. We then move to the historic center of Bevagna for a stroll through the village, visiting the butcher, pasta maker, cashmere producers and more!
Finally we sit down to a wine tasting lunch at my enoteca in town, Le Barbatelle!

The Artisans of Medieval Bevagna

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A cultural tour through the historic center of Bevagna. We will learn about the history of this special town and its importance through Roman and Medieval times beginning with a visit to the Roman thermal baths and ending with medieval candlemaking. We will also visit local artisans along the way bakers, salumi makers, jewerly makers, cashmere and more!
We complete the day with lunch at my enoteca, Le Barbatelle located right in town!

Private Chef in Villa

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A classic Umbrian dinner prepared directly in guest rental property, using only the best local and seasonal ingredients.
“Pizza Night” available for those staying in villas with a pizza oven.

Family Farm of Montefalco

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A magical morning spent in the countryside of Montefalco! We begin on a small farm just under the walls of the town where we will learn about biodiversity and how all of the animals ‘help out’ from honeybees, to chickens & geese, to the pigs and sheep! We will enjoy a morning snack of products produced on the farm.
We then take a stroll through the beautiful hilltop village of Montefalco to see local producers of linens, olive wood and more!
Lunch at my enoteca, Le Barbatelle in Bevagna will complete the day!

Horseback Riding & Vineyard Lunch

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A 45 minute tour on horseback (no experience necessary) through the vineyards of the Terre Margaritelli winery in the countryside of Torgiano (just outside of Perugia), followed by a tour of the winery, full DOC & DOCG wine tasting and lunch.

Truffle Hunting in Trevi

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We begin the day with a truffle hunt, following the dogs through the brush of the foothills of the Apennines to search for the black gold of Umbria - black truffles!
Following the hunt, we return for a truffle-filled brunch back at the family estate to complete the morning.

Perugia: Bottom to Top!

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The day begins at the base of the Perugia at the weekly organic Farmers Market (Thursday only). We then hop on the ‘MiniMetro’ to the top of the Etruscan city for breathtaking views of the area. Meandering through the byways of the town we will visit a weaver who makes jacquard on 17th century looms, while taking in the sights of local artisans and chocolate makers along the way!
Lunch in a local osteria known for its exclusive use of Umbrian products.

Umbrian Cooking Class

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Cooking classes are held directly in guests’ villa. The hands on class is based around the best local ingredients in season, and includes making antipasto, primo, secondo and dolce followed by a lunch (eating what we just made, of course!)

For pricing and booking information, please email me at lifeitalianstyle@gmail.com.