Creative Holidays and Vacation Workshops in Umbria

Painting class at La Rogaia
Painting class at La Rogaia

Programme of courses 2017 and 2018:

Sculpting, Painting, Photography, Cookery, Culinary weeks, Dance, Argentine Tango, Creative Writing, Olive Harvest, Hiking and Wellness, Italian Language

At the La Rogaia cooking lessons Ornella will show you how to make home made pasta
At the La Rogaia cooking lessons Ornella will show you how to make home made pasta

Are you looking for a creative holiday? Would you like to discover your owncreativity during your vacation? What about moving and relaxing in a dance workshop? Are you tempted to get to know the secrets of Umbrian and Tuscan cuisine? Or to enjoy a hiking and wellness week or to pick your own olive oil?

Villa La Rogaia offers a wide range of classes in spring and autumn, such as painting course, watercolour course, sculpting course, cooking school, Argentine Tango and Salsa workshops, guided walks, wellness programme and creative writing classes. Artists from different backgrounds meet at Villa La Rogaia to explore new ideas. Class participants are inevitably inspired by Italy‘s wealth of culture and history. The spacious landscape and villa lend to introspection while also being a relaxing environment in which to get to know the other participants.

The classes take place at Villa La Rogaia, an outstanding old Umbrian country house with many gardens. It is situated near Lake Trasimeno between Rome and Florence. Participants stay in individually crafted double or single rooms (shared bathroom for two bedrooms) or in holiday apartments (for two persons), partly at the village of Castel Rigone at 4 km distance from La Rogaia.

Argentine Tango: the La Rogaia dance workshops will make you move in harmony.
Argentine Tango: the La Rogaia dance workshops will make you move in harmony.

Classes will be held inside or outside on the big terrace or in the garden. Dancing and cooking classes will last for about three to four hours a day, all other courses for six hours a day, allowing for plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings of the villa and to go for trips to the nearby lake or towns. The number of participants is limited to 10 to 18 persons per class. The instruction language is, depending on the instructor, English, German or Italian with English translation on request.

We can arrange for the group the following trips (not included in the price):

  • Art historical excursions, e.g. to Arezzo, Assisi or Perugia
  • Wine tasting in famous Umbrian wineries
  • Truffle hunt and truffle tasting 


You need an overview of our courses?

Our Tango classes, cookery classes and culinary weeks, stone carving classes and photography classes at a glance:

2017-09-23 – 2017-09-30
Trainer: Uli Hoiss
Price double room: 1) 1035
Price single room: 1) 1235
Hint: only 2 more availabilities left!

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2017-09-30 – 2017-10-07
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Wolfgang Sandt
Price double room: 1) 775
Price single room: 1) 975
Hint: availability for 1 more couple only

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2017-10-07 – 2017-10-14
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Trainer: Wolfgang Sandt
Price double room: 1) 775
Price single room: 1) 975

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2017-10-14 – 2017-10-21
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Brigitta Winkler
Price double room: 1) 865
Price single room: 1) 1065

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2017-10-21 – 2017-10-28
Trainer: La Rogaia
Price double room: 1) 320
Price single room: 1) 520
Hint: only 2 more availabilities

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2017-10-28 – 2017-11-04
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Raimund Schlie & Daniela Feilcke-Wolff
Price double room: 1) 865
Price single room: 1) 1065

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2017-11-04 – 2017-11-11
Trainer: Ornella Carletti
Price double room: 1) 1890
Price single room: 1) 2090
Hint: Lodging with halfboard for 7 days, 3 cooking classes, guided tours every day

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2017-11-11 – 2017-11-18
Trainer: Annette Greifenhagen
Price double room: 1) 80 (without lodging)
Price single room: 1) 80 (without lodging)
Hint: 1 guided tour, 1 massage, 1 entrance in thermal spa

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2018-03-31 – 2018-04-07
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Filippo Avignonesi & Anna Yegorova
Price double room: 1) 865
Price single room: 1) 1065

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2018-04-21 – 2018-04-28
Trainer: Ornella Carletti
Price double room: 1) 1890
Price single room: 1) 2090
Hint: Lodging with halfboard for 7 days, 3 cooking classes, guided tours every day

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2018-04-28 – 2018-05-05
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Wolfgang Sandt
Price double room: 1) 775
Price single room: 1) 975

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2018-05-05 – 2018-05-12
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Dario Moffa
Price double room: 1) 775
Price single room: 1) 975

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2018-05-12 – 2018-05-19
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Steve & Debbie Morrall
Price double room: 1) 865
Price single room: 1) 1065

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2018-05-19 – 2018-05-26
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Mano & Birgit
Price double room: 1) 865
Price single room: 1) 1065

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2018-05-29 – 2018-06-02
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Gabi & Gustavo Gómez
Price double room: 1) 865
Price single room: 1) 1065

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2018-06-02 – 2018-06-09
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Wolfgang Sandt
Price double room: 1) 775
Price single room: 1) 975

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2018-07-07 – 2018-07-14
Trainer: Wolfgang Sandt
Price double room: 1) 1850
Price single room: 1) 2050
Hint: Individual instruction, guided trips, lodging and full board

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2018-09-01 – 2018-09-08
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Joseba Pagola & Bakartxo Arabaolaza
Price double room: 1) 915
Price single room: 1) 1115

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2018-09-08 – 2018-09-15
Trainer: Ornella Carletti
Price double room: 1) EUR 1190
Price single room: 1) EUR 1390

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2018-09-15 – 2018-09-22
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Andreas von Maxen & Laura Priori
Price double room: 1) 865
Price single room: 1) 1065

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2018-09-22 – 2018-09-29
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Angela & Andreas
Price double room: 1) 865
Price single room: 1) 1065

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2018-09-29 – 2018-10-06
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Wolfgang Sandt
Price double room: 1) 775
Price single room: 1) 975

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2018-10-06 – 2018-10-13
Childcare upon request Booking possible
Trainer: Brigitta Winkler
Price double room: 1) 865
Price single room: 1) 1065

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2018-10-20 – 2018-10-27
Trainer: La Rogaia
Price double room: 1) 320
Price single room: 1) 520

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2018-10-27 – 2018-11-03
Trainer: Ornella Carletti
Price double room: 1) 1890
Price single room: 1) 2090
Hint: Lodging with halfboard for 7 days, 3 cooking classes, guided tours every day

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*Details on food upon request.

** Lodging and instruction only, no meals.

Prices include:

  • Instruction fee for the classes for 1 person. The number of hours of teaching is specified in the description of each single class. For more information visit the pages with the detailled classes by clicking on the link in the calendar.
  • Lodging for 1 week for 1 person in double room or single room (shared bathroom for 3 to 4 persons)
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner including all beverages) for 1 week for 1 person (if not otherwise specified)

Not included in the price are:

  • Extra charge for lodging in private apartment for 2 persons (with private bathroom and kitchenette): depending on the size of the apartment from EUR 60 to EUR 200  per person per week (double occupancy)
  • Extra charge for lodging in private apartment for 1 persons (with private bathroom and kitchenette): depending on the size of the apartment from EUR 300 to EUR 500  per person per week (single occupancy)
  • Travel arrangement to and from La Rogaia. A detailled map and description how to get to La Rogaia and futher information about trains and flights you can find at how to get there.
  • Extra meals, extra beverages, tips

Please contact us for if you need further information about instruction, lodging and food.