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Praia a Mare Vacation Package in Italy
Praia a Mare Vacation Package in Italy
Praia a Mare, Calabria
Beautiful Maratea, Basilicata, Italy

Calabria and the Cedri Riviera Mini-Stay including Cooking Class, Wine Tour and Full Day Tour to the Coast of Maratea Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-00566
  • Type : Private
  • Duration : 4 days
  • Departs from : Tortora
  • Meeting Place : hotel


Northern Calabria is home to one of the most geographically impressive coast lines in Italy.  A region that for years travelers to Italy have bi-passed, for the most part this area has remained a well-kept secret and visted largely by Italian tourists in the summer months.  However this is a region which is well-worth visiting from May until November and even throughout the winter when you can swim in the clear mediterranean sea and enjoy the wonderful cave grottoes of Dino Island and Arcomagno (a large cave , where inside you can enjoy a picturesque beach) and clear waters that offer perfect conditions for diving and swimming. 

Most all of the places in this area are difficult to get to if you don't know where you are going and for this reason we have put together this mini-stay in the area which really has it all including guided tours of Dino Island, Arcomagno and the Coast of Maratea as well as a unique cooking experience inside the Calabrese family's home where you get to enjoy hands on cooking and learn the traditions of Calabria's unique cuisine 

This is an authentic experience in Italy's deep south and is a great way to get to know the incredible culinary traditions of Calabria famous for the 'hot pepper" and fussili dishes while being hosted in an authentic old "palazzo" in the historical center of Praia a Mare, only 200 meters from the beautiful Mediterranean sea.

Our package includes accommodation in a private Villa Vecchia located in the center of town where you can step onto the wonderfully quite tree-lined viale, dotted with cafe's and wonderful shopping.  Cooking in a private Calabrese sea-side villa with Antonella Calabrese and a day tour to the coast of Maratea and a boat tour around Dino Island and Caves of Arcomgano. 

Over three days, you experience numerous wine tastings, wonderful home-made pasta dishes and a variety of local specialties.

Pick up and drop off at the train station or in Lamezia or Naples is also available upon request. 

For more information about the detailed itinerary, read below and get in touch with us to reserve today!  This experience runs continuously from April until December! 




Day 1 - Independent Arrival in Praia a Mare - Welcome Dinner at Villa with Gaetano & Antonella

Where we visit : Praia a Mare
Meeting Location : hotel
You can arrive to Praia a Mare, Calabria by train or car. If you are coming by train we will pick you up at the rail station.  Alternatively, we can make arrangements to have you picked up in Naples or at the Lamezia Terme airport.

Upon arrival you will have time to settle into the villa located in the historical center of Praia a Mare.  

Dinner this evening with the Calabrese family at the family estate. 

Overnight at the villa. 
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 2 - Private Boat Tour around Dino Island and Evening Cooking Experience

Where we visit : Dino Island
This morning after breakfast we head to the beach and begin our full day tour of this amazing coastal region which will take you around the cave grottoes of Dino Island and into Arcomagno, where you will have time to enjoy some fantastic swimming and diving.

Return in the afternoon to the beach lido for lunch and free time to explore the town of Praia a Mare

This evening we enjoy a hands on cooking experience in the Calabrese home where you will make fresh pasta and enjoy traditional Calabrese wines and time with the family in their own home.

Overnight at leisure in Praia a Mare. 
Meals : Breakfast, Wine Tasting, Cooking Class

Day 3 - The Coast of Maratea - Rendentore Dal Christo - La Loggia in Tortora for Dinner

Where we visit : Maratea, Tortora
This morning after buffet breakfast at the villa we head to the magnificent coast of Maratea, where you will have a chance to visit the famous Rendentore "Redeemer" of Christ that sits high above the coast.   Visiting Maratea marina and the town of Maratea itself, you will have a chance to experience southern Italy's most beautiful coast!

In the afternoon, after a light lunch we will return back to Praia a Mare for beach time at leisure.

Before the sunset, we head up to La Loggia which offers spectacular views over the mountain villages of Tortora and Aieta.

Return to the villa in the evening for dinner and overnight. 
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner, Wine Tasting

Day 4 - Transfer to Rail Station and Time To Say Arrivaderci!

Where we visit : Praia a Mare
After breakfast this morning we take you back to the Praia a Mare rail station where it will be time to say goodbye!

Alternatively we can transfer you to other destinations in Calabria or make other arrangements for you to continue your journey~! 

Meals : Breakfast




Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. Breakfast and dinner daily
  2. Cooking class
  3. Culinary guide
  4. Daily Buffet Breakfast
  5. Daily Cleaning at Villa
  6. Detailed explanation of sites
  7. Dinner with Wine
  8. English speaking tour escort for the duration of the tour

What's Not Included

  1. Travel Insurance

Sites and Locations Visited on this Tour

Pricing & Availability

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