Escape to the Sorrento Peninsula, an extraordinary Italian destination that has a landscape uniquely its own, where low and high hills, deep valleys and majestic mountains, famous terraces and orange and lemon groves alternate. A tourist village with designer style and a glamorous atmosphere, the Hotel Antiche Mura is the ideal place to soak up the flavors and culture in the heart of Sorrento. Make the most of your time in Sorrento with two memorable cooking classes led by Italian chefs who will teach you how to prepare mouthwatering Italian cuisine, a boat tour of Capri, and a tour of Pompeii.
Ideal for spending a vacation in Sorrento, the Hotel Antiche Mura boasts a superb position in the main square of Sorrento and the ideal base for exploring this amazing town and the beautiful surroundings, such as Capri, Pompeii, Ercolano, and all the Amalfi Coast. The hotel Antiche Mura was designed in the Belle Epoque style in the 19th century and was completely refurbished in 2005, combining stylish interiors, elegant traditional décor, and modern comfort in all rooms, ensuring a satisfying experience for the most discerning travelers. You'll find it easy to travel around, as the hotel puts you close to several attractions, including the main square of the city, Piazza Tasso, the characteristic street Via San Cesaro, the beaches and the Sorrento Harbour.
The ash-covered Roman ruins of Pompeii will take your breath away on a private tour. Your English-speaking guide will lead you through the winding streets of this industrious city, which today serves as an excavation site, and which lays covered in about 5 meters of ash after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Travel back in time to the days of the Roman Empire as you explore the theater, thermal baths, the Gladiators' Gym, the fountains, the Forum, the brothels, and so much more.
Sorrento is the perfect place to study the delicious cuisine of the region! Spend two half-days in hands-on classes learning how to cook authentic Italian food and pizza that is out of this world! Set on private grounds with beautifully manicured gardens, orange and lemon trees, swimming pool, typical Pergolato and ceramic decorations, just the setting alone is enough to inspire you in the kitchen. With an emphasis on Neapolitan cooking, all the recipes will be clearly demonstrated in a warm and relaxed atmosphere over the course of three hours, during which time you'll take a break to visit the wine cellar and taste different kinds of excellent homemade wine and local cheeses. Charlie, the wine man, will explain all the phases of his wine production as you fill jars with wine to take with you! At the end your lesson, you will enjoy a beautiful meal of your own cooking by the pool or in a nice winter garden by a warm fire. The pizza making class lets you in on the secrets of creating an authentic and unique pizza, including preparing the pizza dough and layering the pie with toppings. The best compliment to an amazing pizza is a decadent dessert, which you'll also learn to prepare before you leave!
After all those hours in the kitchen, you'll appreciate the respite of the glorious Mediterranean outdoors! Spend a fantastic day aboard a boat tour of Capri as you explore the most beautiful beaches of the Sorrento Coastline: the Regina Giovanna baths, the Romantic Gardens and Mitigliano beach, before proceeding to the magnificent Island of Capri and passing under the Faraglioni Rocks. You'll also have some free time to dine and shop on Capri.
Your trip for two includes:
• 7 days/6 nights accommodations at Hotel Antiche Mura
• Round trip private transfers between Rome and Sorrento
• 2-hour stop for a private guided tour of Pompeii during transfer from Rome to Sorrento
• Hands-on half-day cooking class followed by lunch (local wine, salami and cheese tasting included)
• Half-day Pizza making class followed by lunch
• Full-day small shared Blue Capri boat tour
• Daily breakfast
• All room-related taxes (including VAT)
• Free concierge reservation service