CAPRI culinary villa stays

We have collaborated with a historic, newly renovated stunning sea view villa in a quaint neighbourhood in Anacapri to offer accommodation packages with a culinary and cultural edge!

Enjoy luxury sea view villa accommodation with a pool and jacuzzi combined with island simplicity, local food, life and nature at our inaugural Capri Culinary Villa Stay from 11-13 September 2024 with special guest chef, Pia Gava, Australian Masterchef contestant, cookbook author and cooking class chef.

Choose your accommodation package and place your order on our online shop. 

about THE villa

Our villa collaboration will offer guests tranquillity and relaxation, along with delicious local food and wine, and the opportunity to interact with the local community and special guests. Perched high in Anacapri, surrounded by a huge garden with jaw dropping sea views, the villa offers:

  • 6 newly renovated bedrooms with large double-beds and self contained bathrooms
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Dining room plus living room with TV
  • Large sea view terrace plus outdoor dining setting
  • Outdoor pool (temperature controlled) with sun loungers
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
  • Wellness area with gym equipment
  • Housekeeping
  • WIFI
  • Air conditioning/ heating

INAUGURAL CAPRI SUMMER PACKAGE

11-13 September 2024

We’re so excited to launch our inaugural culinary stay package; a 2 night stay in the villa with culinary experiences in collaboration with Australian Masterchef contestant, author and cooking class chef, Pia Gava

The culinary experiences will be open to the public however, spaces are limited and villa guests have first preference for availability.

Follow Michelangelo Capri and Pia Gava on Instagram to stay up to date with announcements!

pia gianluca holly

About your event co-host, pia gava

Pia Gava is a chef and author of cookbook Pia’s Table, which celebrates history, tradition, food and family. She was also a contestant on season 9 of Masterchef Australia. 

Food was an important part of Pia’s Italian upbringing living in Australia. Her favourite memory as a little girl was sitting on her kitchen step, watching her mother so effortlessly create delicious pasta dishes.

Pia loves to share her passion for cooking with others. She’s taught sold-out cooking classes and workshops, hosted and created menus for numerous dining events and food festivals, and collaborated with brands like Royal Caribbean (with Flight Centre), Fondazione EVOO School (together with the Italian Chamber of Commerce Melbourne) and Vita Italian Tours.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to learn to cook with Pia Gava in Capri!

The full program:

Wednesday 11th September
2pm:
Guest check in opens.
6.30pm – 9.00pm: Aperitivo Event hosted by Pia Gava at the sea view villa with local musicians.

Thursday 12th September
10.30am – 2.30pm: Pia Gava Special Host Cooking Class followed by lunch in the sea view villa.
6.30pm – 10.00pm: Michel’angelo & Pia Gava Degustation Dining Event in a garden villa.

Friday 13th September
10am:
Guests check out.

CHOOSE YOUR PACKAGE:

Please note: all rooms have a matrimonial bed which cannot be separated for twin bed occupancy. All package prices are for 2 guests and accommodation based on double occupancy.

Package 1: €1200 (2 guests)
Two night stay, daily continental breakfast, Giardino di Capri welcome pack, signed Pia Gava cookbook and aperitivo evening at the villa on Wednesday 11 September.

Package 2: €1550 (2 guests)
Two night stay, daily continental breakfast, Giardino di Capri welcome pack, signed Pia Gava cookbook, aperitivo evening at the villa on Wednesday 11 September and one culinary event (either the cooking experience at the sea view villa or the degustation dining experience in the garden villa).

Package 3: €1950 (2 guests)
Two night stay, daily continental breakfast, Giardino di Capri welcome pack, signed Pia Gava cookbook, aperitivo evening at the villa on Wednesday 11 September, both culinary events on Thursday 12 September at the sea view villa and the garden villa.

Booking an event only?

Aperitivo Event hosted by Pia Gava at the sea view villa with local musicians
Wednesday 11 September, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
€150 per person – up to 30 guests

Pia Gava Special Host Cooking Class followed by lunch in the sea view villa
Thursday 12 September, 10.30am – 2.30pm
€260 per person – up to 12 guests

Michel’angelo & Pia Gava Degustation Dining Event in a garden villa
Thursday 12 September, 6.30pm – 10.00pm 
€180 per person – up to 16 guests

Do you want to attend the events but interested in different accommodation options?
We have a selection of nearby villas and apartments, along with hotel recommendations should you wish to stay nearby to meet your travel needs. Enquire directly via email: bookings@giardinodicapri.com

Can’t make it to our Culinary Stays but interested in staying in this stunning sea view villa?
You can book a stay with this villa directly through their website here: Dimora Maiuri Olivella | Anacapri.
Mention Holly & Gianluca upon reservation and you will also receive a Giardino di Capri Welcome Pack to help you settle into Capri life with a taste of local flavours (wine, extra virgin olive oil, Torta Caprese) and our picnic maps and postcards.

You can also follow us on Instagram for all upcoming news on our events and packages.

WINTER & LOW SEASON CULINARY STAYS

Winter & Low Season Culinary Stays
We’re hoping our first collaboration in September will lead to our low season culinary and culture stays project coming a reality. We have always promoted the island as a destination year round for so many reasons. Book a low season stay and you will experience the island differently. Read on to view the inclusions and register your interest here.

