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Sorrento: Guided Walking Tour & Street Food Experience

1. Sorrento: Guided Walking Tour & Street Food Experience

Follow your guide around Tasso Square, admire the Sant'Antonino Church and the San Francesco Cloister, and marvel at the spectacularly ancient Valley of the Mills. Learn about the history of the monuments and how the townspeople appreciate and celebrate these locations.   Taste a delicious tagliere with local salami and cheese. In the little alleys of Sorrento, you can appreciate the local art crafts such as the inlaid woodwork and the famous Sorrento sandals. Ask your guide for recommendations on where to buy souvenirs. Learn about the small industries that exist within this small town. Learn how to get around Sorrento, and ask your guide for advice on other locations to see while in the area. Stop at a local shop in the city center, for a quick refresh to taste seasonal fresh fruits before continuing to the Marina. Get a sense of local life as you stroll around the old fishing village of Marina Grande and enjoy the stunning view of the Neapolitan Riviera from breathtaking viewpoints. Hear about the history of fishing in the area from old wives' tales to interesting techniques used. Get the local cuoppo fritto a horn filled with fried fish or other delights.

Sorrento: Authentic Local Cooking Class and Meal

2. Sorrento: Authentic Local Cooking Class and Meal

Take part in an interactive cooking lesson for two to ten participants. Learn how to prepare traditional family recipes based on fresh, seasonal produce and herbs from the garden. Start with a welcome prosecco cocktail with a tasting of a large choice of local cheeses and meats. Then follows a complete lesson in preparing and cooking a pasta course and a dessert. During the class, you can sample the ingredients used to prepare the dishes to understand and experience the importance of their quality. Then enjoy the meal you cooked as a group, paired with local wine. The classes are perfect for the whole family, and kids are welcome too. They will be made to feel comfortable and welcome in the kitchen.

Sorrento: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

3. Sorrento: Small Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class

During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the tiramisu dessert from scratch. Your Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family once home with an Italian meal! This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Sorrento Cooking Class

4. Sorrento Cooking Class

Enjoy a leisurely day discovering the inner secrets of Italian cuisine. Spend a fun day learning all the tricks of their dishes and how to prepare a typical Neapolitan meal. The chef will share the recipes handed down for generations; taste the intense flavors of traditional Italian dishes prepared by your own hands! Use fresh, natural and organic ingredients of the land. The class is hands-on so you will be doing the preparation alongside the chef. At the end of lesson, taste the fruit of your 'job'. Don’t miss the opportunity to amaze your family and friends when you are back home!

Sorrento: Pizza Making Class at Tirabusciò Cooking School

5. Sorrento: Pizza Making Class at Tirabusciò Cooking School

you will be able to immerse yourself in a typical Sorrento atmosphere, between nature, traditions and excellent flavours Located on the beautiful hills of Sorrento, a magical and relaxing place where you can learn how to cook good traditional dishes. You can prepare an excellent Neapolitan pizza. During the lesson, you will taste the mozzarella and the olive oil and… Specially, you can drink a good local wine!

Sorrento: E-Bike Wine & Food Tour

6. Sorrento: E-Bike Wine & Food Tour

Hop onto your e-bike and cruise along the old mule trails to Sant’Agasta sui due Golfi. Along the way, stop in Schiazzano, a small hamlet within the Massa Lubrense territory. Visit a local family farm and witness the process of mozzarella and caciottina production firsthand. Taste local cured meats and the renowned Provolone del Monaco D.O.P. Sip on authentic fresh homemade lemon juice. Try some lemon and orange marmalade on melba toast, and local extra virgin olive oil on homemade bread. 

From Naples: Private Tour to Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi

7. From Naples: Private Tour to Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi

Discover Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi on this private tour starting from Naples. Explore each stop on foot, visiting iconic sights and getting plenty of photo opportunities and free time. Listen as your driver tells you more about these charming places. Depending on your group size, choose between a sedan vehicle for 1 to 2 passengers or a minivan for 3 to 8 passengers, both air-conditioned for maximum comfort during your tour. After pickup, relax and take in the views along the panoramic road of the Sorrento Coast until you reach the town of Sorrento. Walk through the alleys of Sorrento, which are famous for woodworking, and purchase a refreshing limoncello or ice cream to enjoy while you admire breathtaking views of the sea. Next, travel to Positano to see the vivid and varied colors of the houses that sit on the rocks. Take some free time to walk through the streets that are full of craft shops where you can admire clothing, handmade sandals, and one-of-a-kind ceramics. Finally, reach the sunny town of Amalfi. Immerse yourself in its crystal-clear sea and visit the majestic Amalfi Cathedral, the architectural masterpiece that dominates the historic center of the city. Later, get driven back to your pickup location in Naples. During the entire tour, your driver will be at your complete disposal, explaining to you on board the vehicle everything you need to know about the places you will visit. At each stop, you’ll get free time to spend as you like.

