Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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(Option: Customized Itineraries)
Amalfi Coast, Italy - 3 or 7 nights
Available year round

 

High up in the hills lies a beautiful home where you will enjoy cooking lessons from a self taught Italian woman who specializes in typical regional dishes. The home in which you will stay has been recently renovated with love and each room is tastefully detailed. Take in the gorgeous view of the Amalfi Coast while you relax on the property during your free time. Choose from a three or seven night itinerary including family recipes, foodie visits with a chance to immerse yourself in this scenic area of Italy.

 

The Amalfi Coast is stunning and you will not only see the area during your excursions but you will also have a great view of the ocean from your home during your stay. Your hosts, a wonderful Italian family, are warm and inviting and you will feel at home right away.

 

Here, there will be an abundance of great food and wine and laughter as the family shares their stories of living in one of the most beautiful places in the world! If you are interested in learning home cooking, this is the tour for you!

 

 

 

THREE NIGHT SAMPLE ITINERARY

 

DAY ONE

 

Arrive to your accommodation for the week. Check-in mid to late afternoon (between 2-5pm), meet your hosts and get acquainted with your new surroundings. The place is beautifully furnished and each room is unique with its own charming character. So much thought has gone into the decor and you will feel its warmth immediately.

 

Before your aperitif and welcome dinner, you may spend some time outside taking in the stunning view of the coast, walking around the organic garden, or just relaxing after a long journey. 

 

Your welcome dinner will consist of mozzarella, ham and melon, pasta alla nonna (with aubergin and tomato sauce, mixed grilled meat and vegetables from the chef's garden and a scrumptious pie for dessert). And of course, some wonderful Italian wine!

 

DAY TWO

 

After a full breakfast of salame, cheese, bread, eggs, fruit, croissants/handmade cake, orange juice, coffee, cappuccino, tea, chocolate milk, you will  experience the famous "Path of the Gods" excursion. This guided walk is simply breathtaking and has amazing views of the Amalfi Coast. This nature walk will surely leave an impression on you. The path starts close to your accommodation and ends in Positano. If you'd like, you can choose to take the public boat (Metro) for a tour of the Amalfi coast .

 

Enjoy your first cooking lesson this afternoon. Class will feature ancient seafaring flavors, including aseafood appetizer, calamari with squid, fried anchovies, vegetables Dell 'Orto, and finishing with puff pastry with fresh strawberries.

 

Evening on your own to relax around the property or take an evening stroll.

 

DAY THREE

 

After breakfast, you will discover the Limoncello factory with a guided tour and tasting. It may also be possible to visit the mozzarella factory and you will discover what authentic fresh mozzarella really tastes like.

 

Your second cooking class is this afternoon and consists of the marriage between sea and mountains. Learn to create traditional mountain recipes that are combined with seaweed:  the starter will be a combination of sea and mountains, primi piatti is lasagna Neapolitan Caponata with mozzarella and babà limoncello for dolci.

 

Evening free on your own. Any night after dinner a transfer can be arranged if you'd like to go to the theater in Naples or visit the Lauritano Castle where there is a beautiful view. You can also walk in the park, play tennis, horseback ride or cycle. Just ask your hosts for suggestions. 

 

 

DAY FOUR

 

We hope you have enjoyed your visit and hope you will re-create the recipes at home to share with friends and family.

 

Breakfast and arrivederci before noon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEVEN NIGHT SAMPLE ITINERARY

 

DAY ONE

 

Arrive to your beautiful accommodation for the week. Check-in mid to late afternoon (between 2-5pm), meet your hosts and get acquainted to your new surroundings. The place is beautifully furnished and each room is unique with its own charming character. So much thought has gone into the decor and you will feel its warmth immediately.

 

Before your aperitif and welcome dinner, you may spend some time outside taking in the beautiful view of the coast, walking around the organic garden, or just relaxing after a long journey. 

 

Your welcome dinner will consist of mozzarella, ham and melon, pasta alla nonna (with aubergin and tomato sauce), mixed grilled meat and vegetables from the chef's garden and a scrumptious pie for dessert. And of course, some wonderful Italian wine!

DAY TWO

 

After breakfast, you will visit Pompeii with a guided tour. This is an absolutely amazing experience that you will not soon forget. It will certainly be educational and provocative. Remember to wear very comfortable shoes and dress casually! (If you have already been to Pompeii, please let us know and we can subsitute another excursion)

 

Enjoy your first cooking lesson this afternoon. The class will consist of bruschetta appetizer with mozzarella, a typical hand made pasta dish called “gnocchi alla sorrentina”, lemon chicken with potatos, and for dessert, local fruit and “lemon cake”. Now you can enjoy the fruits of your labor!

