Based in a converted 16th-century palace, this four-day excursion explores the culinary heart of Umbria, which borders Tuscany in the heart of Italy’s glorious countryside.
Learn how to make ricotta from a local cheese farmer, and to hunt for the elusive black truffle (the delicious fungus chefs worldwide die for!) with a cavatore (truffle hunter) and his dog in Sibillini Mountain National Park.
You will feast on wild boar, porchetta and fine local breads and Italian cheeses, all while surrounded by Italy’s iconic hilltop medieval towns.
Day 1: Marvelling at Norcia, a lovely walled town with a traditional Italian way of life, famed for its cured meats, truffles and pork products
Day 2: Learning how to make true Italian ricotta cheese from a local cheese farmer
Day 3: Hunting for wild truffles around Sibillini Mountain National Park, assisted by a dog and professional truffle hunter, while getting some exercise on a naturalist's dream walk
Day 4: Relaxing during a picturesque ride from Norcia back to Perugia through the scenic Italian countryside
Steppes Travel• 011.44.1285.601.495 Length/Departs: 4 days/year-round (dates fluid) Accommodation: Hotels Price: Starting at £395, each activity extra Difficulty: Easy
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