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A Delightful Gastronomic Experience on Your Day Ashore from Amalfi

Italy has a coveted spot on the food map of the world, offering a delectable variety of aromatic flavors and tastes. Italian cuisine provides a mouthwatering experience with its immensely tasteful range of different regional dishes and masterfully crafted recipes.

The renowned “Mediterranean Diet” has its origin in Italy. Known for its emphasis on overall health and wellbeing, it is no wonder that Italy is classified as one of the countries with the longest life expectancy in the world. It is remarkable to note that the nation has over 16,000 people aged over 100 years old.

Whether you are a connoisseur of good food and wine or simply a foodie who loves to travel, this full day excursion in the region of Campania has a lot to offer you.

Some interesting facts about Campania’s famous cuisine:

  • The name of the region, Campania was derived from the latin, “campania felix”. In English, it means “fertile countryside”. The cuisine relies on San Marzano tomatoes, olive oil, sun-kissed vegetables and herbs, salty capers, dried pasta and buffalo mozzarella.
  • Fertile volcanic soil near Mount Vesuvius and a thriving fishing industry combine to make Campania’s cuisine one of the luckiest, and most varied, in Italy.
  • The area is known for a unique type of pasta called Scialatielli, prepared with flour, eggs, milk, grated Parmigiano, and parsley, shaped into stout strands, and tossed with seafood and flavorful cherry tomatoes.
  • Seafood dishes are bright and vibrantly flavored, while the pastries have a hint of Arabic and Greek influence and often feature honey, nuts, and spices.

What to Expect On Your Gastronomic Shore Excursion from Amalfi

Your exciting day will start at 8.00 am with our English-speaking chauffeur picking you up at the Amalfi port. You will be driving along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world. The shimmering waters and magnificent cliffs are a true feast for the eyes.
Your first stop will be at a family-owned Limonaia or lemon grove. Since 1840, four generations of the family have tended to the cultivation with their labor of love and passion. A warm welcome by a family member will mark the beginning of your wonderful experience at the groves where you will witness the cultivation of their quality products.  The tantalizing taste of their homemade lemon and orange marmalades will be yours to sample as you also savor their farm fresh bread, lemonade and limoncello with an exclusive illustration of their family recipe! Dip chunks of homemade bread into their extra virgin olive oils that includes the traditional classic extra virgin to the lemon or chili pepper flavored oils.

After the enthralling tastes of the morning, our chauffeur will take you to your next gastronomic stop.

A fresh cheese factory known as “Caseificio” will be yours to experience as you see how local fresh milk turns into a mozzarella ball or braid, ricotta and provolone cheese.

The day gets even more exciting. Your driver will enthrall you with more information about the area as he takes you to a local restaurant for an authentic pizza making class. Just like the chefs in the restaurant, your Pizzaiolo will ask you to wear an apron and a hat. Along with the restaurant chefs, you will spread and tap the pizza dough like a professional. Create your own signature Margherita pizza using farm fresh local ingredients, tomatoes, mozzarella, olive oil and basil. Your mouthwatering pizza is yours to relish once it is out of the wood-burning oven; you only have to wait for two minutes and your pizza is ready to be devoured. Relish the flavor of your hard work with some water, wine and dessert (all inclusive).

After a wonderfully taste-packed day, allow yourself to wander through the historical center. Capture some memories on your camera as you shop at elegant stores, or gather your thoughts about the day as you enjoy an espresso or a refreshing gelato.

By the afternoon, your chauffeur will start your drive back to the Amalfi port. Relive your day as you relax in the car. The quaint beauty of this resort town built on the Mediterranean Sea will stay in your mind forever. And if other travelers on your cruise ship wonder why you are not very hungry at dinner, you can tell them why!

Contact us today to book your gastronomic tour from Amalfi or request a quote online.