Flavors and Colors of Naples, Italy
October 10-16, 2020
Explore Southern Italy's Naples with Grace Cular Yee, Pineapple7, and take in the historic sights and local flavors!
Southern Italy beckons you on this captivating Naples Italy tour package chock-full of once-in-a-lifetime moments and culinary experiences for you to enjoy. Explore Naples and take in the historic sights, whizzing around the city on a private Vespa tour. Shop a local market on this distinctive Italy vacation tour with a Neapolitan chef and gather ingredients for a hands-on cooking lesson followed by lunch overlooking the Bay of Naples. Learn the secrets of Neapolitan cuisine and join in a cooking class with wine tasting at the historical residence of the Mustilli winery’s owners. This captivating Italy vacation package takes you to try your hand at hand-crafting your own pottery and making a “corno” – a little red horn said to protect against the evil eye.
I will be on-hand to take care of the details, so all you have to do is enjoy Souther Italy with me and fellow culinary travelers. If you're a foodie, then this gastronomic tour is for you. This type of tour is ideal for groups of friends, solo travelers, and couples. Our tour has limited availability, so reserve your spot today.
For more details, please call Grace at 571.338.0408 or email.
Flavors and Colors of Naples: Tour Itinerary
Welcome to Italy!
Arrive in glorious Naples in the south of Italy. Here you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore on your own. We will meet later this evening for introductions and to review the agenda.
Panoramic Tour of Naples by Vintage Vespa
Get ready for an amazing day starting with breakfast at your hotel, then hop on a Vespa for an exciting private tour. Discover the island of Nisida and ride along the panoramic Via Petrarca. Enjoy views from the terrace of Sant’Antonio a Posillipo, the imposing Castel dell’Ovo, the elegant Piazza Trieste e Trento, and Piazza Plebiscito. Hop off to explore by foot and break for coffee and cake at the exclusive and panoramic Café Miranapoli. Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Market Tour and Cooking Class with a Neapolitan Local Chef
After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet a lovely Neapolitan local chef who will lead your next adventure. Stroll along with her to the local market, shop for fresh ingredients, and then on to the chef’s home, to start your cooking class. Take part in this hands-on cooking lesson featuring an inspired fish menu including mussels gratin, spaghetti with clams, stuffed squid, and Zeppole di San Giuseppe (famous Neapolitan fritters with cream and cherries). Then savor your delightful lunch with wine overlooking the Gulf of Naples. Afternoon and evening at leisure.
Neapolitan Cooking and Wine Tour in Sant'Agata de'Goti
Rise and shine with breakfast at your hotel and get ready to learn the secrets of Neapolitan cuisine. Your driver will take you to Sant’Agata de’ Goti, a village situated in the heart of the Campania countryside dating back to the 5th century. Enjoy a cooking class at the historical residence of the Mustilli winery’s owners with a meal that celebrates typical local dishes. Sample two wines from the Mustilli selection during your delectable lunch. Return to Naples. Remainder of the day at leisure.
Spaccanapoli and Pottery Tour in a Typical Neapolitan Bottega
Have breakfast at the hotel and meet your guide for a walking tour through “Spaccanapoli,” a sequence of alleys following the ancient Greek grid plan that traverses old Naples. See the handcrafted statues in San Gregorio Armeno, and then continue to a pottery store and try your hand at making a “corno” – a little red horn said to protect against the evil eye. Taste mouth-watering street food at a “tarallificio” and visit a fifth-generation umbrella factory before free time for lunch on your own. Continue your tour of Spaccanapoli in the afternoon where you will learn the traditions of clay and terracotta, and decorate your own piece of pottery in a bottega.
Private Drive to Mount Vesuvius plus Gnocchi Pasta Lesson and Wine Tasting
After breakfast at our hotel, a short drive will take us to a wine estate situated at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Here you will learn how to make “gnocchi,” a typical local homemade pasta. After the hands-on pasta lesson, visit the vineyards and then enjoy lunch accompanied by five different types of wine that await for you to sample. Tonight, we will say farewell to Naples with dinner in a private Neapolitan home. Independent return to our hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your return flight.
OPTIONAL: October 16-18
2-Nights in Rome
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the train station. First class seats on-board the train from Naples to Rome. Arrive at Rome Tremini station and private transfer to your 4-star centrally located hotel in the Eternal City where you still stay for 2 nights.
Flavors and Colors of Naples
Deluxe class hotel accommodation for 6 nights
10 included meals consisting of:
- 6 buffet breakfasts
- 1 lunch after cooking class in Naples
- 1 lunch after cooking class in Sant’Agata de’ Goti
- 1 lunch after cooking class near Mount Vesuvius
- 1 dinner at private home in Naples
Sightseeing with local English-speaking guide
Private Tour of Naples by Vespa, including coffee and cake stop at Café Miranapoli
Private visit of a local market accompanied by a chef, followed by a hands-on cooking class and wine tasting
Private full day excursion to Sant’Agata de’ Goti, including cooking class and wine tasting
Private full day tour of “Spaccanapoli”, including visit of artisanal shops, pottery class and typical “street food tastings”
Private hands-on pasta making class, including wine tasting at an estate at the foot of Mount Vesuvius
Private transfer from hotel to private house for dinner
Private round trip transfers from Naples airport to hotel
Hotel taxes and service charges
$3,580 private room
$2,850 per person for shared room
Optional 2-Night Extension to Rome
$540 private room
$320 for shared room
$500 deposit required to reserve space. Contact Grace for more details or to reserve your spot.
See you in Italy!