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Visit the enchanting Amalfi Coast

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The Amalfi Coast is a situated on the west coast of Italy, south of Naples.  The Amalfi Coast road winds it’s way from Sorrento to the village of Amalfi via a 50 kilometer stretch of road which curves and weaves it’s way along the coast hugging the cliff face.  Passing through quaint seaside villages with breathtaking views. It is Italy’s most scenic stretch of coastline.

The best time to visit is in Spring or Fall in order to enjoy the warm but not too hot weather and fewer crowds who flock here during July and August.

The Amalfi Coast hosts a vast number of hotels ranging from Five Star Luxury to Romantic Boutique hotels.

What to do on the Amalfi Coast?

Tour the Amalfi Coast with a private driver for a Gourmet Food Tour and indulge your tastebuds in all the best Italian foods the Amalfi Coast has to offer. Mozzarella, limoncello, gelato, pizza, olive oil!

Start your day in the countryside above Sorrento and have a wonderful tour of an extra-virgin olive oil factory overlooking the Amalfi Coast.  Experience breathtaking views over Sorrento as you stroll through olive groves, and citrus trees. After a brief explanation of the delicious olive oil produced locally in Sorrento and the history of limoncello-making, it’s then time to taste the delicious oil over freshly baked bread.

Your next visit on the Amalfi Coast Gourmet Tour will be to a cheese farm specializing for over 50 years in making exceptional mozzarella and other cheeses typical of the Amalfi Coast.

No Italian food gourmet day in the Neopolitan area would be complete without an authentic, pizza-making experience.  In a charming pizzeria on the Amalfi Coast

you will create your own pizza, using only the freshest ingredients. Enjoy a fantastic lunch of your personalized pizza.  After lunch taste the famous limoncello liquor which is made from large, bright local Sorrentine lemons.

Your Amalfi Coast Gourmet Tour couldn’t be complete without dessert, and no better dolce exists on the planet than fresh Italian gelato.  Visit a local gelateria where you will learn the secrets of how this age-old delicacy is made and enjoy a gelato tasting to finish off you Amalfi Gourmet Tour.

What better way to enjoy a day on the Amalfi Coast than to treat all of your senses with the unforgettable flavours and fragrances while taking in the breathtaking, spectacular views of this unforgettable coastline.

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Florence Market & Gourmet Food Tour

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Florence may not be the capital city or the business hub, but it is the pulsing heart of Tuscany and central Italy.

Recently being mentioned the New York Times ‘Where to go in Florence’ gives the reader insight into the revamped area of San Lorenzo sharing a list of new restaurants, caffès and gelati parlours that are stylish and geared to locals and tourists alike.

Since the opening of the new  of the top floor of the Central Market ‘Mercato Centrale’ in 2014 – the San Lorenzo neighbourhood has had a considerable make over. Gone are a lot of the market stalls making it easy to access the Mercato Centrale without too many distractions.

A great way to explore this area is to do a Florence Market & Gourmet Food Tour for a morning in the San Lorenzo area.

Prepare yourself to have all of your senses heightened and ignited on the Florence Market & Gourmet Food Tour.  Your guide will give you a detailed history into the central market where you will start off with a tour of the new first floor of the market for a coffee or cappucino and some time to browse the various shops working up an appetite.

The real Italian food market experience awaits you downstairs where the shops upstairs, local restaurants and Florentines come to buy only the freshest ingredients brought in before dawn from local producers.  Enjoy the vibrant, lively market experience with tastings of speciality products such as wild boar prosciutto, pecorino sheep cheese and fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables.

After the market tour you will visit a more refined gourmet food shop and learn about what staple produce is used for traditional Tuscan recipes.  You will have time to purchase unique gourmet gifts to take back home.  At the end of your Florence Market & Gourmet Food Tour you will be accompanied to a local trattoria where you can dine on the traditional Tuscan dishes you have encountered during the morning.

What better way to explore the traditional Italian market with a local food expert getting to know local vendors and shop owners who take pride in guaranteeing only the very best, local fresh produce.

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