Amalfi – Lesson with Giovanna and Ramona in a Lemon Grove

Your day begins by meeting your guide Ramona in Amalfi’s central square in front of the cathedral for a brief tour. For those doing the lemon tour and cooking class, start your day with a 10-minute walk — or short ride in an electric car — to the Valley of the Mills, where you’ll meet the Aceto family and visit their lovely lemon groves and vegetable garden, where you can pick produce for your class if in season. Next, experience a guided visit of the family’s charming Arts and Trades Museum, which shows the history of different occupations through ancient types of machinery. Then head to the kitchen with Giovanna, who is a very good home chef and who loves to mix her family’s culinary traditions with the typical elements of the Mediterranean diet. Not only will Giovanna teach you the basics of the local cuisine, but you’ll make a first course, second course, side dish, and dessert, which you’ll enjoy at the conclusion of your class. End your visit with a stop at a limoncello factory for a tasting.

Note that the kitchen is in a covered outdoor area, so bring a sweater for cooler days, and that there is an uphill walk to the class, so the experience is not suitable for those with mobility problems.

  • Morning class with lemon tour 10:00 AM — 3:30 PM (approx.)
  • Morning class without tour 11:45 AM – 3:30 PM (approx.)

Afternoon cooking class (no lemon tour) also available, as are gluten free classes, please inquire.

Trip Details

Pricing & Dates

Class Pricing

Cooking class and lemon tour US$190
Cooking class only (no lemon tour) US$175
Private cooking class and lemon tour US$250

Class Dates

Available Monday through Saturday for a minimum of 2 people, maximum of 12 people.

Not available Sundays or Nov. 1-Feb. 28.

  • Morning class with lemon tour 10:00 AM — 3:30 PM (approx.)
  • Morning class without tour 11:45 AM – 3:30 PM (approx.)

Afternoon cooking class (no lemon tour) also available, as are gluten free classes, please inquire.


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The lemon tour of their lemon gardens was incredible. Learned many things about lemons especially that they are not native to Italy. Salvatore spoke with such passion about their family business which is an art form. We were in a group of about 14 people and we were the only 2 to stay for the cooking class. This was with Sal's wife, sister-in-law, son, nephew and cousin. It was truly a family affair and after we cooked in this lovely outdoor kitchen, we all sat at a long table and ate this delicious meal. This was truly a highlight of our visit to the Amalfi Coast and I would highly recommend it anyone going to that region. Annette and Brooke B., NJ
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The planning for this trip started over two years ago. The top two musts - going to the Amalfi Coast and taking a cooking class!… The trip was everything I had hoped for and more… It made sense (and was quite reassuring) to book through The International Kitchen. Living in Chicago myself, I liked that I could call you to ask specific questions about the classes (as well as Amalfi in general). Truth be told, I must have called your organization four times! The man I spoke with (each time) also provided feedback on which city to stay based on what was on our agenda. We ultimately chose Sorrento (and his endorsement was much appreciated). When we decided on the one-day class, we felt that cooking with a family in a lemon grove (or "farm" as the family calls it) would be a truly unique experience. We were able to schedule it on a Saturday (in which we celebrated my friend Becky's birthday) and ended up being the only participants that day. We loved learning the history of the family, walking through the lemon grove and spending time with such delightful hosts. Not only learning recipes but having such a hands-on experience preparing the food followed by a meal with the family was truly magnificent! And, delicious! It truly was a wonderful experience and one I would recommend to anyone. [Regarding The International Kitchen staff:] As mentioned above, the man I spoke with (no fewer than four times) was not only most helpful with choosing the class but was happy to talk through some of the logistics of staying on the coast. This kind of customer service was greatly appreciated! Gina B., IL

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