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Tickle Your Taste Buds on this Delightful Shore Excursion from Naples

Traveling opens windows to a new world, broadens your horizons and is great for the soul. The novelty of visiting new places, observing different cultures and indulging in a variety of cuisine enriches the mind. This tour is a delightful way of spending a day on shore amidst beauty, history and food.

Italy has a prime spot on the food map of the world with its variety and high quality cuisine. The renowned “Mediterranean Diet” known for its health benefits has its origins here. Italy can boast of being one of the countries with the longest life expectancy in the world, with more than 16,000 people aged over 100 years old!

Indulge in world renowned local flavors as you embark on an unforgettable gastronomic journey!

Here are some reasons why Campania is world renowned for its rich culinary history:

  • Campania is known for its wide selection of street food, which may be baked, fried, grilled or even frozen. The cuisine is made from inexpensive, fresh ingredients like vegetables and grains. Pizza and pasta, cooked from the local wheat, make Campania recipes famous throughout the world.
  • Campania is famous for its desserts. Gelato can contain locally grown, ripe fruits and nuts. Granita, another form of frozen dessert, is often flavored with espresso or lemon.
  • Campania cuisine has plenty of shapes of pasta. Most are familiar, such as spaghetti, fusilli and ziti. Perciatelli is a lesser known noodle, long but hollow. The preferred sauce in Campania cooking is made from the incomparable San Marzano tomato grown near Mount Vesuvius.
  • Meat consumption tends to be low in the Campania cities, but country folk enjoy both fresh and preserved meat in their food. Salami and prosciutto are popular among the hill dwellers. Lamb, pork, veal, rabbit and poultry are often used as well.

What to Expect On Your All-inclusive Gastronomic Shore Excursion from Naples

Your eagerly awaited day will start with our English-speaking chauffeur picking you up at the cruise ship terminal in Naples and driving along the hilly roads facing the beautiful cliffs. Your first stop will be at a Limonaia or lemon grove that has been in existence since 1850 and has seen four generations of the family tending to it with hard work and care.

A family member will welcome you and show you how they produce high quality genuine products. You will get the chance to taste mouth-watering homemade lemon and orange marmalades on farm fresh, warm bread. Indulge in some lemonade and limoncello with an illustration of their family recipe! Spread some of the house extra virgin olive oils that include plain, lemon, orange, basil, oregano, rosemary and hot chili on homemade bread.

With the flavors still tingling on your taste buds, your chauffeur will proceed to your next stop, a “Caseificio”, or a fresh cheese factory. At the cattle shed, you will be amazed to see the hard work the farmers put in as they to tend to the livestock. At the caseificio, you will be privileged to see the cheese maker preparing fresh cheese in front of you. The tasting is next! A variety of cheese, starting with aged Provolone Del Monaco DOP and continuing with cacciottine, ricotta and mozzarella are yours to sample. Say “Cheese” and “Cheers” as you relax in these surroundings enjoying fresh cheese accompanied by a delicious tomato salad and chilled wine.

Pizza is on the menu now! Your chauffeur will take you to a local restaurant in the old town center of Schiazzano. Put on your apron, and be a chef! Lucio and his son will teach you how to make an authentic Neapolitan pizza with their trademark family recipe using “mother yeast”. It’s a magical time as you knead the dough and throw it in the air like a professional. The tarantella song playing in the background provides the perfect ambience. Top your pizza with your favorite ingredients and off it goes for two minutes in a wood oven, before it is all yours! Enjoy the delicious fruit of your labor accompanied by water, wine and dessert (all inclusive).

Make the most of your remaining time by taking a walk through the historical center of Sorrento. Visit some lovely shops or just sip some coffee or limoncello as you gaze at the gorgeous beauty of this resort town built on the Mediterranean Sea.

With a smile on your face and a bagful of experiences that you would want to relate over dinner to other members of the cruise, your chauffeur will drive you back to Naples port.

Contact us today to book your all-inclusive gastronomic shore excursion from Naples or request a quote online.