A visit to Umbria in the autumn season is a wonderful short break experience.
Not only will you have the main towns to yourself, but the countryside takes on an even more suggestive appearence bathed in gorgeous Autumn colours and limpid sunshine.
But, above all, the food comes into its own as the harvests roll out and succulent flavours hit the kitchens - mushrooms, truffles, polenta, soups, bruschette all lashed with the new olive oil and enjoyed with robust wines.
Happy Cooking, together with AltraUmbria, prepares each year a series of gastronomic tours and tasting proposals from September to the Christmas period.
Below are a few recent example tours, but do contact Daniela to build your trip and to find out more.
A guide tour of the late October food event 'Corciano Dolce Borgo' together with a guided visit of the town's 3 museums.
The first week of November for 'Anticamente le Erbe' a food event connected to the use of wild herbs in local recipes. Includes guided tour of the city.
Cooking classes through October to celebrate the local black celery and accompanying festival;
Festivol, the festival of Olive Oil of Trevi and the biggest event of the year with cooking classes and seasonal recipes
Città di Castello
Nothing to do with building, the 'Fiera delle Utopie Concrete' is an event highlighting sustainable and ecological living, as well as green economy projects in the territory.
A guided presentation of the White Truffle Festival during the first two weeks of November
Christmas and New Year to view the largest Christmas Tree in the World, visit the monumental cribs n Umbria and enjoy traditional festive recipes Perugia Visit
A visit of Umbria's capital during the 'Ditecheese' event in the historical center, visit a cheese maker, cook a meal about cheese