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Overview

Amalfi Coast Cooking Vacations

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.


Latest Review

We gave this trip 5 stars
Rod & Maggie
CA
From arrival to departure this was a great travel experience. The cooking school was very well organized and personal. The time allowed for touring the surrounding countryside was delightful, and the personnel were most pleasant and professional. Highly recommeded.

Highlights of the Amalfi Coast Culinary Vacation

Your authentic Amalfi Coast culinary vacation will treat to you hands-on cooking classes and excursions along the Amalfi coast. Learn to make seasonal Italian dishes focussing on local seafood, vegetables, and pastas, and savor them with delicious wines and yummy desserts.

Itinerary

Please note the order of activities is subject to change depending on the specific week. The cooking classes can usually take place either in the morning with lunch to follow, or in the afternoon with dinner to follow. 

Day One

  • Transfer from the Salerno train station or the Naples airport.
  • Arrival at Villa Romana Hotel & Spa.
  • Rest until the evening and then enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Villa Romana hotel bedroom


Day Two

  • Morning: After breakfast transfer to Pompeii for the visit to the ruins of this very popular archeological site.
  • Transfer back to Minori, lunch on your own.
  • Afternoon: Your first cooking lesson this afternoon in the hotel kitchen.
  • After the lesson, you will eat what you have prepared for your Mediterranean dinner!

Villa Romana hotel pool


Day Three

  • Morning: After breakfast depart for a guided visit of a Limoncello factory with a practical demonstration of the production of this popular European lemon liqueur, and finish your morning with a visit to an Ancient Roman villa.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • In the afternoon, participate in your second cooking lesson.
  • Dinner based on your efforts.

Cheese on the Amalfi Coast


Day Four

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Enjoy a guided visit to a dairy products factory with a demonstration of the production of mozzarella cheese.
  • Then, your third cooking lesson will take place, lunch to follow.
  • Afternoon free for relaxing or exploring on your own.
  • Dinner at the hotel.

Seafood dish on the Amalfi Coast


Day Five

  • Morning: after breafkast, depart for a guided visit to a local fishmonger from 9:00-10:00am. (If unavailable, and alternate foodie visit will be proposed.)
  • Your fourth and final cooking lesson follows from 10:30am-12:30pm, and will culminate in a gourmet lunch.
  • Afternoon: After the sumptuous lunch, depart for a guided visit to the town of Ravello at the top of the cliffs, where you will visit the Cathedral, the Villa Cimbrone gardens and the Villa Rufolo.
  • Dinner tonight is on your own.

Fruit vendors in Italy


Day Six

  • Morning and afternoon: Spend the day exploring the town of Amalfi. You will have a guided visit to the paper mill, which produces the very popular “Charta Amalfitana.” Sightseeing of the town’s cultural treasures: St. Andrew’s cathedral and the Cloister of Paradise. Weather permitting, you might also take a trip out to sea to visit the Emerald Grotto.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • The day will culminate in a farewell dinner.

Day Seven

  • Breakfast and check out.
  • Transfer back to the Salerno train station or Naples airport.

Please note the order of activities is subject to change depending on the specific week. The cooking classes can usually take place either in the morning with lunch to follow, or in the afternoon with dinner to follow. 

Day One

  • Transfer from the Salerno train station or the Naples airport.
  • Arrival at Villa Romana Hotel & Spa.
  • Rest until the evening and then enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Spaghetti in Italy


Day Two

  • Morning: After breakfast transfer to Pompeii for the visit to the ruins of this very popular archeological site.
  • Transfer back to Minori, lunch on your own.
  • Afternoon: Your first cooking lesson this afternoon in the hotel kitchen.
  • After the lesson, you will eat what you have prepared for your Mediterranean dinner!

Limoncello liqueur in Minori, Italy


Day Three

  • Morning: After breakfast depart for a guided visit of a Limoncello factory with a practical demonstration of the production of this popular European lemon liqueur, and finish your morning with a visit to an Ancient Roman villa.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • In the afternoon, participate in your second cooking lesson.
  • Dinner based on your efforts.

Villa Romana hotel bedroom


Day Four

  • Morning: Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Enjoy a guided visit to a dairy products factory with a demonstration of the production of mozzarella cheese.
  • Then, your third cooking lesson will take place, lunch to follow.
  • Afternoon free for relaxing or exploring on your own.
  • Dinner at the hotel.

Day Five

  • Breakfast and check out.
  • Transfer back to the Salerno train station or Naples airport.

