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Knowledge and Flavors provided by Masaniello Tourist

Knowledge and Flavors
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The ways of taste more than a simple tour, it is a real journey to discover the knowledge and flavors of this magnificent land that is Cilento. I designed and realized this tour to share with you the excellences of this territory, between history, culture and gastronomy. I have selected the best companies of wines, extra virgin olive oil, buffalo mozzarella and Cilento white fig and you will discover the history of each one, you will visit the working environments, but above all you will delight your palate with products with unique flavors. I will also tell you a story from 2500 years ago, thanks to a guided tour of the archaeological site of the ancient Greek-Roman city of Paestum and the treasures preserved in the National Museum. Only at the end of this tour, away from stress, and enjoying the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, can you say that you have really known and discovered a rich and pristine land, a true human destination: the Cilento!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 119274P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Snacks • Lunch • Entrance and Guide Ruins of Peastum
Duration
6–8 hours
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Air-conditioned vehicle • Snacks • Lunch • Entrance and Guide Ruins of Peastum
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–8 hours
Additional information
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Paestum
    Stop: 60 minutes
    Paestum Ancient city of Campania situated near the Tyrrhenian coast, south of Salerno: it was one of the main centers of Magna Graecia. The oldest traces of human settlement on the site date back to the Paleolithic; more consistent are the testimonies relating to the Bronze Age (see culture of Gaudo). Around 600 BCE, Greek colonists from Sibari founded a city, which they named Posidonia, and built the great sanctuary of Hera just north, near the mouth of the Sele river. At the end of the 5th century BC Paestum was conquered by the Lucanians, under whom it lived a period of prosperity and reached its maximum territorial expansion; in 273 BC the Romans established their own colony, changing the name of the city to the current one
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Sigita D
Kaunas, Lithuania2 contributions
Wonderful Cilento Experience
Jul 2021
With a group of 10 friends, we were on holiday for the first time in the beautiful Cilento region of Italy.
We're very lucky to meet Nicola. He and his Masaniello Tourist company have done their best to make our vacation great. From pick-up from Naples Airport late at night to the wonderful panorama of Vesuvius just before the return flight.
Nicola organized 3 unforgettable tours for our group. Naples and the ancient town of Paestum.
Excursion to Santa Maria di Castellabate and surroundings, visiting unique Cilento places and tasting local products. An exciting boat trip around Capri Island, visiting some towns of the Amalfi Coast.
Everything was organized accurately, smoothly and according to our group needs. Everyone was impressed by Nicola's sincerity, hospitality and attitude not as customers but as his personal guests. We said goodbye like old friends–with best wishes and even songs.
We look forward to visit the wonderful Cilento region once again. And be sure to order local Cilento products from Nicola's e-shop.
Grazie Nicola!
Written 22 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Valeria
Province of Potenza, Italy4 contributions
Excellent Cilento foods and wines delivered!
Dec 2020
I have done several tours with Nicola and know how exacting and passionate he is for his area, so when I saw he was offering local products online to be shipped, I quickly ordered some. Excellent! The selection is great -all local Cilento and coastal producers, service is fast and easy, and shipping cost was lower than I expected given the weight and distance to the US. All told, I've now ordered 4 packages to be sent as gifts, appreciated by everyone. The wines are top notch, the cheese is scrumptious and I love the Cilento figs products -imaginative and delcious. But there's more, in the way of sauces, honey, jams and pasta. GREAT GIFTS!! All the recipients were thrilled. Grazie Nicola!
Written 27 December 2020
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Katie702
Manchester, UK4 contributions
Boat Tour around Cilento coast
Sep 2020
I booked this boat tour for my husband’s surprise birthday, what can I say, it was amazing! Nicola was incredibly friendly and provided an extremely insightful but relaxed boat tour. It was so much fun and one of the best days of the holiday. We loved being able to dive off the boat and swim in the sea whenever we wanted. The lunch was fantastic, his wife Sonia is a very good cook. I was very touched that she even provided gluten free dishes for me. The best bit of the tours was when Nicola organised a surprise birthday cake for my husband! Thank you so much and keep doing what you love! Katie
Written 21 November 2020
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rosa b
1 contribution
Private boat tour
Aug 2020
We organized a boat trip with Nicola on a superbusy August Sunday. He took us off the crowded beaches, he showed beautiful places and made us swim in fantastic inlets. He was patient with our requests, he fed us a "light lunch" that wasn't light, and more importantly was the best simple, traditional food ever...what can I say more? highly recommended!
Also, Nicola is a very nice person. He is in love with his birdhplace, and rightly so. He is kind, talkative, generous. Grazie Nicola!
Written 31 August 2020
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Brenda V.
2 contributions
Private Boat Tour!
Oct 2019
I highly recommend Masaniello Tourist. We hired them for a private boat tour, and they pulled out all the stops. They became like family as we traveled along the Amalfi coast, to the Isle of Capri. Stopping so we could swim in the beautiful blue water, and enjoy the beauty around us. They shared the history of all the places we stopped, which was in my opinion brilliant. We will be back to do it again! You want to book this PRIVATE Boat Tour! Don't miss out on such an amazing experience!! Thank you so much Nicola!! I will come back an upload some photos.
Written 30 October 2019
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Tom W
Hoboken, NJ1 contribution
Absolutely amazing trip from start to finish
Jun 2019
Our family has used Nicola on 2 different trips to Italy and both were equally amazing and unique. From his restaurant trips to boat excursions, private in home cooking all the way down to his simple recommendations on local wines to drink, it was perfection. Having used him once before we wondered how he could top the first year, and he certainly did not disappoint. His familiarity with the region, attention to detail, and his genuine desire to make sure you have the best possible trip is unmatched. If you're heading this this region, don't think about it, just contact Nicola and let him WOW you. I promise you won't be disappointed. I can not say enough good things about both our experiences and they were both equally amazing and unique in their own way.
Written 23 October 2019
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tom c
Williamsburg, VA9 contributions
Fantastic personalized small group tour
Sep 2019
Nicola is the owner of a small, personal tourist agency. There were only 3 of us in his mini bus and our day was packed with surprises for 8 hours on a tour that included the ruins of Paestum. His philosophy is that we are not his customers, but guests of his in the land where he has lived and loved all of his life. This comes through in everything from beginning of the day when he picks you up until he says goodbye. Nicola has found some very unique places in his region to share with his "guests." You will not be disappointed. Memories of our day with Nicola will last the remainder of our lives.
Written 15 October 2019
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Kerstin L
2 contributions
Only the best
Oct 2019 • Friends
If you want to visit cilento, ask Nicola.
He can show you the country with fun, love and knowledge.It's an experience that you will never forget.
Written 15 October 2019
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Michael S
Houston, TX152 contributions
Your First Call When Visiting Castellabate and Cilento
Jul 2019
I have vacationed in Castellabate four times beginning 2013 and one of the major reasons I revisited the last two times was Masaniello Tourist and Nicola and his crew. My family, friends and I have been the beneficiary of great tours and a wonderful cooking class with Nicola’s family. Furthermore, he and his crew have given us advice and tips on how to spend a fantastic vacation in Cilento and have also made calls for us to set up excursions with others.

