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Authentic Villa in Praia a Mare - Stay with Cooking Course
Praia a Mare, Calabria

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


This 4 day, 3 day package is ideal for those wanting 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 located in the center of town.  Cooking in a private Calabrese sea-side villa with Antonella Calabrese and a day tour to the coast of Maratea as well as the wine-region of Verbicaro.  

Over three days, you experience numeous 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. 




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 - Morning Tour to Verbicaro & Visit to Diamante, City of Murals - Afternoon at Leisure

Where we visit : Diamante
This morning Gaetano will take you down the coast of the Cedri Riviera to the spectacular town of Verbicaro where rich red wines are produced.  Here, you will have the chance to experience an incredible landscape overlooking the coast and sample some of the local flavours. 

After Verbicaro we head to Diamante, known as the city of murals where you will have time to admire this incredible works of art that have been composed in this town for over a century.  

Return to Praia in the afternoon for time at leisure.

Dinner at Leisure and Overnight at the Villa. 
Meals : Breakfast, Wine Tasting

Day 3 - Morning Tour of Maratea Coast - Afternoon Cooking Course with Farewell Dinner

Where we visit : Maratea, Calabria
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 the Calabrese estate where you will begin to prepare for this afternoon's cooking lesson which will be served this evening as dinner on the beautiful terrace!

Overnight at the villa. 
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner, Wine Tasting, Cooking Class

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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