“Return to the roots” to a land that gave birth to the culture of food places where for more of 3000 years, the farmers collect grapes from ancient vines with a unique texture; Every recipe served tells a centuries-old story.
DAY 1 – COSENZA
Arrival Lamezia Terme airport, transfer to hotel.
Welcome briefing, balance of the day free.
Dinner and overnight in Cosenza.
DAY 2 – COSENZA -SIBARI – ROSSANO
Morning transfer historic centre. Guided visit, passing through the Cathedral (UNESCO) and the Svevo Castle (exterior). Visit of MAB, the unique open air museum in Europe.
Arrive city centre and enjoy a cooking class with our resident chef. She will choose the ingredients and prepares traditional dishes.
Following the class walk to the famous “gelateria artigianale”, for a tasting of the best homemade ice cream.
Transfer back to hotel and afternoon departure for Sibari, Ancient Greek city founded at the end of VIII century AC.
Visit Licorice Museum, the factory of Amarelli, dating back to 1731. Licorice tasting and continue to Rossano, Unesco heritage and walk about.
Dinner and overnight Cosenza.
DAY 3 – COSENZA – PAOLA – DIAMANTE – S.TA MARIA DEL CEDRO – VERBICARO
Departure for a visit of Paola.
Continue to Diamante: called “Riviera dei cedri”, famous for the Calabrian chilli pepper. Visit the old city and the “Museo del Peperoncino” (museum of chilli pepper).
Lunch on your own.
Continue to Santa Maria del Cedro and visit to “Museo di Cedro” (Museum of Cedar) and experience a tasting of typical products.
Departure to Verbicaro, to an important studio, and enjoy a wine tasting “Passito di Verbicaro”.
Return to hotel, dinner and overnight
DAY 4 – COSENZA – CAMIGLIATELLO S. – S.TA SEVERINA – LE CASTELLA – CATANZARO
Departure for the mountains of Sila. and walk through centre of Camigliatello Silano’s artisanal shops, visit a producer of cheese DOP the Caciocavallo. Tasting of typical products.
During the visit, cooking class with our “Lacal Chef Mary ”, demonstration and preparation of Calabrian recipes.
Continue to Santa Severina. Visit the village and XI century Castle. In the castle, wine tasting of Val di Neto in the “Cantina Municipale”.
Transfer to Catanzaro Lido. Dinner and overnight in Catanzaro Lido.
DAY 5 – CATANZARO L. – TROPEA – SPILINGA – PIZZO – AMANTEA
Transfer to Pizzo Calabro, visit Pizzo and enjoy the square and Pizzo’s truffle tasting. An artisanal ice cream, filled with pistachio and hazelnut chocolate heart.
Continue to Spilinga, nduja’s home, and tasting of this typical salami, the“nduja piccante”.
Free time for lunch.
Departure for Tropea, pearl of Tyrrhenian Sea with short visit.
Continue to Amantea. Dinner and overnight in hotel.
DAY 6 – AMANTEA -BELMONTE C. – ST EUFEMIA – SCILLA – REGGIO CALABRIA
Transfer and visit the old city of Amantea, and its Medieval castle and Torre Civita: from Bizantine origin (cent. VI), the area of Catocastro.
Departure for Belmonte Calabro, and tasting of the famous dry fig with walnuts and cacao.
Continue to St. Eufemia: visit a farm and typical wine and oil tasting.
On to Scilla, visit of the old city, continue to Reggio Calabria.
Dinner and overnight.
DAY 7 – REGGIO CALABRIA
Departure for Bova: visit producer of liquor “bergamotto”, liquor and dessert tasting.
Lunch and transfer in Reggio: visit the harbour, the Romans baths, the most beautiful seafront, and at the local National Archeological Museum where you can admired, among other things, the famous “Riace’s Bronze”, 2 statues first work sculptures, the most important of the Greek art (460-450 a.c.), in bronze of 1,90 of height, found on the beach of Riace.
Return to hotel. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 8 : DEPARTURE
Breakfast in the hotel.
Free time and transfer to departure point.
Dates : April 2nd, 2020; May 21st, 2020; June 25th, 2020; August 27th, 2020; October 1st, 2020; October 29th, 2020
- $3,200 – single occupancy
- $2,625 – double occupancy
The price includes:
- Transfers: Arrival Lamezia Terme airport & Depart Regio Calabria airport by luxury coach
- 4 star hotels with breakfast
- 7 dinners
- 2 cooking classes with professional chef
- Visit to farms, wine cellars and food factories
- Wine & food tasting, desserts and typical products as in itinerary
- Assistant / Chef for all the tours
- Guided visits in English and admission ticket as listed in the itinerary : Chilli Pepper Museum, Cedar Museum, Castle of Santa Severina, Murat Castle, Ruffo Castle, Reggio Calabria Museum
- Head-phones when needed
- Assistance 24hrs
- Gadget and souvenir
- Certification of participation
The price does not include:
- Flights, tips and gratuities
- City tax (paid locally)
- Beverages & meals not mentioned
- Items & expenses of a personal nature
- Any items not mentioned in the “ Includes”
Price per person in Cad $ Dollars.
Minimum 2 passengers (Double Occupancy)
All rates and hotel availability subject to change