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One of Joe Banana’s private, English speaking drivers will meet you at your accommodation in Naples for this food lover's day to remember!
If you have an interest in the signature foods of the Campania Region, such as Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Mozzarella, Limoncello, Gelato Tasting, and the famous Neapolitan Pizza Margherita, then this is the day tour for you!
Your day will begin with a drive along the magnificent Sorrento coast, during which you will stop a couple of times to capture photos of its beauty. Your food adventure will then begin in the countryside of Sorrento, where you will visit the Gargiulo Olive Oil Factory and learn how this base ingredient of Italian cuisine is made. This tour of the family farm includes seeing the former mills of 1849 with old millstones and learning of the ancient technique of olive oil pressing involving the metal press as well as the new mills with technology that is less fascinating, yet qualitatively safer. You will also have the opportunity to taste about 15 different types of extra virgin olive oil served with fresh baked bread.
With you palate now awakened, you will continue on to the next culinary experience of the day, the local mozzarella farm where you will see a demonstration of the making of this classic cheese. For many, the best part of this is the tasting of the freshly made cheeses that follows the demonstration.
Your private driver will then take you to a local restaurant where you will build on your newly found knowledge and use two of the main ingredients in Italian cooking as you learn to make your own classic pizza margherita or a variation of it using your favorite toppings. Authentic Neapolitan pizzas are made with local ingredients like San Marzano tomatoes which grow on the volcanic plains in the south part of Mount Vesuvius, the famous olive oil, and Mozzarella cheese. Once prepared, it will cook in a wood oven and you will then sit together to eat your culinary masterpieces. To help digestion, a shot of the Amalfi Coast’s famous limoncello will complete this culinary experience.
You will then have about one hour for a leisurely stroll through the historical centre of Sorrento during which time you can choose to shop, enjoy an espresso at a local bar, or just enjoy the quaint beauty of this resort town built on the Mediterranean Sea. This will be followed by a visit to a gelato shop where you will have a tasting of this locally made treat.
After this fantastic day, you will then drive back to your accommodation in Naples.
If we start the tour at 8.00/8.30 am you will be back by 5.00/5.30 pm.
We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit sites.
Available: Monday through Saturday, all year round
Tour Duration: 8-9 hours
Pick-up - Drop-off Location: Your accommodation in Naples
Pick-up Time (suggested): 8.00 am
Luxury air conditioned vehicle
English speaking driver
All taxes, parking, tolls, gasoline and driver maintenance
Pizza lunch, olive oil, mozzarella and gelato tastings
Entrance fees, if required - unless otherwise specified
The proposed itinerary is an example of the tour.
We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.