La Cuccagna is a mythical paradise where it is said you will find ‘life how you want it’ and we are passionate about ensuring each guest finds just that during their stay with us. That maybe just relaxing in peaceful tranquillity by the pool or sightseeing in the local area. But for those who want a little more out of their stay with us, here are just a few ideas to get you immersed into the Italian way of life.
Pasta and Pizza Making Courses
Learn the art of making pasta or pizza without even leaving the property! Salvatore offers half or full day courses which end in either lunch or supper where you sit together and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a fully serviced dining experience.
Olive Picking Holidays
If you fancy a rare opportunity to step off the day to day treadmill of life for a chance to really appreciate our environment and be at one with nature then why not come and help us pick our olives. We harvest our olives in November when they are lovely and plump after the summer sun. On picking days we indulge you in an alfresco picnic which includes a glass of wine or two. You will also be taken on a visit to the local Frantoio where you can watch the olives you have picked being pressed into delicious extra, extra virgin olive oil, some of which you will be able to take home to share with your family and friends.
Art Retreats / Painting Holidays
Working with ‘Art Atelier’ we are able to offer an all-inclusive art experience to include full board accommodation, painting tuition as well as guided art and cultural excursions to many of the world class sites nearby. Marvel at the frescos of the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi, the renaissance art and architecture of Urbino, follow the trails of Piero della Francesca … to mention but a few.
Weddings in Umbria / Special Celebrations in Umbria
Imagine your wedding day immersed in the beauty of Umbria’s nature, sipping aperitifs on our panoramic terrace, dining on fine Umbrian cuisine and the sun setting over the hills in the background. As well as our exclusive location which is perfect for a small wedding of up to 40 guests, we also offer a full wedding planning service so that every detail will be perfect for your special day. Our local area is a haven of small chapels and beautiful, historic town halls for a small intimate ceremony. We can tailor make your special day to be as rustic or luxurious as you please.
Please talk to us about your individual desires and we will do our best to make it happen.