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Calabria Gourmet Tour

From £2050 pp

Italy

7 Days

1 - 8

Calabria Gourmet Tour

What You'll Do

Discover small towns such as Altomonte, Morano Calabro, Civita "One of the Most beautiful villages in Italy". Taste the area's organic, fresh and healthy food. Learn the secrets of homemade pasta making, dance to traditional "tarantella" and sing "Volare by Domenico Modugno". Savour some of the best wines in the world, snorkel around and inside "Dino’s Island" Blue Grotto and get the chance to live like a local.

Calabria is the new destination for travellers who want to enjoy the true essence and the authentic southern Italian life style and it’s far from the bigger mass tourism experiences. The New York Times includes Calabria in its ’58 Best Places to go in 2017’ and celebrity chef Lidia Bastianich, affirms that Calabria is the top food destination for 2018.

Calabria is located in the heart of the Mediterranean and its geographical location makes it the perfect travel starting point to other locations such as Sicily, Puglia, Matera or the Amalfi Coast.

What makes Calabria the new destination for travellers is its high quality of organic foods, its uncontaminated beauty of its towns, coasts & mountains and the warm hospitality of its people who are always available and more than happy to include travellers in their daily lives.

Experience
Highlights

Explore small towns & villages of Altomonte, Civita, San Nicola Arcella, Tropea, Scilla & Pentedattilo

Olive Oil Orchard Tour

Moliterno Liquor Factory

Vineyard visit and Wine Tasting

Traditional Cooking Class

Dino Island Boat Tour

Guided trek to Orsomaso

Always eat in traditional and authentic restaurants handpicked by your local guide

Your Local Host:

Angelina Fadda

Tell me a little bit about yourself

I am Sardinian but was born in the North of Italy, my parents decided to return to Sardinia when I was 8 because Sardinian people have a strong attachment and bond with the island where we lived in Oristano. What I do is my passion, I am very lucky. I love travelling and would say I am a globe trotter. Read More

Experience Itinerary

Arrival & Traditional Dinner

On day 1, you will be picked up from Lamezia Terme Airport and escorted to your lovely boutique hotel, located in the countryside of Altomonte.

Once you have had the chance to check in, you will be welcomed to happy hour and to experience a traditional local Dinner.

Altomonte Visit, Olive Oil Tour & Moliterno Liquor Factory

After breakfast you will take a walk through the medieval town of Altomonte and visit its main attractions.

Later in the day, experience a tour of the extra virgin olive oil orchards with tasting in a traditional olive oil mill.

After the orchard visit we will travel to Moliterno Liquor factory. You will have a tour of the factory and of course have the chance to taste some of it produce.

In the late afternoon, you will head back to the hotel for our gourmet dinner.

Explore Civita, Wine Tasting & Cooking Class

After breakfast, you will travel to Civita. Civita is an ancient Italo-Albanian town in the heart of the Pollino National Park and is truly beautiful.

Enjoy a wine tasting tour in the town of Castrovillari accompanied by a platter of local food.

Once you have eaten you will be soon emersed in more food whilst you enjoy a cooking class in Morano Calabro. With traditional music, tarantella dancing and a dinner to finish the evening.

San Nicola Arcella & Dino Island Boat Tour

After breakfast, transfer to San Nicola Arcella Town for a boat tour to Dino Island and Lunch. If the weather is not suitable for a tour, we will make sure to replace it with a different and equally exciting activity, for example, a cooking class, a visit to an artisan laboratory or a special tasting of local cuisine.

In the evening complete an easy hiking tour towards the town of Orsomarso. On this hike you will be surrounded by beauty, you will not be disappointed.

Dinner will be at the hotel tonight.

Tropea & Traditional Pizzeria

After breakfast, we will travel to Tropea for a leisurely stroll in the town’s historic center. Explore the local shops and enjoy a lunch in a traditional farm overlooking the hills of Tropea.

In the afternoon we will travel to to Pizzo Calabro which is the town where the “Tartufo Gelato – Truffle Ice Cream” was invented.

In the evening, you will check-in to our next boutique accommodation. Once you have settled we will set out for dinner at a traditional Pizzeria.

Explore Scilla & Pentedattilo

After breakfast, we will travel to Scilla which is said to be the Venice of southern Italy. Whilst we are their you will visit the historical center and its coastal neighbour “Chianalea”.

You will eat lunch in Scilla and afterwards visit the Pentedattilo Ghost Town in the evening.

Our special arrivederci dinner will take place in Pizzo Calabro tonight.

Arrivederci

After breakfast you will check out and we will transfer you to Lamezia International Airport and wish you a safe trip home.

Location Information

  • Transport throughout your stay & airport pick up and drop off
  • Accommodation at boutique hotels
  • Olive Orchard, Moliterno Liquor Factory & Vineyard Visit
  • Traditional Cooking Class
  • Dino Island Boat Tour
  • All food (unless during your free time when exploring the villages but of course we will make recommendations)