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One of the most difficult things to do, for tourists who intend to visit Italy, is finding reliable Amalfi Coast tours. Unless you’re planning to rent a car for a road trip from Naples to Amalfi, of course. In that case, you will have to remember that driving on the coast can be particularly difficult, due to narrow streets, traffic and lack of parking spots. Public transport is not always a good option, especially if you’re planning explore the best beaches on the Amalfi Coast in the warmer months. So what should you do? Sometimes the best way to go is booking a tour with a local company. You won’t have to deal with parking, fines, difficult directions or the chance that people might not speak English. Yet finding a reliable company that operates tours of the Amalfi Coast might not be so easy. Let me offer some expert advice, as a local, to the very best cruises to the Amalfi Coast and the tours we have personally trusted for our friends. I’m sure you don’t want to spend a lot of money only to have your awesome Italian vacation ruined by scammers, right?
Amalfi Coast boat tours
The Amalfi Coast boat tours will undoubtedly show you the coast from a different point of view. You’ve probably seen quite a few awesome pictures of Positano or Ravello, or even the Furore fjord from the sea on Instagram. Well, the fact is that the Amalfi Coast is indeed quite impressive. From a boat you’ll fully realize that the beauty of this area doesn’t lay only in its turquoise waters. The main coastal road is in fact nestled against a majestic rocky wall, with spots of green and bright pink here and there, according to season.
An Amalfi Coast cruise doesn’t have to be absolutely expensive to be awesome. I have a couple of ideas for you, with pros and cons that you should take into account before you decide.
Positano and Emerald Grotto from Amalfi Coast
A half-day cruise that will let you explore both the Amalfi Coast and the Emerald Grotto. It’s a budget option, definitely easier than trying to get to the Emerald Grotto on your own. Here you can check price and availability. Let’s see in detail what are the pros and cons.
- Pros: This cruise stops at Positano, where you can walk through the narrow streets and explore all the little shops for two hours. The great thing about this cruise is that there’s live commentary from a local guide that will tell you everything about the Amalfi Coast. If the weather allows it, you will also go to the Emerald Grotto.
This Amalfi coast ferry tour lasts 5 hours so you will have a full day planned. You won’t even have to get up too early: have a nice, relaxing breakfast and then walk to the pier. In case you don’t feel up to it, or if you see that the weather isn’t that good, you can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
- Cons: Not many people like how talkative the guides are. The fact is that Italians who live in the South like me love to talk and to show the beauty of our area to tourists! If you’re all about quiet cruises to Amalfi Coast, then this might not be the right one for you. Another thing you need to keep in mind is that the Emerald Grotto isn’t always open. Sometimes it’s because of the high tide, some other times it’s too dangerous to get inside because of the wind: please don’t be too disappointed, it can happen! This tour doesn’t include the entrance fee so you will have to pay once you get to the Emerald Grotto. Please, be aware that tipping the captain is not mandatory, no matter what they tell you! You only have to pay for the entrance! Another expense you’ll have to add to your list is lunch: this tour doesn’t offer a complimentary meal.
Limoncello Tasting and scenic Amalfi Coast cruise
This is a mix between a cruise and a tasting tour on the Amalfi Coast from Rome. While you might think of it as a “luxury option“, it really isn’t that expensive! You have to consider the fact that it lasts 13.5 hours and that the staff will take care of everything! Here you can check availability and prices.
Let’s have a look at pros and cons of this tour.
- Pros: This Amalfi Coast tour starts in Rome and covers fast train tickets to and from the Amalfi Coast, the cost of a private, air-conditioned bus, two boat rides and an expert tour guide that speaks a good English. The tour lasts for many hours, and yet it’s never overly crowded because the number of participants is capped to 15. This is amazing, as you will be able to ask as many questions as you want, and you won’t have to wait in line for half an hour to take a specific picture (it happens with many of the crowded tours!). Everything is pre-organized. You just need to relax. A guide will show you around and make sure everything is taken care of. The Amalfi Coast tour includes also a 30 minute boat ride down the coast to Amalfi, and the chance to explore a lemon orchard. If you’ve never had limoncello before, enjoy a taste here! Limoncello is a local liquor (so many people still make it at home where I live) prepared with the Amalfi lemons. The tour will bring you to a limoncello farm: ask them if they also have Limoncello cream, there’s less alcohol and it’s absolutely delicious! At the end of the day, you will get back to Salerno with yet another pleasant sunset boat tour of the Amalfi Coast. From there you’ll get back to Rome using the train.
