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Cooking Vacations Italy

In the middle of one of the most beautiful sceneries in the world, is situated the Hotel Tramonto d'Oro. This typical Mediterranean resort has been run by the Esposito family for over 62 years. Thanks to its central position its easy to reach many wonderful sites in the area. Our chefs will take the guests in a fabulous trip focused on typical dishes of the area such as pasta, sauces, seafood, our famous pizza and sweets. During the class the guests will enjoy the warm atmosphere of the staff in the kitchen feeling like being at home!


  • 2 cooking classes
  • Limoncello factory visit and tasting
  • Excursions to Emerald Grotto, Positano, Capri
  • 4 nights accommodation standard room
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Welcome drink


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
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Hotel Tramonto dOro****, Via G. Capriglione, 119, Praiano 84010, Italy

The Hotel has the Certificate of Enviromental Management System, according with the UNI EN ISO 14001 Rules, reconfirmed in the 2005 and always in the 2005 the Certificate of Hotel, Restaurant and Bar Quality according with the UNI EN ISO 9001.

Tramonto d'Oro, is a 40 Rooms Hotel. Each individually sized and furnished; most of the bathrooms are decorated with Artistic hand-painted ceramic from Vietri. All with private Bathroom, Hairdryer, Sat-TV, Heating and Air-Conditioning individual system, Direct-dial Phone, Minibar and Safe.

Most of the rooms dominate the spectacular scenery, between the sky and the sea with the "Li Galli" Islands (which recalls the myth of the Ulisse's Sirens), Positano and the famous "Faraglioni" of Capri. On the open terrace or indoor Panoramic Breakfast Room always with wonderful views, you can have your breakfast until late morning; you can also enjoy breakfast on the rooms' private terrace.

A large, fantastic outdoor Swimming Pool is on the Hotel's roof (open from May to October, depending on the weather).There is the sun from the morning to the sunset. Enzo throughout the summer season will be happy to prepare your drinks, appetizer and light Lunches, by the roof top swimming Pool.

Standard rooms

Standard rooms without sea-view but equipped with all conforts: private bathroom, sat-tv, air-conditioning, heating, hairdryer, direct dial phone, minibar and safe. You will stay in this room throughout your stay.

Superior rooms

Superior rooms all with sea-view, balcony or terrace, bathroom, sat-tv, air-conditioning, heating, hairdryer, direct dial phone, minibar and safe.

Deluxe rooms

Deluxe rooms are larger rooms with terrace and sea-view, someone with Iacuzzi bath-tube, private bathroom, sat-tv, air-conditioning, heating, hairdryer, direct dial phone, minibar and safe. The bathrooms are decorated with the attractive hand-painted tiles from Vietri.

Mediterranean rooms

The Mediterranean rooms are larger rooms with balcony and sea-view, with bath-tube or shower, private bathroom, olives oil courtesy amenities, bathrobe, walk-in closet, hairdryer, sat-tv, air-conditioning, heating, free wifi, kettle, direct dial phone, safe, complimentary minibar. The bathrooms are decorated with the attractive hand-painted tiles from Vietri.


During the lesson you will prepare and taste with the help of our chefs typical dishes of the area such as hand-made Pasta, sauces, fish, pizza and desserts. You will have a two-hour cooking course with a translator from 3.30 to 5.30 p.m. Enjoy tasting of different typical wines on the hotel's terrace with incredible views on the Amalfi Coast. Also, you will get an apron, recipes and a little gift.

Hotel Tramonto dOro Amalfi Cooking Vacation Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

  • Transfer from Naples airport or train station to Hotel Tramonto DOro, a family run hotel in Praiano. Accommodation in sea-view rooms.
  • Time to settle in and explore the ancient fishing village of Praiano, which today is a prestigious seaside resort.
  • Enjoy a welcome sparkling wine at your arrival.
  • Dinner in the hotels restaurant (drinks are not included).
  • Overnight.

Day 2: Excursion, cooking class

  • Breakfast.
  • In the morning, enjoy a visit of the famous towns of Ravello, with the beautiful Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone and Amalfi with its stunning Cathedral.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • In the afternoon, return back to the hotel for your first cooking lesson focusing in how to make hand made pasta with different sauces.
  • Enjoy the meals from your cooking class for dinner.
  • Overnight.

Day 3: Limoncello tasting, excursion, boat ride, cooking class

  • Breakfast.
  • In the morning enjoy a visit followed by a tasting of limoncello at a local liquor laboratory.
  • Afterwards embark (weather permitting) from La Praia beach for a boat excursion of the famed coastline. First stop will be the Emerald Grotto.
  • Continue by boat to the jewel of the Amalfi coast, Positano. Leisure time to visit the town, exploring the quaint streets and boutiques.
  • Lunch on your own and return to Praiano.
  • In the afternoon enjoy your second cooking lesson, which will be dedicated to the local fish specialities and dessert.
  • Enjoy the meals from your cooking class for dinner.
  • Overnight.

