Cooking on the Amalfi Coast

Cooking on the Amalfi Coast

Depart:
Independent Tour-Land Only

7 Days/ 6 Nights

Daily January 1-December 31

Minori relives its own traditions and flavors through this gastronomic tour which celebrates all the local skills and specialties. Minori, was well renowned in medieval times for pasta making, and in the 17th century the invention of the "ngegni" ( a device which increased pasta production to industrial levels ) made Minori an open factory, 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. Even on the seafront promenade, which today offers cool sea breezes and welcome shade, the more traditional forms of pasta were set out to dry.
Today, 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 gourmets everywhere.
Price per Person:
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Package Includes:
6 nights at the Villa Romana with private facilities
Round trip transfers from Naples airport or Salerno rail station
Breakfast each morning
4 dinners at the hotel including water, coffee and wine
2 dinners in restaurants in Minori including water, coffee and wine
Professional gastronome and chef assistance during cooking lessons
English speaking tour escort during visits and lessons
Entrance fees (Amalfi- Emerald Grotto and Cloister, Ravello- Villa Cimbrone and Villa Rufolo, Pompei- excavations)
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Amalfi Coast
Upon arrival to the Naples airport or Salerno rail station you will be met and taken to the beautiful Villa Romana located in Minori on the scenic Amalfi Coast. This evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 2 Amalfi Coast.-Pompeii-Amalfi Coast
After breakfast transfer to Pompeii for a visit to this very popular archaeological site. Afternoon first cooking lesson from 15.30 to 18.00. Dinner at hotel.

Day 3 Amalfi Coast
After breakfast, guided visit to a lemon liqueur (Limoncello) factory with a demonstration of production techniques and visit to a roman villa. Afternoon second cooking lesson. Dinner in a typical restaurant this evening.

Day 4 Amalfi Coast
After breakfast, guided visit to a dairy factory with demonstration of Mozzarella and cheese production. Afternoon third cooking lesson. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 5 Amalfi Coast with Ravello
After breakfast, visit to a local fish monger from 09.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. Fourth cooking lesson from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 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 this evening.

Day 6 Amalfi Coast
After breakfast, escorted visit to a paper mill in Amalfi. Sightseeing of the town (Cathedral, Cloisters and Emerald Grotto ? weather permitting) Farewell dinner with musical entertainment and a demonstration of local ceramics.

Day 7 Amalfi Coast-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the Naples airport or Salerno rail station. You can extend your stay in Minori or continue to Rome or Sicily.

Additional nights available.

Hotel facts and facilities:
All 55 rooms are well equipped with bath / shower, direct dial telephone, safe deposit box, minibar, air conditioning ( individual control ), satellite T.V., balcony, hydro massage bath available on request. Almost all rooms face swimming pool and lemon groves



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