On the Amalfi Coast, the enchantment of the seaside lingers on your palate and in your thoughts. Elegant homes rise along the terraced hills as hidden gardens lead to graceful natural waterfalls. The daily market brims with dazzling seafood and radiant produce as ceramic tiles decorate polished church domes all around. From Roman villas to olive groves, traditional pasta to serene beaches, your artisanal custom tour of the Amalfi Coast lets you indulge in the true essence of Southern Italy and...
Positano – Arrive at the Amalfi Coast and Enjoy a Regional Tasting Menu
The vertical town of Positano strikes a stunning image against the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Peach and pink homes decorate the terraced hills and rise out of the emerald forests. Cobblestone streets reach the quiet beach below where the water laps at the pebbles beneath the shade of colorful parasols. Your private transfer will meet you at Naples International Airport upon your arrival and escort you to the most westerly town of the Amalfi Coast. Travel along the coastline of the Bay of Naples and see the dramatic figure of Mount Vesuvius rising above the water.
Drive along the meandering narrow streets in the hills that lead to the edge of the famous Amalfi Coast, a stretch of Italy’s shoreline that is nearly 25 miles long. In the town of Positano, you will find the welcoming aroma of zesty lemons that emanate from the vibrant trees. The sunlight glints off the majolica dome of the 10th-century Church of Santa Maria Assunta. The cupola stands out above the cream-colored exterior with marvelous detail in yellow, green, and blue tiles visible from the Marina Grande Beach.
Settle into your comfortable accommodations with a view of the coastline that touches the surrounding cliffs. At dinner, you will find an official culinary welcome to Positano and the Amalfi Coast in the form of a tasting menu that offers the splendid traditional dishes of the Campania Region, beginning with a simple, yet extraordinary Caprese Salad. The plate has bright sun-ripened tomatoes, fragrant basil, and creamy mozzarella cheese, all drizzled with rich olive oil. The first bite of the dish enchants you with its fresh ingredients to combine the perfect embodiment of region.
Positano – Explore the Beauty of the Seaside on an Unforgettable Boat Tour
Positano – Enjoy a Morning Ceramics Class and Evening Cooking Course
Positano – Delight in a Second Ceramics Class before an Olive Oil Tasting
Positano – Relish a Final Ceramics Class and a Gourmet Tasting Lunch
Positano – Traverse the Lanes of Seaside Amalfi and Hillside Ravello
Positano – Express yourself with One Last Cooking Class and Day Tour
Positano – Depart for Home
- Indulge in the flavor on the Amalfi Coast with three private cooking lessons that offer hands-on experience
- Enjoy the artistry of the Amalfi Coast’s ceramics with three hands-on experiences to produce a personalized memento under an instructor’s guidance
- Discover the captivating history and charming atmosphere of Amalfi Town
- Stroll the high streets and opulent villas of Ravello and delight in a tour of local pastry shops
- Sample the flavorful traditions of the Campania region with an introductory tasting menu at a fabulous restaurant in Positano
- Learn the distinctions between olive oils during a private tour of an olive mill before tasting the variety of oils on offer
- Discover the enchanting natural garden of Oasis of Vallone Porto, from waterfalls to wild falcons and blossoming orchids
Experience the authentic beauty and genuine charm of the Amalfi Coast on your 8-day hands-on tour. Whether you are an artist at heart or a home-taught chef, a lover of Mediterranean cuisine or a collector of shimmering ceramics, in Positano you will find an enchanting world in which you can easily cultivate your artistic self. Trails crisscross the hillsides that connect the tranquil fishing villages. Fishing boats wade in the serene Mediterranean waters along the small marinas as hidden grottoes and ancient churches are equally fascinating. Each day in Positano provides another chance to sample traditional cuisine and relish the relaxed pace of a majestic town.
When you arrive at Naples International Airport, your private transfer will greet you at baggage claim. Travel alongside the Bay of Naples to reach Positano, the most westerly town of the Amalfi Coast. Venture along the terraced streets before you delight in your first taste of Campania with a fabulous chef’s tasting menu. The next day is at your leisure to discover the splendor of the Amalfi Coast as you desire. Lounge on the pebbled beaches or hike to the panoramic views along the Path of the Gods. You could even spend the day in ancient Pompeii for a view of life in the Roman port city.
After breakfast the following day, you will meet your ceramics instructor after breakfast for your first in a series of classes dedicated to teaching you the delicate art. In the afternoon, you will meet your cooking instructor for a fabulous introduction to the Mediterranean kitchen. Recreate traditional southern Italian recipes with a gregarious instructor eager to toast with a regional glass of wine. Begin the next day with your second ceramics lesson to decorate your personalized memento before it goes into the kiln. Venture into the olive groves on the grounds of a private olive oil producer to learn about the historical process and its roots in the region. Follow your tour with a sample of the various types of olive oils created in the factory, from extra-virgin olive oil to orange infused oils. In the evening, return to Positano for another cooking class to take you deeper into the heritage of the unique dishes of Positano.
Move on to your final ceramics class to finish your beautiful creation before you pack it away to take home with you. For lunch, you will then embark on a fabulous gourmet tasting at a restaurant with a wine pairing for each dish. Next, you will traverse the Amalfi Coast to visit the gorgeous beachside streets of Amalfi and the meandering hillside lanes of Ravello. Experience the sweet flavor and crispy texture of sfogliatella on a bakery tour of Ravello. Linger in the peaceful atmosphere of the morning in Positano the next day before you embark on your final cooking class on the coast. Flavor abounds, and tradition comes to the forefront during your time in the kitchen. Your private transfer will meet you at the hotel in Positano on your final day to escort you to Naples International Airport for your flight home.
$2,859 per person (excluding international flights)
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