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La Cucina del Gusto
in Sant'Agata on the Amalfi Coast

The kitchen at Olimpia Oasi Relais

The cookery school of Oasi Olimpia, called "La cucina del Gusto", permits you to live the experience of real Italian cuisine and at the same time discover the many attractions of the rich Sorrentine Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast.

Courses are held in the kitchen of the fabulous
Olimpia Oasi Relais
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The school’s culinary packages compose of 4 and 6 nights, but we can also organise culinary lessons to meet your needs - one day, two day or three day courses combined with local excursions and guided tours.

The school is open all year and is characterised by its use of only organic ingredients, much of it taken from the estate’s surrounding gardens. In fact, "students" are welcome to join the harvesting of the produce used in the lessons or to visit local markets for meats, fish, cheese and wines.

The courses are specially designed to assist you to quickly and easily learn the secrets of the various dishes, including the secrets for preparing an authentic Napoletan pizza so that, once back home, you will be able to easily repeat the preparation of the dish and provide an amazing dinner that will astound your friends.

Cook Carmen in action

For more information, prices and booking at La Cucina del Gusto contact:
IV Travel

Daily - 
130 to  160/person

4 day courses
1800 -2100/person

6 day -
2100 - 2500/person

The six day course
(other course outlines on request)

Day One

  • Pickup from the Naples airport.
  • Arrival at the charming hotel Relais Oasi Olimpia If you are not jet-lagged, you may wish to take a short walk into Sant’ Agata to do a little exploring.
  • Time to rest before your welcome dinner at the elegant "Villa Oasi" restaurant.

Day Two

  • A lovely buffet breakfast awaits you.
  • In the morning you will head to a local farm, where they have been producing top quality olive oil for years, and where the matriarch has been making mozzarella cheese A tasting of this wonderfully fresh and light cheese follows, with olive oil and limoncello
  • Return to the hotel for an afternoon of relaxation.
  • This evening, your first cooking lesson, followed by dinner with wine.

Day Three

  • Breakfast.
  • Today’s visit to Pompeii ruins by train with an English speaking local guide.
  • Light lunch in a very simple trattoria in Sorrento.
  • This evening your second cooking class, followed by dinner with wine.

Day Four

  • Breakfast.
  • 9.00 excursion to visit the beautiful amalfi coast.
  • Today's lunch will be on your own.
  • After your Amalfi tour, return to Oasi for relaxing time until dinner in a charming exclusive restaurant .

Day Five

  • Breakfast. For those on the four-night program, transfer back to Naples. 
  • For those on 6 night program, morning free, perhaps to explore Sant' Agata or Sorrento.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • 5.00 pm your third cooking lesson. Dinner based on your efforts.

Day Six

  • Breakfast.
  • Departure at 9.45 to visit to the enchanting isle of Capri, weathering permitting.
  • Lunch on your own.
  • Return at the hotel at around 16.00.
  • 5.30 pm appointment in the kitchen to make our pizza dough in only 30 minutes.
  • Relax time until 8.00 pm until your pizza dinner (pizza dough has to rise a couple of hours)

Day Seven

  • Breakfast and departure from the hotel to the Naples airport or train station for those ending the six-night program

Included in the cooking program

  • Six nights accommodations double occupancy with ensuite bathroom
  • Arrival transfer from Naples airport or train station (Napoli Centrale)
  • Return transfer to Naples train station (Napoli Centrale) or airport
  • Daily breakfast
  • Six dinners
  • Two lunches, including one tasting lunch after the cheese demonstration
  • Local wine, water and coffee with all included meals (Please note that other beverages and drinks consumed outside of mealtime are not included)
  • Three hands-on cooking lessons
  • Excursions and food artisan visits
  • Transportation 
  • Taxes and service charges

Note: each daily class is of about 2 hours and is inclusive of
  • Antipasto
  • Fresh pasta
  • Fish or meat second course
  • Dessert
  • Water and regional wine included 
  • If clients are located in the hotel in Sorrento transfer will be included

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