- Cons: The meeting point is the Termini train station in Rome. There’s no hotel pick-up or drop-off so you will have to find your way from the hotel to the train station. Lunch is not included, yet there will be some free time in Positano, where the tour guide will suggest places where you can grab a quick bite or restaurants where you can sit down to eat. Gratuities are not included. While they are less likely to impose (as unfortunately often happens in Capri and the Blue Grotto), don’t feel pressured to tip if you don’t want to. Here you can read the rules about tipping in Italy: don’t let anyone fool you!
Amalfi Coast tours from Sorrento
If you have read my post on where to stay on the Amalfi Coast and decided to book a room in Sorrento, you should be aware of the fact that there are quite a few interesting tours in the area. Instead than going to Positano on your own or to deal with the usual traffic jams, you can just book one of the Amalfi Coast tours from Sorrento.
As I mentioned quite a few times already, because of the summer traffic (Sundays are also busy throughout the year), buses might not be on time or might not show up at all. You can definitely explore on your own but you also have to be aware of the fact that you might get stranded because your bus won’t show up. Taxis on the Amalfi Coast are super expensive so that is out of the question!
Let me show you the most reliable and interesting tours of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento that you can book.
Tour of the Amalfi Coast on a private bus
This tour lasts about 8 hours and will be led by an expert local guide. From Sorrento you will hop on an air-conditioned bus to road trip along the Amalfi Coast panoramic road (click to watch our Moto Guzzi road trip on the Amalfi Coast to see what you’ll experience). The driver will guide you to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and through the hills to Castellammare. Here you can check price and availability.
- Pros: This Amalfi Coast tour from Sorrento will drive you to Ravello, and specifically to Villa Rufolo. Getting there with a regular bus is quite difficult and requires quite some walking, while driving with a rented car means spending a lot of money on hourly parking fees. Another stop during the day will be Positano, where you’d have the same problems as Ravello. Parking in Positano is in fact pretty expensive! Everything is included (aside from the boat ride, check the Cons for this): lunch, bus service, guide, entrance to the Amalfi Cathedral and to Villa Rufolo gardens.
- Cons: Using a bus and not a boat means that you might still end up stuck in a traffic jam. Even if someone else is driving for you, take into account that if you’re visiting on a Sunday or on the warmer months, the schedule might undergo last second changes due to the traffic. If it’s a nice day they will suggest you to take one of the Amalfi boat tours with the guide. While it’s a very nice thing to do to enjoy the Amalfi Coast from a different point of view (without the crowds), you’ll still have to pay an extra 12€, as this is not included in the price of the tour.
Private driver with optional Amalfi Coast cruise
A full-day tour along the Amalfi Coast, with a personalized service, thanks to the private driver and the expert guide. This is one of the tours of Amalfi Coast from Sorrento that stop in Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. You can add one of the Amalfi boat tours to this tour for an additional 12€. Here you can check price and availability of this tour.
- Pros: The guide speaks a very good English and loves to offer quite a lot of interesting information about the area. A light lunch (particularly good) is included, and you can actually plan the day as you want. In case you’re not comfortable with walking up and down the Positano hill, you shouldn’t feel pressured to do it. The driver will just let you take pictures and then will move to the next stop. There’s quite some time to explore all the towns on the Amalfi Coast included in the tour, and nothing is mandatory. Not a fan of Churches or monuments? You can plan your own limoncello tasting in Amalfi, or spend some time eating a good Italian gelato at one of the cute cafes.
- Cons: As usual, you might have to deal with the infamous traffic jams on the Amalfi Coast, yet because it’s a private drive, you have more flexibility than a regular tour. Tickets to Villa Rufolo or the museums in Amalfi are not included, you will have to buy them on location in case you want to visit more. The guide will show you where to go.
Amalfi Coast cruise from Sorrento (semi-private)
This is one of the most amazing semi-private Sorrento tours you should definitely think about. Especially if you want to visit the Amalfi Coast on the warmer, crowded summer months! This cruise lasts 8 hours and leaves from Sorrento, with an English-speaking skipper. Here you can check price and availability.
- Pros: This semi-private boat tour will show you the most beautiful beaches on the Amalfi Coast. Some of them can only be reached using a boat! You’ll get to see Nerano, Tordigliano and the Li Galli islands. There is enough time to walk around Positano and Amalfi. This is one of the Amalfi Coast boat tours that won’t only allow you to snorkel and swim: they even provide a snorkeling mask for you! Drinks (including limoncello shots) and snacks are included in the final price. Another great feature is that there’s a free pick-up service from and to the hotel if you’re lodging in Sorrento.
