Culinary Getaway to Naples, Taurasi & Sorrento

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Please your palate on this gourmet getaway to the vibrant culinary heart of Campania. Taste tradition in every sip while learning about the region's ancient viticulture. Experience the quintessential flavors of Naples as you learn the secret to authentic Neapolitan pizza and pastry making. From the coveted dried pasta of Gragnano and piquant pleasure of Caciocavallo to the sun kissed produce of Sorrento, rejoice in the glory of Southern Italy’s finest flavors.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Your gourmand getaway through Campania will begin with arrival to either Naples Capodichino or Rome Fiumicino Airport. Be welcomed by your private chauffeur and travel to the countryside surrounding the ancient spa town of Telese Terme. Arrive at your four-star luxury spa hotel for free time to settle in and relax after your journey. In the evening, celebrate the start of your gastronomic adventure with dinner at an acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant known for transforming regional recipes into contemporary culinary masterpieces.

Day 2

Today will be an introduction to Campania's fine winemaking traditions and unique viticulture. Begin the day with a private visit at one of the region's most noted wine estates, a family-owned, boutique producer known for their exceptional white wines. Embark on a special, owner led visit of the vineyards before enjoying a flight of the estate's signature vintages, including Greco di Tufo and Fiano Di Avellino. Next, depart for the ancient city of Benevento for a lunch of modern Southern Italian flavors at a chic eatery, followed by an exploration of the city’s UNESCO designated historic center led by your local guide.

Day 3

Set-off for a day of wine appreciation in Campania's premier wine producing zones, where you'll taste stellar regional wines including Aglianico Del Taburno, and the king of Campania reds, Taurasi. Arrive in the heart of Aglianico wine country for a private visit at the contemporary wine estate of a globally revered producer. Delight in a vintner's tasting and tour of the cellars, before savoring a Michelin-starred lunch at the estate's gourmet restaurant, celebrated for its contemporary Southern Italian cuisine. End the afternoon with an exclusive cantina visit and tasting of exceptional Greco di Tufo and Fiano di Avellino wines, at one of Campania's most preeminent producers, dating back to the late 1800's.

Day 4

Depart the countryside for the opulence of the UNESCO designated Reggia di Caserta, an 18th century royal palace built by Bourbon king Charles III. Step back into the age of Enlightenment as your expert guide helps you discover the palace's sublime interiors and gardens, built to rival those of Versailles. Be introduced to the local cuisine of Caserta for lunch, before traveling to the magical Bay of Naples for check-in to your historic five-star hotel. Get acquainted with Neapolitan coffee culture during an afternoon visit to an antique cafe for the perfect espresso, followed by a guided walk through the 19th century Piazza del Plebiscito, accented by the Chiesa di San Francesco di Paola and the 17th century Bourbon Palazzo Reale. Visit the civic treasure that is the Galleria Umberto I arcade before dining at an eatery revered for its charming ambiance and authentic Neapolitan recipes.

Day 5

Today be immersed in the distinct culinary and cultural marvels that have defined the city of Naples. Roll up your sleeves for a hands-on lesson on how to prepare iconic Verace Pizza Napoletana (authentic Neapolitan-style pizza). An expert pizzaiolo (pizza maker) will teach you how key ingredients have made authentic Neapolitan pizza a DOC protected delicacy. Your course will culminate with a lunch of your handcrafted pizza paired with other local delights. Spend the afternoon guided by a local expert who will lead you through the heart of Naples' centro storico to experience its ancient main artery, Spaccanapoli. Exuding the pulsating rhythm of everyday Neopolitan life, you’ll explore the vibrant neighborhoods and Baroque splendors that typify this colorful thoroughfare. For a sweet repose, delve into the city's renowned pastry making traditions with a sampling of Neapolitan specialties like rum baba and sfogliatella at a pasticceria loved by the locals.

