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Address: Via del Convitto 28, 06033 Cannara, Italy
Phone Number: +39 336 634 092
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Horseback riding & winery tours, cooking classes, cycling in the...
Horseback riding & winery tours, cooking classes, cycling in the countryside, local farm tours and personal chef service. Jennifer, a professional chef for over 15 years leads fun excursions for travelers to Umbria, all from an eno-gastronomical point of view!
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We love every minute of it!

Don't miss the opportunity to spend the day with Jennifer if you are anywhere close to Cannara. First stop was a state of the art bakery, where the bread and cookies were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Palm Springs, California
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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the opportunity to spend the day with Jennifer if you are anywhere close to Cannara. First stop was a state of the art bakery, where the bread and cookies were delicious, and then up the hill to hunt truffles with the dogs. Next stop was the kitchen to make different cheeses and pasta for our black truffles. Lunch... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had Jennifer come in to cook for 8 of us at the Villa we were visiting in Piegaro. She was delightful to meet, was very informative and best of all, the food was MARVELOUS. Jennifer obviously has a great deal of experience around food. The quality, taste and presentation was excellent. She surprised us with a special dessert made... More 

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LifeItalianStyle, Owner at Life Italian Style, responded to this review

Thank you so much, it was a pleasure to cook for all of you, I hope to see you back in Umbria again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful experience taking a cooking class from Jennifer! She came to our Villa in Piegaro and we made several things: Gnocchi, Saltimboca, Ricotta Tart just to name a few! The food was amazing! The wine, laughter and friendships made this the "highlight" of our week in Umbria. Jennifer taught us a lot and we enjoyed her... More 

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LifeItalianStyle, Owner at Life Italian Style, responded to this review

Thanks so much Greg, it was great to meet all of you - come back to Umbria soon!! More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Today was a beaut of a day! Jennifer Mcllvain teaches her love of food,cooking, and history of this beautiful region of Perugia, Italy with a selfless,hands on method, that even the beginner chef can learn from along with the experienced chef! My husband and I enjoyed every minute, a bonus was tasting and touring the breath-taking organic vineyard, " Terre... More 

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LifeItalianStyle, Owner at Life Italian Style, responded to this review

Thanks so much Alexi & Mitch - I hope to see you back in Umbria again soon! More 

Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Jennifer's cooking class and tour of the winery were wonderful!!! I highly recommend these for anyone visiting Italy. I got a real sense of how Italians approach cooking and I learned more than I could have imagined about wine making. Ciao, Ernie

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Thanks so much Ernie!!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A granary, an asparagus hunt, a farm , cheesemaking , pasta making , and a meal of truly outstanding quality - all punctuated by bilingual charisma and expertise. Ole. The granary is a fusion of pre- industrial ideology with state of the art technology. The spelt bread turned out to be a rarity - eatable and unusual. Central Italy's myriad... More 

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LifeItalianStyle, Owner at Life Italian Style, responded to this review

Thank you so much Mark & Rosie & friends - it was great to meet all of you - hope to see you again soon!!! More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We had friends that had been to the winery before we were headed out on our trip. They did the horseback riding and wine tour and had a fabulous time. They HIGHLY recommended we go...so we did and took the cooking class with the wine tour. It & Jennifer were wonderful. We loved it! it was so much fun to... More 

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LifeItalianStyle, Owner at Life Italian Style, responded to this review

Thanks so much Jody & Ron - it was great to meet you and we look forward to seeing you in Umbria again soon! More 

Winnetka, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

During our three week stay in Umbria, Jennifer came to our house to cook two dinners. The first time there was a torrential rain and she had to cross a raging creek via a very rickety, very narrow bridge. No problem for her, she arrived nonplussed and prepared a delicious meal of stuffed zucchini blossoms, fried salvia stuffed with tallegio,... More 

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LifeItalianStyle, Owner at Life Italian Style, responded to this review

Thanks so much Diane- you guys were great!! More 

Clintondale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Have you ever watched Public Broadcasting shows and said "I wish I could do that" On the Life...Italian Style tour I did "do that." The tour started at a granary where we learned first hand how grain is grained and bread is made the natural, Umbrian way. Then we were off to the farm where we went along with patriarch,... More 

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LifeItalianStyle, Owner at Life Italian Style, responded to this review

I love this review! Thank you Mary!! :-) More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This was the best of our five days in Umbria! We visited a granary and learned how they make bread from local wheat. Lovely people and delicious cookies for our Christmas celebration. Then on to a farm where we went truffle hunting--definitely a unique experience. Then the lovely women of this agro-turismo family taught us how they make the local... More 

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LifeItalianStyle, Owner at Life Italian Style, responded to this review

Thank you so much - it was so nice to meet all of you!! More 

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