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4 Day Culture and Cooking Holiday in Sorrento, Province of Naples

Hotel Michelangelo, Corso Italia, Sorrento, Naples, Campania, Italy

Amalfi Coast and Cooking Vacations Italy

Italian Chef Consulting invites you to join this wonderful cooking holiday in Sorrento, Italy. During this trip, you will learn how to cook amazing Italian dishes, visits some spectacular attractions, and enjoy unparalleled views of the Amalfi Coast. You will stay overnight at a charming accommodation facing the Bay of Naples where you can see beautiful surroundings right from the window of your room. Come and take this chance to dive deep into the majesty of mountains and tasty cuisines of Italy!

Meet the instructors

Giuseppe

Highlights

  • 1 cooking class
  • An English speaking guide
  • 1 Amalfi Coast experience tour
  • Cooking class with lunch and drinks
  • Airport or train station transfers
  • Dinner at hotel on arrival day
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Farmhouse experience

Styles


2 days with instruction
Group size: 2-6 participants
Airport transfer included: Naples International Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Bar
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access

During this cooking holiday, you will stay overnight at Hotel Michelangelo in a double room. Single room is available at an additional cost of 180 EUR. On request, Italian Chef Consulting can provide a different hotel and dinners in a Michelin-star restaurant in Sorrento. The hotel offers a special atmosphere and right environment for spending a relaxing and amusing holiday. Even if it is located in the center of the town, the hotel is a tranquil oasis. The structure has been developed around an ancient tower, dating back to the sixtieth century.

Hotel Michelangelo hosts three large suites which are characterized by intimate and luxurious atmospheres. It offers a swimming pool, credit cards, satellite television, hairdryer in room, safe, fax, photocopying, luggage storage, restaurant, internet point, Wi-Fi zone (free in the lobby, for a fee in the rooms). Their staffs speak English, French, and German.

Recently renovated, the hotel has 121 tastefully furnished rooms, all equipped with allergic materials and perfectly soundproofed. The facilities include air conditioning, minibar, a direct line telephone, hairdryer, safe, satellite television, and free Wi-Fi connection. Environments have been totally re-designed, and the choice of equipment has favored warm and valuable furniture and materials. The suites with "Jacuzzi" complete the product satisfying every kind of intimacy and refinement that the client may request.

Double classic rooms are furnished in a classic style with warm, delicate colors with either a double bed (queen size 180-by-200 centimeters) or two twin beds. The bathrooms are comfortably provided with a bathtub and shower, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, and toiletries.

Program

Day 1 - Naples to Sorrento transfers

The shuttle meeting point is at Naples International Airport (NAP) at the info desk, at the arrivals area. If you are coming by train, the meeting point is at platform 18. The day is at your leisure. The Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast are one of those places that you admire in magazines and, sighing while daydreaming, you think you would like to go there one day. Small towns on cliffs studded with colorful and picturesque houses, lemon groves, and olive trees overlook a clear, blue sea.

Fresh and homegrown fruits and vegetables, wildflowers and aromatic herbs, handmade cheese, and pasta will enchant your senses and your spirit. The slow pace of life there, the people’s wide and welcoming smiles along with local specialties will make your stay unforgettable. You will take a break, beat your daily routine, and the stress of your everyday life by embarking on this unique and cultural immersion in southern Italy. With the must-see addition to your travel bucket list, you can enjoy your day and have a dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 - Typical Amalfi Coast cooking course at the farmhouse experience

You will be picked up from your hotel at 10:00 a.m. .This culinary immersion and cooking class take place at the farmhouse located on the Sorrento hills. As you discover the timeless cooking traditions of the Amalfi Coast, you will make dishes with ingredients that include producing hand-picked from the organic garden (organic product), cheese and meats produced locally, and fish just harvested from the sea.

Each of your fun and educational cooking courses on this Amalfi Coast cooking experience will be hands-on and will feature recipes of the Campania region, such as home-made pasta, delicious sauces, delectable main courses, and real Neapolitan pastries and desserts.

Foodie tours will expose you to the fascinating culinary treats this region has to offer, such as wine, olive oil, and limoncello. You will return home ready to recreate the wonderful flavors of the Amalfi Coast for your family and friends. After the course, you will enjoy a wonderful lunch together, all made perfect by the accompanying local wines and amazing view.

