Gastronomic Tour Tour Details
The characteristic food of the Campania Region, including Neapolitan Pizza Margherita, extra virgin olive oil, mozzarella, and limoncello are all explored during this food lover’s day tour.
The start of the tour begins with one of PositanoTaxi’s English speaking drivers meeting you at your accommodations who will then drive you along the stunning Amalfi coast towards the famed resort town of Sorrento. The countryside of Sorrento marks the start of your food adventure, where you will visit the Gargiulo Olive Oil Factory and learn how this fundamental ingredient of Italian cuisine is produced. A tour of the family owned farm includes seeing the previous mills of 1849, completed with old millstones, along lessons in the traditional techniques of olive oil pressing using metal presses. This will be compared with new mills and the modern, safer techniques used today. A chance to taste around 15 different types of extra virgin olive oil, served with freshly baked bread, will conclude the experience. With your appetite whetted, you will travel onwards to the next gustatory experience, a local mozzarella farm, where you will observe a demonstration on how to make this traditional cheese. Tasting the freshly made mozzarella after the demonstration is, for many, the highlight of the show.
The next stop is to a local restaurant where you will get to put your newly acquired culinary knowledge to use as you learn how to make a classic pizza margherita. Genuine Neapolitan pizzas use local ingredients, including San Marzano tomatoes that grow along the southern volcanic plains of Mount Vesuvius, along with the renowned olive oil, and mozzarella cheese. After preparation, the pizza will be cooked in a wood oven. Later, you can sit together and enjoy your gastronomic masterpieces, accompanied by a shot of the celebrated limoncello of the Amalfi Coast.
A leisurely walk through the historic centre of Sorrento will wrap up the tour. You will have time to shop, enjoy an espresso, or simply appreciate the picturesque charm of this Mediterranean resort town.
On your return, you will make several stops along the coast to photograph one of the most scenic coastlines in the world!
Your private driver will then take you back to your accommodations.
The order in which the sights are visited may change.
|Departure points:||Amalfi Coast towns, Sorrento, Naples|
|Departure time:||9:00 AM recommended|
|Itinerary:||Sorrento and Massa Lubrense|