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Immerse yourself in the rhythms and beauty of farm life and nature through Let's Cook in Umbria's many adventures, Italian cooking classes and cultural activities.

Since 2005 Cook in Umbria has been offering an authentic cooking experience, set in a real farmhouse located in the heart of Italy. Come join the cooking classes, gourmet tours, excursions to chocolate and olive oil producers and truffle hunting. Check out the popular cooking vacation packages, that include accommodation in the apartments at the farmhouse, cooking classes and excursions to villages throughout Umbria and Tuscany.

Cook in Umbria offers a unique opportunity to spend some time in the countryside of Umbria, learning about authentic Italian food, touring beautiful art sites and relaxing in the garden or by the pool. At the farm they produce vegetables, fruit, eggs, jams, wine and extra-virgin olive oil - the same local ingredients that are used to prepare your food during the cooking classes.

Let's Cook in Umbria is an oasis of peace where you can rejuvenate your senses. The farm features cosy, well-appointed apartments, breath-taking views and unique cooking activities that will allow you to fully experience the authentic rhythms and beauty of life on a farm, surrounded by nature .

A Magical Place in Umbria, Italy

Located in the heart of Umbria, not far from Tuscany, the farmhouse “La Volpe e l'uva” is surrounded by rolling hills, vineyards and olive trees, and steeped in Etruscan and Medieval history.

Raffaella runs this scenic and peaceful family farm, located only 4 kilometres from the historical centre of Perugia. She has chickens, a vegetable garden, olive trees, a vineyard and an assortment of friendly cats.

The cooking classes and the lunches are held in Raffaella's home. During the hands-on cooking lessons you will have the chance to prepare some authentic Italian dishes in an informal and friendly environment, and will learn about the passion of the Italian kitchen. The Italian (English-speaking) teacher will guide you through the preparation of simple but delicious Italian recipes and will reveal some of her culinary secrets.

Raffaella, the owner of the farm, is waiting to offer you a truly unique cooking adventure!

Excursions in Umbria- Small Group Culinary Tours of Italy

Cook in Umbria can organise half-day trips to the producers of extra virgin olive oil, truffle, pecorino cheese, chocolate and Umbrian and Tuscan wines - including a tasting of their products - or to some artistic cities in Umbria and Tuscany. You will provided with a minibus, a driver and a professional guide.

The cooking packages are available year round on request for a minimum of two people. Groups are kept small, and vary between two and eight participants, in order to assure a better enjoyment of each other's company and get as much attention as possible from your hosts.

“In every place of the world one can find charming accommodations and professional cooking lessons. But only Let's cook in Umbria will provide you with the unique, authentic experience of Italian farm life: you will cook in my home under the instruction of an Italian cooking teacher, using homegrown fruits and vegetables, eggs from my red chickens,  olive oil and wine produced on our premises! During your stay you will be part of my farm!”.



Accommodation, Cooking Classes and Italian Food - the best cooking vacations in Umbria

Immerse yourself in the lifestyle and culture of Central Italy and learn to cook authentic Italian dishes in an informal and friendly environment.

The Cooking vacation package includes two, four or seven nights accommodation in the apartments of the farmhouse, two, three or four cooking classes and lunches with the food you personally cooked accompanied by our wines.

Cooking vacation program:

Every morning our cooking teacher will guide you through different aspects of the Umbrian kitchen, sharing her secrets and teaching you new flavours. You will explore a complete menu that addresses the ingredients, techniques and traditions of central Italy cuisine. In the class you will use home grown fruit and vegetables, the eggs from our own chickens and our extra virigin olive oil.

The lesson is followed by a marvellous lunch of the dishes prepared, along with the wine produced in the farmhouse!

In the afternoon you will have free time to enjoy the peaceful country farm or to visit the artistic Umbrian localities. Raffaella will give you all the useful information about festivals, guided tours, transport, maps, activities and attractions.

The reservations of the cooking vacations are on request for any day, year round, based upon availability, for a minimum of two people. Participants : minimum 2 people and maximum 8 people.

The Package "Italy Cooking Vacations" includes:

  • Two, four or seven nights accommodation in the apartments of the farmhouse la volpe e l'uva and use of all facilities of the farm
  • Two, three or four cookery classes of approximately 4 hours
  • Two, three or four meals from cooking lessons
  • Certificate of participation
  • Folder with all the recipes
  • Umbrian wines during lunch, liquors for after dinner/lunch
  • Apron of Let's cook in Umbria

Non-cooking guests

Non-cooking guests are welcome to join us for all non-cooking activities, including all trips, meals and wine-tastings. There is a wealth of activities to enjoy while the rest of us cook, including walking, massages, or just lazing by the pool.

Airfare and transfer for the airport are not included but can be arranged for you if you need help.


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Let's Cook in Umbria offers exclusive tour and itineraries to coincide with special events and folklore traditions of the Umbria region, allowing you to enjoy a unique and wonderful experience in Italy. Umbria celebrates its history with cultural and folklore events throughout the year, attracting visitors from all over the world. Our programs give you the opportunity to see the rituals and traditions of the Easter in Umbria, to participate in Festivals that will bring guests back to the Medieval Umbrian atmosphere such as the Palio of the Archers in Gubbio (May) and The Medieval Market in Bevagna (June), to participate in the Olive Harvest!

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The cooking package price includes accommodation based on two people sharing a double room in an apartment with a private bathroom.

La Volpe e l'uva is a beautifully restored farmhouse set overlooking the Umbria Valley.

If you wish to experience the joy of authentic Umbrian living and explore the region and its splendour, then La volpe e l'uva is the place for you. The farmhouse is in the beautiful heart of the Umbria valley in Italy, close to Tuscany, surrounded by 10 hectares of olive groves, vineyards and fruit trees.

Five independent apartments have been restored around the ancient stone house, which dates back to the 17th century.

It is only 4 kilometres from the historic centre of Perugia and offers a beautiful example of the Umbrian hills.

The proximity to Perugia, makes the holiday farm's position ideal for visiting other artistic towns in Umbria , such as Assisi, Gubbio, Todi, Orvieto and the Trasimeno lake and towns in Tuscany like Siena, Arezzo and Cortona.

There is a lovely swimming pool from which you can enjoy the panoramic view.

All apartments have been comfortably furnished in farm-style teak furniture with great attention to detail. The farm lies on a hill and offers absolute peace and quiet with spectacular views of the surrounding hills and Perugia.

More information can be found at


Let's Cook in Umbria
Agriturismo la volpe e l'uva
strada San Marino 25
06125 Perugia

Telephone: +39 0755 899 951
Mobile: +39 3406 461 480


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