- Cons: Unfortunately this cruise doesn’t include lunch. You will have time to eat in Positano or Amalfi. If you are visiting with younger kids or people who don’t feel comfortable swimming in deep waters, this tour might not be right for you. Since the tour is pretty popular, you will need to book well in advance to make sure it won’t be fully booked for your vacation on the Amalfi Coast!
Tours of the Amalfi Coast from Naples
Going from Naples to the Amalfi Coast can be a bit complicated. Renting a car is stressful and if you want to go there on your own you’ll have to hop on a train first, then a bus after another to visit all the cute little towns. Whether you are lodging in Naples to explore this amazing Italian city, or if it’s only your home base to explore the area, there’s no need to stress over a trip to the Amalfi Coast. Book a full day tour and enjoy a lovely trip!
Pompeii & Amalfi Coast tour (for the shorter trips)
This tour of Pompeii and Amalfi Coast is dedicated to those who don’t have much time and really want to see the best of my area. As I mentioned in my travel guide to Pompeii, the short walking tour takes a minimum of 2 hours. This full day tour will first show you Pompeii with an expert guide, then will drive you to a local cameo and corals factory, and then finally you’ll get a short trip to the Amalfi Coast, as the tour only stops in Sorrento and Positano. Here you can check price and availability.
- Pros: If you only have one day in Naples and one more day to see the rest, this tour might be good for you. It’s a bit rushed, but you’ll get to see two of the main highlights of this Italian region. While you won’t be able to hike to the top of Mount Vesuvius, they’ll drive around the area so you can take a few very nice pictures (also from Pompeii!) of the ancient volcano. The tour includes pick-up from and to several of the most popular hotels in Naples, entrance ticket to Pompeii, tour guide in Pompeii (or headphones if there are less than 6 participants), lunch and an English-speaking guide throughout the trip.
- Cons: To be honest if you have one full day to visit Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius it would be even better. What I don’t particularly like about this tour is the fact that they are driving you around to several factories, and while I’m sure you want to buy some lovely souvenirs from Italy, there’s a time and place to do that! Definitely not when you have such a full day! Also drinks at lunch are not included in this tour, you will have to pay for them. So if you are in a rush or are planning only a very short trip, go for it. But if you have never been to the Amalfi Coast, if you want a less rushed visit and have more time, keep reading, there are other tours you can book!
Self-guided tour of Amalfi Coast with private driver
This full-day tour could be considered as “self guided” because there’s no guide, but actually you will be driven around by an expert, English-speaking driver for the whole day. The main stops are Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Ravello. The chatty driver will wait at each stop while you take pictures, explore the area on your own or have lunch. Here you can check price and availability.
- Pros: This is a great option if you intend to visit Naples and want to enjoy the best of the Amalfi Coast without having to drive on your own. Driving along the coastal road can be particularly difficult, finding a parking spot is nightmarish… in this case you have your own independence, so you’ll be able to plan your tour as you want and to visit all the places you’ve always wanted to see, saving yourself the hassle of dealing with a rented car or a crowded bus.
- Cons: This Amalfi Coast tour only includes pick-up service in Naples and vehicle with English-speaking driver. You will have to provide to your own lunch, plan an itinerary and buy entrance tickets to the attractions you want to visit.
All inclusive Amalfi Coast tour
This is one of the best Amalfi Coast tours from Naples. It lasts 8 hours (so a full day) and they will take care of everything, including a handy pick-up service from your hotel in Naples. It’s one of those tours where you book and then just relax, as everything else will be arranged by local experts! Here you can check price and availability.
- Pros: As I mentioned, this is an all inclusive tour of the Amalfi Coast. You will be picked up at your hotel, driven around through the cutest villages along the coast by a fluent English-speaking guide. And, if it wasn’t enough, you’ll be offered the chance to drink stuff from the mini-bar (only non-alcoholic drinks). Lunch is also included. You’ll get to eat freshly cooked spaghetti, aubergine (pretty popular on the Amalfi Coast), mozzarella and fresh tomatoes, garden salad and a bottle of water.
- Cons: The minibus can be a bit noisy, especially in high season when there are lots of overly-excited tourists. You might be delayed by the usual traffic jams on the coastal road – please remember that it’s not the driver’s fault, unfortunately the Amalfi Coast has only one scenic road and in the summer it is very congested.
