Italian culinary holidays coinciding with traditional events to live an unique and wonderful experience in Italy.


This is your chance to enjoy hands-on Italian cooking classes in Italy while staying at an authentic farm B&B in the heart of Umbria.


Accommodation in a lovely farmhouse B&B surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and olive trees, and steeped in Etruscan and Medieval history.

 Italian Culinary vacations:
fun cooking vacations to learn about the festivals, folklore and culinary traditions in Italy

If your vacation dream is to live an authentic Italian experience and immerse yourself in the traditions and cuisine of this country, we can help you to fulfill this dream.

We propose exclusive culinary vacations coinciding with Italian Festivals and seasonal Events that during the year celebrate the rich Umbrian history, its foods and its Saints.

In each season – SPRING –  SUMMER –  FALL WINTER– I selected Festivals and Events representative of the Umbrian life and tradition.  Around these events I create unique cooking vacations including traditional home cooking classes and the best gastronomic and artistic excursions.


However, if your vacation dates do not coincide with our culinary tours we offer a selection of culinary holidays all year round on request for a minimum of 2 people.

In our popular cooking classes we explore all aspects of the Italian cuisine sharing with you many traditional recipes.  Our cooking classes are small and intimate as groups vary between two and eight participants, in order to assure a better enjoyment of each other’s company and get as much attention as possible.

The  meals prepared will focus on fresh seasonal products and quality ingredients mainly coming for my farm.


The accommodation and the cooking classes are in the farmhouse B&B  ”La volpe e l’uva in Perugia”, in the beautiful heart of the Umbria valley, surrounded by 10 hectares of olive groves, vineyards and orchards. It is only 4km from the historic centre of Perugia.


Our trips are available for small groups, couples and for solo travellers without supplement!


If you have a passion for culinary travel, Italian food, wines and Italian traditions with the Cooking vacations proposed by Discover Umbria  you can enjoy the hidden pleasures of Italy  like never before!

My name is Raffaella, I am the owner of the farmhouse la volpe e l’uva in Perugia and the organizer of the culinary vacations illustrated in the sites and I personally select the Festivals and Events representative of each season and I build each cooking vacation package with the aim  to show you an unusual  view of the Umbrian life. My culinary vacation proposals will allow you to completely immerse yourself in the the Italian lifestyle: living on my farm, cooking and eating recipes prepared with the products of my vegetable garden, participating in those events that represent the soul of my region. I assure you a memorable and engaging experience, during which you will feel special and pampered and know other people with your same cooking passion. I personally care for the communication with guests: I answer to your emails and follow your bookings, I take care of the hospitality and  the accommodation.  I will introduce you to the other participants in the vacations; I will be your reference point during your holiday! The other people who work  in the programs are the best in Umbria. We are a wonderful team working together since 2005. I offer you all  my experience and my enthusiasm to have an unforgettable Culinary Vacation in Italy.

  • In Gubbio the Procession of the Dead Christ is an evocative religious event organized by the “Confraternita di Santa Croce della Foce” (Saint Cross of the Gorge Confraternity) and takes place the evening of Good Friday. It ‘a symbolic representation of the Passion of Christ......

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