Pizza, pasta and gelato making break

Campania, Sorrento, Italy

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Holiday Itinerary

If you are looking for a true Italian cooking holiday focusing on the classic Italian dishes such as pizza, pasta and gelato whilst staying in a gorgeous 17th century typical Italian villa, then this cookery break is for you.

You’ll spend 3 nights in the 17th century B&B, and attend your cookery classes in the traditional Italian style kitchen next door, in a relaxed and fun environment. Your home during this holiday is in the enchanting village of Massa Lubrense, a 20 minute drive from Sorrento, near the beautiful Italian coastline where you can walk off the beaten path and take in the harbours, fishing villages, and lemon and citrus groves around you.

During your fun hands-on cooking classes, you’ll learn to cook pizza in a wood fired oven, make pasta from scratch as well as classic Italian gelato flavours that you will be able to recreate back home to impress your family and friends.

The cookery school is run by the resident chef, Lucia, who has been cooking authentic Italian cuisine as a restaurant chef, and also leading as an instructor, for 13 years. She will happily divulge some of her kitchen secrets to you to take home! Her family join her to look after you in the B&B to ensure you have a comfortable stay.

You room in the B&B is spacious bright and airy with an ensuite bathroom, air-conditioning and sea view. Every morning breakfast is served either outside overlooking the sea or indoors under the historic villa’s stone arched ceilings. In between your cooking lessons, there is a swimming pool Jacuzzi by which you can relax and take a dip.

This informal and relaxed Italian cooking school, near Sorrento on Italy’s iconic Amalfi Coast, is the perfect place to combine learning rustic Italian cooking skills from professionals with relaxation on a learning holiday with a difference.

- Please note: this Italian cookery break is for a minimum of two people travelling together
- Suitable for all levels from beginner cooks to advanced chefs
- Minimum age 18 with no upper age limit (under 18s accepted accompanied by an adult)
- All classes are taught in English but can be taught in Italian if you wish
- If you preferred travel date is on request, please email us on with your preferred dates and someone will get back to you very quickly

Travelling Solo?

- This would be a great get away for those travelling solo as the days will be perfectly balanced allowing you time to relax before or after learning to cook delicious Italian food
- Prices are based on two people travelling together and sharing a room so solo travellers will pay an extra supplement for a private room

Pizza, Pasta and Gelato Holiday Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrival
- You may check-in to the hotel from 2-10pm
- The afternoon and evening are free for you to spend at your leisure
- Enjoy dinner and drinks at the hotel or take a walk and explore the town

Day 2 - Pizza and Gelato Making Lesson
- Wake up and have a lovely Italian breakfast outside and take in the sun and the views
- You have the morning free to spend as you wish; take a dip in the pool or head to Sorrento for a stroll
- After lunch, it is time to start cooking!
- You will start by preparing your gelato during a lesson that will show you how to make the gelato base and add your favourite flavours
- As your gelato is cooling, your main meal will be focused on making traditional Neapolitan style pizzas, made with the freshest ingredients from the local area and slid into a traditional wood fire oven
- When you finish cooking, sit down and sample a few different kinds of pizza until you find a favourite and top off that pizza with some local wine followed by your gelato
- The evening is free for you to spend at your leisure

Day 3 - Fresh Pasta Making Lesson
- Wake up and have a lovely Italian breakfast outside and take in the sun and the views
- You have the morning free to spend as you wish
- After lunch, it is time to start cooking!
- Today you will be focusing on making fresh handmade pasta from scratch
- Recipes will be based on egg or white pasta accompanied by traditional seasonal sauces
- The evening is free for you to spend at your leisure

Day 4 - Departure

- Get up early for a last morning swim, then head outside for a farewell breakfast
- Check out is at 11am

What Will I Learn?

- Learn how to prepare the real Neapolitan Pizza, how to bake it and how to reproduce it at your home
- Starting from the preparation of the dough, we will explain the methods of kneading, the ingredients to be used, and the secrets to a perfect leavening
- Learn how to dress and bake traditional pizza in a real wood oven
- On the Gelato course, you’ll learn all about the ingredients essential for making the perfect gelato and choosing your own flavours
- During your pasta lesson you will learn how to make pasta from scratch and what sauces to accompany it with according to seasonal recipes

- You will be staying at the beautiful villa right next to the cooking school
- All bedrooms are fully air-conditioned, have an ensuite bathroom with a shower, TV, internet access and a wonderful sea view
- Accommodation is included for 3 nights / 4 days
- Check in from 2-8pm on day 1 and check out by 11am on day 4
- All prices are based on two people travelling together and sharing the twin/double standard rooms (single rooms can be booked for a supplement, email for details)
- If you want to stay for extra days in the accommodation you are welcome and an additional day cooking class can also be added, just email or call us to chat through what you’d like to do – we’ll be happy to help

Free Time In The Sorrento Area
- This is a beautiful location off the beaten tourist track, however your hosts can assist you with public transport to the nearby larger towns should you like to venture out
- Visit to farms (particularly interesting for families with kids)
- Visit to the Limoncello Factory
- Relax with some local wine and hit the heated pool
- If you have rented a car, take some time to check out the isle of Capri or the ruins of Pompeii

Go learn to cook Italian classics and taste your own pizza creation fresh from a wood oven while enjoying the stunning surroundings of the Amalfi Coast on this Italian cookery holiday with a difference.