San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
There are many courses devoted to the art of making Neapolitan pizza. But what about the art of eating it? Pizza master Enzo Coccia will open the Naples VIP Pizza Tour by leading the very first master class in pizza appreciation.
Enzo will show you how to:
- Recognise the aroma, texture and character of the world's finest pizza dough and mozzarella.
- Analyse a pizza's cornicione – the puffy "rim" that is the hallmark of a true Neapolitan pizza.
- Fold a pizza in the traditional a portafoglia way without squirting tomato sauce all over the place.
Over an intense two days you'll put Enzo's lessons to the ultimate test with VIP pizza tastings at four of the world's best pizzerias: Pizzaria Notizia, Pizzeria 50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo, L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele and Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo. To enrich this once-in-a-lifetime pizza experience you will travel by minibus to Caseificio Colonne for a behind-the-scenes tour and tasting at one of Campania's best producers of Mozzarella di Bufala.
Midway through this pizza marathon you will recuperate in high style with overnight accommodation at Grand Hotel Parker's, a stately 5-star hotel overlooking the Bay of Naples.
Naples VIP Pizza Tour Itinerary
Monday noon-3pm: Pizza Eating Master Class & Tasting Lunch at Pizzaria La Notizia. Host: Enzo Coccia
Monday dinner: Pizza tasting at 50 Kalo. Host: Ciro Salvo
Tuesday morning: Visit to the mozzarella producer Caseificio Colonne. Host: Marco Nobis
Tuesday brunch: Marinara and Margherita tasting at L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele. Host: Alessandro Condurro.
Tuesday late lunch: Pizza tasting at Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo. Host: Gino Sorbillo.
The tour price is 475 euros per person for single occupancy; 425 euros per person for double occupancy (includes all meals, wine, beer, beverages, gratuities, ground transportation and overnight accommodation at the Grand Hotel Parker's, but not transport to or from Naples).
The tour is limited to 12 people. Your reservation is made and held for one week with a £75 fully refundable deposit.