Historical Ligurian Artisans

Accompanied by your local tour guide you’ll be welcomed in Fratelli Levaggi factory. An artisan small company which has been producing the traditional Chiavari chair since 1963 using old methods and local materials, which is very ecological. The chairs they produce today are light and elegant and are required all over the world. You’ll be fascinated by their family history and by the all process which brings to assembly the chair, which is still carried out strictly by hand.

The day continues discovering the ancient velvet factory “Cordani Velluti” where you will be charmed by the old looms of 1800 which are still working!

Since 1849 the family Cordani weaves handly on ancient wooden looms the wonderful, smooth and 100% silk velvets. The Cordani family are the only ones in the world to produce the original “genoan smooth velvet” and provides fabrics for some of the most famous fashion designers, such as Gucci, Prada and Valentino and customers as “Palio di Siena”, castles, museums and churches. If you like, you can also have shopping in their boutique situated in an old villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea

Other Things You Can Do in Portofino


Cooking Lesson in Portofino Terraced Gardens

On typical terraced gardens of Mediterranean vegetation restored and brought back to life

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Chiavari Old Town and its Artisans

A unique experience where you will do a walking tour of Chiavari old village and its ancients shops

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Sailing along the Italian Riviera

captain Michael will welcome you on board for a private day trip where you can choose to swim, snorkel and more

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Portofino Gulf by Private Boat

On board of a private motorboat you will discover Portofino gulf and its natural protected area

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Featured in the Media

The Sun – Genoa place to eat around here?

Learn to cook like an Italian in historic Liguria region

BBC UK – Two Greedy Italians in Liguria

Who would have thought that one day I would meet the two great chefs

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