The Culinary History of Italy's Umbria Region - 92Y, New York

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Undiscovered Italy: Umbria

Umbria, called the “Green Heart of Italy” because of its lush landscape, warm people and central location, has it all — ancient ruins, Renaissance art, scenic landscapes, medieval hill-towns all with exceptional wine and food — truffles, olive oils, chocolates, pasta and more.

Sip wines and nibble gourmet delights as you take a virtual tour of regional highlights:

  • Perugia, a gorgeous virtually car-free jewel of a town, home to Italy’s renowned chocolate maker, Perugina and yearly host to EuroChocolate, Europe’s largest international chocolate festival
  • Assisi, World Heritage Site with two medieval castles, Roman amphitheater and several stunning cathedrals
  • Spoleto’s world-famous music festival
  • Gubbio, a medieval town whose nearby Mont Ingino won the Guinness World Record for world’s largest Christmas tree.
  • Orvieto’s stunning Cathedral & intricate underground Maze

Includes wine and truffle tasting. Truffle products by Umbria’s renowned truffle company, Urbani.

Instructor

Francine Segan

Francine Segan is the author of six books including Shakespeare’s Kitchen and Dolci: Italy’s Sweets. Her most recent book is Pasta Modern.