Nicola, I thank you for all the great experiences.

If you are in Castellabate, then Masaniello Tourist is the first call you should make. These are REAL people, REAL experiences. My advice - Go on the tours and take the cooking class!
Written 13 October 2019
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Marion
1 contribution
Cilento Is Heaven
Oct 2019 • Solo
It was my very first visit to Cilento, and I will
Definitely be returning back here. My mission was to uncover my ancestors roots
Within the Cilento area. I am so proud to call this place a family connection. Nicola
Gave us a day of exploring and experience that we will treasure for a lifetime. We instantly made friends from our first meeting.

He has a passion for this area and has made it his mission to extend all of its gifts to you , by land , by sea and by the food of course!!

PRONTO !!!! ❤️
Written 10 October 2019
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Fantastic full day tour
One of the highlights of our weeks stay in Castellabate was our (2 adults / 2 teens) day trip with Nicola which he
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What a perfect start to our minimoon!
Wow! what a day we had, from the most unbelievable wine tasting, being within a beautiful vineyard, sampling and bu
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What a day! We LOVED everything!
Nicola arranged a perfect boat trip to enjoy the water, sunshine, good food and drink, and lovely company. He has p
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Nicola is now a friend!
You have choices when you visit Italy. You can do all of the touristy things that you think are important... (And
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We will continue to cray.....
We will continue to cray and not just 3 or 4 times, according to Nicola,countless.You can try amazing local wine,mo
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Fantastic tours and fabulous entertainment!
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The Best Tour Guide in Italy!!
We just returned from a glorious trip to southern Italy. We rented a villa in Santa Maria di Castellabatte. The vil
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Cooking experience with Nonna & Nonno!
We had the best travel experiences with Nicola. From visiting a vineyard to cooking with his Momma in her kitchen.
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Best Day on the Amalfi Coast with Nicola from Masaniello Tourist!
We had a perfect day touring the Amalfi Coast with Nicola! We had one day to spend in the area and Nicola took us
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Best transfer ever!
When shopping around for airport transfers we were recommended Nicola by the hotel where we were staying for a wedd
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Family Research Trip!
What a FUN experience! Unfortunately I arrived on the day of this tour sick. Nicola made me feel as comfortable as
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The Best Family Vacation with Nicola Masaniello!!!!
Nicola helped make our trip to Castellabate the very best experience for our family. We are a family of 5, with 3 g
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Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento and Amalfi Coast
Nicola is a great tour operator. He picked us up at our hotel in Rome and took us to Sorrento with a stop in Pompe
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What a Terrific Day!
Nicola did a tremendous job in showing my boyfriend and I the area on the wine and food tour and did a terrific job
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It was the best vacation and I was treated like family!
I went to Italy for a yoga retreat. We had classes in the morning and evenings. Nicola filled in all the minutes
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