We invite you to join Jude & Jeff of Aroma Cucina for a unique look at the culture of food and art that makes Umbria so special.

Spend a week with us while living in a spectacular medieval castle. Participate in explorations, cooking classes and discussions  that connect you to Umbria’s heritage.

Just as you cannot separate Umbrian food from the earth it comes from; you cannot appreciate the fullness of the culture without understanding the art and beauty that is Umbria.

Unlike other tours, we have been living in the area for many years. Our knowledge and friendships with local producers will give you the chance to truly experience Italian life as a local.  Well...as a local who happens to live in a castle!

For centuries, wine making, olive oil and truffles have characterized the countryside of Umbria. And there is no better time of year to experience the Green Heart of Italy.

We will introduce you to the producers who are the protectors and providers of the culture of good eating, while showcasing the richness of the art and history of the area.

Our week together will include trips to wineries,  a visit with a porchetta maestro, intimate dinners at the castle with invited guests who will deepen our understanding of the food we eat and how it connects us to the world we live in.

Come join us around the table,  in the vineyard and wherever else this adventure leads us!

Castle Turret