FALL IN CILENTO
OCTOBER 6-13, 2019 (Final day to register is August 31st.)
OCTOBER 4-11, 2020
Our Signature Food & Wine Tour Departing from Naples
Unpack your bags only once to stay at Borgo La Pietraia overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea
Visit the 3,000 year old temples at Paestum, a UNESCO World Heritage site as the sunsets over the temple of Hera
Learn to cook traditional South Italian dishes from a Baronessa at her farmhouse
Spend a day on the Amalfi Coast and visit the Norman-Arab Cathedral of Sant Andrea
Explore the Cilento National Park's protected coastline and seaside villages where the Mediterranean Diet is a way of life
Learn about wine from an accomplished sommelier and visit local vineyards and winemakers
Day 1: Arrive at Borgo La Pietraia
We'll pick you up in Naples at noon and then drive you to the beautiful Cilento countryside. Unpack and unwind for the afternoon. Your home for the entire week is Borgo La Pietraia, a collaboration between renowned Italian architect Nicola Pagliara and the Scariati family. The property also boasts FOOD Restaurant where Chef Mario Stellato gives local ingredients a fine dining treatment.
All rooms have fully modern amenities and a private terrace with a sweeping view of the Tyrrhenian Sea and Capri. We'll have a glass of wine on the terrace during sunset before a celebratory feast.
Our charter van will pick up guests between noon and 2pm at Napoli Centrale (train station) and Napoli Capodochino (airport).
Day 2: Buffalo mozzarella farm and a tour of the Paestum archaeological park and museum
The Cilento coast is famous for buffalo mozzarella and Tenuta Vannulo is considered the very best in all of Italy. Guests will receive a private tour of the farm followed by a tasting and an elegant lunch in their restaurant. In the evening we'll visit the archaeological park and museum at Paestum for an art historian led tour of the 6th century B.C.E. temples and museum at dusk.
Day 3: Cilento coast
We'll explore the medieval fishing villages along the unspoiled Cilento Coast including Borgo of Castellabate, a medieval village that has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the evening we'll travel to the ancient coastal village of Agropoli, first the acropolis of Paestum and later an Arab city for two centuries. We'll eat dinner at pizzeria tucked beneath a staircase that only the locals know about.
Day 4: Cook with a Baronessa
Meet the Baronessa Cecilia Baratta Bellelli who will lead us through a 5-course cooking class of regional specialities on her family estate and farm. Learn to make handmade ravioli, Neapolitan style pizza in a wood fired oven and torta caprese, a very regional cake made with chocolate and almond flour. Afterward we'll eat lunch in the Baronessa's dining room filled with antiques and relax on her terrace and gardens.
Day 5: Amalfi Coast
In the morning we'll drive to Salerno to board the boat that will take us along the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to the town of Amalfi. Enjoy a free day to explore the village. In the evening we’ll transfer to Vietri sul Mare for the sunset and dinner at restaurant beloved by the locals.
Day 6: Cilento Farms & villages
We’ll spend the day exploring the small villages of Capaccio and Trentinara and enjoy an outdoor farm lunch.
Day 7: Cilento Food & Wine
Experience wine, figs and chocolate in Southern Italy at two of Italy’s best producers.
Day 8: Arrivederci
After breakfast we'll depart for Naples at 10am. Before we leave, we'll stop at the 8th century Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Pomegranate for a last view of this magical land.
$5,100.00 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement is $572.00
Our largest room, the Executive suite is standalone building with a sea-facing wide terrace with table, chairs and two recliners. The Executive suite offers the most privacy.
$4,800.00 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement is $474.00
These large rooms also offer a queen bed and a sea view. They are closest to the breakfast dining room and connected in a bay of 7 suites. An extra single bed may be added to the Junior Suite if there are 3 guests sharing one suite.
$4,500 per person, double occupancy. Single supplement is $372.00
These rooms have a double bed and a partial sea view from their terraces. There are 4 superior suites situated on the eastern side of the property.
All suites have:
En suite bathrooms with luxury showers, organic soaps and shampoos made from local olive oil and flowers, a heated towel rack and a bidet
Private terrace overlooking the Tyrrhenian sea with table, chairs and a lounge chair
Air conditioning and heating units that can are set by the guests
Flat screen television
Wine at all meals
All ground transportation via private coach and drivers
Ferry between Amalfi and Salerno
Enrichment program of history and wine lectures
All entrance fees, tours and local guides
Transfers from Borgo La Pietraia and Naples airport or train station
Taxes, service charges and gratuities
NOT INCLUDED IN RATE
Mini-fridge charges or room service
The tour begins and ends in Naples. Please plan to arrive in Naples on Sunday at noon.
The tour ends on Sunday after breakfast. Our private coach will bring depart for Naples (about a 1.5 hour drive) at 10am.
To reserve your spot, please make a $2,000 deposit, $350 of which is non-refundable.
For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917-881-3918 between 10am-6pm EST.