Masaniello Tourist

Salerno, Italy

Masaniello Tourist is a tour company in Salerno, Italy. They offer excursions, boat rides, and wine and food holidays in the region of Cilento and the town of Castellabate in Italy.

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7 Days Wine Tasting and Cooking Vacations in Salerno, Italy

Feb | Mar | May | Jun | Jul | Sep, 2018

Speaks English

from US$2,866
from US$2,866
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Testimonials 7

  • Dominic Torino

    Masaniello Tourist website

    We took the Knowledge and Flavors tour, and especially enjoyed the local products and seeing places untouched by mass tourism. A hike that must have been until four or five in the afternoon was transformed into a unique experience full of surprises, which lasted until the evening. Everyone was excited, and so the best guide award goes to Nicola. In fact, he offered new ideas to prolong the experience. We tasted wine, olive oil, mozzarella cheese, and high-quality figs. Above everything else, it is the frame of mind when we tasted these products that made all the difference. I wouldn't include details on the different stages of the trip because other people should still remain surprised and enchanted by the places where we carried out the tasting. I can only say that between the sea, the mountains, and the hills, Cilento offers products and beauty, and even hidden structures that will probably become a destination for mass tourism someday. Thanks to Nicola for wanting to introduce these beauties' and flavors' preview.

  • a traveler

    Book Yoga Retreats website

    I booked this as an anniversary present for my husband. He loves Italian cooking and we got married in Castellabate the previous year. From the first contact, Nicola was brilliant. He asked me exactly what I wanted for the day and he didn't disappoint. He tailored this day to suit us and, oh, what a day it was! Nicola collected us at our hotel at 9:30 a.m. and we met the photographer whom Nicola had arranged with to capture the whole day. Our first stop was the fruit and vegetable market to get fresh, local produce, and then off we went to the butchers for the meat and bread. We then went to Nicola's parents' house and immediately were made so welcome. We were given aprons that we were made to keep as souvenirs of our special day. Nicola's mother showed us how to prepare and season the meat, and we even picked the herbs we used from her garden. Nicola was very interesting. He explained everything in detail and told us about the origins of Italian food. The most interesting and amazing part for us was watching Nicola's mother make homemade pasta in a traditional way using a metal rod. The best thing about this is that we didn't just watch - we were able to try to make everything ourselves. After this came pizza making and we're definitely going to try this at home. While we were waiting for the food to cook, Nicola's mother showed us a few photo albums of the family, which was lovely, and toured us around their house. Even though Nicola's parents didn't speak English and we don't speak Italian, they made us feel so welcome and we had great fun. Nicola's English, thankfully, is very good. We really felt like part of their family, especially when I was asked to dress the table. Then came the most important part - eating the food. It was a true Italian experience. We had the pizza, which was delicious, followed by the amazing pasta, then the meat and aubergine dishes. Throughout the meal, the wine and the conversation flowed. We were feeling quite full at this stage but bravely moved on to the fruit, which we dipped in red wine, and then to the cake and biscuits. Nicola had a lovely surprise for us too. It was our first wedding anniversary exactly that day and Nicola's mother brought out a cake and Prosecco. I could have cried. I was so touched, and we didn't want to leave. We hadn't expected to have such a warm welcome and to have so much fun. Nicola met us the next evening and gave us a disc with over 700 photos on it. It was an amazing gesture, and the photos are also of brilliant quality. I would thoroughly recommend this for anyone who wants to get to the heart of Italian food and be part of an Italian family for one day. This was no ordinary cookery lesson where you just watch. Here, we got to cook everything ourselves and get stuck in. Honestly, the smells and the flavors were second to none. We didn't eat anything as nice in any of the restaurants around that area. My husband really got stuck in, enjoyed it so much, and said it was the best present. We have made a friend in Nicola for life and we will be back again someday.

  • Stephen Caldwell England, UK

    Masaniello Tourist website

    During my stay in a beautiful villa in Domus Cilento Castellabate, I was lucky enough to meet a real expert of the area. His name is Nicola and he organizes a series of selected tours for discovery in Cilento. We visited the marine park aboard his boat which was led by an experienced captain. This trip was the highlight of my and my fourteen year-old son's holiday. As we started, we immediately saw the breathtaking views of the Cilento coast, and made stops for snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Red Sea. The areas we visited seemed like earthly paradises and, for us, they were our ideal environment. The tour also included lunch and it was extraordinarily good, with a range of dishes prepared with care and love by Nicola's wife. There was a lot of specialty fish, and the homemade liquor made from mandarins of Nicola's garden and the local wine we drank in the end were delicious. It was the best lunch we had on our three-week stay. If you wish to discover the true essence of Cilento, I sincerely advise you to contact Nicola as he is someone with a high level of professionalism and love for his land. This trip will certainly make you smile. My only regret is that I knew about this tour towards the end of my stay. If I had heard about it earlier, I would have surely repeated it three or four times.

  • Suzy

    Masaniello Tourist website

    If you want to spend an unforgettable day on a boat, then you must contact Masaniello Tourist. We spent a memorable day pampered by the boat's crew, and they had us visit different points on the coast of Santa Maria di Castellabate that were unexpectedly just an hour and a half from Naples. The food was of typical Italian cuisine, and the fresh, high-quality, and divine fish and wine were all deliciously good. And for coffee lovers, you can enjoy a hot cup as you are being lulled by the waves. Thanks Nicola. It was an experience that I will have all our friends try.

  • Paul Ceroni Italy

    Masaniello Tourist website

    I really have to thank Masaniello Tourist for the wonderful day we spent together. After a month, I can still taste the mouth-watering food, hear the words and stories from your excellent company, and see the landscape and sea we enjoyed in the heart of Cilento. I hope to see you again soon.

  • Piero

    Masaniello Tourist website

    I would like to give very special thanks to Nico and Sonia of Masaniello Tourist. The day boat to the island of sirens has been fantastic, we have seen places of magic and unique beauty from the sea. Nico was always helpful and polite, and the commander of the boat was a real man of the sea who has traveled the world far and wide. He amazed us with his stories. Lunch, with many different fish dishes, was prepared by Sonia and consumed in the boat. The delicious white wine of Cilento is like the nectar of the gods. And then the seabed, which was clear for up to over 10 meters deep, the warmth of the sun and of these people, and the love of this land have made us live an unforgettable day. We recommend the experience of this day to everyone. Thank you all at Masaniello Tourist!

  • Gennaro

    Masaniello Tourist website

    After a wonderful day spent last year, we have chosen to renew our appointment with Masaniello Tourist this year, complete with the magnificent Nicola and the legendary captain. Once again, we enjoyed the crystal clear and unpolluted sea, the lush natural scenery of the Cilento coast, and the delicious delicacies at sea deliciously prepared by Sonia. But the real soul of this beautiful experience is Nicola. He truly is an exceptional person - cheerful, genuine, and able to make each of us feel special with very attentive service. We look forward to the next summer to have fun and relax aboard the Masaniello.

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