Feast on History tours take you to the Amalfi coast, but not just the tourist-drenched beaches of Sorrento or Positano, but to Ravello and Vietri sul Mare. We eat at small, family-run trattorie where the food is exactly what the locals eat. When we visit Capri, we skip the chain boutiques and take you instead to Anacapri to see the Villa San Michele, built from the ruins of an estate built by the Roman Emperor Tiberius.
Wine lovers will find their paradise in Irpinia, the mountainous wine region east of Naples with a cool, rainy climate that has more in common with Seattle than the rest of Italy. There you'll visit the state-of-the-art facilities of Feudi di San Gregorio as well as small but prestigious family vineyards such as Cantine Caggiano and Salvatore Molettierri. In Irpinia you will also eat truffles at Bagnoli and see archaeological sites that date back to the Sannites, a pre-Roman settlement.
Just 40 miles south of Amalfi is the Cilento Coast, full of small towns and fishing villages where many of Italy's most ancient traditions still thrive. We'll show you the medieval staircase in Agropoli under which is hidden an incredible pizzeria and the town of Castellabate, a UNESCO world heritage site.
We explore food in Campania with a cooking class on the farm of a Baronessa. We visit small farms in the countryside around the Cilento where all the meat and vegetables prepared at Borgo La Pietraia are sourced. In Naples, we eat pizza, on the coast, we have seafood and in wine country, we experience fine dining and white-glove service.