Day 4: Excursion

  • Breakfast.
  • Full day excursion to discover the picturesque island of Capri.
  • Transportation to and from Capri will be provided by the hotel. You will have the entire day to spend time either shopping along the steep alleys or getting lost among the spontaneous and wild nature of its ancient villas and gardens. You will be amazed by the perfect harmony of tropical and Mediterranean plants and flowers.
  • Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.
  • Dinner in the hotels restaurant (drinks are not included).
  • Overnight.

Day 5: Departure

  • Breakfast and check-out.
  • Transfer back to Naples train station or airport. End of our services.


In the heart of the world-wide celebrated Amalfi Coast, the Hotel Tramonto d'Oro, literally "Golden Sunset" derives its name from the magnificent sunsets, which anyone staying there, can enjoy from its spacious terraces, rooms and even from its roof-top swimming-pool.

The Hotel is in Praiano, between Amalfi and Positano, in a central location but still peaceful and quiet. It has been built in a typical Mediterranean style. A good example of skilled architecture, which blends perfectly with a landscape of unvaluable beauty, declared by the Unesco, as a World Heritage Site.



  • Gym
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Poolside bar
  • Sauna


  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace


  • Car rental
  • Free! Parking
  • Free! WiFi
  • In-room dining
  • Room cleaning
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance


Refined dishes based on local ingredients inspired by Mediterranean tradition are expertly prepared by our chef Ciro D'Urso and his assistants valid. Here you have the security of having tasted the real traditional dishes, prepared with the finest local ingredients, specially selected to ensure the highest culinary expression of each recipe.

The restaurant "La Cucina del Tramonto d'Oro" is synonymous with Mediterranean: the menu is a journey through the aromas, flavors and colors of the Amalfi Coast and the exquisite creations are the culmination of a continuous pursuit of excellence.

Things to do (optional)

  • Concerts hold in Ravello from March till November.
  • Excursions in Amalfi, Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Paestum, Pompei, Ercolano, Positano, Sorrento, Capri and Ischia (in high season ferries directly from Praiano).
  • Foodie trips in Agerola for the Mozzarella and Provola cheeses.
  • Foodie trips in Amalfi for its special cakes "Delizie al limone", the Limoncello liquer and
  • Paper-mill visit, shop for Amalfi hand-made paper and it is also possible to follow the paper-making production cycle in a papermill.
  • Scuba diving the La Boa Diving Centre is just 3 km.
  • Shopping in Positano for its colourful Moda Positano
  • Shopping in Tramonti for its skilled basquets makers.
  • Tennis court approx. 5 km.
  • Trekking along the Lattari Mountains.
  • Visit Vietri sul Mare for its artistic ceramics.
  • Wine tours or wine tastings in Ravello.

Optional tours

Agnese, Anita, Ivana and the Family Esposito will always be happy to help you with any kind of arrangements you'll require for the duration of your Holiday with us. We are pleased to arrange anything you might require such as excursions to Amalfi, Ravello and Pompeii, cooking classes, concert tickets, boat trips along the Coast and to Capri and Ischia, private transfer and any other requirements.

Spa treatments

To keep fit, we offer a well equipped gym with "Technogym" equipment. If you are tired, treat yourself with a go in the Turkish Bath or in the Sauna or relax with a massage. Pamper yourself with our delightful spa treatments.

How to get there

Driving directions from the north

  • From Rome reach the main road "A1" direction south (Napoli).
  • After leaving Napoli, take the main road "A3" to Napoli - Salerno (Not Tangenziale Napoli).
  • At Castellammare di Stabia, take the road to Sorrento.
  • At Meta di Sorrento take the road to Positano.
  • After 5 km you will arrive in Praiano: after a tunnel, you will find the parking of the Hotel Tramonto D'Oro on your right.
  • Welcome to the hotel.

Driving directions from the south

  • Take the exit "A3" at Vietri sul Mare and follow the sign for route S.S.163 Amalfitana, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Amalfi, Praiano.

Arrival by airplane

  • The International Airport of Napoli Capodichino. Take Sita bus to Sorrento and from Sorrento another bus to Praiano.
  • We suggest you to come by taxi and we can help you to organize the transfer.

Arrival by train

  • There is the railway Central Station of Salerno. Departures to Hotel Tramonto d'Oro with Sita bus; terminal distance from the station, 100 m.
  • The other railway station is Napoli Centrale, at Piazza Garibaldi, where on a lower level you can get a Circumvesuviana local train to Sorrento; buses leaves from the square in front of the Circumvesuviana train station at Sorrento.
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