Town of Positano on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Flavors of Amalfi Coast Tour: Handcrafting Gelato, Mozzarella Cheese & More

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Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Sorrento, Pompeii, Paestum, Capri...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Set the artist in you free to indulge in create homemade liqueurs and flavorful gelatos and learn from passionate enthusiasts. Discover the warm culture of Italy and the enthusiastic instructors who will welcome you with helpful tips on how to make the best local products, from buffalo mozzarella to fine-grained paper. You will be surrounded by the aroma of citrus that emanates from lemon and orange groves as limestone cliffs drop into the cobalt Mediterranean and elegant palaces include gilded...

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Trip Highlights

  • Delight in the aromatics and zesty flavor of Limoncello, a traditional southern Italian liqueur, as you learn how to mix the proper proportions
  • Indulge in the flavors of the Amalfi Coast during a private culinary instruction with a celebrated regional home chef
  • Sample the distinctive tastes and textures of Buffalo Mozzarella during a visit to a cheese farm in the heart of the Campania region
  • Learn the art of making gelato as you enjoy pleasurable views of the Amalfi coastline
  • Discover the unique shimmer of the water in the Emerald Cave located along the Amalfi Coast
  • Traverse the streets of Naples to see the culture of the bustling city and experience the aromatics of the treasured pizzerias
  • Relish the view of ancient Greek temples in the former colony of Paestum, home to the oldest and largest Greek structures on mainland Italy
  • Traverse the cobblestone streets of Pompeii to witness the preserved history of one of the most legendary ancient cities in the world
  • Revel in the mixture of classic Roman architecture and captivating landscapes on the island of Capri, where Roman emperors once lived 
  • Stroll along opulent halls with regal furniture in the Correale Museum in Naples 

Detailed Description

Elegance and comfort combine in the history and tradition of Southern Italy in the region of Campania. Your 8-day tour will take you on an elaborate exploration of Naples and the Amalfi Coast where you can dig your hands into the culture as you learn the favored techniques of artisan craftspeople in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Your flight lands at Naples International Airport where your private transfer will greet you at baggage claim. The adventure begins with your tour of the city of Naples, a metropolis with layers of history.

Visit the promenade along the harbor and meander through the noble halls of the royal palace. Continue to the ancient streets of Pompeii for an immersive look at the historical depths to which the region travels. Next day, your guide will lead you on a remarkable tour of the charming Sorrento, a seaside town on the Bay of Naples. The 13th-century cloisters and town walls built by ancient Greek settlers help shape the image of the streets. Explore the assortment of wealth in the Correale Museum before you visit a Limoncello Factory to learn the art of the Southern Italian liqueur.

Travel next to the island of Capri to enjoy the marvelous vistas along the limestone cliffs and bask in the piazzas. You could hike, or take a chair lift to the tallest peak on the island, Monte Solaro. The next day, you will transfer to the Amalfi Coast to explore the towns of Positano and Ravello. Meet a local artisan gelato expert who is happy to teach you the best flavor combinations of the famous Italian treat. Next, traverse the captivating streets of Amalfi before you set out onto the water to view the stunning Emerald Cave.

Travel next to the Greek temples of Paestum for a look at the remains of the ancient lifestyle of a settlement that predates the Roman period. The day continues with a tour of a celebrated mozzarella farm to learn the history of the cheese and its production methods. The next day is yours to enjoy the luxuries of the Amalfi Coast. Bask in the sweetness of relaxation along the beaches of the coastline or traverse the trail known as the Path of the Gods, which connects the fishing villages along the Gulf. In the afternoon, you will meet your private instructor for a cooking class based on the traditions of regional delights. Finish as your private transfer will meet you at the hotel and escort you to Naples International Airport for your flight home. 

Starting Price

$2,195 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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