 

Evening on your own.

 

 

DAY THREE

 

Today's guided excursion takes you to Agerola, visiting the ancient Agerolese bakeries to discover their version of toasted bread and tarallo Agerolese.

 

Dinner this evening will be handmade Agerolese zeppole, paccheri with eggplant and slices of Provolone del Monaco, Tarallo and a bread tasting accompanied by a fantasy of fresh and aged cheeses, with a delicious hazelnut cake for dessert.

 

Enjoy time on your own after dinner.

 

DAY FOUR

 

Breakfast. Then off to experience the famous "Path of the Gods" excursion. This walk is simply breathtaking and has amazing views of the Amalfi coastline.

 

Enjoy a delightful dinner tonight prepared by your hostess. Dinner features an appetizer, linguine with mushrooms and scallops in white wine and lemon, tomato salad, seasonal fruit, orange cake for dessert. Buon appetito!

 

After dinner, time on your own to relax or go out for the evening.

 

 

 

 

DAY FIVE

 

Breakfast followed by a guided excursion of the largest winery on the Amalfi Coast in search of red and white vintage wines. You can ask your guide about the possibility of bringing wine home with you. The owner's daughter will explain the wine making process and you can ask about the possibility of bringing wine home with you.

 

Your second cooking class will consisit of an appetizer, spaghetti and clams, pork loin with white wine, grilled vegetables, and ricotta and pear cake for dessert.

 

Time on your own after class and dinner.

 

DAY SIX

 

Today you will have a guided visit of a pottery workshop very close to your accommodation. All pottery is hand painted and available for purchase. Bring an extra suitcase!

 

Your third cooking class will be this afternoon will consist of: Cannelloni stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella, slices of grilled meats, grilled vegetables, rustic pie Agerolese.

 

Evening on your own to relax or explore the area.

 

DAY SEVEN

 

Breakfast.

 

Dinner this evening will be prepared by your host and chef and will consist of a pizza party. But first, Italian antipasto (sausage, bacon, ham, olives, marinated anchovies, salmon, octopus, melon, parmesan cheese) and finished with a delicious tiramisu.

 

Spend your last evening at your accommodation or go out on your own.

 

DAY EIGHT 

 

Breakfast and arrivederci before noon.

 

*The content or order of the itinerary may change depending on dates, availability of services or activities, local festivals/holidays, weather constraints, etc. Menus are samples and may vary according to the season

 

 



GROUP SIZE
 

A minimum of 1 participant is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.

 

(The number of participants refers to how many persons are required to run the tour, not to how many persons you must have in your party. Please inquire.)

 

 

 

HOW TO ARRIVE

 

Nearest Airport/Train Station: Naples (1 hour by car) 

 

*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour.

 

 

 

BOOKING INFORMATION

 

2017 Fees Per Person

 

THREE NIGHT PROGRAM

 

Double Room/US$1125

 

*No single supplement 


SEVEN NIGHT PROGRAM

 
Double Room/US$2150

*No single supplement 

*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation 

 

Deposit

 

After availability is confirmed, a 30% non-refundable deposit and the completed and submitted registration form will secure your reservation. Final payment is due in full 75 days before your arrival date.

 

2017 Dates

Available year round based on availability.

Included

 

 

THREE NIGHT PROGRAM

 

*Transfer from/to Naples Airport or Naples Train Station
*Three (3) nights' accommodation
*Three (3) breakfasts
*Two (2) hands-on cooking classes
*Three (3) dinners with wine
*English speaking guide for all excursions

 

SEVEN NIGHT PROGRAM

 

*Transfer from/to Naples Airport or Naples Train Station
*Seven (7) nights' accommodation
*Seven (7) breakfasts
*Three (3) hands-on cooking classes
*Seven (7) dinners with wine
*English speaking guide for all excursions

 

NOT INCLUDED

 

Airfare, wine tasting during the winery tour, Pompeii excursion ticket, boat/bus ride, personal expenses.

 

 

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CANCELLATION POLICY 

 

Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

 

 

 

CLIENT REMARKS

Furnished upon request.

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MAP*

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*In some cases mapping may give clients a general sense of location due to changes in venue. Please inquire about specific location.

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 CULINARY DELIGHTS OF ANDALUSIA

“This was the experience of a lifetime.  It was more than a culinary excursion, it was an unforgettable life experience from learning new cuisine to finding serenity in olive country.  I was introduced to a wonderful world of Spanish cuisine and the down-to-earth lifestyle that defines Andalusia.  I cannot wait to go back!” - Opal H., Northport, Alabama

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