Rome & the Amalfi Coast culinary tour
Explore colorful coastal towns and intriguing ancient ruins during a two-night stay in Positano, high atop the Amalfi Coast; luxuriate on the Isle of Capri for two nights; and delve into Rome’s rich legacy of history on a 2-night stay in one of the world’s most fascinating cities.
Jewels by the sea…….and more!
Romantic, enchanting, charming, and delightful, all descriptions of Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast and the beautiful islands of the Bay of Naples.
- Create and cook the most authentic pizza
- The San Carlo Theatre
- Private visit of the Royal Palace of Capodimonte and the porcelain school
- Meat some artisans and learn some of their little secrets in the historical centre
- Neapolitan gamblers and their superstitions
- Discover the hidden and secret gardens
- Learn speak as an Italian with “your hands“
- Private dinner in POMPEI
…in The Amalfi Coast
- The most exclusive venue for a meeting, cocktail and diner cruising along the coast
- Open air chamber music concert in a unique garden of the 12th century
- Private visit of a “mozzarella” and “limoncello” (a typical lemon liqueur) factory
- Exclusive cocktail in the courtyard of a pompean house
- You are invited to a medieval wedding in the cloister of an ancient convent in Amalfi
- Back to the past having dinner dressed in period costume at the Certosa di Padula
1° DAY: ROME (1 nights)
Welcome to Italy, where magnificent beauty and centuries of history intertwine around every bend of the road. Panoramic orientation guided tour of city giving you an overview of Rome, stopping on top of Giannicolo Hill to enjoy the Eternal City below. You are in the Eternal City… One of the greatest centers of Western Civilization and the first truly cosmopolitan city on earth! The rest of the day is to relax… Dinner tonight at your hotel, served with fine local wines.Check into a 5* hotel. Overnight Rome.
2° DAY: ROME-POSITANO (by elycopter) 1 night
Half Day city tour by English speaking guide with the Vatican visit. After lunch fly southward from Rome through the beautiful landscapes of the Campania countryside that lead to the Amalfi coast. Your home for the next night, in the picturesque town of Positano, clings to steep cliffs overlooking the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Positano is nestled in the heart of the Amalfi .Drive, Explore this magical coast by land or by sea. The houses in Positano seem to cling to the mountain, sitting one on top of the other, framing a black volcanic beach. The beach is also the centre of activity.In the middle of the village is the main church, called Santa Maria Assunta with its multicolour dome . Positano, was one of the favourites site of Steinbeck during his italian stays. Check in at the Sirenuse Hotel in Positano.
3° DAY: AMALFI-RAVELLO (1 nights)
Full day Journey along the spectacular Amalfi coast, one of Europe’s most beautiful shorelines. The road twists and turns in sharp angles as it faithfully follows the ragged edges cut by the dramatic coastline. Brightly coloured houses hug the cliffs amidst lush gardens and olive-green slopes, hovering over the clear sea below. Arrive in the town of Amalfi, a powerful naval center in Byzantine times; many of its historic buildings were built from the 10th to the 13th centuries. The deep ravines and majestic hills lead next to Ravello, dramatically overlooking the Gulf of Sorrento. Ravello, a small village famous for its elegant villas ,such as Villa Cimbrone, which offers an enchanting panoramic view from the Belvedere (lookout) and the Duomo, built in the 11th century..Dinner in a typical restaurant and ticket to Wagnerian concerts held in Villa Rufolo the exquisite 13th-century Villa, renowned for splendid gardens; former residents include popes and composer Richard Wagner.. Overnight at Palazzo Sasso in Ravello.
4° DAY: POMPEI-SORRENTO-CAPRI (2 nights)
Full day excursion to Pompei and Sorrento.A professional local guide will be at disposal for the whole day for an excursion by private car to Pompeii, large archeological site at the foot of Mt. Vesuvius. The slow excavations of Pompeii have been lasting for over than three centuries and there are still many misteries and secret treasures, which attracted artists like Leopardi and Goethe, who mentioned them in some of their works During the visit you will admire the profile of Mt. Vesuvius, a live volcano, which is now a simbol of Naples, loved and hated at the same time. The afternoon will be devoted to the visit of Sorrento as well as some shopping in the handcraft shops in the old town or in the refined boutiques . From Sorrento Transfer by private boat to Capri overnight at the Caesar Palace Hotel or Quisisana.
5° DAY: CAPRI
Breakfast in the Hotel-Tour of Capri by boat with the Blue Grotto visit. Absolute must-sees are the famous Grotta Azzurra,where the light creates spectacular blue reflections on the rock, a splendid natural wonder, and the Piazzetta, popular and fashionable meeting place, where you can also visit the church of Santo Stefano, a fine specimen of baroque art of the 17th century. Rest of the day at leisure for relax, sunbathing and swimming in this charming spot. Throughout the week, we’ll have wine tastings…walk through lemon groves (and see how the lemon liquor called limoncello is made)…and maybe pick up a recipe for totani e patate, Praiano’s favorite stew of seafood and potatoes.
6° DAY: CAPRI –NAPLES
In the morning return to Naples by helicopter, flying over the Faraglioni, standing in the middle of an intense blue sea, and departure.
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