Easter in Umbria: from 21th April to 25th April 2011 - cooking classes and Tours to see Easter traditions and celebrations In Italy. Umbria is known as the land of Saints and Easter represents one of the best periods to live this joyful and religious atmosphere.
Online PR News – 22-March-2010 – – The package includes:
2 cooking lessons of approximately 4 hours;
2 lunches from cooking classes;
1 lunch in a restaurant in Assisi
4 nights accommodations in the apartments of the farm,
2 half day excursions (with car and car driver).
Day by day itinerary
Arrival at the country farm "La volpe e l'uva" (Central Italy, Umbria, near Tuscany) . Check-in your apartment at 4:00pm. Dinner reservations can be made at a restaurant of your choice
Hands-on cooking lesson starts around 10:00 am.
You will prepare a four course lunch with recipes typical of the Easter eve. For lunch you will eat your creations accompanied by our wines. Easter is a very special time here in Umbria and the Processione del Cristo Morto on Good Friday night is a stupendous event in Gubbio. On Good Friday,wel offer you a special tour in Gubbio which concludes with the hauntingly beautiful Processione del Cristo Morto at night through the torchlit medieval backstreets.
You have the day to yourselves to do some sightseeing or just enjoy the peaceful surroundings. An ideal day to make a trip to Perugia 4 km far from the farm.
Hands-on cooking class starts around 4,30 pm. You will prepare a four course dinner with typical Easter recipes, that you will eat at the end of the class, accompanied by our wines.
24th april - EASTER
You will spent your easter day in Assisi, a beautiful medieval town based on Mount Subasio, overlooking a peaceful Umbrian landscape. Assisi is essentially known for the fact that it’s the place of birth of St. Francis in and that of Santa Chiara. You will visit the city and the famous churches like the St. Francis Church filled with spectacular frescoes by Giotto, and also the Eremo delle Carceri (a peacefully isolated church and monastery in the wooded slopes just outside Assisi's walls, this was the first monastic home of St. Francis' and his followers) and the St. Damiano church (A church and monastery outside the city walls is where the crucifix spoke to St. Francis, prompting him to repair it and begin his ministry. Later, St. Clare died here).
You will have the Easter lunch in a restaurant of the city centre.
Monday 25th april