263 Kms from Cerchiara di Calabria
7. A seaside stroll as you hunt for food through NaplesThe tour starts at Castel Nuovo, technically a fort and the former home of the Neapolitan monarchy. Apart from the food, this tour will leave you with immense knowledge of the culture and history behind Italy's seaside city. Your first stop for food will be at the 19th century Galleria Umberto I, where you'll be subjected to the sheer delight that is the warm pastry, sfogliatella.The walk continues through colourful markets dotted with local vendors, and their stalls and shelves decked with classic Neapolitan street food. A speciality here is the seasonal 'o pére e ‘o musso (cold meat with salt and lemon) and the small pizzas or pizzettes.
301 Kms from Cerchiara di Calabria
Sicily’s second largest city is Catania, and is where a majority of European flights land in to. It lies on the Eastern side of the island along the Ionian coast, sitting in the shadows beneath Mount Etna. In 1669 Catania was covered in lava from Mount Etna and then, just 24 years later in 1693 an earthquake shook the town down to its foundations. Most of the old town was rebuilt, and as ever resourceful was rebuilt using lava, therefore Catania is describe as being a rather dull and grey city. There are a couple of nice piazzas and the Duomo is worth a visit. The atmosphere is what really brings you to the city, the bustling fish markets, the people and the smells. There is a place in the city that is also renowned for horse meat if that’s your thing! Or if not give it a try..although the signature dish of Catania is Pasta alla Norma, that consists of fried chunks of aubergine, a rich tomato sauce and salty ricotta cheese….. Buon appetito!
150 Kms from Cerchiara di Calabria
We had Eurail passes for 3 months which also included almost free Ferry services(10 euros) from Bari (Italy) to Patras (Greece). Had overnight journey from Milan to Bari. After 45 days, we were quite used to such long journeys. We also gained expertise in several odd things like eating McD burgers at the slowest pace to pass around our nights at stations in cold European weather.Reached Bari around 8 am and first usual thing we did - Find a McD or McCafe (Savior or 4th friend). Necessities done (Nice feeling) and Cornetti plus Cappuccino (Heavenly feeling)
240 Kms from Cerchiara di Calabria
5. A walk through Sorrento's citrusy farmsThis food tour will take through the charming streets of southern Italy. A few of the many dishes you'll be tasting on this tour are gnocchi, paninis with buffalo mozzarella, cured meats, pastries and gelato. You'll make stops at a pizzeria, a cheese factory, and a family-run farm. You can also get your hands on some family recipes and make a Neapolitan-style pizza at the historic centre of Schiazzano.Guided by a local, your first stop will be at a local farm, Limoneto Storico, dating back to 1894. You can also walk through olive groves and sample fresh olive oil, or the abundant citrus trees and taste orange oil on artisanal bread. Your next stop will be at a cheese factory, where you can try the recommended pairing of fresh provolone cheese with salami and wine. Top it all off with coffee or a mean limoncello digestivo (Italian liqueur).