Eat Stay and Love Italy

Travel to the Amalfi coast and taste the South of Italy

Take this all Inclusive package made up from Laura especially for you, to cherish for a lifetime.

Experience one week in the beautiful Sorrento and Amalfi coast area with  this all inclusive package :

Private Villa in Sorrento , cooking classes, culinary tours, excursions along the Amalfi coast and Capri Island , see here below the detailed itinerary :

Day 1) All the member of the group arrives at the villa , where you will find a special welcome treat, get settled , relax and start to smell the scent of lemon grove ( private transfer from Naples airport or train station is included )

Your first dinner will be a four course mediterranean menu prepared by a local Italian Chef , served with white and red wine of the region.

Day 2) Private excursion along The Amalfi coast, land of sea and sirens.. kaleidoscope of different cultures. You will be picked up from your villa by a private driver who will escort you along the Amalfi coast , visiting Positano one of the most beautiful world site , than Amalfi and Ravello. You will have a beautiful light lunch sea view in Amalfi accompanied by good local wine.

Back to your villa by 6 pm , Your Italian Chef will prepare for you a real Neapolitan Pizza party , all you can eat .

Day 3) Pick up from your villa at 9:30 am for the Enogastronomic Tour.

You will be welcomed by a traditional Italian family which will give you a clear idea of some pillars of the South of Italy : Cheese , wine and liquor, olive oil and of course the Neapolitan Pizza. 

You will be taken first to the Lemon Grove  where all the participants will taste local lemons and homemade orange marmalade , they will show you than the recipe of the famous Limoncello liquor furthermore you will taste the homemade and organic producy of the Extra vergin Olive Oil.

The second step will be at Il Turuziello , the farm of the cheese maker , who will present you his farm and let you taste his wonderful cheeses , starting from the Provolone del Monaco passing than to the fresh mozzarella which he will be making at the moment just in front of you, as well as caciottine and fresh ricotta enriching the plate with fresh tomatoes and basil , for you to be accompanied by a glass of homemade wine.

Final step will be at the Restaurant ( to the Pizza maker) , he will explain to you how the real neapolitan Pizza is made of , using the old recipe with the use of mother yeast, said this you will begin to prepare the Pizza dough and with the classic “Tarantella” songs in the background you will be though how to through your Pizza dough in the air and enjoy your time, after you will complete your pizza using the top ingredients that you like most , just five minutes in the wood fire oven and your pizza will be ready to be eaten, along with water wine and a dessert.

After this tour you will be back at your villa and than in the evening enjoy the dinner in a local Salumeria/restaurant which is hidden from all the tourist of Sorrento , enjoy local products and homemade prepared meal. ( lunch and dinner included)

Day 4) After breakfast at the villa you will be taken to Sorrento Marina Grande where you will board on one of Capitano Ago’s boat for an all day excursion to Capri Island . You will be fascinated by the beauty of the coastline and the grottos of Capri where you will be able to swim and snorkel . You will be dropped off at Marina Grande in Capri where you will have about 4 hours to yourself for shopping and visiting the Island, eating or just relax in the Piazzetta enjoying the Italian way. Beverage and snacks are included on the boat , extra activities while in Capri are not included.

You will be back at your villa by 6 pm , free evening on your own.

Day 5) Pompeii Tour and Wine tasting at Vesuvio’s vineyard. Departure from your villa by 9:30 am with your private driver , arrive in Pompeii and visit the ruins with a private guide who will escort you through this ancient town buried in lava . After your 3 hours visit the ruins you will be taken to Cantine del Vesuvio vineyard at the sloop of Mt. Vesuvio where you will walk through their amazing grapes grove and taste some of the Campania region’s most well known wines , than you will enjoy a homemade prepared lunch by the Family of Maurizio Russo and continue enjoying the wine.  ( private guide of Pompeii , lunch are included )

Day 6) Olive oil tour and tasting and hands on Cooking class . Relaxing morning and pick up at 10:30 for the Visit of the olive grove in Sorrento with a nice Italian lady from a presentation of areas for the cultivation and harvesting. The second stage will be the visit to the mill with the old millstones and metal press to play the ancient technique of processing olives and then visit to the modern mill, description of the modern process, which is less glamorous but definitely safer qualitatively.