Day 6

From the enthralling energy of Napoli, set off for Gragnano, a town renowned for producing what is considered to be Italy's highest quality dried pasta. Visit a historic pastificio (pasta factory) to learn about the art of making dried pasta in the tradition of Gragnano before enjoying a special lunch showcasing the town's exceptional pasta and regional sauces. From Gragnano your chauffeur will transport you to the enchanting Sorrentine peninsula for a visit to an artisan limoncello producer where you'll discover how the region's signature liqueur is made from local lemons while sampling a handcrafted batch. Afterward, check-in to your five-star, Leading Hotel of the World nestled in the heart of Sorrento and savor a special chef's tasting menu at the hotel's acclaimed Michelin-starred restaurant.

Day 7

This morning you will begin the day with an exclusive visit to an organic farm uniquely perched above the azure waters of the Sorrentine Peninsula. From the farm to the table, you will next be immersed in the sensational culinary traditions of coastal Campania with a chef-led cooking class using farm fresh produce and other locally sourced ingredients. During the class you will learn how to prepare regionally inspired recipes with a modern touch, before delighting in a sumptuous lunch of your creations along with specialties prepared by the chef.

Day 8

Delve into Campania's famed cheesemaking heritage with a visit to a boutique caseificio (dairy) situated in the scenic mountains above the Amalfi Coast. During your visit you will learn how regional cheeses like caciocavallo and fior di latte are produced followed by a sampling of the caseificio's creamy creations. Next, depart for the terraced vineyards of the Costiera where you will visit the winery of a small batch producer for a tasting of their artisan Falanghina and Biancollela based vintages. Continue your exploration of Costiera winemaking with a visit to one of the region's most acclaimed wineries. Enjoy a special vineyard and cellar tour before savoring a food and wine pairing for lunch, at a gourmet eatery highlighted by magnificent views.

Day 9

Embark on a day of private boating along the crystal coves and serene beaches of the Amalfi Coast, stopping along the way to swim and sunbathe at your leisure. For lunch you'll arrive at an iconic waterfront restaurant to delight in a meal of freshly caught fish and other signature seafood dishes from the Costiera. In the afternoon your boat captain will transport you back to Sorrento for free time to relax and prepare for tomorrow’s departure.

Day 10

Depart by chauffeur for Rome Fiumicino or Naples Capodichino Airport, in preparation for your return flight or the next leg of your adventure.

Experiences We Recommend

  • Winery visits & tastings of Greco di Tufo, Fiano di Avellino & Taurasi vintages at renowned wineries
  • Walking tour of Benevento's UNESCO designated historic center
  • Guided visit of UNESCO designated Reggia di Caserta & its gardens
  • Introduction to Neapolitan coffee culture with tasting at historic cafe
  • Guided tour of Piazza Plebiscito, the Royal Palace & Galleria Umberto I in Naples
  • Hands-on pizza-making class of Verace Pizza Napoletano with master pizzaiolo
  • Historical walking tour of Spaccanapoli
  • Guided visit of ancient underground Naples
  • Visit to historic pasta factory in the town of Gragnano
  • Artisanal limoncello producer visit with tasting
  • Visit to organic farm on the Sorrentine Peninsula
  • Hands-on cooking class of Southern Italian classics at renowned restaurant
  • Artisan cheese farm visit with tasting of local Caciocavallo & Fior di Latte
  • Vineyard & cellar tour at illustrious Amalfi Coast winery
  • Private boat tour along the Amalfi Coast with waterfront lunch

Pricing

The recommended tour length for this sample itinerary is 10 days/9 nights with pricing options beginning at:

  • $8,400 / person* based on double occupancy and a travel party of two
  • $6,500 / person* based on double occupancy and a travel party of four
Please note that the “Share Bred With Friends” preferred pricing program is applied to travel parties of four or more.

*The final price of your custom tour will be determined by your travel party size, departure dates, trip length, amount of meals included, percentage of guided time requested, cities chosen in your itinerary and signature CountryBred excursions selected. This sample itinerary can also be crafted for solo travelers.


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  • Stays at five & four-star boutique luxury hotels
  • Chauffeured transport for touring & transfers
  • Private touring with professional local guides
  • Engaging activities led by cultural experts
  • Signature experiences with insider access
  • Regionally authentic dining
  • Traveler Welcome Package
  • Taxes & base gratuities

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