On Via Umbria Tours, every detail is taken care of so you can focus on enjoying the experience. Your guides are Bill and Suzy Menard, whose close connection to the people and customs of Italy is the result of years spent in residence and traveling the country. They will take you to their favorite restaurants, run by families who have become close friends and whose love for the land and its bounty is apparent in every dish. They’ll share with you the history and art that is found in the area’s museums, galleries and excavations, as well as in the streets of the many significant towns of the region. You’ll spend time in the company of locals who embody the hospitality and grace of Umbria.


To reserve your spot, call Suzy Menard at (202) 957- 3811 or e-mail us at Make sure to include your contact information.

  • Cucinapalooza food and wine tour

    Experience the wines of Umbria like never before during Cucinapalooza, Via Umbria’s popular tour tailored exclusively for the wine lover.

    Join us in Italy April 1 - 7, 2017 for an unparalleled opportunity to experience the people, passion and expertise that go into producing not only the wines of Tabarrini, but the other exceptional vineyards that put Umbria on the wine map. Enjoy lunch, dinner and sunset tastings.

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  • Food & Wine Tour

    Via Umbria offers several week-long culinary tours every fall. Over seven days and six nights, we introduce our guests to the magic of Umbria at harvest time, visiting olive mills to watch the harvest and transformation of olives into fresh oil; spending a day truffle-hunting and cooking what we find; visiting family-operated cantinas to taste Montefalco DOC wines and learn about the art of winemaking from our vintner friends; and absorbing the art of la cucina umbra.

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  • Cucinapalooza Tour

    In the spring, we operate cooking tours targeted at cooks of all levels who are interested not just in learning a few Umbrian recipes, but who wish to completely immerse themselves in la cucina umbra. Spend full days with some of the area’s best chefs, being schooled in the culinary traditions and history of Umbria, getting to understand and appreciate its special ingredients and thinking like an Umbrian cook.

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Umbria Italy

Your Hosts

As informal ambassadors of Umbria and its many splendors, Bill and Suzy have access to the very best of everything straight from the source.

Get to know them

Italian ceramics

Our Amazing Artisans

Learn more about the people, the techniques and the traditions behind the rich diversity of authentic Umbrian crafts we feature.

Explore their stories

Italian wines

Strictly Local Wines

Our wine shop is stocked with a connoisseur’s selection of noteworthy wines from Umbria’s family-oriented Montefalco wineries.

Discover Umbrian wines