Umbria, also known as the green heart of Italy, is not only home to award winning olive oils and black truffles. The picturesque area with its ancient towns, medieval paths and charming villages is a welcoming destination for guests in search of art and history. A veritable playground for those wishing to explore the outdoors, Aethos Saragano is perfectly situated for discovering all that Umbria has to offer.

 

Aethos Saragano Experiences

Archery and Fletching

Challenge your friends and family to a shootout on our own little shooting range. Accompanied by our master archer, learn about the traditional form of bow shooting from Umbria, how to make the arrows, and how to nail a bullseye.

 

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Head out to the woods

Take a relaxing walk in the forest with our Chef Delfina and collect and learn to recognize the best mushrooms that grow in our woods. Or hunt for wild herbs that grow spontaneously in the meadows surrounding our land and learn about their aromatic properties.

 

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Harvest Umbria’s liquid gold

Experience an authentic Umbrian activity and assist with the manual harvest of olives. Enjoy a picnic in nature and watch the milling process that transforms this fruit into one of the main products of our territory: the extra virgin olive oil.

 

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A Taste of Umbria

Learn a classic Umbrian recipe made from seasonal products and sourced from surrounding farms in our private Umbrian cooking classes. Or explore new Umbrian wines at our wine bar with our sommelier Eva who will walk you through the process of identifying and scoring the wine.

 

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Master Pruner for a day

Join a pruning and gardening lesson with our gardener Francesco while tasting select wines and our local organic extra virgin olive oil.

 

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Painting Classes

Create your own piece of Saragano to take home with you. Open to all ages and abilities, our classes take place most evenings in the Library whilst enjoying a glass of wine in front of the fire.

 

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Local Experiences

Truffle hunting – Umbria’s black gold

Treat yourself to an authentic Umbrian cultural experience: truffle hunting. After the adventure you will be served a typical Umbrian truffle base brunch which will be accompanied with local wines.

 

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Harvest Together

Take a grape recognition, basic harvesting and processing course, taught by a neighboring family-run winery and tour the facility. Wine tasting of 5 local wines and typical Umbrian cutting board.

 

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Model the clay Pottery Class

Visit the modern factory of Clay in the village of Deruta, known around the world for its ceramics. Learn how to shape and paint clay.

 

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