Finally, oil tasting and typical products and different Extra Vergin Olive oil to buy and bring back home with you.

Back at the Villa , enjoy a light lunch on your own and get ready for your 4 pm hands on cooking class at your Villa , The same Chef of the First night will come at the villa with fresh and genuine products he found on the market to prepare all together an authentic Mediterranean 4 course meal . You will be making an antipasto , a fresh pasta course , a second course and a dessert which you than enjoy all together for dinner. ( cleaning service also included )

Day 7) Enjoy your last day in Sorrento , Take the chance to walk through the town , visit the beach , enjoy the shopping or relax at the villa.

Day 8) Time to say goodbye and private transfer back to Naples airport or train station.

This amazing itinerary includes accomodations in private villa, daily excursions filled with exclusive culinary tours and gastronomic activities , vineyards, olive groves, restaurants and other delicious Amalfi destinations.

See pictures of the Itinerary here

2.000 euro per person , this price if for a minimum of 6 to a maximum of 8 people.

If there are more participants no problem , do not hesitate to Contact me for further information.

 

 

 

 

Christine Package

Chose the Christine holiday Package to have a full taste of Italy.

See here below the proposal :

Day 1)

Pick up at Naples airport or train station to your Private villa in Sorrento.

Day 2)

Morning gastronomic activity tour to Cantine Stinca for a wine tasting than continue to Extra Vergin olive oil farm tour and tasting, last stop Cheese making and tasting.

Afternoon hands on cooking class, preparation of a four course typical mediterranean menu .

Day 3)

Pick up at 9 am and departure for an all day boat tour to Capri island. Cruise along the Sorrentine coast and around Capri Island on a beautiful typical gozzo Sorrentino wood made boat from Fratelli Aprea. Private Chef come at your villa to prepare a delicious mediterranean dinner.

Capri boat tour

Capri boat tour

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Day 4)

Pompeii and Vesuvius excursion . Discover the ancient Roman town all covered in lava than up to Cantine del Vesuvio for a unique hands on cooking class at the sloops of Mount Vesuvio.

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Day 5)

Discover the Amalfi coast . A full day escorted tour , visiting the fascinating Positano , the seafaring village of Amalfi where your driver will take you for a delicious lunch on a beautiful sea view terrace , and at the end the balcony of the coast Ravello.

Dinner at Nello’s to taste most of the fresh products cooked in a simple genuine way.

Day 6)

Free morning for shopping in Sorrento . Enogastronomic tour in Massa Lubrense , learn more about the Provolone DOP , our wines , Limoncello liquor , homemade jams and of course the Neapolitan Pizza .

Enogastronomic tour

Enogastronomic tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 7) Time to say goodbye to Sorrento and the Amalfi coast , driver will take you back to Naples train station or airport

 

For more information and details please contact me

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Catering service

Catering service in Sorrento and along the Amalfi coast

I think Chef’s goal is to create and prepare tasty recipes drawing from the endless recipes of traditional Mediterranean cuisine and a good Chef knows also how satisfy the more sophisticated tastes.

Chose the Catering service during your holiday in Sorrento and along the Amalfi coast, thanks to the experience gained through years of restaurant work Chef Biagio Longo can arrange events for you and with you in any place. The Chefs are willing to satisfy any demand, from a very large selection of buffet service to a complete menu from appetizer to dessert. Whatever you are willing to eat they will provide for it.

Don’t stress , don’t think about grocery shopping or what to make for dinner , someone else is already preparing something delicious for you in a special way .

Look also at Personal Chef page

to know more about it or book your catering service contact me

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cooking class and wine tasting

Don’t miss the bubbling experience of an hands on cooking class in a 12 hectares vineyard at the slops of Mount Vesuvius . 

The Family has worked the hills since 1948 to arrive at the creation of a winery made of organic products along with their warm Italian hospitality to produce the local wines which are sold in their own wine shop.

Visit this old fascinated family run vineyard in Trecase , here you can stop to visit the winery taste some Lacryma Christi accompained by local products from the sloops of Mt. Vesuvius , have a tasting lunch along with different wines and prosecco or an hands on cooking class , everything held on the terrace overlooking the Mediterranean.

