Private Tour: Campania Food and Wine Day Trip from Naples
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Private Tour: Campania Food and Wine Day Trip from Naples

1 day
Full Day
About this activity
Your full-day tour starts with a pickup from your Naples hotel in the morning. Aboard your private minivan, travel through the lowlands that run alongside Mt Vesuvius and ascend into the mountains of Partenio Regional Park. Then, descend into the valley of Avellino, the capital city of the Camapnia region, surrounded by beautiful peaks and vineyard-covered slopes that produce some of Italy's best-known wines.

Soon, arrive in the heart of the rural countryside, where foods are produced combining traditional and modern methods. Your first stop is at an olive orchard. Meet the producer and head to the oil mill for a tour of the production facilities. End in the tasting room to enjoy a selection of their fine olive oils. Next, walk to a nearby prosciutto factory to view the production process of cured meat — a long-time Italian favorite — and see a range of sights from raw pork legs to the curing rooms to the final product. Savor mouthwatering prosciutto slices after your tour.

Your next stop, a little further down the road, is at a traditional nougat and chocolate factory. Here, typical Italian candy is made for special festivities such as Easter. Follow your visit of the production rooms with a tasting of their sugary treats.

After teasing your palate, head to a local restaurant to sit down to a 3-course lunch of regional specialties, which vary depending on the season. Wash your meal down with house wine, followed by coffee or a digestif (amaro or grappa). Kids can enjoy soft drinks and juice with their lunch. In the afternoon, head to the village of Taurasi, home of one of Italy's most notable wines: the Taurasi DOCG. Visit a prestigious local venue for a wine-tasting session, during which a professional sommelier will explain winemaking in the Avellino province and explain the wine's complex flavors and aromas.

Walk to a unique atmospheric winery, built out of ancient materials, for your second wine tasting to savor award-winning wines in the tasting room. Step onto the terrace to enjoy views of the vineyards. Then, relax on the drive back to Naples, where your full-day tour ends in the evening.
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide
  • Food tastings
  • Wine tastings
  • Lunch
Not included
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please make a note of any specific dietary requests in the 'Special Requirements' field when booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Martin S
5 | 2014-12-18

This is really one of the so-called "alternative" tours as it allows to know the "other side" of a place, usually not shown by the mainstream tours.... Campania certainly has a food industry of high standards and that is what it is posible to see while visiting a very prestigious nougat factory located in the legendary Via Appia that covers the Rome-Bari route. Besides, other outstanding producers of food and beverages are covered, for instance a sole propietorship distillery of grapa or a well-known prosciutto and culatello complex. Lunch in an Avellino agroturismo resto is a unique experience not only because the meals are so tasty but also because of the environment. The last visit of the tour was to the legendary Taurasia town including its castle and Turasia wine tasting in charge of the unique Emilio sommelier, a wise personality who is also proud of telling the visitor many aspects of Carlo Gesualdo composer while living there centuries ago. Tour guide Giuseppe makes this special tour so friendly that I promised him to return in my next trip to Campania!!

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