Thirteen tastings in eight locations in three hours: this walking tour gives you a chance to try all the Southern Italian classics, from street food to dessert, while admiring the views and architecture, and hearing about the town's local history and traditions. We recommend booking the tour early in your stay, so you can get to know Sorrento and will have an overview of all the best eateries for the rest of your time there.
You will meet your guide and group of up to 12 people in Piazza Tasso, Sorrento's main square, and head to a local pasticceria (pastry shop) for a traditional sfoglietella, a flaky pastry filled with flavored ricotta. Next you will sample some rice balls, also known as arancini, a deep-fried Southern Italian street food staple. You will go on to sample excellent panini made with all the freshest ingredients, and visit a family-owned deli where you will taste real buffalo mozzarella, local cheeses, and salumi (cold cuts).
As proof that Italy isn't just a wine-producing country, you will get to taste the area's first artisanal microbrew, which has won awards for its exceptional flavor. You will also be offered a glass of local wine, alongside another long-standing area classic: Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, homemade potato dumplings with authentic buffalo mozzarella and tomato sauce, presented at a typical trattoria. After a walk in the shade of lemon trees, you will be shown how limoncello is made, and be offered a shot to try. The day will end with gourmet gelato, famous in Sorrento and far beyond.
This small group gastronomic tour includes 13 food and beverage tastings at eight locations, and an English-speaking guide who will highlight some of the city's best places to eat.
Children of all ages are allowed on this tour. Participants on this tour are both Select Italy and non-Select Italy clients. Maximum number of participants is 12. There is no minimum.
Please inform us of any dietary restrictions beforehand. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available.
While the area is mostly flat, please make sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking. You will cover about 1.25 miles (2 km) at a comfortable pace with frequent stops and a sit-down lunch. Strollers and wheelchairs can be used on the tour. If rain is forecast, we recommend that you bring an umbrella as you will be outside for most of the tour. Please bring a bottle of water, or be prepared to buy one on the tour.
Please note that transportation to/from the tour meeting point in central Sorrento is NOT included in the tour price, but it can be organized for an additional fee.
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