You will be transferred back to your hotel around 3 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon and the evening is on your own. On Saturday and Sunday, the cooking class will be in the heart of Sorrento. You will be informed on the timetable on your booking time.

Day 3 - Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula tour

You will depart in the morning with a comfortable air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast. First, you will stop to capture one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world and enjoy splendid panoramic position on one of the most beautiful stretches of the coastline. You will arrive Positano to visit the little town (approximately one-hour stop) with a profound artistic inspiration and enjoy some free time to explore this lovely hillside town, whose colorful buildings cascade down to the sea.

You can browse shops, walk along the beach, or visit the church of Santa Maria Assunta if you wish. Then, you will head to Amalfi, driving through the beautiful villages of Praiano, Furore, and Conca dei Marini. You will stop at Amalfi, the original town of hand-made paper production for two hours. You will enjoy typical Mediterranean architecture, made up of lanes and characteristic white houses piled one upon the other that makes it one of Italy's most famous resorts.

You final stop will be at Ravello, a magic land as described by the most noted travelers and elected "a spiritual homeland" (one-hour stop). You will enjoy unparalleled views of the coastline with views of Minori and Maiori from this charming little town. You will visit the city on your own, and if you are a fish lover, you may wish to visit Villa Rufolo, a 13th-century villa with beautiful cascading gardens and exquisite views. Your tour then concludes back at your hotel in Sorrento in the afternoon.

Day 4 - Goodbye

Time for departure, goodbyes, and transfer.

Included excursions

During this holiday, you will visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in Amalfi Coast.

Location

The holiday will take place in Sorrento, Italy. Rich with Mediterranean shades of color, Sorrento represents the ideal holiday destination, the lovely climate, the typical local products, the restaurants in the historical center, the sea, the artistic, and archeological sites having charmed tourists from all over the world.

Sorrento has so many definitions that have been ascribed to this locality, one of the best-known international tourist resort. Sorrento is the hometown of the poet Torquato Tasso, who was born here in 1544. Also, Sorrento is known for the land of colors, land of the mermaids, and the city of the orange and lemon groves. Each one of these definitions contains the truth because Sorrento is indeed a pretty little town where kindness and hospitality are a combination that is handed down from one generation to the next.

Sorrento, not to be rhetorical, is indeed the land of colors, brilliant or delicate hues depending on the change of the seasons. If you just spend a moment to observe how emotional a sunset can be when you gaze in the direction of Punta del Capo, of Ischia or Procida islands, the outlines of which can be seen clearly, you will be amazed by the variety of colors and the beauty of the landscape.

Today, Sorrento is a modern city offering high-standard accommodations, rich restaurants selection, and Italian most famous fashion brands. Do not miss the prestigious and rich Museo Correale di Terranova keeping important testimonies of the town history still today. Since the 18th century, Sorrento is also famous for its great craft tradition of inlaid wood.

Some examples of great value can be admired at the Museo-Bottega della Tarsia Lignea located in an ancient palace of the 18th century in the historical center. Sorrento hosts important cultural, musical, and cinema events, and is the ideal starting point for visiting all the important tourist sites of the area: Capri, Ischia, Naples, Herculaneum, Pompeii, Positano, and Amalfi.

Features

Activities

  • Cooking classes
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi

General

  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • In-room safe
  • Mini bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant

Services

  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Toiletries

Food

You will be served one lunch with all preparation of cooking class (including drinks) and one dinner at the hotel on arrival day included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • 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

  • 1 cooking class at the farmhouse or in the heart of Sorrento
  • 1 Amalfi Coast experience tour
  • 1 lunch (with all preparation of cooking class including drinks)
  • 1 dinner on arrival day
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Shuttle transfers from and to the airport or train station
  • An English speaking guide

What's not included

  • Entrance fee

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Naples International Airport (NAP). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Italian Chef Consulting will pick you up from the airport. The shuttle will be at the information desk at the arrival area.

Arrival by train

You can also book a train to arrive at Napoli Centrale train station. Italian Chef Consulting will pick you up from here. Shuttle point is at the plattform 18.

Airport: Naples International Airport Airport transfer included: Naples International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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Availability

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Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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