La Dolce Vita

What could be more appealing than eating chocolate at an elegant Italian villa? Perhaps knowing that the delicious morsels you’re tasting are fruits of you own labor. A few steps up an ancient stone walk from the seaside resort town of Positano is Villa Azzura, a charming private residence, and the home base of COOKING CHOCOLATE, a hands-on workshop devoted to our favorite flavor. Built in 1700, Villa Azzura is rich with history, yet filled with modern amenities such as marble bathtubs, central air, floor-to-ceiling windows, and above all, a spacious country-style kitchen complete with a wood-burning bread and pizza oven. During the eight-day course you’ll learn how to make desserts such as Melanzane al Cioccolato, Palline al Cocco, Capri Cake, chocolate biscotti and double chocolate gelato. Also included are excursions to Capri, Ravello, Amalfi, a "Dolce & Vini" wine tasting, and a tasting of ice cream made by a famous artisan.