Bella Umbria Food & Wine Tour - June 13-20, 2020 - ONE SPOT LEFT!
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Bella Umbria Food & Wine Tour - June 13-20, 2020 - ONE SPOT LEFT!


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Keli and Julie DeRitis are headed to Umbria for a fantastic week at L'Antica Vetreria a restored glass factory in the medieval village of Piegaro.

Our group will visit some of the most charming hilltowns of Umbria including Assisi, Spello, and Orvieto. As special treat we will be participate in the Corpus Domini festival in Piegaro. The ancient village of Bagnoregio will take us back in time and the hike up the footbridge to get there will quench our thirst for adventure! We'll visit Deruta, famed for it's Italian ceramics, and meet one of Poggi Bonsi's suppliers to see how these exquisite pieces of art are created. We'll taste local wines and learn to prepare some classic Umbrian dishes.

Tour Cost

$2,950 per person double occupancy with either king or twin beds (most with ensuite bathrooms).

$500 single supplement (one room available, please email us if you would like to reserve this room.)

A $500 per person deposit holds your spot.* Balance is Due March 15, 2020.

Tour Highlights

The first morning of tour will offer a special opportunity to participate in village life. The festival of Corpus Domini is celebrated by gathering flowers from the surrounding fields and decorating the cobblestone streets in Piegaro. We will be treated to a little procession and a blessing by the local priest. What a wonderful way to start our week!

One morning we will visit Assisi with a private guide and tour the Basilica of St. Francis.

On Tuesday we'll spend the morning at Monte Vibiano Winery. It is the only winery in the world that is completely "green" and certified as carbon neutral. Our group will enjoy a specially designed Eco-Tour of the vineyards in electric jeeps. We'll taste wine and nibble crostini dressed with estate-bottled olive oil. If we're very lucky we might meet one of the owners...the lovely Principessa Maria Camilla.

We'll visit Deruta and tour GP Deruta, one of Poggi Bonsi's suppliers, we'll tour their workshop, watch a master potter practice his craft, and see the painters at work. Beautiful Italian ceramics can be purchased at a discount and shipped safely home.
A short stop at the Sanctuary of Madonna del Bagno near Deruta will provide a spiritual respite on a busy day. Hundreds of ceramic plaques commissioned to offer thanks to Mary decorate the chapel. All are signed with the initials PGR which stands for "Per Grazia Ricevuta" or For Grace Received. 

A trek up the footbridge to the ancient village of Bagnoregio will take us back in time and our group will indulge in rustic Umbrian fare at Trattoria Antico Forno.

We'll have a private guide in Orvieto and tour of the Duomo which is decorated with thousands of glass tiles made at the glass factory that is now L'Antica Vetreria, our home for the week.

Our group will learn to prepare classic Umbrian dishes in two cooking classes, one at our villa and another at a winery.


What's Included
  • Ground transportation to and from Rome Termini Train Station.
  • Charming double-occupancy rooms with king or two twin beds (most with en-suite bathrooms).
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners including local wines. Some evening meals will be prepared by our personal chef, some will be enjoyed at local eateries, and a few will be prepared by our group.
  • All field trips, admission fees, and ground transportation.
  • All cooking classes and winery tours.

Registration: Tour is limited to 14 participants 

Price does not include airfare which can be arranged through Bob Kerr at Travel House

NOTE: Trip insurance is required, this can also be purchased very reasonably from Travel House or through AAA. 

Email keli@poggibonsigifts.com or call Keli Sim DeRitis at 206-714-8278 for more information.


*Deposits are non-refundable unless prior arrangement is made or tour spots can be filled by the deadline for final payment.