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Italy: A Culinary Immersion

Join ICE Chef-Instructor Gerri Sarnataro, owner of Cucina Della Terra cooking school in Umbria, for a truly authentic culinary experience.

Cucina della Terra is a unique vacation experience located in the rolling hills of Umbria, Italy. Founded by Chef Gerri in 2008, their mission is to provide immersive cultural experiences through the lens of wine, food and local craftsmanship—and to share culinary experiences that guests can recreate at home.

Our tours are intimate and personal, hosting no more than 15 guests at a time. This provides for a true hands-on learning experience, both in and out of the kitchen. In addition to tasting regional products and gaining hands-on skills, guests will enjoy trips to UNESCO landmarked hill towns, leading Umbrian and Tuscan wineries, and the finest local artisans. From architecture to history, food to wine, each trip is designed around the highlights of the season, as is the Italian way.

Classic Culinary Immersion Tour

8 day – 7 night Trip
May 20-27
June 10-17
July 1-8
July 15-22

• 7 nights lodging in a Umbrian farmhouse (based on double occupancy)
• 7 Italian-style breakfasts, including espresso, , biscotti, pane, patisserie, yogurt, fruit, and juice
• 6 lunches, either prepared on the property or part of local city tours
• 2 dinners at regional restaurants
• 6 hands-on cooking classes, followed by dinners paired with local wines
• All transportation to and from daily tours on a chartered bus
• Scheduled ground transportation to and from Chiusi Chianciano station
• Travel insurance for medical coverage

Price: $3,350 per person

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Wine Country Tour

8 day – 7 night Trip
September 23 – 30

• 7 nights lodging in a Umbrian farmhouse (based on double occupancy)
• 7 Italian-style breakfasts, including espresso, , biscotti, pane, patisserie, yogurt, fruit, and juice
• 6 lunches, either prepared on the property or part of local city tours
• 2 dinners at regional restaurants
• 6 hands-on cooking classes, followed by dinners paired with local wines
• All transportation to and from daily tours on a chartered bus
• Scheduled ground transportation to and from Chiusi Chianciano station
• Travel insurance for medical coverage

Price: $3,395 per person

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Truffle Tour

8 day – 7 night Trip
October 7 – 14

• 7 nights lodging in a Umbrian farmhouse (based on double occupancy)
• 7 Italian-style breakfasts, including espresso, , biscotti, pane, patisserie, yogurt, fruit, and juice
• 7 lunches, either prepared on the property or part of local city tours
• 1 dinners at regional restaurant
• 5 hands-on cooking classes, followed by dinners paired with local wines
• All transportation to and from daily tours on a chartered bus
• Scheduled ground transportation to and from Chiusi Chianciano station
• Travel insurance for medical coverage

Price: $3,395 per person

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Olive Oil and Truffle Hunting Tour

9 day – 8 night Trip
October 21 – 29

• 8 nights lodging in a Umbrian farmhouse (based on double occupancy)
• 8 Italian-style breakfasts, including espresso, biscotti, pane, pastry, yogurt, fruit, and juice
• 8 lunches, either prepared on the property or part of local city tours
• 2 dinners at regional restaurants
• 5 hands-on cooking classes, followed by dinners paired with local wines
• All transportation to and from daily tours on a chartered bus
• Scheduled ground transportation to and from Chiusi Chianciano station
• Travel insurance for medical coverage (limited)

Price: $3,450 per person

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Exclusions:
• Airfare and ground transport to and from Rome Fiumicino airport to Chiusi Chianciano station
• Personal expenses including phone, tips for staff, as well as heating at the property. (Ambient temperatures are personal, and we prefer to leave the choice up to our guests. Costs run approximately 10 euro/night.) There is an addition 5 euro state tax per person paid directly to the innkeeper

To register:
A $500 deposit is required to secure your reservation.

Contact Gerri Sarnataro at Gerri@cucinadellaterra.com or call 646.761.8037.


For a complete itinerary, please visit www.cucinadellaterra.com.