6 Days Food & Wine Holiday between the Two Gulfs
Italy Culinary & Culture Vacation
Enjoy a vacation living in Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi on the city of Massa Lubrense, between the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast. Read More
A warm land where history, art, and culture come together in a unique and perhaps unrepeatable show. The best solution for your tour is to see Napoli City, the Pompeii ruins, the Sorrento Peninsula, the Amalfi Coast, and the famous island of Capri. This culinary vacation has been carefully planned to show you all the best areas and attractions of the cities of the Campania region!
Local products tasting Naples sightseeing tour Special enogastronomic tour Tours of the Amalfi Coast, Positano, Ravello, Capri Island, and Napoli Daily continental breakfast and welcome dinner Airport or train station transfers 5 nights accommodation
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Napoli train station (Napoli Stazione Centrale) or Napoli airport (Capodichino). When you arrive at the airport or train station, look for someone with a smile holding a Green Paradise sign with your name. He will accompany you with your luggage to your private car and then leave for the Sorrento Peninsula with a brief stop for a zesty lemon liqueur tasting and an espresso coffee. You will then continue to your accommodation destination at the Green Paradise B&B in a local neighborhood of Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, located between the two gulfs in the Sorrento Peninsula. It is a village with a spectacular view of the Gulf of Napoli and Salerno. In the evening, you will be offered by the owners of the Green Paradise B&B a welcome dinner in a family atmosphere where you can taste genuine Mediterranean dishes prepared daily by Maria (the owner).
Positano, Amalfi Coast, and Ravello tour Start the day with a continental breakfast with the flavors of typical products prepared with love. Then be ready to leave for the Amalfi Coast tour with a total duration of eight hours. The tour will start at 9 a.m. A private English-speaking driver will come and pick you up at the appointed time at the Green Paradise B&B to take you through the spectacular natural highlights of the Sorrentine Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast. The coastal road is one of the marvels of the Italian scenery - citrus groves, vineyards, and olive groves that softly pour down the slopes towards the sea, the roads follow the tortuous coastline, where curve after curve opens up incredible views of the Gulf of Naples, Vesuvius Capri, and the Gulf of Salerno. You will continue along the Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. The scenery is characterized by mighty cliffs that drop in the sea, rich with bays and coves, winding and colorful. You will visit the enchanting Positano. The town develops vertically. The pastel-colored houses are characterized by arched porticos that give onto the sea. You will have the opportunity to walk through the narrow streets that run downhill towards the main beach. From here there is a beautiful view of the sea, as well as of the town as it clambers up the mountainside. In the main square of Positano is the parish church of Santa Maria Assunta famous for its colored majolica cupola visible from all over the town. You then continue along the coastline enjoying the flora and fauna, an area full of color against the contrasting blue and emerald sea. On arrival at Amalfi, you have the opportunity to visit the famous Saint Andrew’s Cathedral (ninth century). Its scenic position at the top of steep stairs gives a particular flavor to Amalfi’s historic center. In the serene blue of the sky and sea, Amalfi, guarded by its port, seems held in the palm of a hand. You then continue to the elegant resort of Ravello, a town of natural beauty, exotic plants, and relaxing atmosphere. Here you can have a traditional and delicious lunch at a restaurant with stunning panoramic views and also visit the spectacular 13th-century Villa Rufolo. No photographs or postcards can capture the true beauty of this trip, the only way is to witness it by yourself.
