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Wine Holiday in Italy

Tour Institute invites you to join this fabulous Italian wine tour. Expand your knowledge on the production of local wines and magic experiences in the most famous vineyards in the area. Each day, you will visit different wine-producing holdings of the area such as Le Vigne di Raito, Vini Marino, and Mastroberardino, as well as visit and tasting at a mozzarella factory. Of course, your holiday isn't complete without a typical lunch as well as wine tasting accompanied by local delicacies. La Dolce Vita!

Highlights

  • Visit and tasting at a mozzarella factory
  • Daily private transfer to different wine farms
  • Guided tour of Le Vigne di Raito, Vini Marino, and Mastroberardino
  • 5 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Typical lunch with wine tasting
  • Group airport transfers

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


4 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer included: Naples International Airport
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Café
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Baby sitting
  • Beauty salon
  • Car rental
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair salon
  • Internet access
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Newspapers
  • Parking lot
  • Pet care / grooming
  • Tour assistance
  • Wedding

Villa Rizzo Resort & SPA is an ancient expertly restored farmhouse situated in a large estate completely immersed in 12 hectares of olive groves and hazel groves with a panoramic view of the Picentini Mountains and Salerno. A few steps from the center of Salerno and halfway from the Amalfi Coast and the Cilento Coast, it is the ideal place to spend a holiday surrounded by nature, historic charm and a warm atmosphere.

Standard rooms

The standard double rooms are very well equipped with TV, Wi-Fi, and air condition. The inside bathroom has a particular Vietri ceramics with a comfortable shower. Each bedroom has a beautiful view of the garden of the house farm or on the local green hills. There are single and double rooms available.

In the case of Villa Rizzo is full, another accommodation option will be at Chez Le Sourire, which is located in the same area with Villa Rizzo Resort & SPA, whom Tour Institute cooperates. Please send an inquiry for further details.

Program

Please note that the itinerary below may be subject to change for unexpected reasons.

Sunday: Arrival

Arrive at Naples Airport (NAP) and transfer to the hotel / house farm in San Cipriano Picentino (Salerno Province)

(50 to 60 minutes by group transfer). Group transfer leaves Naples Airport at specific times, same time as for the cooking and excursion program. Arrive at the accommodation followed by dinner and free time.

Monday: First wine tour to "Le Vigne di Raito"

Breakfast at the hotel or house farm. Departure with private transport to Raito (Salerno Province). After 30 minutes, arrive at this wonderful boutique organic vineyard with a wide view on the sea. You will have a guided tour through the vineyards of Aglianico and Piedirosso and the lemon grove. Enjoy rosé wine Vitamenia and red wine Ragis tasting accompanied by cheeses, salami/cold cuts and more local delicacies.

You will have lunch or dinner with a typical Italian menu including typically local farm products. After lunch, embark on a guided tour of Vietri sul Mare to discover the typical local beauties famous for the ceramic production. Back to the hotel / house farm.

Tuesday: Second wine tour to "Vini Marino"

Breakfast and the hotel / house farm. Departure with private transport to Agropoli (Salerno Province) and after 40 minutes arrive at Marino Company, which is an obligatory reference for anyone, passionate about wines, situated between Agropoli and Paestum.

A visit to the exclusive wineries, a walk through the vineyards, and a pleasant stop to taste the wines and the interests of the typical products of the area will repay the trip abundantly giving pleasant sensations of taste in a truly hospitable climate.

Cheeses, cured meats, seasonal vegetables, bruschetta with genuine extra virgin olive oil of own production, and other delicacies will brighten the palate, in symbiosis with the fine wines. In each meeting, you will be professionally guided around the Marino family and thus make your knowledge of the wine world expand.

There, the land is treated organically, respecting the natural balance of the vines, subjected to pruning, sparse bunches and manual harvesting, to select them scrupulously and optimize quality. The varieties of grapes present are Aglianico, Piedirosso, Fiano, all native that reflect the lively personality of each product signed Marino.

In the afternoon, enjoy lunch there with typical products and back for the hotel / house farm.

Wednesday: Third wine tour to "Mastroberardino"

Breakfast at the hotel / house farm. Departure with private transport to Atripalda (Avellino Province). You will have a guided tour of the cellars and guided tour of the family Caveau. Then, you can choose from:

  • Option 1

Tasting of 2 wines choosing from the heritage line to choose from Falanghina del Sannio DOC, Grecodi Tufo DOCG, Fiano di Avellino DOCG, Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOC White, Lacryma Christi of Vesuvius DOC Rosso, and Aglianico Campania IGT

3-course lunch with 3 Cru wines to choose from Morabianca Irpinia Falanghina DOC, Radici Fiano di Avellino DOCG, Novaserra Greco di Tufo DOCG, Lacrimarosa Irpinia Rosato DOC, and Redimore Irpinia Aglianico DOC

  • Option 2 (depending on the availability of the company)

Guided tour and tasting of Heritage 4 wines

Buffet lunch with meats and Irpinia cheeses paired with wines for tasting

Thursday: Visit and tasting at a mozzarella factory

Breakfast at the hotel / house farm. Departure with private transport to Capaccio Paestum (Salerno Province). Arrival at the factory and visit to the buffaloes through a nice walk accompanied by an explanation about the mozzarella production from the milk until the final product also called “White Gold”. Back to the hotel / house farm.

Friday: Departure

Check out within 10:00 a.m. Departure with a group transfer to Naples International Airport (NAP) at a specific time, same time as for the cooking and excursion program.

Location

Giffoni Sei Casali is a characteristic center that extends along the Upper and Middle Valley of the Picentino river. The country offers the opportunity to enjoy a few healthy days, thanks to the presence of nature trails, suitable for trekking, walking, horseback riding or mountain biking, characterized by the presence of olive groves, hazel groves and chestnut groves, clear and fresh springs, waterways.

Particularly interesting are the stops in the three areas surrounded by greenery equipped with tables and wooden seats: the Pineta Park of Capitignano, a large space with an adjoining play area; Location Capodacqua Casale Sieti, near the homonymous spring; Localita Ramiera Casale Prepezzano, near the Prepezzano river.

The wine tours will take place in different villages each day.

Food

Along with each lunch, you will taste the wine and the local special dishes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following drinks are included:

  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Gluten Free
  • 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

Things to do (optional)

On request, it is possible to have spa treatments all day long until 24:00 at Villa Rizzo Resort for an extra cost.

What's included

  • 5 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Daily private transfer from the hotel to the wine farm
  • Group airport transfer at a specific time
  • Lunch - typical lunch with wine tasting

What's not included

  • Beverages
  • Dinner (but with an extra cost, you can have dinners at the hotel in the evening)
  • What not written as included

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Naples International Airport (NAP). Tour institute team will wait for the group at the airport at a specific time to get you to the accommodation:

  • Departure from Naples airport at 12:00 and at 17:00
  • Departure from the resort at 10:30 and at 14:00
  • Private transfer available on request at 125 EUR per person one way at any other given time
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 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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Tour info

This tour requires a minimum of 4 participants. Kindly send your inquiry to check availability.

 

Solo travelers

This tour can accommodate solo travelers.

 

Availability

This tour is available all year round with arrival every Sunday. Please select an arrival date below.

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