Luxury tour – Road trip in a vintage Italian car
If you’re feeling like splurging, this tour leaving from Naples is a lot of fun. You will be picked up from your hotel by a professional driver in a vintage Fiat 500 or Fiat 600 for a 7-hour drive along the curves of the Amalfi Coast. In only one day you’ll experience limoncello tasting, eat a Neapolitan sfogliatella to enjoy the art of coffee in Naples, take lots of pictures and choose if you want to add a few more options to an already packed itinerary! Here you can check price and availability.
- Pros: It’s uncommon to find Fiat 500 or Fiat 600 in working conditions and it’s a privilege to be able to enjoy a road trip on the Amalfi Coast on such an iconic Italian car! This can also be considered an Amalfi Coast food tour because you will experience traditional dishes (optional, see Cons), a coffee break (included) with a taste of “delizia al limone“, and you’ll also visit a Limoncello factory. This tour includes insurance and they will also offer you a traditional Neapolitan handmade gift before you get back to your hotel.
- Cons: The tour doesn’t include lunch. It is served at a farmhouse with breathtaking sea views at an additional cost of 25€ per person. While the price is not absolutely cheap, it’s still a nice experience because you will pick the vegetables you’ll be served for lunch on your own. It’s a real Italian farm-to-table experience. Another thing you need to consider is that you will also have to pay all the tickets to the attractions along the coast, in case you want to visit them. Think of the Duomo in Amalfi, or Villa Rufolo Gardens.
Day trip to Capri from the Amalfi Coast
While you can plan a day trip to Capri from Sorrento (or Naples) on your own, sometimes it’s easier to let someone else take care of everything. Instead than having to find a way to book in advance your Amalfi Coast ferry to Capri, push your way through the crowds in line to get to the Blue Grotto and find somewhere to eat that won’t cost you half of your budget for this Italian getaway, just book a tour from a reliable company.
To make sure you avoid the scams, always check out the reviews and see that all the things you need are included. Even if a tour is a bit expensive, but is an all-inclusive package that will let you enjoy a full day of fun, it’ll still be worth it!
Here are some of my favorite tours that will plan a day trip to Capri for you!
Full day trip to Capri and Anacapri (from Amalfi and Positano)
This Capri and Anacapri tour from the Amalfi Coast is a budget option, for those who want to enjoy a day out on the pearl of the Mediterranean but still want to avoid splurging too much. The tour (cruise included) will last between 9 and 10 hours, so be prepared for a full day out, and is available in English and German. Here you can check price and availability.
- Pros: The tour includes the Amalfi Coast ferry ride to and from Capri, an English (or German) speaking guide, transportation in Capri and local taxes. So you can avoid buying bus tickets once on the island: they’re included in your package! If you love photography, you’ll be glad to know that from the ferry you’ll get to see the Phlegraean Islands and the Sorrento coast. This Capri tour will guide you to Villa St. Michele and the Chapel of St. Michele’s terrace in Anacapri, Gardens of Augustus and the narrow streets in Capri.
- Cons: Tickets for all the historical buildings, Churches and gardens are not included. You will also have to pay for your own lunch. If you don’t want to spend too much I suggest you buy panini or a baguette with mozzarella, slices of tomatoes and basil, instead than going to a restaurant. Tips are also not included but remember that they’re absolutely not mandatory!
Day cruise to Capri from Positano or Praiano (mid-range)
The mid-range option to spend a day trip to Capri starts from Positano or Praiano along the Amalfi Coast. Every cruise will have a maximum of 30 participants and an English-speaking guide.
While the previous one lasted 9-10 hours, expect this one to last a maximum of 8 hours. Half of those will be spent on Capri, while the rest will be cruise time, with the chance to swim in the turquoise waters, away from the crowds. Here you can check prices and availability.
- Pro: You will be served a nice glass of Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine), sodas and water, as well as a wide range of snacks. There’s no need to bring beach towels because they will be available on board (no excuses, you have to pack light!). Local taxes and pick-up service (only in Praiano) are included in the package.
- Cons: Entrance fees are not included. Not even for the Blue Grotto (approximately 13€). You’ll have to pay for transport on Capri and also for your own lunch. Again, if you want to save some money, instead than sitting at a restaurant, you can buy a baguette in Capri. Another option is to buy a sandwich on the Amalfi Coast before to go. It will be cheaper!
