RAVELLO AND THE AMALFI COAST
Transfer from Salerno train station to the Hotel in Ravello.
Relax and enjoy a welcome drink before the first dinner.
Embark from Amalfi on a boat excursion (weather permitting) to Positano, a unique village, world- famous for its fashion.
Your first cooking lesson with the chef is dedicated to first courses. The chef will show you techniques to make handmade pasta such as scialatielli, gnocchi, tagliolini, etc., followed by dinner composed of your cooking efforts. The chef will also show you the beginning process of making limoncello. Limoncello is a homemade liqueur, typical of the Amalfi coast, made with locally grown lemons. Served ice-cold, it is a delightful aperitif on a warm day.
Today depart on a morning excursion to visit Ravello. Along the way, you will stop at a limoncello factory, to see the production. Arriving in Ravello, you will meet your guide for a visit of the city, including Villa Rufolo, which dates back to the 13th century, Villa Cimbrone, famous for its spectacular panorama, and the Cathedral, build in 1086.
Return to the hotel for your cooking class, which will be dedicated to pizza and second courses, especially fresh Mediterranean seafood cooked in different ways.
Dinner follows the lesson.
Breakfast. For this day you'll have three choices:
Depart for a visit to a wine factory in the charming town of Furore and then on to Agerola to visit a cheese factory so you can see the production of mozzarella cheese. You may even have the opportunity to milk a cow! After admiring a beautiful panorama on the way down, you are then off to visit the Emerald Grotto.
Or you can choose to have the day free to visit such places as Capri, Pompeii, Naples and Salerno, all reachable by public transportation, boat or bus.
If you prefer to walk, there are easy itineraries through the hills, as well as through the town of Amalfi where you can visit the Museum of Paper.
Final cooking class, this time for desserts. During the class you may learn, for example, how to make some local cakes with lemon.
Gala dinner with graduation ceremony.
Breakfast and departure.