Silver Fig Cuisine & Judy Kearns Art

Culinary and Art Adventures in Umbria Italy 

Judy and I invite you to join us exploring Umbria and all that it has to offer -  award winning wines and vineyards... "cucina povera"... medieval towns...  breathtaking countryside....
along with a week of culinary and artistic exploration to fill and rejuvenate your senses. 
We design your time with us as a family sharing in the good life of Italy!  
Groups are small to keep the experience big.
Now is the time to savor the "green heart of Italy" - Umbria! 
Become a part of the local community and share in their love of Italian life;
the beauty, the culture, the flavors, the traditions. 
"This first-class Umbrian holiday magically combines stimulation, education, and relaxation. My visit to the villa and surroundings was the highlight of my two-month Italian sojourn, and it continues to reward me with happy memories and everything I learned about Italian cuisine.  Four-star comfort; pleasant, intelligent company; excellent food - it's all that, plus you paint your own souvenir masterpiece!"  Joan M.



Culinary classes with Chef Dorrie cooking as the Italians do - relaxed and using farm fresh local ingredients.   Enjoy sharing in the preparations of handmade pastas, seasonal vegetables, pizza and gelato. 



Art expressions with Judy.  Welcoming the master painter to the novice, Judy invites and encourages all to experience the rustic textures and vistas through sketching and painting.  Find yourself immersed in the beauty and let the muse strike.



The beautiful agraturismo 'la Fattoria del Gelso'  located within a short stroll of the medieval town of Cannara becomes your home for the week. The Villa is outfitted with items from the local towns providing comfort and  convenience Italian style.  

Dates and Cost


Our dates are determined with your group in mind and will be annouced soon. 

Your week in Umbria is all-inclusive, with a cost of $2550 dollars.  

This includes:

  • all ground transportation including pick up/drop off at the Rome Airport (FCO)

  • 6 nights lodging at 'la Fattoria del Gelso'

  • all meals and wine

  • all activity fees

  • 4-8 participants


U.S. to Rome airfare not included.  Trip insurance recommended.





Here is a sample to look forward to:

  • truffle hunting and cooking class

  • guided tour of Assisi

  • trips to other medieval towns such as Bevagna, Deruta, Citerna

  • local small family owned winery tours and tastings

  • cooking classes in local restaurants

  • and others excursions not found in guide books


Enjoy our Snippets from last years' tour.

Silver Fig Cuisine  240-393-3727