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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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If you want to win the Italian Cooking Lottery, Go to Jennifer Mcllvaine,Life...Italian Style-Cooking Class!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Mitch F
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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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 NEW

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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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
1 review
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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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
2 reviews
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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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Thank you so much - it was so nice to meet all of you!! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A delightful, unique and educational day in Umbria. We visited a local bakery and mill, then toured a local family run farm which included truffle hunting, learning how to make cheese and roll pasta, and cure meat. This was topped off by a fantastic four course meal of fresh, local fare. It was delicious and different. Jennifer was informative and... More 

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

Thank you so much Jean Marie - it was a pleasure to spend the day with your family!!! More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My husband and I had a great day cooking with Jennifer. She was thoroughly prepared, well informed, used a great pace and the food was delicious. We made gnocchi, zucchini flowers, a yummy crostata and cooked Italian sausages with grapes. the recipes were provided. All in all an excellent experience in a beautiful Palazzo setting.

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Thank you so much Lina!!! More 

Spello, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Each of my daughters and I took a cooking class from Jennifer and it was an amazing experience. My girls are 8 and 11 years old and Jennifer was happy to have them take the classes with me. Jennifer is a wealth of knowledge and taught us so much about traditional Umbrian dishes and cooking in general. The menus were... More 

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

Thank you so much Andrea - it was great to meet your family and have the opportunity to spend time with you during your travels - a presto! More 

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