Cooking and Nativity

Cooking lessons Italy
presepe città della pieve


Join our unique cookery class available in December and January with special Christmas Program!

In this program you prepare a full lunch with antipasto, primo, secondo and dessert using authentich Christmas recipes for about 3 hours before you sit at a table with all other participants and enjoy lunch with all prepared foods.


In the afternoon you will have a guided tour  in Città della Pieve, Situated on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, on a hill-top near Lake Trasimeno, The city is famous as the birthplace of the Renaissance painter Pietro Vannucci, called Perugino, master of Raphael, who left some of his major works in several buildings of town, such as the amazing fresco of the Adoration of the Magi.

The Guided visit  includes :

  • Perugini Fortress
  • Cathedral of Ss. Gervasio and Protasio
  • Della Corgna Palace
  • Oratorio dei Bianchi, inlcuding thefamous fresco, Adoration of the Magi by Pietro Vannucci
  • Santa Maria dei Servi


The Monumental Nativity Scene of Città della Pieve is part of a tradition which has been handed down for decades. It was first set up in 1957 by the Terziere Castello and its collaborators to commemorate the age-old tradition of the Umbrian nativity scene.

The Nativity has become one of the major attractions in Italy with thousands of visitors each year.

Set in the evocative underground vaults of Palazzo della Corgna, the Monumental Nativity Scene, scene after scene leads up to the “Nativity”.


•Learn tips and typical Italian culinary methods from a traditional chef
•Prepare a traditional Italian meal with Christmas recipes
•Receive a cooking diploma, recipes and apron.
•Private transfer in Città della Pieve
•The Monumental Nativity
•Professional guide on request
•Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

What is included

•Half day cooking class (the preparation of a 4 courses meal),
•Four course lunch from the cooking lesson;
•Umbrian wines during meals, coffe after lunch;
•Certificate of participation, Folder with all the recipes; Apron of Let’s cook in Umbria.
•Transportation with private minivan.
•English speaking professional guide on request
•Hotel pick-up and Hotel drop-off*

*It is included in the rate if your accommodation is in Perugia centre, if your accommodation if in the surroundings I will inform about you the additional cost

Additional information

•MEETING POINT : Your hotel / apartment in Perugia or sourroundings
•DATE : on request ( from Monday to Saturday)
•STARTS : 9 am
•ENDS : ca. 5 pm
AVAILABLE: from 26th December 2019 to 7 January 2020
•GROUP TOUR: minimum 2 people- maximum 8 people


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