Villa Romana: Authentic Amalfi Cuisine
Minori, Amalfi Coast
About the location: The town of Minori has been well renowned for pasta making since medieval times and since the 17th-century invention of the ‘ngegni, a device which made mass pasta production possible. This turned every available public and private space in Minori, even the sea-front promenades, into an outdoor display of fresh-made pasta drying in the sun: macaroni, ‘ndunderi, cocce, cannarocini, vermicelli, and tagliarelli.
This gastronomically oriented town, set in a beautiful inlet, is the perfect base from which to explore the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. It is also the perfect place for an Amalfi culinary vacation. You will not only visit Minori’s treasures such as the ruins of the 1st-century Villa Romana, but also explore the Coast’s best offerings: Pompeii, the excavation of a town buried by a volcanic eruption 2000 years ago; Ravello, the most poetic cliff-top town of romantic gardens; and Amalfi, the charming, cobble stoned, seaside town with a magnificent cathedral.
The Villa Romana Hotel & Spa, named after the ancient ruins, is a lovely, four-star hotel, which will accommodate you in comfort while delighting your palate with masterfully concocted Mediterranean cuisine. This cuisine will also be the subject of your Amalfi cooking classes. The Hotel is surrounded by a lemon garden and terraces with a sunny pool overlooking the tiered hills of the Amalfi coastline.
About the cooking lessons: Your cooking classes with chef Giuliano during your culinary vacation on the Amalfi Coast will initiate you in the Mediterranean cooking style as well as in Minori’s pasta tradition. Chef Giuliano has been a professional chef for over 20 years, has worked in Germany, the island of Elba, and of course on the Amalfi Coast, where he has worked at a number of the best hotels and restaurants that specialize in Mediterranean cuisine and Neapolitan gastronomy.