Join us on a once-in-a-lifetime journey, from June 7 to 14, 2014, and October 4-11 2014, in the Campania area of southern Italy. From foraging our own fresh local greens to making our own pizza in a brick oven, we have created the perfect balance of local sightseeing and culinary experiences- ALL VEGAN just for you!
All of the meals you will enjoy will be organic, local and Vegan. We will be visiting the best local sites, 5 of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites, plus you will have time to see sites on your own.
- Private Villa
- One night on the Amalfi Coast & Rome
- Palinuro boat grotto ride
- Four cooking lessons, two by Chef Jason
- Monastery of Padula
- tour of castle of Roccadaspide
Who is Jason Wyrick?
Jason Wyrick is an Executive Chef and publisher of the Vegan culinary EXPERIENCE, AN EDUCATIONAL ONLINE MAGAZINE, with a readership of about 30,000. Chef Jason reversed his diabetes by switching to a low fat, Vegan diet. He has been featured by the New York Times, Edible Phoenix, the Arizona Republic, and has numerous TV appearances.
Chef Jason came to the National Park of Cilento for the first time in 2011 and was amazed at the variety and quality of the food! We have been working together ever since.
Day 1 - Depart from U.S. on overnight flight to Rome FCO (D, B on board flight)
Day 3 - Felitto – Harvest nature walk where we will learn about all the wild greens, vegetables and herbs that have been used for centuries in the local dishes of Cilento. After our harvest walk and cooking lesson, we will have lunch in a local farm house. After lunch we can choose to take a ride down the river on a paddle boat or a nature walk throughout the mountain of Felitto. (B, L, D)
Day 4 - Padula – Our first stop is the Monastery of Padula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest antiquity of southern Italy. We will have lunch in Villa Cosilinum, a beautiful restored Villa at the top of this village after we will have a tour of Joe Petrosino’s home before heading back to villa for dinner and cooking lesson from our host. (B,L,D)
Day 5 - Drive down the Coast of Cilento to the fishing village of Palinuro where we will get our boat ride to the five Grottos (caves) of the cape. We will have lunch overlooking the water and then free time on the beach. (B,L,D) Dinner cooking lesson from host.
Day 6 - Tour of the Castle of Roccadaspide built in 1242 by Fredrick II, passed down to the Duke Ettore Giuliani, who will give us the tour himself. Our next stop is the temples of Peastum, where we can walk down the street to see the three temples of this Greek city. Next we will drive back to the villa where we will make our own brick oven pizza. (B,L,D)
Day 7 - Say good bye to Cilento! We are heading to the Amalfi Coast. Spending the morning in Positano, then check-in to our hotel free time for the rest of the day (B, L)
Day 8 - Check-out of our hotel and we are off to Rome but we will make our last stop in Vetri Sul Mare where on every corner you can see artisans making their ceramics. Check in to our Hotel in the Rome. Free night (B, L)
We will provide a list of things to do and vegan places to eat and offer the option to come with us and be your guide in Rome.
Day 9 - Transfer to airport FCO.
*** Boat rides are subject to weather and seasons.
This Tour Includes:
7- Breakfast continental
6- Lunch including wine
4- Dinner including wine
5- Nights in four star Villa, 1 night on the Amalfi – 1 night in Rome
Transfers to and from airport – Rome (FCO)
All admission to sites
English speaking guide throughout your stay
1st class motor coach
Tips for baggage handling, taxes and hotel gratuity except Tour Director