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One of Joe Banana’s private, English speaking drivers will meet you outside of the cruise ship terminal at Naples port for this food lover’s shore excursion!
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 as well as a great interest in the historical portion of the area, then this is the shore excursion for you!
Your day will begin with a drive along the magnificent Sorrento coast, during which we will stop a couple of times to capture photos of its beauty.
Your food adventure will then begin in the countryside of Sorrento, where we will visit an 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. We will also have the opportunity to taste about 15 different types of extra virgin olive oil served with fresh baked bread.
We will then move on to a refreshing and joyful gelato tasting, in one of the most known Gelaterie in Sorrento you will be able to go through the various ice cream flavors and pick your favorites to try out as a bit of an appetizer before your main meal which is, of course gonna be PIZZA!
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 with your group to eat your culinary masterpieces.
To help aid in the digestion of your pizza, a shot of the Amalfi Coast’s famous limoncello will complete this culinary experience and set you on the way to the amazing ruins of Pompeii where your private guide will be waiting for you to eagerly guide you through the unforgettable ruins on a private guided tour which will bring Pompeii back to life!
After this fantastic day, we will then drive back to the port in Naples.
If we start our day at 7:30/8:00 am we'll be back at ship by 4:30/5:00 pm
Available: all year long