Umbria hillside with buildings and blue sky

Umbria Culinaria with Chef Kevin O’Donnell of Giusto Restaurant
October 2-9, 2022

Join Oldways, Chef Kevin O’Donnell of Giusto Restaurant in Newport, Rhode Island, and our favorite guide in Italy, Alice Rossi, for a week-long culinary and cultural journey through the beautiful Italian region of Umbria. Known as the green heart of Italy, Umbria is the only region in Italy that doesn’t border either water or another country. From our base in Umbria’s capital city Perugia, an historic hilltop city known for chocolate and its maze of medieval streets, we’ll fan out on country day trips to discover the food, wines, artisanal products, art, and ceramics that make the region so special. Learn from producers and artisans; sample local specialty wines and ingredients; enjoy meals in country trattorias, farmhouses, and palaces, as well as city restaurants during six days and seven nights of discovering the elegant and rustic charms of Umbria.

ceramics from Umbria, Italy

Umbria Culinaria highlights include:

  • A stroll through the historic town of Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis

  • Cooking classes with Chef Kevin, learning how to use the typical ingredients of Umbria

  • A visit to Deruta, one of the most famed centers for the ancient art of Majolica ceramics

  • Guided tastings of Umbrian wines, cheeses, and olive oils, along with visits to wineries and olive oil mills

    truffle and pasta on a white plate from Umbria, Italy
  • Exploration of the most famous chocolate factory in Italy, with tastings and a museum visit

  • Umbrian truffle hunting lesson, followed by a cooking class and truffle lunch

  • Splendid meals in the country and in the city of Perugia

  • Spectacular views, sites, and attractions in the cities of Todi and Orvieto

  • Great camaraderie typical of Oldways culinary tours

  • And, much, much more!

Stay tuned for more details & registration!