Culinary Experience on the Amalfi Coast
Sant'Agnello di Sorrento, Amalfi Coast
About the Location: The Amalfi Coast is popular in the world for its beautiful panoramas. It’s 50 kilometers of coastline characterized by a number of pretty towns built between the mountain and the sea. The unforgettable views and natural beauties (first of all the Emerald Grotto), the chance to have fabulous shopping (mostly clothes and ceramics), some unforgettable monuments (as the Amalfi Duomo and Villa Rufolo in Ravello), the chance to taste the typical local gastronomy: all this is part of a visit to the Amalfi Coast!
You have the choice of two wonderful hotels during this Amalfi Coast cooking adventure in Sorrento. The first: The 4-star Hotel Mediterraneo, spectacularly overlooking the Gulf of Sorrento, is an upscale historical hotel, featuring a swimming pool, sloped sea access and many other luxury amenities. The facility is easily reached from Naples and it is located only one kilometer away from Sorrento. The hotel also provides a shuttle, should you like to take it into town. During your stay, you will be surrounded by evocative atmospheres and exciting aromas, suspended between the blue sea and the bright colors of a gorgeous garden with orange and lemon trees.
Alternatively, stay in the charming 4-star Hotel Villa Garden, a charming boutique hotel situated right on the cliff and offering breathtaking views of the water. The family-run hotel was once a convent and chapel, until it was bought by the current owner's great-grandfather. In 1960 the property was completely renovated and opened as a hotel for the first time in 1968. Today the hotel is run by the fourth generation of the family, and features 19 rooms, swimming pool, and wine bar. This is the perfect setting to relax and explore the surrounding Amalfi Coast. Get ready to experience unforgettable emotions.
About the Cooking Lessons: During your hands-on cooking lessons with the locals, traditional dishes of Amalfi coast tradition will be prepared, such as the typical homemade fresh pasta of the area called "scialatielli." In one course with Zia Angela, join her family at their beautiful home; not only will you cook a full meal, but learn about Sorrento traditions and taste the family's locally-produced wine. Your second cooking class takes place in the charming town of Montepertusco, home to a cooking school with a professional chef. You will also enjoy a pizza demonstration in the wood oven with English speaking “pizzaiuolo ” and a lunch to follow based on your customized pizza. Last but not least, discover how gelato is made at a gelateria in downtown Sorrento.