Have you always dreamed of traveling to Italy?
Here’s an exclusive early bird invite to experience the Amalfi Coast with Monica!
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Once long ago I travelled to the Amalfi Coast. It’s one of the most magical places on earth. I remember the first time I experienced it. The hairpin curves, the amazing scenery, the sun drenched coast, where the hills meet the sea. It’s one of the most dazzling places in the world!
This is more than a tour – it’s a glimpse into Italian life
that your will savor forever.
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This is where I found my Italian family and the place I return to again and again. Winding up in the hills above Positano I returned to Montepertuso for cooking classes at Il Ritrovo, a beautiful restaurant overlooking the church, the sea the town in the hills above Positano. Salvatore and his aunt, Zia Marilu ran the culinary school, they were our guides. They joked I could come back to work and I jumped at the chance. They didn’t have to ask twice. Steve and I laugh at the fact, we go on vacation and I arrange to work – and now I go back as often as I can. It’s not work work – it’s a way of life. Each time I visit I learn so much from them. I come home refreshed, relaxed and renewed.Living and working amongst the Italians has given me so much. Through this experience I’ve found a new family and more importantly I’m part of their Italian table. It’s the most colorful, vibrant table I’ve ever seen. It’s added such color to my life and I bring a piece of it home every time I visit.
Have you always dreamed of experiencing this?
I’ve developed a tour that will introduce you to my Italian family. You will visit some of the most beautiful places on earth.
Close your eyes and imagine savoring a glass of wine overlooking the sea, sipping a café on the piazza then joining the Italians for an evening stroll, or learning the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine from my Zia Marilu, the Italian Nonna you’ve always pictured!
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You will spend 4 nights on the Amalfi Coast. Each day will be a different adventure – experience the famous Lemoncello, taste authentic Mozzarella made fresh that morning, pull up a chair on the beach and sip a Prosecco, shop in the colorful boutiques that make these beach towns special and unique. Then at night sit on the verandah and see the spectacle of the lights dancing on the sea below anticipating tomorrow’s adventures.We will make our home in Ravello for two nights. What an amazing drives to climb to the top of the hill where the Città della Musica awaits you. We’ll dine at one of my all time favorite restaurants Cumpa’ Cosimo. A stroll the piazza will show you why it was the playground for the rich and famous – a destination for artists, musicians, and writers, such as Richard Wagner, Virginia Woolf, Greta Garbo, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, Graham Greene, and many more. You will have plenty of time to walk through the gardens, enjoy the stunning vista’s, tour the Villa Rufolo, take in a concert overlooking the sea, or sip a cocktail at the famous Villa Cimbrone. You will see why Ravello was Jackie O’s favorite places and it will become one of yours as well.I found my Italian family at Il Ritrovo and now I visit with them every chance I get. I can’t wait to introduce them to you! We will wind our way up into the hills above Positano to meet Salvatore and Zia Marilu of IL Ritrovo, another of my all time favorite restaurants. I have been cooking with them for years and I can’t think of a better way to introduce you to the Cucina della Costiera Amalfitana (the Cuisine of the Amalfi Coast) You will make pasta with cherry tomato sauce, mozzarella in lemon leaves, pesce all’acqua pazza, then enjoy your creations in their open air dining room overlooking the sea.Master the art of Pizza! You will learn to make authentic Neapolitan pizza – the soft dough made with 00 flour, the sauce from San Marzano Tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella cheese that was made that day and basil fresh from the garden. There is a process to making each element and you will learn each step with much laughter along the way. Then you will sample your creation after the class is finished.Get ready for an adventure! We will board a small boat that will cruise along the coast to the Isle of Capri. During the voyage our captain will regale you with stories of the local legends, tours of the famous grottos and we’ll venture inside the fabled blue grotto (weather permitting). You will disembark in the town of Capri with time on your own to enjoy the playground of the Gods. Go enjoy a drink at the Caesar Augustus Resort or have lunch in the town of Anicapri where they specialize in ravioli stuffed with mozzarella. We’ll enjoy a swim in the sea and a refreshing lemoncello before returning to the Amalfi Coast.Visit the towns that make up the Amalfi coast: Positano, Amalfi and Sorrento. Stroll along the beach, stop in for a caffé, or better yet – a glass of wine, shop in the boutiques featuring the famous lemons of the Amalfi coast, the ceramics and so much more. There is a different rhythm to life here and you will fall in love with it just as I have.