Aethos Saragano Activities

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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Mushroom Picking

Take a relaxing walk in the forest as you collect as well as learn to recognize the best mushrooms that grow in our woods with our Chef Delfina. Mushroom picking is seasonal and weather dependent, from September to November.

 

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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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Olive Picking

In October, come and collect our olives! Assist and identify yourself in the manual harvest, experience an authentic Umbrian activity, at noon have a picnic in nature, based on local products. After the harvest, watch the milling process that transforms this fruit into one of the main foods of our territory: the extra virgin olive oil. Tasting of bruschetta with freshly pressed oil. Olive Picking is Seasonal from October through November.

 

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Herb Picking

A walk in nature with our Chef who will introduce you to the wild herbs, and their properties, that grow spontaneously in the meadows surrounding our property. Herb picking is weather dependent, so please ask the staff.

 

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Wine Hour

Every week our very own sommelier will introduce a new wine for a free tasting at our wine bar, where you will walk through the process of identifying and scoring the wine, all whilst learning about the local wine region.

 

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Picnic

Have a romantic picnic basket delivered to your room and find the perfect picnic spot to make your partner feel special. This traditional basket includes a beautifully curated selection from our chef; as well as a bottle of prosecco. We also placed in your basket a picnic blanket.

 

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Umbrian Cooking Class

Take a Cooking class where you can learn a classic Umbrian recipe made from seasonal products sourced from the surrounding farms. We will not only provide an in-depth instruction, but include the pairing option of some select wines as well other locally sourced produce local to the area. Ask us for more details, as the recipes will be seasonal and the choice of wines or non alcoholic drinks is optional.

Duration: 2,30 hours – Minimum number of participants: 2

 

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Master Pruner for a day

Join our pruning lessons and gardening lessons with our gardener Francesco, taste 3 selected wines in the garden and organic extra virgin organic olive oil, with a selection of Norcia cold cuts and typical cheeses with home made jams from our Chef.

Duration: 3 hours (Italian-only) – Minimum number of participants: 2

 

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Recommended Local Activities

Truffle hunting with lunch

Truffle hunting with expert troubadour and truffle dog, have a walk on the owner own truffle-ground. After the adventure will be waiting for you a typical Umbrian truffle base brunch, accompanied with local wines.

Duration: 4 hours – Minimum number of participants: 4

 

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Model the clay Pottery Class

Visit the traditional factory of Clay in the village of Deruta, known around the world for his ceramic. Learn how to shape and paint clay. Cook your piece of art, it will be sent to the hotel the following day.

Duration: 3 hours – Minimum number of participants: 2

 

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Harvest Together

Grape recognition, basic harvesting and processing course, delivered by a family-run winery, our neighbor, during the harvest time in the month of September-October, taste of 5 selected local wines and typical Umbrian cutting board (bruschetta, Umbrian cheeses and cold cuts from Norcia) complete the experience with a tour of the facilities.

Duration: 4 hours – Minimum number of participants: 4

 

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On horseback through the woods

Preparation for the ride with the instructor in the riding school. Walk between hills and mountains, discover the beauty of the old castles, natural fountains and breathtaking landscapes of the green Umbria. Spice it up the experience taking along with you our picnic basket!

Duration: 3 hours – Maximum number of participants: 4 people

 

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