The Tasting menu is made of:

  • Antipasto of local products such as provolone cheese , salumi , our typical “casatiello”, bruschetta with Piennolo tomatoes and pizza bread along with white Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio , Rosato and red Piedirosso .
  • Spaghetti pasta made with the Piennolo tomatoes and fresh basil along with Lacryma Christi riserva .
  • Neapolitan Pastiera along with Capafresca spumante rosato and Acquavite di albicocche from Mount Vesuvius.

There are also menu options for celiacs , vegetarian and vegan.

The cooking class Experience is the following : 

  •  A welcoming aperitif with Capafresca rosè Spumante while deeping  wood fired baked bread and our organic oil of olive and sweet vinegar.
  • A member of the family will escort you throughout the organic vineyard, vegetable garden (for picking what is needed during the lesson when possible) cellar and storage cellar.
  • The Gulf of Naples menu includes ravioli Capri style, Neapolitan eggplant parmigiana and Almond cake with Sorrento lemons.

Participants will have the opportunity to actually make their own dough, fill and shape the ravioli, assemble the eggplant parmigiana and make the cake from scratch.

Lacryma Christi white 2014, rosè 2015, red 2014 and Riserva 2012 will be served during the cooking class and meal. Apricot liqueur will be also served with dessert.

All the experience will take about four hours and people are welcome to stay around to enjoy their own time in the peaceful vineyard.

Starting time is at 9.30 am or 2 pm.

Price is 85 euro a person all inclusive.

The family person who will take care of you is fluent in English.

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Christmas Package

Discover traditions and folklore during Christmas time in Sorrento 

Come to south of Italy to spend the Christmas holidays, travel with Laura will make of this Christmas an unforgettable and unique one, fill your eyes of all the lights, fill your mouth of  delicious Mustaccioli & Roccocò, the classic Christmas pastries; fill your life of another unique and magic experience.

Christmas in Sorrento full of events and concerts, every year the city hall of Sorrento organize a  program that wants to enhance the cultural and artistic heritage, all the gastronomic products of excellence, the peculiarities of the landscape, the minor arts and religious traditions and local folk.

Travel with Laura will guide you to all of this, in the easiest and best way.

Check here below a sample of a personalized holiday Christmas package:

Day 1, Dec. 23rd: Arrive in Naples airport or train Station where you will meet your english speaking driver that will take you direct to your Hotel in Sorrento.

Come than into the Caffetteria to enjoy a warm Cappuccino and start to feel the warm Christmas vibes of the local people, then a nice walk into Sorrento to enjoy the liveliness of the down town center during Christmas where the streets are full of Christmas lights and fragrance of the typical Roccocò & Mustaccioli cookies of the Christmas season.

Day 2nd Dec. 24th : It’s Christmas day! after breakfast get ready to have the best drive along the Amalfi coast, come back in Sorrento in the afternoon and get involve into a family house kitchen for the ending preparation of the Christmas eve dinner with your Italian Family and friends. This is a unique experience , you will truly feel the hospitality of a real Southern Italian family and be treated like part of it. 

Day 3rd Dec 25th : After breakfast the same family of the night before will wait for you for an exclusive CHRISTMAS COOKING CLASS , you will prepare the Christmas lunch menu and enjoy it after together with your Italian Family. After lunch enjoy the musical festival in Sorrento or visit the living Presepe in Sorrento and Casarlano.

Day 4th Dec 26th : After your lovely breakfast get ready for an escorted tour of Naples! the vibrant city. You will visit the best sites of the city, walk though the streets of San Gregorio Armeno , tasting the best Pizza in the world , portafoglio style ( folded in four) and the best sfogliatella.

After this enchanting full day tour back to Sorrento.

Day 5th Dec 27th : At 10 am departure for a full day excursion at the Caserta Royal Palace.

Visit a magnificent palace surrounded by beautiful park.

Day 6th Dec 28th : At 10 am departure for a full day tour to Pompeii and the Vesuvio’s vineyard.

After the walk through Pompeii ruins ( about 2/3 hours) your driver will guide you to the Vesuvio’s vineyard where you will tasting all the local Campania’s wine and have a lovely light lunch overlooking the gulf of naples and the Crater.

Day 7th Dec 29th : Free day at your leisure or Time to say Arrivederci and your driver will bring you back to Naples airport or train station.