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Easter and its culinary traditions, many recipes that mark typical cuisine of Naples and Sorrento. The queen of the Easter tradition is certainly Pastiera which was recently recognized as a traditional food product. The legend says it was the siren Partenope to create this delight. The current recipe was perfected by the Sisters of the Convent of San Gregorio Armeno.

Easter in Sorrento Traditions and Recipes

The Neapolitan Pastiera is a true work of art and takes time, passion and patience to be prepared. We must prepare the the shortbread and let it rest in the fridge. Meanwhile, prepare the filling. Main ingredients are the ricotta fresh cheese or and wheat boiled in milk, to which are added candied fruit sugar and eggs. The secret of the fragrance are the many flavors that are added to the mixture. The variant of the Sorrento tradition sees the addition of custard. Formerly the pastiera were cooked in wood-burning ovens, and even today, in the Sorrento Peninsula, some grandmothers who live in the houses on the hills are used to cook the pastiera in ancient wood-burning ovens. The flavor is even more sublime.

Another recipe is the Neapolitan traditional is “Casatiello” in its sweet variety. We start with a bread dough made with yeast and lard to which add eggs, sugar, candied fruit and natural flavors. Let rise naturally for all the time necessary. Once cooked, the Casatiello, is decorated with icing and colored with candies called “diavulilli” – small devils – in Neapolitan tongue.

Would you like to learn how to cook these delicacies of the Neapolitan tradition?

We invite you to participate in one of our cooking classes at “Ulysses Cooking School.” Contact us for more information.


Leave behind the Winter and open the door to the Spring with an Easter in Sorrento!

Wish to avoid spending the next Easter vacation between the table and couch?  The moment to book an unforgettable Easter vacation in Sorrento immersed between cultural, tradition and good cuisine has arrived.

If you do not love to fly or have only a few days off, we propose an interesting package of three nights in a B&B including , spa and plenty of suggestions for religious events and folklore of this period.