Food & Wine Tour in Umbria in Trasimeno lake area
Private tastings and authentic and guided experiences with local producers in Umbria in Trasimeno lake area.
Private food and wine tour with English speaking driver-guide and transportation from all the Trasimeno lake towns (Passignano, Castiglione del Lago, Magione, Tuoro, Panicale) and from all Umbria and Tuscany (Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Città della Pieve, Cortona, Montepulciano, Chiusi, Chianciano, Cetona, San Casciano dei Bagni, Umbertide, Città di Castello).
- Private food and wine tour in Umbria in Trasimeno lake area with private driver and transportation
- Scenic itinerary through the park of the Trasimeno lake
- Guided full day wine & food experience by an English speaking wine guide and food expert
- Learn how extra virgin olive oil is made in an ancient olive-press and taste delicious EVOO
- Visit of a cheese maker’s dairy tasting delicious Pecorino cheeses
- Winery visit in the Trasimeno wine region, private tastings and bespoke experiences with the local producers
- Enjoy a traditional Umbrian lunch and many authentic food specialties of Umbria
- The picturesque villages along the Trasimeno lake
The gorgeous Trasimeno lake, with its natural park, charming landscapes, picturesque villages, and fabulous food and wines is a perfect destination for a daytrip, discovering the local cuisine and the best wines and specialties of Umbria region.
This food and wine tour in the Trasimeno lake area includes your private English speaking driver who will pick you up at your accommodation, and will guide you during your special day in Umbria.
Travelling along the scenic coastline of the lake, tour will reach the first stop of the day, a small dairy producing Pecorino cheeses, where the owner and cheese maker will accompany you visiting the farm, learning everything you want to know about the cheese making activities. The visit will end with a tasting of their delicious Pecorino cheeses, ricotta and tasty yogurt.
Your food and wine experience in Umbria continues in an ancient olive mill located on a cliff overlooking the lake surrounded by centennial olive trees. The tour will give you the chance to visit the ancient olive-press, learning how extra virgin olive oil is made using the old millstone extraction method, followed by a tasting of their different Evoo accompanied with bruschetta and with a wine of the Trasimeno Doc wine region.
Next stop on our schedule will be in a family-run winery of the “Colli del Trasimeno” Doc wine region for a tasting of their best wines. You will be introduced to Umbrian wines, wine-making in general and the latest trends in contemporary viticulture, followed by a delicious lunch, enjoying the authentic regional cooking paired with the finest local wines, overlooking beautiful vineyards and the peaceful landscapes of the Trasimeno lake.
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- The food & wine tour in Umbria in the Trasimeno lake area is a private experience with departure from all the main locations of Trasimeno lake including Passignano, Castiglione del Lago, Magione, Tuoro, Panicale, and from all Umbria and Tuscany including Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Città della Pieve, Cortona, Montepulciano, Chiusi, Chianciano, Cetona, San Casciano dei Bagni, Arezzo, Umbertide, Città di Castello.
- 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
- Cheese maker’s farm visit and cheese tastings
- Olive-Press visit and extra virgin olive oil tasting
- Winery visit and wine 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).