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Taste Perugia Food & Wine Walking Tour

Perugia, Italy

Experience hosted by Susan

4 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 4 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

I will lead a 3.5 hour walking food and wine tour in the historic center of Perugia. On this tour, guests will hear and see historical insights along the route as we stop at 7 different, cafes, restaurants and markets to taste and learn about typical Umbrian foods and beverages. Tastings include, coffee (or tea) + pastries, cheeses, charcuterie, ancient legumes (Fagiolina del Trasimeno), extra virgin olive oils, fresh truffle pasta, chocolates, Umbrian flatbread, wines, craft beer, artisan gelato + more! Guests will meet and interact with the chefs, servers and small business owners who’ve made it their life’s work to feed us and who have since become dear friends and neighbors. Vegetarian options are available.
Other things to note
Our tours start on time so aim to arrive 15 minutes early for check in. If you are running late, we will be at the first stop (Turan Cafe) for at least 20 minutes. Tours take place rain or shine.
I will lead a 3.5 hour walking food and wine tour in the historic center of Perugia. On this tour, guests will hear and see historical insights along the route as we stop at 7 different, cafes, restaurants and markets to taste and learn about typical Umbrian foods and beverages. Tastings include, coffee (or tea) + pastries, cheeses, charcuterie, ancient legumes (Fagiolina del Trasimeno), extra virgin olive oils, fresh truffle pasta, chocolates, U…

What's included

  • Food
    Food tastings are enough for breakfast, lunch and dessert. Vegetarian optio...
  • Drinks
    This tour is suitable for families with kids but guests must be 18+ years o...
  • Equipment
    Guests receive a map with the names and addresses of all of the tasting loc...

Meet your host, Susan

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I'm a credentialed wine professional holding the Advanced Certificate in Wines & Spirits from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. I'm currently a candidate in the prestigious W.S.E.T. Diploma program. Prior to moving to Perugia (with my chef husband), I worked in the wine business for 10 years and wrote about wine for New Jersey Monthly Magazine.
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Where you'll be

We visit a historic bar/pastry shop/chocolate laboratorio, a local favorite cafe, an all Umbrian Osteria, a spice shop, a truffle-themed bistro, a truffle shop (owned by a truffle hunter), and one of Italy's Top 100 rated artisan gelaterias.
Nanci
October 2019
Nice tour. Lots of food. Educational. Perugia is lovely. We were there during the euro chocolate festival so the city was way more crowded than usual, as were the shops and restaurants. It was very difficult to navigate and impossible to hear anything on the main through-fair . Susan did not host our tour herself. Our host told us about the various merchants and shop owners we visited but we only interacted with one of them.
Nice tour. Lots of food. Educational. Perugia is lovely. We were there during the euro chocolate festival so the city was way more crowded than usual, as were the shops and restaur…
Amanda
October 2019
A fantastic tour! Rosario led the tour and brought a wealth of knowledge about the food and wine of Perugia. There were 8 stops - you will definitely enjoy each one. Come hungry!!
Neil
October 2019
Amazing experience! Susan is a knowledgeable and approachable guide. She made us feel welcome from the start. She really knows food and wine, and clearly loves Perugia. I’ve been to the city many times but this time I felt like I learned so many things about the city and its unique culture and cuisine. I’d give this tour 10 stars if I could.
Amazing experience! Susan is a knowledgeable and approachable guide. She made us feel welcome from the start. She really knows food and wine, and clearly loves Perugia. I’ve been t…
Olivia
September 2019
I had the most fantastic time recently on Susan's food and wine tour of Perugia. It went for more like 5 hours as we wandered to gourmet shop to gourmet shop, interspersed with lots of history about Perugia. The food stops were all fantastic and included coffee, cornetto, truffle pasta, oil tasting, chocolate, digestivo and wine tasting, flatbread and of course gelato. It was great value for money and Susan was a true professional, entertaining and great company. I would definitely recommend is tour to anyone interested in food and wine to learn more about Umbrian cuisine.
I had the most fantastic time recently on Susan's food and wine tour of Perugia. It went for more like 5 hours as we wandered to gourmet shop to gourmet shop, interspersed with lot…
David & Katie
August 2019
An absolutely wonderful experience! Susan’s food tour is the result of building relationships in the city and it shows. Every aspect of the experience was amazing and we really enjoyed our time. We would do this again in a heartbeat.
Sandy
August 2019
We were so pleased with our experience. Knowing from reviews the she was from New Jersey made us very comfortable. Nothing was lost in translation. She personally knew the vendors that we visited and we were welcomed in each shop and restaurant like good friends of Susan. Our group was diverse with visitors from Denmark, Western Canada, Connecticut and we were from Ohio. I highly recommended this enjoyable experience.
We were so pleased with our experience. Knowing from reviews the she was from New Jersey made us very comfortable. Nothing was lost in translation. She personally knew the vendors…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Wear comfortable shoes

Rain jacket or umbrella if rain is forecast