Authentic Amalfi Coast Culinary Vacation Trip Details

Included in the 6-Night Amalfi Coast Cooking Vacation

Accommodations

6 nights accommodation in double room

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 lunches
  • 5 dinners
  • Local wine included with all included meals

Classes & Instructors

Your 4 hands-on cooking classes with chef Salvatore during your culinary vacation on the Amalfi Coast will initiate you in the Mediterranean cooking style as well as in Minori’s pasta tradition. (Please note Chef Salvatore does not speak English, but an interpreter will be present.)

Excursions

  • Visit of the ruins of Pompeii
  • Guided visit of a ‘limoncello’ factory and a Roman villa
  • Excursion to a local dairy with cheese making demonstration
  • Trip to the fishmonger
  • Guided visit of Ravello with its famed villas
  • Excursion to Amalfi

Transfer Details

  • Arrival transfer from Salerno train station or Naples airport.
  • Departure transfer to Salerno train station or Naples airport.

Not Included

  • Local city tax (a couple Euros per person per night), paid locally.

Included in Your 4-Night Amalfi Coast Cooking Vacation

Accommodations

4 nights accommodation in double room

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners
  • Local wine included with all included meals

Classes & Instructors

Your 3 hands-on cooking classes with chef Salvatore during your culinary vacation on the Amalfi Coast will initiate you in the Mediterranean cooking style as well as in Minori’s pasta tradition. (Please note Chef Salvatore does not speak English, but an interpreter will be present.)

Excursions

  • Visit of the ruins of Pompeii
  • Guided visit of a ‘limoncello’ factory and a Roman villa
  • Excursion to a local dairy with cheese making demonstration

Transfer Details

  • Arrival transfer from Salerno train station or Naples airport.
  • Departure transfer to Salerno train station or Naples airport.

Not Included

  • Local city tax (a couple Euros per person per night), paid locally.

Accommodation Information

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. The Hotel is surrounded by a lemon garden and terraces with a sunny pool overlooking the tiered hills of the Amalfi coastline. The accommodations offer private bathroom, telephone, TV, minibar, and air conditioning; all rooms face a quiet, beautiful garden.

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Cooking Vacations Amalfi Coast Pricing & Tour Dates

Find pricing and dates for our Amalfi Coast cooking vacations below, and contact us for availability or to book your trip.



2024 High Season Pricing:
May through September

6-night Program

US$3500 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$360 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

Please inquire with specific dates for pricing and availability.

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

Groups of 5 or more: please inquire for pricing.

2024 Low Season Pricing:
March, April, October & November

6-night Program

US$2750 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$360 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

Please inquire with specific dates for pricing and availability.

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!


Authentic Amalfi Culinary Vacations Tour Dates

Available year round for a minimum of 2 people. Sample dates follow (6-night itinerary runs Sunday to Saturday). For December through February: please inquire. 

2024
Sample dates follow. Please inquire for availability.
March 10-16
March 17-23
March 24-30
March 31-April 6
April 7-13
April 14-20
April 21-27
April 28-May 4
May 5-11
May 12-18
May 19-25
May 26-June 1
June 2-8
June 9-15
June 16-22
June 23-29
June 30-July 6
July 7-13
July 14-20
July 21-27
July 28-August 3
August 4-10
August 11-17
August 18-24
August 25-31
September 1-7
September 8-14
September 15-21
September 22-28
September 29-October 5
October 6-12
October 13-19
October 20-26
October 27-November 2
November 3-9
November 10-16
November 17-23
November 24-30


2024 High Season Pricing:
May through September

4-night Program

US$2400 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$240 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

Please inquire with specific dates for pricing and availability.

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!

2024 Low Season Pricing:
March, April, October & November

4-night Program

US$2200 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add US$240 for single occupancy (use of a double room by 1 person)

Please inquire with specific dates for pricing and availability.

30% deposit due to confirm booking.

Balance payment due 60 days prior to tour start date. Questions? Please contact us!


Dates of Amalfi Culinary Vacations in Minori

Available year round for a minimum of 2 people. Sample dates follow. For December through February: please inquire.

2024
Sample dates. Please inquire for availability.
March 10-14
March 17-21
March 24-28
March 31-April 4
April 7-11
April 14-18
April 21-25
April 28-May 2
May 5-9
May 12-16
May 19-23
May 26-30
June 2-6
June 9-13
June 16-20
June 23-27
June 30-July 4
July 7-11
July 14-18
July 21-25
July 28-August 1
August 4-8
August 11-15
August 18-22
August 25-29
September 1-5
September 8-12
September 15-19
September 22-26
September 29-October 3
October 6-10
October 13-17
October 20-24
October 27-31
November 3-7
November 10-16
November 17-23
November 24-30

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