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Cooking Vacations for Gay Couples on the Amalfi Coast
Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi

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  • LGBT Friendly
  • No Cooking Experience Required
  • No Additional Cooking Utensils Needed

Explore the Blue Grotto on the Isle of Capri with your partner and other gay and lesbian travelers. Walk the ruins of Pompeii and taste the freshest, top quality olive oil and mozzarella cheese, while taking hands-on cooking classes on authentic Neapolitan cuisine — all this and more awaits you on the la Costiera Amalfitana, one of Italy’s top gay vacation destinations.

This LGBT exclusive experience is available on request for a minimum of 8 people. Contact us for pricing details. (For the itinerary and pricing for a minimum of two people, click here).

The Amalfi Coast: A Mediterranean Cooking Experience for LGBT Couples brings you, your partner, and other gay and lesbian travelers to Sant’ Agata sui due Golfi, a cozy Italian village situated between Naples and Salerno. The rocky cliffs, sun-kissed land, and picturesque vistas provide an LGBT travel experience like no other. Wine is fermented from grapes that grow on centuries old vines. The cuisine is refined and diverse, having been influenced by Arab, Spanish, and French rule over the years. And of course, it is the birthplace of the infamous Neapolitan-style pizza: a thin, blackened crust topped with a garden-fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil – mmm, gustoso!

You will receive your hands-on culinary training with Chef Fabrizio. With him, you will learn southern-Italian classics, like gnocchi alla Sorentina (hand-rolled potato pasta, homemade tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese), carciofi ripienni (Neapolitan-style stuffed artichokes) and true Neapolitan-style pizza. When you’re not in the kitchen, a tour guide will take you to a local farm that has been making fresh olive oil and mozzarella cheese for over 60 years. You’ll also visit the Isle of Capri, explore the cobblestone streets of Amalfi, and taste wine at a winery at the base of Mount Vesuvius, among other excursions.

At the winery — or in one of the local wine bars you discover during this gay culinary adventure — imbibe wines made from native grapes such as Falanghina, Greco and Aglianico. Pallagrello is one of the few grapes in the world that produces both a red and a white; pair a glass of Pallagrello bianco (the white wine version) with mozzarella di bufala or a glass of Pallegrello nero (the red wine version) with a braised pork shoulder served with chestnuts and olives.

Your accommodation will be in a lovely four-star relais hotel of only six rooms and five suites, situated on one of the hills of Sant’ Agata sui due Golfi. The villa was originally built in 1892 for a German aristocrat and has since been painstakingly restored and modernized, featuring a 15-meter swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, tennis court, wine bar, exercise room and more.

Contact us for more information on pricing, tour dates, booking, and more.

Cooking Vacations for Gay Couples on the Amalfi Coast Itinerary

Day 1

  • Group arrival transfer from either the Naples airport around 12:00 noon, or Naples train station around 2:30 p.m.
  • Upon arrival at the magical Oasi Olimpia Relais, check in to your deluxe accommodations.
  • If you are not jet-lagged, perhaps take a stroll into Sant’Agata to explore. This is a charming small town, where you can stop for a coffee or one of the local pastry specialties, or simply meander down the old streets.
  • Enjoy an exquisite welcome dinner at the hotel’s lovely restaurant, Villa Oasi.

Day 2

  • Buffet breakfast.
  • In the morning, visit a local farm, where they produce top quality olive oil as well as handmade mozzarella cheese, and have been for decades. If you like, try your hand at preparing some cheese with the help from the family matriarch. A light lunch to follow; the meal will include both this delicious cheese as well as a taste of olive oil and the region’s famous limoncello liqueur.
  • In the afternoon, return to Oasi to relax. If the weather permits, perhaps take a dip in the pool. Alternatively, enjoy a massage in the massage room (advance reservations of at least 48 hours is required).
  • At 5:00 p.m., take part in a hands-on cooking lesson with Chef Carmen.
  • Dinner to follow based on your culinary efforts, wine included.
  • Overnight.

Day 3

  • Buffet breakfast
  • In the morning, return to the kitchen for your second cooking class.
  • Next, it’s time to tour the stunning Amalfi Coast with stops in the towns of Amalfi and Ravello. Amalfi is a town that seems to have climbed up from the sea like froth and crystallized onto the land. The town is dominated by the impressive Duomo, rivaling in size the cliffs that rise up behind it. You can sit and observe in the Piazza Duomo or wind upwards through the cobblestone streets, exploring the little shops along the way. And Ravello is a charming town also perched on the cliffs overlooking the sea. It is home not only to the best Amalfi ceramics, but also the lovely gardens of the historic Villa Cimbrone.
  • Stop for a packed lunch prepared by Chef Carmen.
  • In the afternoon, take some time to shop on your own.
  • In the late afternoon, return to the hotel to relax before dinner, which is based on your morning cooking class and is served along with wine.
  • Overnight.

Day 4

  • Follow breakfast, head out to visit a winery on Mount Vesuvius. At this wine cellar, Sorrentino Cantine, you’ll get to taste the wines as well as have lunch.
  • In the afternoon, return to the hotel to relax.
  • Tonight, dinner is at a lovely local restaurant.
  • Overnight.

Day 5

  • Buffet Breakfast. For those on the 4-night program, return transfer to Naples.
  • For those on the 6-night program, today includes a full-day visit to the enchanting isle of Capri, weathering permitting. (Traditionally the hydrofoils to Capri run approximately mid-May to mid-October, and during the winter only if the temperature is mild and the water calm.) You can visit the unique Blue Grotto, go shopping along pedestrian-only paths to boutique and designer stores, stroll along private paths past secluded villas, and look across the water from the harbors.
  • Lunch is on your own.
  • In the mid-afternoon, return to the hotel to make pizza dough with Chef Carmen. After the dough rises, you can finish making your customized pizza, which you will then enjoy for dinner.
  • (Please note that in the event of bad weather, Capri excursion will be replaced by an alternate excursion.)
  • Overnight.

Day 6

  • Breakfast.
  • In the morning, take part in your final cooking class.
  • Lunch to follow based on your culinary efforts.
  • This afternoon is on your own. An optional tour to Pompeii can be arranged (for an additional transportation cost).
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight.

Day 7

  • After breakfast, group departure transfer from the hotel to Naples train station or airport.