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“Make a delicious meal in Raffa's home!”

Let's cook in Umbria
Ranked #1 of 17 Food & Drink in Perugia
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Owner description: Culinary adventures in Italy: cooking classes, winery tours, truffle hunting and very popular cooking vacation programs that include accommodations and excursions to remote villages throughout Umbria and Tuscany.
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12 reviews
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“Make a delicious meal in Raffa's home!”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

I teach a singing workshop at the lovely farm of Raffa and Roberto and I have had the pleasure of tasting many of the results of the cooking classes taught by Stefania. This trip I was fortunate to be able to be a student in the class making a winter menu of Tagliatelle all' Amatriciana, Pork with Grapes, Crostata and Torta al Testo filled with stracchino and proscuitto. Stefania is a great teacher. She demonstrates the different kneading techniques for the pasta, the torta and the crostata and everyone gets involved and learns. The food is delicious and the recipes and apron are included. We all sat down to eat and had the wine that is made by Alberta, her mother-in-law, on the farm. It's a down home experience in a wonderfully hospitable home. Apartments are available and many interesting tourist destinations are close by that Raffa will happily book for guests.

Visited January 2013
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“Great part of our honeymoon!”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

My wife and I did the Christmas Vacation program on our honeymoon and had a fantastic time with Raffaella and Stefania. We had our private apartment that included a kitchen/living room with cookware, plates, television, etc.; a separate bedroom; and a bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower stall. Heating provided by radiators in each room. The kitchen included a basket with bread, jam, salami, sweets, milk, etc. for our breakfasts. We had a fantastic view out our window.

Cooking classes were conducted in the mornings in Raffaella's home which is next to the apartments. The house was warm and inviting with a nice fire on the cold December mornings and her dog and cats lying around. Both Raffaella and Stefania are fluent in English, so the classes were easy to understand. Each day we cooked traditional Italian food that Umbrians enjoy around Christmas, working hand-in-hand with Stefania to make each meal from scratch. This included everything from hand-making pastas to making sauces and cooking meats on the stove. Each meal consisted of an appetizer, a first course, a second course, and a dessert, and each day after cooking we got to sit and enjoy the fruits of our labors in a private dining room.

In the afternoons we went on private guided tours of surrounding cities, including Corciano, Assisi, and Gubio. We were taken by private bus with the driver Fabio and tours were conducted by a professional guide named Jana. We learned about the history and culture of each city and generally spent about 3-3.5 hours on each tour. Afterward Fabio gave us the option of being dropped off in Perugia (taxi back to the farm) or being taken back to the farm, with an optional stop at a grocery store if we wanted to cook dinner in the apartment.

All in all we had a fantastic time and would love to go back for a different program if we had the opportunity. We have already made several of the recipes we learned here at home and the instructions were good enough that our versions were just as good. Thanks Raffaella and Stefania for helping make such a memorable visit as part of our honeymoon! :D

Visited December 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“My favorite part of my trip!”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

What a great trip, fantastic food cooked and eaten, great accommodation and fantastic hospitality Loved lying by the pool and eating fresh figs right off the tree! A car is a must, many places to visit within a 1-1.5 hours distance. Fantastic masseuse came to us on request. Fantastic value for money. Would LOVE to go back.

Visited September 2012
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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
1 review
“Cook in Umbria”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

what a delightful experience. the lodging was delightful, the cooking lessons were wonderful and then the opportunity to share our food with other new friends from other countries was fantastic. The tour guide we had for Assisi and Trevi, absolutely wonderful. Raeffi and her family were outstanding hosts.

Visited November 2012
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Hatfield, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Nancy Cooking class with my BFF's(Oct 2012)”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

The cooking classes were one of the highlights of my trip to Italy. The host Raffella was very hospitable and our cooking instructor Stefania was excellent. OUr measl were easy to prepare and delicious. Best of all i went with three wonderful labies and met nice couples during our cooking class. I would definately do this again some day.

Visited October 2012
Thank nancy h
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