7 Days Golden Cooking Vacation in Sorrento, Italy

Cooking Holiday in the Amalfi Coast, Italy

La Cucina del Gusto is an original Italian cooking school, located in one of the most romantic region in the world: Sorrento Coast. Come and cook with chef Carmen in her home, learn about the secrets of the traditional cooking and see her creates new dishes. During this cooking program in the Amalfi coast you will experience the authentic Italian food, you will find yourself touring beautiful and cultural cities, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. The program is also designed for you to have enough time to relax.

Meet the instructors

Carmen
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Highlights

  • Wine tasting
  • Capri island visit
  • Food artisan visit
  • 3 cooking classes
  • Traditional restaurant dinning
  • Olive oil and mozzarella cheese tasting
  • 6 nights accommodation

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6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
Airport transfer included: Naples International Airport
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Accommodation

You can stay at 4-star Hotel Mediterraneo or Tasso B&B during the holiday.

  • Hotel Mediterraneo

The Hotel Mediterraneo boasts a stunning location overlooking the sea, in a quiet area that is also one of the most spectacular spots of the Sorrentina peninsula, only 1.2 kilometers from the center of Sorrento (Piazza Tasso).

  • Tasso B&B

Piazza Tasso B&B is located in the most famous square of Sorrento, the central location of the B&B is the ideal place for visiting Sorrento and all the most beautiful places in the surrounding area like Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi, Positano and Ravello.

Program

Day 1

  • Pick-up from the Naples airport or train station.
  • Arrival at Hotel Mediterraneo. Time on your own.
  • 19:30 Welcome dinner.

Day 2

  • 10:00 Pick-up to enjoy an authentic day in a local farm, where they have been producing top quality olive oil for years, mozzarella cheese and provolone.
  • Pizza class with lunch.
  • 16:30 First cooking lesson with Chef Carmen, followed by dinner.

Day 3

  • 08:00 Pick-up to visit the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Lunch on your own. Be back at 15:00.
  • 16:30 Second cooking lesson with Chef Carmen, followed by dinner.

Day 4

  • A full day visit to the enchanting isle of Capri. Lunch will be on your own.
  • Dinner in a Michelin star restaurant for a Gourmandize experience.

Day 5

  • A winery morning with visit and lunch discovering the regional wine grapes.
  • Free afternoon.
  • Dinner in a simple local restaurant.

Day 6

  • 10:00 Third cooking class with lunch to follow based on your efforts.
  • Afternoon on your own.
  • Dinner on your own.

Day 7

  • Departure from the hotel to the Naples airport or train station.

Included excursions

  • Day visit to Capri island
  • Visit a winery with wine tasting
  • Visit the beautiful Amalfi Coast

Instructors

Carmen Mazzola
Chef Carmen, your chef at La cucina del Gusto cooking school, is a passionate cook since she was a teenager. Her cooking lessons has conquered the hearts and palates of many guests, earning, above all, extraordinary consensus of excellence among American vacationers. Through her lessons, you will learn the secrets for the preparation of typical southern Italian and Sorrento dishes such as, gnocchi, stuffed Napoletan style squid and artichokes. She will show you the secrets of Italian cooking and a way of life that she has come to love. Come and enjoy Sorrento like a local!

Location

La Cucina del Gusto Italian cooking school is situated in one of the most romantic place in the world: Sorrento. This magnificent region of the south of Italy is particularly celebrated because of its mild, sunny climate, the quality and flavors of its natural products and the beautiful views.

Sorrento is located on the side of the Gulf of Naples, few miles away from the ancient Romans ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum, the enchanting island of Capri with the famous Blue Grotto and the majesty of Mount Vesuvius.

On the other side, on the Gulf of Salerno you will visit the divine Amalfi Coast which is celebrated all over the world as a romantic and peaceful place. It offers to travelers a full immersion into the Italian lifestyle.

The first pearl of the Amalfi Coast is the picturesque village of Positano, then Praiano and Ravello famous for its magical landscapes and finally Amalfi, included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Food

Your cooking classes will be held in the large kitchen specially designed to make your holiday a perfect culinary delight. Each cooking course lasts approximately 2 hours and is followed by either lunch or dinner based on the lessons subject.

During this package you will be able to enjoy 5 dinners and 2 lunches from a 2-Michelin-star restaurant to pizza dinner with chef Carmen. She has carefully designed a series of cookery holidays and food experiences to meet the needs of people coming to Italy to enjoy its food and wine and learn how to cook.

All the lessons are specially designed to assist you to quickly and easily learn the secrets of the various dishes, including the secrets for preparing an authentic Neapolitan specialties so that, once back home, you will be able to easily repeat the preparation of the dish and provide an amazing dinner that will astound your friends.

All the dishes are made only with the freshest of ingredients and follow typical recipes that have been handed down for many generations. Generally, menus are composed of: antipasto, fresh pasta, fish or meat second course and dessert. Meals are accompanied by suitable wines and mineral water.

Things to do (optional)

On day 6 you may take an optional tour to Pompeii, a vast archaeological site in southern Italys Campania region. Once a thriving and sophisticated Roman city, Pompeii was buried in meters of ash and pumice after the catastrophic eruption of Monte Vesuvius in 79 C.E. Transportation will be on your own.

What's included

  • 2 lunches, including one tasting lunch after the cheese demonstration.
  • 3 hands-on cooking classes
  • 5 dinners, including one dinner in an amazing 2 Michelin star restaurant: Don Alfonso 1890, one of the most famous restaurants of the world
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Excursions and food artisan visit
  • Local wine, water, and coffee with all included meals
  • Transfer from and to Naples station or airport

What's not included

  • Beverages and drinks consumed outside of meal time
  • Optional tour to Pompeii

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

The nearest airport to the destination is Naples International Airport (NAP).

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 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 6 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

This vacation is available from March to November, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • March - April
  • October - November

 

High season
  • May - September

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