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Full of Flavor Italy Culinary Tour

On this tour you’ll explore the best of Amalfi, including Positano, Ravello, Amalfi, and Capri. Right away, you’ll be immersed in the culture of the region. A trip to a mozzarella farm, a visit to a family-owned winery, a chance to visit with a Limoncello maker, choose local delights for your cooking class, and relish in la dolce vita, the Italian way. Go beyond the typical tour and enjoy a one of a kind adventure.

Highlights

  • Hands on cooking class
  • Wine tasting
  • Explore the best of Amalfi with an experienced tour guide
  • Have a mesmerizing trip at a mozzarella farm and a Limoncello maker
  • 5 breakfasts, three lunches, one dinner
  • 5 nights accommodation

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6 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in loft-style accommodations, in double rooms. The exclusive loft-style accommodations are in the center of Amalfi and mere steps from the glorious turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.

Program

Day 1: Meet, the Amalfi coast scenic drive, Positano

You will meet the driver at Naples train station at 10:00 a.m.. Your driver will greet you as you get off the train in Naples train station. Then, you’re off to adventure! Your journey takes you along the Bay of Naples, offering stunning views, including Capri, in the distance, across the bay, and historic Mt. Vesuvius opposite shore, on land. Continuing down the Sorrentine Peninsula, enjoying the unique landscape for which this road is known. These breathtaking views culminate with a “wow” photo-op when we stop above the town of Positano. You’ll no doubt recognize this iconic post card view, which has been a backdrop for many a painting, movie, and TV show. You’ll stop to enjoy the town of Positano, wander the narrow streets, do a bit of shopping, or enjoy some local gelato as a treat after your travels.

You’ll then make our way to our destination of Amalfi. The historic town of Amalfi was, for centuries, an important trade bridge between the Byzantine and Western worlds. Characterized by a virtual maze of narrow, winding streets and alleys, lined with unique shops, and cafes, Amalfi’s main square is centered around a magnificent Cathedral. Climb the staircase to this house of worship and take a moment to admire the centuries old interior decor, mosaics and frescoes dating back to the 13th century.

Your driver will take you to your hotel, for an evening at leisure.

Day 2: Lemon farm – Cooking class and Limoncello

Get ready for an authentic and memorable experience at a family’s farm. Lemon is one of the iconic symbols of the Amalfi coast but as you will discover looks and taste differently from the lemon we use at home.

Meet your hosts downstairs, outside the lemon store. They will take you to the farm. You will learn what it takes to grow these lemons and the process of making limoncello. You will taste, cook and taste…

After the cooking class we suggest visiting the paper museum on the way back to the center of Amalfi.

Evening at leisure.

Day 3: Cheese farm, Tramonti wine region

Awaken to the sea breeze and aroma of rich Italian coffee, and greet the day. Depart to a family owned dairy farm to learn about the process of making Mozzarella cheese and help! After the cheese tasting we will drive to the mountain area of Tramonti famous for its vineyards. You will visit a family owned winery, where you will learn, first hand, the ins and outs of their family business, and enjoy lunch accompanied by their wines.

In the afternoon you will return to Amalfi for an evening at leisure.

Day 4: Ravello, Dinner with Locals

Enjoy breakfast on the rooftop terrace? This morning we’ll travel to the town of Ravello. The wealthy past of this beautiful city is evident in the opulent villas, churches, civic buildings and gardens. Villa Cimbrone is a proud landmark in Ravello. You may choose to tour the villa, enjoying unique and stunning views or browse the shops.

Upon return to Amalfi you will have some down time before heading to an entertaining evening at a real Italian home. Today brings a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience Italian coastal life. farm-to-table meal, which you’ll enjoy on the terrace, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

Day 5: Excursion to the Isle of Capri

On this day you’ll travel to the epic Isle of Capri. The rugged landscape stands in contrast to the luxurious lifestyle of Capri. The isle seems awash in azure much like the blue grotto, a dark cavern where the sea glows electric blue as the sunlight spills through, caressing the water in this underground cave.

You will be given ferry tickets before heading to the port of Amalfi to board the Hydrofoil (High speed boat) that will transport you to the Isle of Capri. On your journey you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring views of the coastline, seen only from the water. Upon your arrival, a local guide will accompany you to the towns of Capri and Anacapri. You’ll explore the towns, enjoy people-watching from one of the many lovely cafes.

After a day of la Vita a Capri, you’ll take the hydrofoil back to Amalfi and enjoy your evening in this priceless, timeless setting.

Day 6: Pompeii, pizza napoletana in Napels

You will drive back towards Naples to the ruins of Pompeii and have a guided tour of this famous archaeological site. After visiting Pompeii, you will have a grand finale to your adventure on the Amalfi coast, pizza napoletana. Ask any Italian where the best pizza in Italy comes from and the answer will be Napoli. This is where pizza was invented and, since the 19th century, the Neapolitans have raised it to a fine art.

After lunch, your guide will transport you back to the train station in Naples to board the train and make your way back home where your memories will sustain you with La Dolce Vita until next time. The drop off at Naples train station is at 4:00 p.m.

Included excursions

  • A trip to a family farm in Amalfi
  • A trip to a buffalo mozzarella farm and the three Doric temples in Paestum
  • Drive to the mountain area of Tramonti wine region
  • Excursion to the Isle of Capri
  • Travel to Naples, to the ruins of Pompeii
  • Travel to the town of Ravello

Location

This tour will take place on the Amalfi coast, Italy. The Amalfi coast is a magical landscape unparalleled for its jaw-dropping cliffs and towering bluffs overlooking an azure sea. Picturesque villages dot the landscape as if cut from the very rock on which they perch, climbing their way up the mountainside from the water’s edge. The famous Amalfi drive, a 30-mile cruise on a serpentine coast road, winds narrowly through centuries old villages past beaches, providing panoramic vistas that will literally take your breath away.

Amalfi town, centrally located to all your adventures, will be your home base for your stay.

Food

During this tour, you will be offered five breakfasts, three lunches, and one dinner included in the price. You will also go for a wine tasting on a family-owned winery.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • hands on cooking class
  • Wine tasting
  • 6 days of touring with an experienced tour guide
  • 5 breakfasts, three lunches, and one dinner
  • Round trip transfers to Naples train station
  • Transportation according to the itinerary
  • Round trip ferry tickets to Capri
  • Entrance fees when applied
  • 5 nights accommodations

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

How to get there

Arrival by train

You will be picked up by a driver from the Naples train station, at 10:00 a.m.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Friday May 13, 2022
(6 days / 5 nights)

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