Food & Wine Tour in Umbria from Perugia
Guided food and wine experience in Umbria from Perugia discovering the authentic Umbrian cuisine and tasting the best wines, olive oil and food specialties of Umbria.
Private food and wine tour in Umbria with English speaking guide/driver and private driver service and transportation from Perugia.
- Private food and wine tour from Perugia with private driver and transportation
- Scenic itinerary through the gorgeous Umbria region
- Guided full day wine & food experience by an English speaking wine guide and food expert
- Discover how extra virgin olive oil is made and taste delicious EVOO
- Winery visit in the Umbria wine region, private tastings and bespoke experiences with the local producers
- Visit of a cheese maker’s farm tasting delicious cheeses
- Enjoy a traditional Umbrian lunch and many authentic food specialties of Umbria
- The charming atmosphere of the medieval towns in Umbria
Enjoy a food and wine tour in Umbria during your stay in Perugia tasting the best Umbrian wines and discovering its esteemed cuisine and authentic food specialties, surrounded by lush rolling hills and iconic hilltop villages.
Your food and experience is a private chauffeured tour, and you will be picked up by your English-speaking driver and guide at your accommodation in Perugia.
Departing from Perugia, and travelling through the scenic itineraries of the Umbria region, we will drive up a family-owned olive-press, where we will be welcomed on a tour discovering how extra virgin olive oil is made; the visit will then continue tasting delicious bruschetta made using their Umbria DOP extra virgin olive oil.
Going on, the tour has on schedule to be the guests of a highly-rated regional winery, where we will go on a guided tour of the estate and cellar and we will enjoy a tasting of the their best wines led by an English-speaking winery expert.
The food and wine tour in Umbria continues visiting a cheese maker farm and dairy. Surrounded by the gorgeous Umbrian countryside and its charming landscapes, we will spend our time discovering how cheese is handmade produced and tasting their delicious cheeses accompanied with a section of the best Umbrian salami and charcuteries.
Tour will end with a bang, enjoying a traditional lunch, tasting the authentic Umbrian cooking, and pairing with the finest Umbrian wines. Cheers!
Departure available from:
- The food & wine tour in Umbria is a private experience with departure from Perugia.
- approximately 8 hours
- Qualified and professional English speaking driver
- Luxury vehicle (Mercedes-Benz or equivalent)
- Head office assistance and insurance coverage
- Complimentary water
- Wi-Fi on board
- Food guide and wine expert
- Extra virgin olive oil tasting
- Winery visit and wine tastings
- Cheese maker’s farm visit and cheese tastings
- Traditional Umbrian lunch (vegetarian menu is also available)
Umbria Dop Extra Virgin Olive Oil: The cultivation of olives in Umbria has very ancient origins, dating back to the Etruscan populations. Today, the production area of Umbria DOP extra virgin olive oil includes the entire territory of the Umbria region, while the most cultivated varieties of olive trees admitted by the regulations are: Leccino, Frantoio, Moraiolo, San Felice, Rajo and Dolce Agocia. The fresh olive oil is bright green in color, which becomes yellow when mature. With a harmonious taste, fruity and acid free, the Umbrian blend of Evoo has a well-rounded taste and a fragrant aroma; it is a very eclectic olive oil, ideal for seasoning and enhancing simple food but also dishes with a strong flavor. It makes a healthy and exceptional seasoning because of its digestibility and nutritional contributions.
Umbria Wine Regions: Located in central Italy, is a region of lush rolling hills, hilltop villages and iconic, historic towns. Umbria is well known for its white wine production. Trebbiano (also named Procanico in Umbria) and Grechetto are the most prominent white varieties, both in blend in the Orvieto DOC, the region’s largest appellation, even if the most valued white variety produced in Umbria is Trebbiano Spoletino, cultivated especially in the hills of Spoleto, Montefalco and Todi. Although well-known for its whites, Umbria’s two top DOCG appellations are for red wines. The native red grape Sagrantino has gained prominence in Montefalco area, creating wines of great depth, structure and power and receiving the Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG status on 1992. Sangiovese is the region’s most planted grape variety, and it is the principal grape of the second Umbrian DOCG wine: Torgiano Rosso Riserva. There are also 11 DOC and 6 IGT appellations especially concentrated in the central hills (Colli Martani) of the region, near the western border with Tuscany and around the Trasimeno Lake, where one of the most popular variety cultivated is Gamay del Trasimeno (Grenache).
Umbrian Food Specialties: produced from sheep’s milk, Umbrian pecorino cheese is a soft, semi-hard and aged cheese produced in all the territory of the region. Norcia is one of the most important towns of Umbria regarding the food products and it is well-known for its Prosciutto di Norcia IGP and for all its charcuterie. It also gives the origin and the name to one of the most famous Italian cooking recipe: Pasta alla Norcina. Umbrian Truffles, white and Black, are considered very precious and some of the best food products of the region; their territory of origin and their environment are generally the woods of the Apennines mountains, near the eastern border with Le Marche. Legumes (Lenticchie e Cicerchie di Colfiorito, Fagiolina del Trasimeno) are produced in many of the districts and they are the main ingredients of the Umbrian Legumes Soup. Crescia di Gubbio, also named Torta al Testo, is one of the best known and most appreciated flat bread: origins are very remote and the dough is obtained by kneading very simple ingredients by hand: flour, water, salt; it is traditionally cooked on the Testo, a stone or iron disc placed directly on the embers of the fireplace. Other well reputated Umbrian specialties are: Cipolla di Cannara (onion from Cannara), Anguilla e Persico Reale del Trasimeno (eel and perch from Trasimeno lake), Patata rossa di Colfiorito, Torta al Formaggio (Easter Umbrian bread with cheese), and Umbricelli (pasta).