The Table is Set to Travel to Italy

Umbria Italy 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 culinary heritage.

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 family.

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 interests.
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The Umbrian Table
5424 Xerxes Avenue
Edina, MN 55410
Michael or Karin Rostance
(952) 426-1068


Join our small group of fellow travelers:

Sicily, September 18-27, 2015

Umbria, November 4-13, 2015



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