8 Days Cultural Tour and Culinary Holiday in Amalfi Coast, Italy

8 Days Cultural Tour and Culinary Holiday in Amalfi Coast, Italy

  • Ravello, Italy

Italy Wine Tours and Cooking Class

From charming cliff-side Ravello to chic Positano, Delectable Destinations signature trip to the Amalfi Coast has all the essential ingredients of the best that the region has to offer. Tasting and preparing authentic Italian cuisine at world renowned Mamma Agata's cooking school is your gateway to the idyllic Italian towns overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Delectable Destinations sets the tone and takes care of every detail as the secrets of the Amalfi Coast unfold before your eyes.

Highlights

  • Dining with a celebrated chef and sommelier
  • Private boat tour excursion along the Amalfi Coast
  • Wonderful cooking day at Mamma Agata’s cooking school
  • Tour of Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Pompeii, Positano, and Amalfi
  • Organic lemon-grove tour with limoncello demonstration and tastings
  • Private vineyard visit with wine tastings and wine pairing lunch
  • 7 nights accommodation at a luxury villa in Ravello
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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Your stay will be at a luxury renovated family-run villa in the town of Ravello.

Day 1 - Welcome to the “Costiera Amalfitana”

Arrival at Naples Airport (NAP) or Train Station (Napoli Centrale). A driver will transfer you to the private villa to the hilltop town of Ravello, known as the jewel of the Amalfi Coast. You will enjoy some time to relax with a glass of wine and take in the sublime views from the villa surrounded by lemon, orange and olive trees. You will also enjoy a welcome dinner with local specialties at the villa.

Day 2 - History, lemons, and Amalfi

Following breakfast, you will meet the private guide in the piazza in Ravello for a two-hour walking tour. You will visit the famous and stunning gardens of Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone as well as a visit to a well-known cameo craftsmen, his store and museum is one of kind and has exquisite works of art, coral and, cameos.

In the charming town of Amalfi, you will enjoy a sea-side lunch. You will have a “Lemon experience” as you are guided on a fascinating tour in an organic lemon orchard with a limoncello-making demonstration and tasting. You will enjoy a delectable dinner at the villa.

Day 3 - Cooking day with Mamma Agata

Mamma Agata and her family will make you feel right at home and delight you with their simple and genuine family recipes and history. You will marvel with the spectacular views from the beautiful terrace as you indulge in a full day of traditional Southern Italian cuisine using ingredients grown in the family garden. Without a doubt, Mamma Agata’s famous lemon cake will be just one of your many favorites of the day.

Day 4 - The first pearl of the coast and private vineyards

Following breakfast, the driver will take you on a leisurely drive along the coast to Vietri sul Mare, known also as the “first pearl” of the Amalfi Coast. Famous for its ceramics, you will partake on a short tour of this small charming village accompanied by a wonderful and animated guide.

Following, you will enjoy a very special visit to an organic vineyard for a wine tasting and a wine pairing lunch with the owner while soaking in the breathtaking views of the Bay of Salerno on the return trip to the villa. You will enjoy a dinner at a family-run local trattoria in the town of Scala, known for the freshest and best fish and seafood dishes on the Amalfi Coast.

Day 5 - Local specialties, ancient wonders, and pizza making

You will enjoy breakfast at your leisure and later in the morning it will be time to taste locally produced cheese. A cheese master will do a demonstration on mozzarella making and then some “hands-on fun”.

Following, the driver will take you to the ancient ruins of Pompeii for a two-hour private guided visit of this fascinating UNESCO world heritage site. The evening will be spent at a private vineyard in Tramonti, a village in the lush valley of the Lattari Mountains. You will experience beautiful wines to taste with some “hands-on” pizza making.

Day 6 - The splendors of the Amalfi Coast

After breakfast, the driver will take you on a spectacular drive along the famous Amalfi Coast. You will visit the picturesque and vertical town of Positano with stops along the way. The lunch will be enjoyed in the town of Conca dei Marini overlooking the coast and the dinner during a private olive oil tour and tasting at the villa.

Day 7 - Leisure day

Following breakfast, the morning will be spent on the Mediterranean Sea. Relax on a private four-hour boat excursion along the spectacular coastline and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. You will also enjoy a farewell dinner with the celebrated chef Vito and the private sommelier Daniele. They will showcase their talents at a private location for a perfect end to a wonderful week.

Day 8 - Ciao Amalfi

Private transfers from the villa to Naples Airport (NAP) or Train Station (Napoli Centrale) to return home after an unforgettable experience.

  • Boat excursion
  • Private guided tour of Pompeii
  • Tour of Vietri sul Mare and a wine tasting/wine pairing lunch
  • Vineyard visit for pizza making and wine tastings
  • Visit the charming and historical town of Amalfi for a lemon-grove tour
  • Visit to the enchanting and vertical town of Positano
  • Walking tour of Ravello, Villa Cimbrone and Rufolo Gardens
  • Mamma Agata

    Mamma Agata prepares meals with the love and respect that it commands. She has been cooking most of her life; since her teenage years in the nearby summer villa of a wealthy American woman, who had entertained many illustrious personalities in the 50's and 60's. They called her "Baby Agata" since she was so young but dedicated to her craft.

  • Gennaro

    In the last 14 years, Gennaro has joined in the kitchen and cooks side-by-side with Mamma Agata every day. They both share a huge passion for cooking from a very young age and they both spent their years as young adults working in the culinary field. They share their passion for food and wine with their guests. Gennaro is not only a great cook but also a profesional certified sommelier and a member of AIS (International Sommelier Association),which is the official Italian organisation that recognizes highly acclaimed sommeliers throughout Italy.

This holiday will take place on the magnificent and picturesque region of the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy.

During this holiday, you will enjoy a true taste of the Campania region. From a seaside lunch in charming Amalfi, a wonderful dinner in a family-run trattoria in the town of Scala, to a private dining experience with a celebrated chef and sommelier.

During your visit to Mamma Agata, you will enjoy a piece of her famous lemon cake, along with a three-hour cooking demonstration where you will be able to taste the sauces, olive oils, and fresh vegetables; all produced and freshly picked from her garden. Each day is a new discovery as we showcase the cultural highlights of the region, with an emphasis on local culinary specialties and traditions.

During your free time, you may enjoy the day relaxing at the villa or exploring Ravello and the surrounding area. Options for different activities will also be available upon request.

  • 7 nights accommodation in a private villa
  • All excursions and tours as per itinerary
  • Cooking day at Mamma Agata’s Cooking School
  • Daily breakfast, lunches, and dinners
  • Keepsake photo album
  • Local wines included with all lunches and dinners
  • Pizza and mozzarella making demonstrations
  • Private group transportation
  • Return transfers from Naples International Airport (NAP) or Naples train station
  • Vineyard visits, wine, cheese, olive oil, and limoncello tastings
  • Additional activities
  • Additional transportation
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Train travel
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Naples International Airport (NAP). Private transfers will be arranged to welcome you and drive you to the villa. The transfers are included in the price of the trip.

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.

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8 days / 7 nights

Departure:
Saturday May 19, 2018
(8 days / 7 nights)

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