Amalfi Coast and Cooking with Gusto private tour
5 days/4 nights or 7 days/6 nights, Naples or Salerno
**Please contact us for 2019 dates and prices!
Minori relives its own traditions and flavours through this gastronomic tour which celebrates all the local skills and specialities. Minori, was well renowned in medieval times for pasta making, and in the 17C the invention of the “ngegni” (a device which increased pasta production to industrial levels) made Minori an open workshop, with every space, public or private, that had the right ventilation being transformed into a permanent display of all types of pasta, hung out for the drying process. Minori displays all its traditions at their best, a great feast of culinary skills blended with art and literature, presenting a dish ready to be sampled by Italian and European gourmets.
day 01 Minori-Arrival
Meet at Salerno Rail Station or Naples Airport and transferred to your hotel in Minori. Welcome drink and remainder of the day is at leisure.
day 02 Pompei-Cooking
After breakfast depart for an excursion to Pompeii for a visit to this very popular archaeological site. Return in time to commence your first cooking lesson. Dinner at hotel
day 03 Limoncello-Roman-Villa-Cooking
Guided visit to a Liqueur Laboratory (Limoncello) with a demonstration of production techniques, a tasting will follow. We continue to the Roman Villa (museum). Return to the hotel to relax. In the afternoon your second cooking lesson. Tonight’s dinner will be served in a typical restaurant
day 04 Minori-Mozzarella Cheese-Cooking
We commence the day with a guided visit to a producer of dairy products with demonstration of Mozzarella and Cheese production. Afternoon third cooking session, followed by dinner in the Hotel’s Restaurant.
day 05 Cooking-Ravello
Morning visit to a local fish monger. Then we commence the fourth cooking lesson followed by lunch. Afternoon escorted visit to Ravello including a visit to the Cathedral, the Villa Rufolo and the Villa Cimbrone Gardens. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant.
day 06 Amalfi-Paper Mill-Emerald Grotto
Morning escorted visit to the traditional Paper Mill in Amalfi. A sightseeing tour of the town includes the Cathedral and the Cloisters. Weather permitting we take a boat trip to visit the Emerald Grotto.
Farewell dinner with musical entertainment and a presentation of local handmade ceramics.
day 07 Minori-Departure
Your cooking and Amalfi coast experience comes to an end after breakfast.
Optional transfers to Salerno Rail Station or Naples Airport.
Inclusions: twin share at the 4* Hotel Villa Romana, breakfast daily, six dinners including mineral waters, coffee and wines, arrival transfer from Naples Airport or Salerno Train Station, professional gastronome and chef during the cooking lessons, English speaking tour escort during visits and lessons, all entrance fees: Amalfi Cloister, Emerald Grotto, Ravello Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo, Pompei Archaeological site.
Optional return transfers on request.