Spring 2024 Food & Wine Workshop
March 26-April 2, 2024
This week is devoted to the traditions of spring in Southern Italy. We'll forage for herbs and wild asparagus in the foothills and hunt for black truffles with expert truffle dogs in the mountains of the Cilento National Park. We'll visit the 3,000-year-old temples at Paestum and taste the IGP Paestum artichoke.
In the kitchen, we'll learn to make the traditional stuffed breads of the Easter season with local women and see how fresh ricotta is made. In the wine cellar, we'll sit down for a master class with winemaker Bruno De Conciliis.
A highlight of the week will be a cooking class at Antica Trattoria di Pietro, open since 1934, and one of Italy's most beloved historic restaurants. This trattoria retains recipes and traditions that are disappearing in modern Italy.
On Easter Sunday, guests can attend church in the local village if they like. In the afternoon, we'll sit down for a traditional Easter dinner. For Pasquetta, we'll again head to the countryside for a picnic lunch.
Junior Suite: $3,800 per person, based on double occupancy, single supplement is $600.00
Junior Suites are the largest rooms with a queen sized bed and room for two additional single beds. These rooms have a large terrace and full sea view. There are seven Junior Suites in total.
Superior Suite: $3,600, based on double occupancy, single supplement $400
Superior Suites are ideal for 1-2 guests, with a queen sized bed and a small terrace and partial sea view. There are 4 Super Suites in total.
If you would like to bring children, please let us know so we can customize the room price for you.
Room with en-suite bathroom and daily cleaning
7 dinners and 4 lunches including wine
Private transportation including pick-up and drop-off at Naples train station
All entrance fees, tours and local guides
Gratuities for local guides and drivers
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Mini-fridge charges or room service
$1,000 reservation fee to secure your place (non-refundable).
Balance due 90 days before departure.
Pickup and Dropoff
All workshops begin and end in Naples. We'll pick you up at the Naples train station (Napoli Centrale) at 2pm on the first day of your workshop, and drop you off at noon on the last day. We're happy to give you recommendations for hotels and guides in Rome or Naples if you would like to arrive early or stay a little later.
Unpack your bags once to stay at Borgo La Pietraia. The Borgo has 12 suites, each with their own terrace and view of the sea. The Junior Suites are the largest room and have one queen sized bed and the possibility to add two additional single beds for families. The Superior Suites have one full sized bed and are ideal for singles or couples.
The Borgo has a pool, an on-site restaurant, and massages available by appointment in your room. All bathrooms have rain head showers and heated towel racks.
What to Wear
Dress is casual throughout the trip. Bring comfortable shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty. For dinners out, you may wish to dress a little nicer, but overall, everything is casual.