September 11- September 19 2012
Price per person, based on double occupancy, is $3,950. Single accommodation is available for an additional fee.
Your cooking school and culinary tour package includes:
Rome, Milan, Munich, and Bologna all have daily flights to Lamezia Terme International Airport in Calabria. We will provide a courtesy shuttle from the airport to our meeting point, Hotel San Lorenzo in Camigliatello Silano, about an hour and a half drive from Lamezia Terme Airport. Our courtesy shuttle bus leaves the airport at 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 26 for the Hotel San Lorenzo in the town of Camigliatello Silano, a 1-hour journey. We highly recommend for all trip participant to use our courtesy shuttle to reach the first destination, as public transportation is not simple and car rental will not be an option (there are no drop-off locations outside Lamezia airport). If you are unable to take the bus, your best option will be to hire a car service- an expensive long ride to our first hotel.
You may also arrive by train. From Rome, take the Eurostar bullet train, a 5-hour trip. The airport is located only five-minutes away from the train station- public transportation is available between the two locations.
We will spend two nights in Camigliatello Silano, two nights in Isola di Capo Rizzuto, two nights in Cetraro and two nights in Tropea, before saying goodbye after breakfast on October 4th. A shuttle bus takes you back to Lamezia Terme International Airport if you plan to leave Calabria at the end of the tour.
Dress in Italy is less casual than in the US. Shorts are only for the beach, and changing in the evening to dressier clothes is considered appropriate, even if you change from casual to business casual. Given the range of accommodations, we recommend comfortable clothing for the day, such as jeans and business casual tops- polo shirts and simple blouses. Evenings are not overly formal- cocktail dresses and suits would be considered very dressy. Slacks and dressy tops for ladies, and a shirt and jacket for the gentlemen will provide appropriate attire for all of our destinations. You won’t always be able to change before dinner, so clothing that can transition from day to night is best. Bring comfortable shoes for cooking classes and to visit artisan facilities. For our mushroom hunting trip into the woods, pack a pair of sneakers. Please remember that luggage handlers are not always available in Italy, and there is a chance you will have to get your luggage from your room to transportation and vice versa. We recommend one piece of luggage per person for ease of handling.
Electricity in Italy is 220 volts, 50 Hz. Voltage and frequencies are different than in the US, and so are the wall sockets. Pack an adapter plug or a transformer if you bring electrical items. Most computers and cell phones have a built-in transformer, but for other electronics you might need one. To ensure you get the right plug/transformer for your trip, click here for a list of options.