We invite you to join us on our unique food and wine explorations of Italy. Each
year we accompany small groups of like-minded travelers to unearth the wonders of
a country steeped in history, culture, art and architecture and possessed of a rich
Though Italy is united by a national identity and language, it
is also a tapestry of regions, provinces, towns and villages, each with its own
dialect, history and cultural experience.
We at the Umbrian Table celebrate this
diversity, and seek out locations, artisans and products which help give each place
we visit its particular character.
As our name implies, we specialize in travel to Umbria, the green heart of Italy.
It is a region of imposing mountains, verdant valleys and fertile plains. Umbria
produces fine wines, world famous truffles, exceptional prosciutto, salami, pecorino
cheese, and some of the best olive oil in the world.
When in Umbria, we reside at
the 13th century historic residence, Palazzo Leti. It is blessed with magnificent views,
a lovely neo-classical garden and a convenient location near the central market
place of the wonderfully preserved hill town of Spoleto.
From there we travel to
Assisi, Perugia, Montefalco and other enchanting towns, villages and historical
locations exploring food, wine, art and architecture as we go.
Umbria remains, for
the most part, unspoiled by mass tourism. As a result we are able to become acquainted
with the people and places we visit in an intimate way, and to experience things
the more casual visitor might miss.
Our Italian partner and hostess is Patrizia Proietti-Pesci. Patrizia lived with
us for a number of years while studying for her certification as a travel agent, and is like a member of the
She is charming, exuberant, bilingual and well informed about the many aspects of Italian life and
culture. Her dedication to client comfort and satisfaction is unparalleled. You will find her a thoroughly
marvelous travel companion.
Available space on all of our excursions is limited. We urge you to contact us soon
for more information, and to reserve your place on these unique journeys. We are
also able to arrange for customized programs. Contact us with group size and special
The Umbrian Table
5424 Xerxes Avenue
Edina, MN 55410
Michael or Karin Rostance
Join our small group of fellow travelers:
Sicily, September 18-27, 2015
Umbria, November 4-13, 2015