Taste Perugia Food Tour

Duration: 4 hours

Location: Tour begins at Turan Café, Piazza IV Novembre 35, directly across from the Fontana Maggiore.

Adult

€85

Age 13-17

€70

Age 4-12

€55

Tours occur rain or shine.Tickets must be purchased by 8pm CET for the following day's tour and are non refundable within 2 weeks of the tour start date. Prices shown in Euros do no include booking fees.

Meet the locals and stroll through a maze of medieval streets as you taste and sip your way through Perugia!

  • 7+ tastings, bites & sips – with locally sourced foods and much more.
  • Vegetarian Options Available!
  • Enjoy Umbria's local food, wines and craft beer including handmade pasta, truffles, chocolates, cheeses and more.
  • Feel the history as you walk in the footsteps of ancient Etruscans, Roman Emperors, noble families and renaissance painters.
  • Perugia Highlights Booklet – with tasting locations map and suggestions for things to do and see!

All food tastings provide enough for breakfast and a hearty lunch.

Our tours take place in rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes for walking.

Tour is for all age groups and all fitness levels. Must be 18 years or older to participate in wine tastings.

Tours run Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat at 10am

Parking: Via del Vino recommends parking in the Piazza Partigiani parking lot, then taking the escalators (Scala Mobile) to the historic center.


What to Expect

One-of-a-Kind Food Tastings – Our guided Perugia Food Tour visits eight tasting locations within the historic center of Perugia. Classic Umbrian food samplings, enough for breakfast and a hearty lunch, are served from local, one-of-a-kind restaurants, charming cafes and markets.

Stops and tastings include Perugia’s famous chocolates, hand-made truffle pasta, cheeses, an authentic Umbrian “osteria,” the city’s oldest spice shop, and one of Italy’s top rated artisan gelaterias. The tour also includes two wine tastings. All food and wine tastings are included in the ticket price. See all Tasting Locations below.

Historic & Cultural Experience – Between tastings, you’ll experience the vibrant life of “i Perugini” as you stroll the medieval streets and alleyways of Perugia’s historic center. Our enthusiastic local guides share their knowledge and recommendations of ancient architectural gems, historic local attractions, museums, music and arts venues, and restaurants.

Eat and drink like a local as our guides share the history and charm of this amazing city.

Breakfast Italian Style

Sip a creamy cappuccino with your freshly baked cornetto in this contemporary café that pays homage to Perugia's ancient past.

Farmstead Cheeses & Famous Prosciutto

Enjoy a variety of typical cheeses and Umbria’s famous Prosciutto in a lovingly restored, warm and welcoming eatery.

Wine & Olive Oil

Sample the ancient and nearly extinct Fagiolina del Trasimeno with tangy olive oil and Grechetto wine.

Chocolate & Spice

Step back in time while tasting Perugia's famous and lesser known chocolates at the city's oldest spice shop and general store.

Local Truffles

Enjoy a taste of Sagrantino wine alongside a plate of handmade pasta with black truffle sauce.

Cucina Povera

Taste this ancient flatbread, cooked on an open fire and stuffed with locally sourced cheeses, vegetables and meats with a glass of Perugia’s original craft beer.

Artisan Gelato

Not all gelato is created equal! Taste two flavors of creamy gelato or dairy-free sorbetto made fresh daily at one of Italy's Top 100 artisan gelaterias.


Where to Meet

Outside Café Turan, Piazza IV Novembre 35, directly across from the Fontana Maggiore and near the steps of the cathedral of San Lorenzo.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

During our Perugia walking tour you will enjoy around 7+ tastings, or enough food that you will not be hungry at the end of the tour!

Our Taste Perugia Walking Tour includes two servings of wine per person, a sip of liqueur and one small glass of craft beer. Our culinary getaways include fully customized itineraries and menus, which can include wine with all lunches and dinners.

Yes. Our Perugia walking tours are suitable for children of all ages however, alcohol will only be served to participants who are aged 18 years (the legal age in Italy) and older. There is no cost for children aged 3 and under if they are not participating in the tastings. Our tiered pricing includes tickets for children aged 4-12, and  adolescents aged from 13-17.

When you make your booking we ask what dietary restrictions you have. For the Taste Perugia Food Tour, we can accommodate vegetarians but we are unfortunately unable to make substitutions for individuals with a gluten or lactose intolerance. For our culinary getaways we are able to accommodate special menus that can be decided upon in the planning of your tour.

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"This is a fantastic way to explore the beautiful city of Perugia. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun. Another perk - she seems to be friends with everyone in the city, especially the people who run the amazing restaurants!"

Trip Advisor Review from Jenna H., New York, NY

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