On my 8-day culinary tour of Umbria in September 2013, we stayed in a villa near the Tiber River where we learned how to make traditional Umbrian recipes from my local friends. We made fresh tagliatelle, cappelletti, lentils, saltimboca, torta al testo, sugo, focaccia, roccetti, ravioli nudi, and more. In our luxury bus, we traveled around the region where we dined in some of Umbria’s best restaurants, from Gubbio to Assisi to Perugia. We shopped in Deruta, Italy’s famous ceramic capital. We drank Umbria’s best wine–sagrantino di Montefalco, plus Umbria’s famous white wines, grechetto and white wine from Orvieto. We visited wineries and met lots of my friends in Umbria. One of our favorite nights was attending Umbertide’s feste di 800. The town’s people dress in costumes from the 1800’s and open taverns where they serve recipes from the 19th century. I think you can see that we had a great time. I hope you’ll join us next year!