Luxury private cruise to Capri from the Amalfi Coast
If your budget allows it, hiring a private boat with a local (English-speaking) captain is a great option for a day trip to Capri. Many people plan this kind of private cruise to celebrate special events as anniversaries or weddings (this is a popular honeymoon activity): it is expensive but worth it. You will cruise for 6 hours from the Amalfi Coast to Capri, and the boat will stop wherever you want to swim, away from the crowds. Here you can check prices and availability.
- Pros: This tour will allow you to swim in different bays and lagoons, only accessible via private boat. You’ll sail near the tiny islands of Li Galli, once owned by the Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. During the day you’ll get to see Nerano, an idyllic fishing town, Punta Campanella, where you could be lucky enough to see dolphins jumping around your boat, and then you’ll get to Capri. The captain will take the boat through the iconic Faraglioni rock formations, and then will pass by the lighthouse, Casa Malaparte, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande.
- Cons: You’ll be sailing on a traditional Sorrentine wooden, open boat. There’s no cabin or restroom available onboard. Lunch, gratuities and tickets aren’t included in the package. This means that you might have to stand in line to get to the Blue Grotto. If you’re planning to visit Italy in spring, lines might not be too long.
The best Amalfi Coast tours from Rome
Who said you can’t enjoy the South of Italy even from Rome? Sure, it’ll take more time to get there, but it’s easy if you pick the right company. I’ve selected a few very interesting tours of Amalfi Coast for you to enjoy.
If you are planning to spend a few days in Rome, going to Amalfi and skipping Naples altogether (please don’t let the bad press scare you, Naples is absolutely safe!), you have to make sure to select a reliable tour that will take care of everything. Some will use fast trains, others a bus service. Whatever you decide, always read a few reviews online to make sure you’re not being scammed!
Day trip to Pompeii and Sorrento
If you’re staying in Rome and you still want to see Pompeii, you might have to sacrifice at least a part of the Amalfi Coast. Visiting the coastal towns takes one full day already, having to add Pompeii to that would be a bit too much. You’d need two days but not always we can have it all. Don’t despair: you can still get a taste of the Amalfi Coast by experiencing one of the lovely Sorrento tours, pairing it with a guided tour of Pompeii. Here you can check price and availability.
- Pros: A luxury trip in an air conditioned Mercedes van from Rome to Pompeii is included in this tour and of course from Sorrento to Rome. During your trip you’ll have complimentary beverages and free Wi-Fi (so you can update your IG Stories, text and do some research while on the road). The ticket to a Pompeii tour with an expert guide is included, and you will also get some free time in Sorrento.
- Cons: Lunch is not included. Albeit I appreciate that the tour will guide you to a traditional pizzeria in Sorrento, it would’ve been lovely if pizza was included in the price! What I think shows that it’s a good tour tho, is the fact that they aren’t telling you to eat pizza outside Pompeii. Please be aware that the pizzerias around the archaeological site prepare tiny pizzas which are also very expensive: avoid them like the plague! While they advertise about limoncello tasting, it’s not actually included in the package.
Amalfi Coast tour and Pompeii archaeological site
All right, you’re staying in Rome and you’re not worried about spending one full day hopping from one town to the other. If you don’t have much time and absolutely want to see at least some of the Amalfi Coast, this tour is your best option.
You’ll get two of the best towns on the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi and Positano, and a short tour of Pompeii archaeological site, all in one day, with an English-speaking guide. Be aware tho that from November to March many shops in Positano are closed, so if you’re specifically visiting just to do some shopping in the iconic hill town, you should keep it in mind. In case you’re visiting from November to March, consider taking the previous tour, as in Sorrento the shops are always open. Here you can check price and availability.
- Pros: You’ll travel with a small group (max. 6 participants), which is always a good thing. Transportation from and to Rome by air-conditioned minivan is included in the final price, as well as a pick-up and drop off service in Rome from your hotel. No need to worry also for the long lines at Pompeii: tickets and guide are included so they’ll sort everything out for you!
- Cons: Because you have a so many things to see, you’ll have to be picked up by 7AM. If you’re late they won’t be waiting for you. To save some time the tour in Pompeii will only include some of the highlights, but you’ll have the chance to ask questions to an official, English-speaking guide. Lunch is not included. If you’re visiting from November to March, the tour will stop for lunch in Amalfi, where they’ll suggest you a few restaurants. If you’re visiting from April to October, you’ll have a lunch stop in Positano.
Amalfi and Positano by train from Rome
A medium sized group (max. 18 participants) for a high-speed train trip from Rome to Naples. Once in Naples they will drive you to the Amalfi Coast. In Positano you will visit a few of the best luxury stores and the Church of Santa Maria Assunta.
