Capri offers some of the most sensual scenery and indulgent atmosphere in the Mediterranean. It is a magical island and one that changes if you stay the night there; once the day trippers have gone back to Naples and Sorrento and the sun sets over Ischia on the far side of the bay, the island reveals a more delicate, more contemplative side. You have the run of restaurants, cafés and bars, you can blend with the locals or do your own thing and dine very, very well and simply soak up the beautiful Mediterranean evenings.
In the daytime you can relax by the pool, indulge in the spa centre pop down the path to the beach. You could hire a boat and explore the island’s hidden coves (the southern side is the quietest and you can see the bottom through the clear green waters, even 20 metres deep). Those keen on history may want to walk up to Villa Jovis where Tiberius indulged in his perversions. More peaceful now, the villa is still impressive despite being left to the elements with very little protection. It is on one of the highest points of the island and, from the top of very sheer cliffs, you can see across to Naples, Vesuvius and south, beyond Paestum to the Cilento, close to the border with Basilicata.
There is plenty to do in all seasons as Umbria is abundant with picturesque medieval towns and cities, castles & monasteries, vineyards, art galleries & museums, and rolling hills and mountains.
From the 4th April to the 14th May 2014
From the 28th September to the 23rd November 2014
10% discount on selling rates (pre-paid, non refundable)
20% discount on selling rates booking minimum 60 days before the arrival (pre-paid, non refundable)
cooking classes only on request and subjets to chef availability
Traditional Cooking & Tasting: You will learn how to cook 4 dishes, from “antipasto” to dessert. The class goes from 3pm to 6pm; the afternoon ends with a “merenda sinoira” where you can taste the dishes prepared, together with a glass of wine of the region. The cost starts from 80 euro per person (two persons minimum).
Menù and dinner “at home”: In this case you will cook with the chef a menu of 3 courses. You will receive some proposal of menu that you could personalise. At the end of the class, Bruno and I will prepare for you a table in the garden or in the wine cellar, depending on weather and we’ll serve the dishes prepared. Bruno will help you in choosing a wine to match the food. The cost of the class, including the dinner, water, coffee (wines not included) starts from 100 per person (two persons minimum).
In season (october-december) You could consider to go in person to look for truffles with our “trifolao” (truffle hunter) and his dog! Truffle Hunting, about 2 hours, 40 euro per person (minimum 2 persons)
Wine Tasting pills: to arouse your curiosity about the wonderful world of wine. In a couple of hours you can discover the fundamentals to understand the wine you are drinking, with a guided tasting of some wines from our region. about 2 hours, 40 euro per person (minimum 2 persons)