Enjoy a dazzling culinary cruise along to Rome, Sicily and the stunning Amalfi Coast with popular TV chef Aldo Zilli

There is no finer way to experience the wonders of Italy than on this unique eight-day holiday with tall ship cruise specialists Star Clippers. Your special guest will be the chef and restaurateur Aldo Zilli, best known for his popular restaurants Signor Zilli and Zilli Fish.

And as Royal Clipper sails down the spectacular Italian coast from Rome - with stops en route to explore Ponza, Palmarola, Sorrento, Sicily and Lipari - you will meet Aldo, hear about his remarkable life, and enjoy a cooking demonstration on board and a second one as part of a special lunch in Amalfi.

Aldo says:

'I 'm over the moon to be travelling to some of my favourite parts of Italy. I'll be teaching and learning about the different foods this amazing region has to offer.'

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Aldo Zilli
Italian chef and restaurateur

I’m over the moon to be travelling to some of my favourite parts of Italy. I’ll be teaching and learning about the different foods this amazing region has to offer to us all

Aldo Zilli

Price includes

  • Direct return flights.
  • Seven nights' luxury accommodation on board Royal Clipper.
  • All meals on board.
  • Exclusive talk and Q&A, two private cooking demonstrations, lunch in Amalfi and an alfresco cocktail party with Aldo Zilli*.
  • All activities and excursions as listed in the itinerary (see below).
  • Optional excursion, tasting and dinner at Barone di Villagrande winery is £79pp.

Availability

From
Sat, Sat, May 11, 2019
To
Sat, Sat, May 18, 2019
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,199*
* Based on 2 sharing, flying from London. Subject to availability. Regional flights available at a supplement. Single supplement: £1,000. Event timings may be subject to change. **Charges apply. Trip is exclusive to Mail Travel & selected TI Media titles.
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Fly to Rome
    Rome (Roma), Italy

    You'll fly direct from London to Rome - where you could opt for a two-night pre-stay - home of St Peter's and the Sistine Chapel; the Spanish Steps, leading up from the Piazza di Spagna; plus two of the Roman empire's architectural marvels - the Pantheon and the Colosseum.

    You'll then board your luxury home for the next seven nights, the majestic Royal Clipper - which, with its 42 sails, is the largest full-rigged sailing ship in the world.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Ponza & Palmarola
    Ponza, Italy

    Today we'll disembark in the delightful, unspoilt town of Ponza, one of the beautiful Pontine Islands off the Italian coast. Behind its busy harbour - home to sleek yachts and old-fashioned fishing boats - lie rows of pretty, pastelcoloured houses, and we'll explore its charming streets.

    Our next stop, the spectacular and largely uninhabited island of Palmarola, boasts a rocky coast dotted with natural grottoes, bays, cliffs and crags. Its pink coral beaches and emerald coves are perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

    Exclusive experience: Today, Aldo Zilli will give an informal private talk and Q&A on board the Royal Clipper, where you will discover more about his extraordinary life and career as a chef and restaurateur.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Sorrento
    Sorrento, Italy

    This pretty coastal town, whose city walls rise straight out of the Mediterranean sea, is one of several unmissable stops destinations we'll visit on the Amalfi Coast. With sweeping views across the Bay of Naples, Sorrento is home to elegant piazzas, atmospheric medieval streets and beautiful baroque churches.

    Exclusive experience: Today we'll join Aldo Zilli for an alfresco cocktail party before, in the late afternoon, Aldo gives a pre-dinner cooking demonstration on board the Royal Clipper.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Amalfi
    Amalfi, Italy

    This picturesque town boasts great views and historical highlights at every turn and we've arranged for you to join an included guided walk around the cobbled streets.

    Exclusive experience: After the walk, Aldo will prepare local specialities in a cookery demonstration at the Restaurant Sensi which enjoys spectacular sea views from its terrace. Then it's time to enjoy an included two-course luncheon with a menu based on the dishes Aldo has just prepared before we return to the ship.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Taormina, Sicily
    Taormina, Italy

    This morning the Royal Clipper will travel at full sail through the Straits of Messina towards Taormina, the stunning town that clings to the side of Mount Etna.

    In the afternoon, there's an optional excursion to the country estate of the aristocratic di Villagrande family, where you will be welcomed by the Baroness in person. This charming lady will take you on a tour of the cellar and the winery.

    After the guided tour you will head back to the old stable, where you will be served a Sicilian meal prepared with local products and get to sample the different wines produced on the estate

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Lipari
    Lipari, Italy

    Rising out of the turquoise seas off the northern coast of Sicily is an idyllic cluster of UNESCO-protected volcanic islands, known as the Aeolian Islands.

    Today we'll visit the largest, Lipari, where we'll walk the narrow streets to the medieval castello and unwind by the sea at a secluded beach. Look out for fiery eruptions from the nearby island of Stromboli as we sail past.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    At sea
    Lipari, Italy

    Today we'll experience the full splendour of travelling across the Mediterranean on board the Royal Clipper, as she sets sail from the Aeolian Islands on the voyage north towards Rome

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Return to Rome
    Rome (Roma), Italy

    Today your unforgettable journey ends where it began, in Rome. You'll fly home from the city on a direct flight to London.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Royal Clipper

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Cruise ship

The spectacular 439-foot Royal Clipper is the pride of the Star Clippers fleet and the largest full-rigged sailing ship in the world.

While on board, you will enjoy modern facilities, luxury cabins, expansive on-deck spaces to unwind and relax (including three swimming pools), a three-tiered dining room, a superb restaurant, the unique Captain Nemo Lounge (where you can survey the sea-life through glass portholes below the waterline), plus a library, health club and spa.

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Availability

From
Sat, Sat, May 11, 2019
To
Sat, Sat, May 18, 2019
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,199*
* Based on 2 sharing, flying from London. Subject to availability. Regional flights available at a supplement. Single supplement: £1,000. Event timings may be subject to change. **Charges apply. Trip is exclusive to Mail Travel & selected TI Media titles.
Call now to book 02037335081
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