Winter Weekender Foodie Retreat Inclusions (2 night stay):

  • 2 nights (Friday & Saturday night) luxury sea view villa accommodation.
  • Up to 12x guest occupancy.
  • Daily continental breakfast.
  • Private transfers to and from Marina Grande port and Anacapri on arrival/departure.
  • Bottle of red, white or rosato Michel’angelo wine upon arrival.
  • Cheese, wine and extra virgin olive oil tasting and local guest experience (Friday afternoon).
  • Freshly prepared picnic package OR family-style lunch in villa (Saturday).
  • Capri Winter Guide (information on museums, restaurants, bars, organised island activities and nature exploration).

Available every weekend (Friday night/Saturday night) from 1 November 2024 – 13 April 2025 (excluding 20 December 2024 – 2 January 2025).

You can also register your interest for Mid-Week Retreats, Christmas 2024, New Year 2024/2025 and Easter 2025 Packages below. 

ADd a local activity to your capri experience!

Sandal Making Demonstration
Guided Cultural Tour
Guided Hike/Tour
Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, PT
Day Trip to Avellino
Day Trip to Naples

Register your interest

We’d love to see you in Capri! Please fill in your details below and we’ll be in touch with rates & availability.

Note: Only applicable if you selected "Accommodation Only" Package.

FAQs

Check in is from 2pm.

Check out is 10am.

  • To secure your booking, we require full payment upon reservation.
  • Cancel for a full refund up to 30 days before your scheduled stay.
  • Cancel between 29 and 16 days prior to your scheduled stay and a 50% refund applies.
  • Cancellations within 15 days of your scheduled stay incur a 100% cancellation fee.

The villa is nestled in a quiet neighbourhood of picturesque Anacapri, a short 10-15 minute walk from the historic town centre and a 1 minute walk to our garden villa. The closest bus stop is a 2 minute walk and buses run regularly along the Blue Grotto bus line between the villa and the historic town centre.

A regular bus timetable also operates between the Anacapri historic town centre and the Capri historic town centre.

There is also taxi/private vehicle/scooter access to the villa.

Anacapri is located on the higher part of the island above Capri and is home to some of the most significant sites on the island including the mesmerising Blue Grotto, the Monte Solaro chairlift, Villa San Michele and the Lighthouse.

  • Airfares or travel to the island (i.e. ferry tickets).
  • Additional villa charges such as mini bar purchases, room service, laundry or other services.
  • Food and beverages not specifically itemised in the package inclusions.
  • Optional activities or excursions not specifically itemised in the package inclusions.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Private transfers to and from the port unless specifically itemised in the package inclusions.

Yes, absolutely! Please see below a list of our products. Just let us know at time of booking what you would like to purchase, and we’ll have it waiting for you upon arrival:

Room prices/packages are based on double occupancy in matrimonial beds and cannot be separated for twin bed occupancy. Package inclusions can be reduced for single occupancy, although the room price will remain the same.

Yes they do, subject to rough seas. Ferries to Capri operate from Naples or Sorrento.

There are 2 ports in Naples, Molo Beverello where the high-speed ferries depart (50 mins to Capri) and Calata Porta di Massa where the slow ferries (car ferries) depart (1-1.25 hours to Capri).

When the sea is rough and/or there are strong winds, the slow ferries are more likely to run than the high speed ferries.  It’s rare but during very rough weather, the ferries may be cancelled and few or no ferries may depart or arrive on the island.

Travelling from Sorrento is a shorter trip (20 mins fast ferry or 30 minutes slow ferry). For those who are not good sea fearers, we recommend taking the shorter ride from Sorrento and on the slower ferries.

We have a range of activities to keep the curious traveller entertained. You can choose from a diverse selection of organised activities or simply enjoy the communal areas of the villa while enjoying aperitivo, local wine and playing Capri Monopoly or Tombola.

The villa has a library of English books for guests to read and we can also hold cooking classes, food experiences and other activities in the communal areas of the villa or (weather permitting) in our covered outdoor kitchen in our villa garden.

Activities cancelled due to weather will be fully refunded.

Bring warm clothes and layers including jackets and scarfs. While there may be some beautiful sunny winter days, the evenings are always cooler and in Anacapri, there is more humidity.

We will refund the daily accommodation rate should there be not one ferry service running from either Naples or Sorrento. That is, we will refund only the night affected by the lack of ferry service.

You can view expected weather forecasts here

Weather is becoming more unpredictable. There may be days the island experiences storms, rain and wind (but this is possible all year round).

No matter the weather, we can adjust activities to ensure you have a great time.

The island has a very different vibe during the low season. It is more relaxed, more communal and in many ways has a more creative energy. We dine and go to bed earlier to take advantage of the shorter days. We enjoy spectacular sunrises at 7.30am and sunsets at 4.30pm.

Dinner reservations open earlier and kitchens/bars close earlier but there is always something to do.

A winter visit is not for everyone. We recommend following our Instagram and watching our previous Christmas highlights, along with listening to our Podcast – Christmas in Capri.

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