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Italy Cooking Vacations

Among the hand-painted tiles and the most modern technology, the cooking school at Don Alfonso 1890 teaches the secrets of Mediterranean cuisine by organizing courses for its guests. Amidst the beautiful village where its located, Don Alfonso 1890 invites its guests to stay with them, enjoy the luxury, and learn the secrets of the flavors of the Mediterranean.


  • Mediterranean cuisine lesson
  • Tasting of prepared recipes during the lesson
  • A recipe book containing the principles of Mediterranean cuisine
  • Complimentary mineral water and soft drinks
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily organic breakfast


1 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Boutique Hotel Don Alfonso 1890, after its recent renovations, has an elegant and romantic atmosphere and all the amenities of a top luxury hotel. Its furnishings completely mirror the philosophy of its kitchen: innovate without losing the spirit of the place.

All the suites, including the original and quaint Poet's House, the exclusive residence of poet Salvatore Di Giacomo, are a blend of antique, original furniture from the 18th and 19th century that belongs to the Iaccarino family and the modern with homemade accessories from local artisans. This makes Don Alfonso 1890 truly unique.

The culinary holidays offered at Don Alfonso are a chance to give yourself over to food, nature, and cuisine in a humble region with a thousand-year old history.

Superior suite

55 square meters, the superior suite offers a spacious bedroom and separate living area with a sofa and armchair. Located on the first floor, it has a 35-square-meter terrace. There is a bathroom with a Jacuzzi and a separate shower. Perfect for families, there is the option of adding a third or fourth bed.


47-55 square meters, the suites, each unique, are furnished in the same style as the restaurant with fresh, bright colors, antique furniture, and a modern flair. The bathrooms include typical hand-painted tiles and have a Jacuzzi and separate shower. They all have a balcony or terrace. There is the option of adding a third or fourth bed.

Junior suite

30-40 square meters, the junior suites are decorated with different colors, include antique furniture, bright carpets, and stylish accessories that give it an original flourish. They all have a balcony or terrace. The bathrooms include typical hand-painted tiles and have a Jacuzzi.

Standard room

30-square-meter rooms in lively but complementary colors: cyclamen and yellow. The large windows allow for lots of natural light. The furnishing, a careful mix of modern art and family antiques give them a special charm. The bathroom, with hand-painted tiles, has a Jacuzzi.

Don Alfonso 1890 Cooking Holidays Italy Program

The goal of the course is to share food preparation techniques for Mediterranean dishes by searching for absolute quality and an indispensable value that maintains that wealth of flavors, skills, and secrets.




Cooking lesson: Meat from the mounts of Irpina and the Benevento region. Three recipes will be prepared with meat from Irpinia and Benevento regional breeders who have been breeding cattle for generations, following natural methods.




The Boutique Hotel Don Alfonso 1890 is located in an exclusive area in the heart of the Sorrento peninsula and along the Amalfi Coast where enchanting landscapes enclose the sky, land, and sea, offering unforgettable views in every season. The location of the Don Alfonso 1890 hotel is also strategic for cultural excursions to Sorrento, Capri, Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, and to the archeological sites of Ercolano and Pompei.



  • Cooking classes
  • Diving
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Tennis court


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Caf
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property


  • Car rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Tour assistance


At the boutique hotel, you can enjoy an organic Mediterranean breakfast with jams, pies, and local foods of the Campania regions to ensure you a pleasant awakening with the genuine flavors of very high quality ingredients.

What's included

  • 1 Mediterranean cooking lesson
  • 1 recipe book containing the principles of the Mediterranean cuisine and nutritional information
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Tasting of prepared recipes during the lessons

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Naples International Airport (NAP). It is just 60 kilometers from Don Alfonso 1890.

Arrival by bus

From the airport, if you wish to continue with public transport, take a Curreri bus to Sorrento where you'll get off at the train station. From here, take a SITA bus to Sant'Agata sui due Golfi. The bus stop is 100 meters from Don Alfonso 1890.

Arrival by train

From all directions, you will arrive at the central station in Naples (piazza Garibaldi). From here, take a Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento where you'll get off and take a SITA bus to Sant'Agata sui due Golfi. Get off in the piazza. Don Alfonso 1890 is just 100 meters away.

Driving directions

From all directions, take highway A3 Naples-Salerno.

Exit at Castellamare and follow the signs for Sorrentine Peninsula / Sorrento. 750 meters after piazza di Meta di Sorrento, turn left towards Positano and continue for about 5 kilometers.

Turn right at the sign for Sant'Agata sui due Golfi. When you've reached Sant'Agata.

Turn left and take corso Sant'Agata. Don Alfonso 1890 is just 100 meters away at number 13.


  • Marina del Cantone, 9 kilometers
  • Massa Lubrense, 6 kilometers
  • Piano di Sorrento, 15 kilometers
  • Piazza Garibaldi, 100 meters
  • Positano, 14 kilometers
  • Sorrento, 10 kilometers


  • N 40 36' 50"
  • E 14 21' 43"
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