Special enogastronomic tour or cooking class Participants can choose from the 2 options: Option 1: enogastronomic tour. The tour is structured this way: Olive oil and lemons - Guided tour of an historic citrus grove (registered as a producer of lemon and olive oil), with a taste of the products: homemade lemonade, lemon slices with sugar, lemon and orange marmalade on a rusk and extra virgin olive oil, lemon and orange scented olive oil on a slice of homemade bread. Provolone and mozzarella making - Guided farm tour (registered as a producer of provolone del Monaco DOP) and making of mozzarella cheese and caciottine, then a taste of salami of their own production and provolone del Monaco. All served with a good glass of local wine. The milk used for the production of cheese comes from high quality cows, such as Agerolese, Frizzone and Pezzata antica breeds. Pizza making show tour - Guests will receive explanation on the making of the typical Neapolitan pizza and will try to make one out of the dough balls kneaded in the morning. Then, wine, dessert and coffee. Limoncello time - Finally you will walk back to historic citrus grove to taste limoncello as a digestif and then explanation on the family recipe after the enogastronomic tour is over. Visit Sorrento, a quiet, enjoyable and charming place, famous for its mild climate, the perfume of its gardens and the panoramic terraces that give on the sea. The city sits high above the sea on an imposing tuff outcrop with deep gorges. The houses are immersed in luxuriant green and surrounded by groves of olive, lemon and orange trees. Option 2: special cooking class, agricultural and Sorrento tour. The coastal area is not only a vacation destination for its beautiful scenery, but still today is an important step in the food tourism, from the mountains, to the fishing villages, you can rediscover the flavors of tradition of the popular Neapolitan cuisine, from which it draws the basics, especially on the choice of raw materials, always seasonal local produce. This full day tour of 8-9 hours is designed for visits and tasting of the culinary specialties of the Campania region. You'll meet your private driver around 09:00. He will drive you directly to Sorrento. Enjoy the 2-hour extensive tour up to the beautiful farm house located on Sorrento’s hills surrounded by millions of olive trees and lovely terraces of farms overlooking the bay of Salerno Amalfi coast. This will give you a great opportunity of having a full immersion in a real authentic local Italian cuisine. Beginner The cooking classes - it’ll be a pleasure to show you Green Paradise's kitchen-garden where you’ll collect personally seasonal vegetables, herbs and fruits. This includes two starters based on vegetable rolls - eggplant and zucchini, peppers with olive and capers, a first course with homemade pasta ravioli caprese, a second course beef strips cooked in red wine and tiramisu as dessert. Obviously the cooking class mentioned above is just the standard one. In case of food allergies or different requests all courses can be customized following your needs. Pizza Green Paradise will teach you the secrets of making the authentic Neapolitan pizza Marguerite. Everybody will have the opportunity of making his own pizza following the suggestions, from how to have the best pizza dough to making your great pizza (with the farm tomatoes, basil and mozzarella cheese) in a wood-fired oven. Then your driver will lead you where you can take some beautiful photos along the way.
Capri shared tour Tour details: starting from the Green Paradise B&B at 8 a.m, you will be led to the port of Massa Lubrense, where you will begin the excursion and guided day tour on motorboat Nerano to Capri. Once onboard, it will take about 45 minutes to land on the coast of Capri Island. Here, you will have the chance to get off the boat and visit the island for six hours, enjoying a lemonade, going shopping, or eating a bite. At 3:55 p.m., all aboard, the tour will start again and will give you the chance to admire a succession of natural beauties such as the striking Green Grotto, the lighthouse at Punta Carena, the Faraglioni, the Natural Arch overlooking the sea, and the characteristic White Cave. Then at 5:30 p.m., you will return to the port, and the driver will be there waiting for you to return to the Villa Green Paradise B&B.
Pompeii and vineyard tour A private driver will meet you at Green Paradise B&B at 9 a.m to start enjoying the highlights of the bay of Naples with its views of Mt. Vesuvius, the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida till you reach Pompeii. This full day tour is designed to combine visiting the archaeological site and vineyards, as well as to try the food specialties accompanied by the famous wine of Mount Vesuvius. The first stop will be in Pompeii, where you will spend two hours to visit this famous Roman town. Here Green Paradise B&B can also arrange for you a licensed guide that will be helpful to get more information. Then you will be driven up to the winery where you will visit the vineyards and also have lunch, tasting the food specialties of the region with the famous wine of Mount Vesuvius. After having a tasting menu, you will return to Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi, where you have free time during the evening to visit the village and organize dinner in a locally famous restaurant to taste the typical Mediterranean cuisine.
Departure and Naples sightseeing tour Today is the day of departure from Green Paradise B&B to Napoli airport or Napoli train station. You will cross the sunny Bay of Naples and along the road, you will see the island of Procida and Ischia, and not far towards your south, the Island of Capri. You will visit the city of Naples for as long as you have available. Before you leave the city, see the wonderful postcard view from the hilltop of Posilipo, which gives you a 360-degree view of the city. Naples is considered one of Italy's most beautiful cities and one of the cities that offers a complete picture of an Italian city. If you have enough time, you can visit the historical part where you can enjoy the Royal Palace area and the Gallery Umberto, Piazza Municipio, Piazza Trieste e Trento, the view of the Maschio Angioino, San Carlo Opera House, and Piazza del Gesù. And why not have lunch eating a pizza with the best view spot overlooking the bay of Naples