You’ll have time for lunch in Amalfi, before to visit the Duomo or to go to the beach if you want to. Your guide will then walk you up to a nearby hill to meet a cheesemaker, so you will be able to get a taste of fresh buffalo mozzarella. Here you can check price and availability.
- Pros: The tour includes fast train tickets to and from Naples, and transport to the Amalfi Coast. For the whole day you’ll walk with an English-speaking local guide, that will offer lots of tips and info on the area. Nothing is “mandatory” aside from the main stops (Amalfi and Positano) so if you’d rather spend some time to the beach in stead than visiting the Duomo in Amalfi, you can do so. The mozzarella tasting is also a nice touch, since not many tours include it!
- Cons: You will have to be able to get to Rome Termini Station on your own because there’s no pick-up service. Lunch is also not included, but you will be offered info on where to eat in Amalfi. Be aware that this tour involves a fair amount of walking. Wear comfortable shoes (no flip-flops, if you want to go to the beach bring them in a backpack)! If you don’t want to walk this much, choose one of the previous tours.
Amalfi Coast Wine tours (and cooking lessons)
Wine tour from the Amalfi Coast (Campania region wines)
This wine tour starts from the Amalfi Coast (Praiano, specifically) and will guide you through the best wines from Campania region. In 2 wineries of the Irpinia wine region you’ll get to taste Taurasi, Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo and Falanghina wines.
You will be able to stroll through the vineyards, visit the cellars and see how wine is produced in our region. The tour will treat you to a scenic drive in one of the off the beaten path areas in Italy, that locals love but that tourists don’t know about. Here you can check price and availability.
- Pros: The tour lasts 8 hours and you’ll have an English-speaking sommelier with you throughout the day. You will get to sample 6 different wines, and you’ll also be gifted a bottle of red wine packed in a wooden box you can take home! All local taxes and transport fees are included. The tour also offers a free pick-up and drop off service.
- Cons: Lunch is not included, but you’ll be driven to a local agriturismo to eat farm-to-table dishes. Be aware that this tour is specifically targeting wine lovers, so if you don’t drink wine, you’d better pick another one of the suggested tours. While it starts from the Amalfi Coast, the tour will drive you to an off the beaten path area, so you won’t get to see Positano and other famous towns on the coast.
Cooking Class on the Amalfi Coast (Sorrento)
Do you want to test yourself by learning the secrets of the Amalfi Coast’s traditional cuisine? This 4 hours tour will show you a local farm where a professional chef will guide you through the most delicious dishes. You’ll then eat what you have cooked with a complimentary glass of Italian wine! All the dishes are traditional, like Campania ravioli (filled with fresh ricotta and herbs), gnocchi with local tomatoes (piennolo vesuviano) etc. Here you can check price and availability.
- Pros: The tour includes lunch and wine, as well as a cooking lesson from a local chef. Apron and hat will be provided at the farm for each participant. You will learn how to cook antipasto (starter), first course, second course and dessert, using the freshest ingredients. Ask as many questions as you want, so you will actually be able to prepare these dishes once you’re back home. There’s no better memory of an Italian vacation!
- Cons: Transport to the farm is not included (you will eventually need to ask it as an extra to the touring company). The lesson is fairly easy so if might not be right for you if you’re looking for an advanced cooking lesson or if you want to learn how to cook elaborate dishes.
Amalfi lemon tour and hiking experience
A walk through the gorgeous Valley of the Mills in the Amalfi Coast, with a visit to the Museum of Rural life, Arts and Crafts, and the Museum of paper. This tour also includes a walk through the most beautiful lemon groves in Amalfi, where you’ll be able to see how Limoncello is prepared, and how the fruits are processed to be used for this tasty liquor. Here you can check price and availability.
- Pros: This tour includes a break in an area under the lemon trees with tables and chairs, where you will get to eat lemon snacks (citrus salad, sweet lemons, lemonade, lemon cookies and more!). Entrance to the Museum of Rural Life, Arts and Crafts is included, as well as the lemon garden tour. You will have an English-speaking guide with you for two hours, who’ll guide you from Piazza Duomo in Amalfi, through the Valley of Mills.
- Cons: There’s no transport included in the tour. You will have to get to the meeting point in Amalfi on your own. Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll have to walk quite a lot! While the trail is easy, there will be stairs to climb and of course you’ll need to deal with the dirt in the lemon grove. Wearing flip-flops is not a good idea!