Exclusive for MoS readers: Take a tall ship to Amalfi with star chef Alzo Zilli on a dazzling culinary cruise along Italy’s coast
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.
Breathtaking: Aldo Zilli will join you for a special lunch in Amalfi (pictured above)
Royal Clipper (above) is a beautiful five-mast, full-rigged sailing ship that combines the glamour of the golden age of travel with the comfort and first-class facilities of a private yacht
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.’
OUR SPECIAL GUEST
You will be joined by Aldo Zilli (above)
Aldo Zilli is an award-winning chef and restaurateur who specialises in Italian, vegetarian and seafood cuisine. One of nine children, he was born in the seaside town of Alba Adriatica and first learnt Italian home cooking from his mother. Aldo, right, is the founder and chef-patron of a number of restaurants including Signor Zilli, Zilli Green, Zilli Cafe and Zilli Bar. He has written ten books, including two autobiographies, Being Zilli and My Italian Country Childhood, and has featured in many TV series, including Celebrity MasterChef.
Reasons to book
Meet Aldo Zilli
Born in Abruzzo, east of Rome, Aldo will be passing on his culinary knowledge and insights during this exclusive trip. He will give a special talk and Q&A on board Royal Clipper, as well as joining readers for a private lunch at Restaurant Sensi in Amalfi.
Cooking demonstrations with Aldo
Aldo will also give two cooking demonstrations during your holiday, in which he’ll guide readers through the secrets of preparing some of his favourite Italian recipes.
Sail on Royal Clipper
There is no better way to enjoy the Mediterranean than on the spectacular Royal Clipper, a beautiful five-mast, full-rigged sailing ship that combines the glamour of the golden age of travel with the comfort and first-class facilities of a private yacht. These include luxurious cabins, expansive on-deck spaces, three swimming pools, a three-tiered dining room and a health club and spa.
The best of Italy and the Amalfi Coast
Your magical eight-day itinerary includes some unforgettable destinations and experiences, including stops at the unspoilt town of Ponza and beautiful Sorrento, a walking tour of Amalfi, sailing through the famous Straits of Messina and an optional excursion to Barone di Villagrande winery on the slopes of Mt Etna, where a member of the aristocratic di Villagrande family will give you a private tour of the winery before you enjoy a traditional Sicilian meal in the old stables.
- 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 online).
- Optional excursion, tasting and dinner at Barone di Villagrande winery is £79pp.
HOW TO BOOK
The dates: May 11-18, 2019. The price: From £2,199pp* for eight days.
Call 0203 5539 206 quoting reference MOS AMALFI CRUISE. To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/amalficruise.
Terms and conditions: * Based on two sharing, subject to availability. Flights are based on a London departure. Regional flights available at a supplement. Single supplement: £1,000. Timings of Aldo’s events may be subject to change. ** Charges apply. This trip is ATOL-protected. This trip is exclusive to Mail Travel and selected TI Media magazine titles. For full T&Cs, visit mailtravel.co.uk/amalficruise.