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Amalfi Coast, Italy - 5 nights
Available March to October
The Amalfi coast is one of the most romantic spots in the world. Spend five fabulous nights at a beautiful oceanfront hotel while enjoying hands-on cooking classes from a talented chef in a Michelin restaurant, with excursions to the area's finest spots, all with some time for relaxing and shopping for the treasures that this magical area has to offer.
Stay in a charming Mediterranean village enjoying the enchanting views, powerful aromas of the sea and overall beauty of this magical destination. The Amalfi Coast is celebrated all over the world as a place of tranquility and romance offering the traveler an immersion into the Italian way of life. You will not only learn the secrets of the Italian kitchen from a great chef, but you will be taken to a typical farm and have lunch with the workers, learn about the making of mozzarella, indulge in incredible food and wine and will meet wonderful people excited to share their way of life with you.
Private transfer from Naples airport to your accommodation in Nerano, a small village of the Amalfi coast, just across from the island of Capri. Accommodation will be at a small hotel which is located right on the sea on the enchanting Salerno Gulf, between Capri and Positano. You will enjoy a beautiful sea view room. The hotel also features a fabulous Michelin starred restaurant.
Dinner at the hotel your first evening.
COOKING LESSON : PACCHERI & RAVIOLI - SORRENTO
In the morning you will have your first cooking lesson with the chef in the kitchen of the hotel. The chef will draw on his own experience to reveal the secrets and the art of "la buona cucina". Menus are seasonal but you might prepare some typical dishes such as "paccheri" pasta with pullet ragù or monkfish ravioli. Then you will enjoy the dishes you have created.
In the afternoon you will have a private excursion by car and driver to Sorrento. Time at leisure in Sorrento.
Dinner in a typical Pizzeria in Sorrento.
COSTIERA VILLAGES: AMAFLI, RAVELLO, VIETRI, WINE FARM VISIT
Today you will enjoy a private excursion by minibus and driver-guide to the enchanting Costiera Amalfitana villages. You will visit Amalfi, Ravello and Vietri. You will discover a little known side of the Amalfi Coast : the green heart of the Amalfi coast with centuries old vineyards and lovely villages where time seems to have stopped. You will visit a special wine estate where you will taste the award winning wines (Falanghina, Aglianico) together with the farm cheeses and salami and you will experience a true "lunch with the farmers" and will be immersed in the true farm atmosphere.
Dinner and evening on your own.
COOKING LESSON, MOZZARELLA DEMONSTRATION AT THE FARMHOUSE
In the morning you will have your second cooking lesson where you will prepare second course dishes using fresh fish from the small fishing port : red mullets, freshly caught fried fish and "pezzogna" fish parcels with curly scarola salad and pine nuts.
In the afternoon you will go into the hillside to visit a farmhouse in Sorrento surrounded by luxuriant vegetation including olive trees, citrus trees and vineyards as well as farm animals. From the farmhouse the view is breathtaking as you can enjoy both the Naples and Sorrento Gulfs. You will find a large range of typical products starting with wine, extra virgin olive oil, then various tasty marmalades and of course the world renowned Limoncello followed by the classic herbs liquors, appetizing seasoned products (cheeses, salami etc). You will start your visit with a guided tour of the Mediterranean vegetation around the farmhouse and of the kitchen gardens, led by one of the farmhouse owners who will provide you with all the information about the uses and the benefits of the plants, herbs and vegetables you encounter. Then you will have a tasting of typical products (bruschette, different kinds of home made bread dipped in olive oil, pizza slices) and a mozzarella (Treccia) demonstration and tasting.
Today you will enjoy an excursion by private boat to the enchanting island of Capri, weather permitting. Our private boat will transfer you from the beach of the village to Capri. You will have a full day at leisure to discover this unforgettable island.
Dinner and evening on your own.
Transfer to Naples Airport or Naples Train Station.
A minimum of 2 participants is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 12 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
Closest airport/train station: Naples
*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour.
Single Supplement/Please inquire
**Please inquire about lower pricing based on four or more persons
*Pricing may vary depending on market fluctuation
After availability is confirmed, a 30% non-refundable per person deposit and the completed and submitted registration form will secure your reservation. Final payment is due in full 75 days before your arrival date.
*Available end of March to end of October, upon request, depending on availability. Please inquire about other dates.
*Five (5) nights' accommodation in a 3 star superior hotel, twin sea view room, breakfast included
*Two (2) cooking lessons followed by lunch taught by a 1 star Michelin chef
*Two (2) dinners (drinks not included) on Day One and Day Two
*Private transfers and excursions as per program by minivan and driver-guide
*Guided visits of the farmhouse and mozzarella demonstration
*Light dinner at the farmhouse
*Guided visit of the wine cellar and wine tasting including lunch (drinks included)
*Capri excursion by private boat, weather permitting
Airfare, personal expenses, drinks for the dinners, visit and tickets of the Blue Grotto in Capri are not included.
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Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
Furnished upon request.