Taste your way through the Umbrian countryside on a culinary adventure that will delight your tastebuds and refine your kitchen skills. Known for its lush countryside and abundance of fresh ingredients, there is no better place to hone your cooking craft than Umbira – Italy's "green heart". On each day of this 6 day/5 night tour, learn to create a new Italian course, leaving you the skills to create (and savor!) an entire Italian meal.
Why you'll love it
Get your hands dirty with three cooking classes including pasta making in the private home of an expert chef in the lush Orvieto countryside
Savor five exquisite homemade meals with plenty of vino to wash them down
Discover the icons and venture off the beaten path in the cities, villages and rolling countryside of Tuscany, one of Italy’s most storied and picturesque destinations. Uncover art historical and architectural marvels in Florence and Siena, enjoy the pastoral charms and top-flight wines of medieval hilltop towns and vineyards, and savor the unique culinary specialties for which the area is celebrated.
Why you'll love it
Spend days getting to know the medieval villages and vineyards of the rolling hills of Tuscany
Get your apron dirty with a hands-on cooking class at a local winery near the charming walled town of Lucca
Enjoy a private-shopping experience and a guided sunset walking tour of Florence’s Renaissance wonders, as well as an optional full-day art historian–led exploration of the city’s incomparable art and architecture
Relish local flavors during tastings and meals at family-owned wineries, restaurants and enoteche
Try your hand at cheese-making during a special hands-on demonstration in Pienza, a town famed for its sheeps’-milk pecorino
Venture through the heart of the Italian countryside while enjoying private tastings at hidden wineries, rustic-style feasts and exploring local farms, majestic hill towns, artistic treasures and more.
Why you'll love it
Receive special access private tours and tastings at local wineries and enoteche
Get your apron dirty with a hands-on cooking class in the hills above Assisi
Enjoy special culinary experience changing with the season, such as olive oil pressing and tasting, truffle hunting or wine harvesting
Tour through Umbria's Sibillini mountains and national park, with breathtaking countryside views.
Wow. I don’t even know where to begin. The trip was unbelievable and far exceeded any expectations. It was honestly the most memorable trip Paul and I have ever had. I am so worried I am never going to like another vacation again!. Thank you for helping to make it all happen.
It felt as if we were being shown Italy by a friend who had the ability to share Italy with us from their personal experiences. We enjoyed each and every minute.
Ian and Erin S
Thanks Jonathan and Ciao Andiamo for organizing an amazing vacation for us. All of Jonathan's recommendations for hotels were fantastic and his suggestions on how long to spend in each location were spot-on, creating a good balance between seeing as much as possible but still allowing some time for relaxation.
Just returned from an amazing 10 day trip to Italy for our 40th birthdays! Ciao Andiamo did an amazing job putting together a trip of a lifetime! We wanted to take a trip off the beaten path and Ciao Andiamo delivered in every way from arranging a villa to setting up a truffle hunt and private vineyard tours with home cooked meals.
Kecia & Eric
With Ciao Andiamo, we knew right away we were in the hands of a discerning expert with a deep passion for Italy. As seasoned world travelers, we were looking for a more local/insider experience, not a typical checklist tour experience, we highly recommend you check out Ciao Andiamo.