Sorrento: Family Farm Experience with Lunch

8. Sorrento: Family Farm Experience with Lunch

Taste the flavors of the Italian countryside with this family farm experience from Sorrento. Take a stroll around the farm and sample some local products. Have a delicious lunch with drinks. Meet your guide in the center of Sorrento and sit back and relax on the scenic drive into the rolling hills of the countryside. Arrive at family farm that has been cultivating lemon groves for generations. Follow the famer under canopies of lemon trees and learn about how to make limoncello (lemon liquor), olive oil, and red wine. Uncover the secrets of how to preserve meats and fruit so they can be enjoyed all year round. Find out how to grow organically and have all your questions about farming answered by your host. Savor locally grown products and sit down to an authentic Italian meal accompanied by drinks. Return to the meeting point in Sorrento.

Sorrento Pizza Making on a Farm with Wine and Limoncello

9. Sorrento Pizza Making on a Farm with Wine and Limoncello

A unique gastronomic adventure is learning how to make pizza on a farm in the Sorrento hills. A classic wood-fired pizza oven is located on the farm, which is tucked away in the lovely hills overlooking the Gulf of Naples. When you arrive at the farm, the friendly owners will welcome you and take you through the grounds, which include the gardens where the farm-fresh ingredients for the pizza are cultivated. You'll discover the methods utilized to make the ideal crust as well as information on the origins of pizza. After that, you will get the chance to stretch and roll out your pizza dough and top it with a selection of delectable, regionally-sourced toppings including fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, and olive oil. The wood-fired oven will cook your pizza to perfection after it has been made. The oven's high heat renders the crust crispy and smokey and perfectly melts the cheese. You may pause while the pizzas are cooking and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and the Gulf of Naples. Your hosts will also let you sample some of the homemade wines and other specialties. You will sit down to savor the results of your effort with a flawless pizza that you cooked from scratch after the pizzas are finished. The farm also has a wonderful outside dining area that would be ideal for a picnic-style lunch. The experience includes tasting wonderful cuisine, soaking in a stunning setting, and learning about traditional pizza-making techniques in addition to the pizza. After the meal, you may take all the instructions and suggestions you've picked up along the way home to make your pizza. In conclusion, learning how to make pizza on a farm in the Sorrento hills is a fun and tasty way to get to know the community and sample some of the greatest pizza you've ever had: do not worry about how to get there, a pick-up & service is included in the price!

From Sorrento: Winery Tour, Tasting & Lunch

10. From Sorrento: Winery Tour, Tasting & Lunch

The tour begins when you reach Pompei by train from Sorrento. A private transfer will take you to the winery from Pompeii Scavi Station. First you will meet the family owners of the winery with a welcome drink. Then take a stroll through the vines, some of which are hundreds of years old and learn about their process of organic farming without the use of pesticides. Be captivated by the history of the vineyard and by the wonderful views across the bay. Enjoy a 4-course lunch prepared with local and homemade products. Each dish will be accompanied by the various wines they produce on the slopes of the Mount Vesuvius. Children can enjoy soft drinks and juices. Following the tour and lunch, transfer back to Pompeii Scavi Station.

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4.8 / 5

based on 45 reviews

This experience was a highlight of our trip! It was wonderful to learn how to cook in our instructor’s home from recipes passed down from her grandmother and mother. We had a little trouble finding the location (we were driving a rented car and aren’t accustomed to the narrow Italian roads). I later saw that they had sent me an email in the afternoon with meeting instructions, so I would recommend checking your email closer to the time of the event and also requesting to be picked up instead of driving. Once we were able to start the class, we completely forget the stress of being lost and it made it all worth it!

This was an incredible experience. This is a must while you are in Sorrento. My husband and I were lucky as we had a private cooking lesson!

Martina is a thoughtful, engaged, caring and empathetic teacher who shared from her heart, home and family.

It was an enjoyable experience and the meal we prepared was delicious!

The host was very friendly and helpful and the food was delicious