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AMALFI COAST & SORRENTO CULINARY TOUR VACATION

La Cucina Sabina’s authentic luxury Italian vacations include an 8 day, 7 night all-inclusive* culinary and cultural vacation to the spectacular and iconic Amalfi Coast of Italy. This is a foodie’s dream vacation combining food, cooking, culture, tours, picturesque excursions and adventures into the experience of a lifetime! Join us at our lovely and historic villa just minutes from Sorrento, with sweeping views of the beautiful coastline, Mt Vesuvius, Capri and nearby islands. While it has its own infinity pool, it’s a short walk to the beach. We tour some of the most famous and iconic places on the coast, both by private van and private boat excursion.

Our vacation combines the relaxed luxury of the top destinations on the “Costiera Amalfitana” with authentic experiences with locals. Included is pizza making at its birthplace in Naples, a private boat tour along the Coast including stops in Positano, Amalfi and Sorrento. We visit a Mt Vesuvius winery, experience limoncello making, Neapolitan pastry making lesson, mozzarella making lesson and a Michelin Star chef cooking lesson, and much more.

SATURDAY

Late afternoon arrivals at the beautiful villa located in Capo di Sorrento, strategically located near Sorrento, with panoramic views of the Gulf of Naples, Mt Vesuvius, and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida. The villa is surrounded by three acres of park and gardens. We’ll handle your transfers from hotels, the main train station or the Naples Airport. Check in to your rooms, relax, enjoy a swim in the infinity pool, stroll down to the ocean, enjoy a pre-arranged massage, stroll through the villa gardens. Join us for our Welcome Dinner in the Villa’s Grand Dining Room in the early evening.

SUNDAY

When in Italy and especially near Naples, you always think of delicious pastries and desserts, so after breakfast we have our first cooking experience with a pastry and dessert lesson at the villa with a Neapolitan Nonna teaching authentic desserts. After lunch at the villa, our first excursion takes us to a picturesque lemon grove and artisanal limoncello factory for a demonstration and tasting of a number of limoncello varieties, then exploration and free time in beautiful Sorrento. We’ll enjoy our first dinner out in Sorrento.

MONDAY

What better way to see the amazing Amalfi coastline than by private charter boat with prosecco. We begin our boat excursion in nearby Sorrento and head down the coast, taking in the beautiful and dramatic views of the towns along the way with stops for exploration in Positano and Amalfi, where lunch can be enjoyed on your own. We’ll also stop at the famous Green Grotto and see views of the Island of Capri, peninsula of Sorrento, and more. This is a wow experience. Should weather be a problem, not to worry, we will adjust our itinerary accordingly. We’re back at the lovely Villa Sabrina for dinner.

TUESDAY

To experience authentic Italy, you need to get off the beaten path and access the non-touristy locations. Our excursion takes us to an artisanal cheese dairy where we’ll enjoy a mozzarella making lesson. It’s so off the beaten path that we will transport you through the narrow streets of the tiny town to the dairy farm via Italian Ape, the small open air three-wheel vehicles that are still used throughout Italy. This is both a fun and cultural experience, plus you’ll enjoy a great tasting of locally made cheeses while learning the art of mozzarella making. The afternoon offers free time at the villa for relaxation, use of the pool, gym or local beach. For dinner, we will offer an optional cooking lesson with the villa chef, followed by a dinner on the dining terrace offering stunning coastal views!

WEDNESDAY

Many consider pizza the most famous, if not their favorite dish in the world. When along the Amalfi Coast of Italy, you are right next to Naples, the birthplace of this iconic dish and epicenter for great Neapolitan food. It’s a must to learn pizza making where it was invented, and where it’s still the best. So, we visit an authentic pizzeria for a hands-on pizza making lesson. We will also enjoy a guided tour of Naples’ historic center and several “must-sees” during our day in Bella Napoli! Dinner will be enjoyed back in Sorrento at the villa.

THURSDAY

Coastal Italy offers great wines, especially near Mt Vesuvius, where the volcanic soil produces great wines with a crisp minerality. We’ll visit an ancient wine making area and a small, family-owned winery to see their ancient grotto, winery, and of course sample their wines during lunch. After the winery we continue along the base of Mt Vesuvius to visit the excavations in the town of Ercolano (Herculaneum). While less known than Pompeii, it offers better preserved ruins than Pompeii. After our tour, we head back to the villa in Sorrento for our evening dinner.

FRIDAY

Not that you can choose one top experience during the week as the best, but we do save one of the highlights until Friday, and that is a cooking lesson with a Michelin Star chef. Our excursion takes us to a full hands-on lesson in Sorrento with our Michelin Star Chef that also includes lunch. We get some free time in the afternoon to relax or pack before our special Arrivederci Dinner and farewell celebration.

SATURDAY

After breakfast, we will provide transfers to local airports, hotels or train stations in Sorrento and Naples.

2024 Dates
September21st – 28th (Sold Out)
October 12th – 19th (Sold Out)

2025 Dates
April 26th – May 3rd
May 10th – 17th

 

Pricing
Vacations begin at $7,600 per person for double occupancy.
$8,800 for solo travelers.
 
Booking
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Saturday to Saturday, single villa located near Sorento with ocean views.

We provide small group vacations and try to be flexible to accommodate your needs as best as possible. We offer a full schedule, but also include time to relax and each other’s company. You may add optional massages or opt out of any activity if you prefer.

*All-inclusive details: excludes airfare, transfers within Italy except as noted, massages, liquor and wine outside of meals and lessons – wine service during meals and lessons is provided.