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Umbria is a food and wine lover's paradise. With its many farms, vineyards and olive groves, all the produce is the freshest possible creating masterpieces of regional cooking. Known for its truffles, porcini mushrooms, beans of Trasimeno and organic beef and pork products, it is a gourmet dream. We take guests on a free tour and tasting at the famous Monte Vibiano Vecchio winery, the only carbon-neutral and organic producer in the world. See Eco-Tour at: http://www.montevibiano.it/en/eco-tour. Come truffle hunting in Piegaro with a local. Gather wild asparagus with a village woman. Enjoy all three of the gourmet restaurants of Piegaro that serve local cuisine. Take a cooking lesson with a local chef to learn how to make Umbracelli, the pasta of our region, topped with fresh truffles or cinghiale, wild boar sauce. Lago Trasimeno produces fresh fish from the lake. Norcia is known for its salamis made of wild boar and pork. Local Sagras, food fests that follow the seasons invite you to celebrate the asparagus, the strawberry, the mushrooms and all the harvests, gathering with the locals for a fine festival of food. See Umbria through the eyes of a Chef! Our friend, Jennifer McIlvaine, will arrange unique activities centered on food and wine of the region. Imagine riding horseback through vineyards, bike riding in the idyllic countryside with a gourmet picnic, visiting local farmers to learn how to make cheese and salami! Jennifer is all over food, wine and interesting activities: http://www.lifeitalianstyle.com/umbria_food_tour_cooking_class.html