Experience Genoa where you’ll meet a culinary ligurian expert who will introduce you to the famous pesto sauce and the other side of the Italian Riviera meeting a chinotto slow food producer!
A short trip thought for those who want to travel deeper and meet local producers and culinary experts!
A trip of 3 days – 2 nights
1 Day – Welcome to the Italian Riviera
Today is your arrival day. Benvenuto! Check-in at your boutique accommodation Genoa old town. Relax after a long trip and start feeling the Italian atmosphere!
2 Day – Let’s discover authentic fishing villages of the Italian Riviera and taste chinotto slow food presidia products
After breakfast, you’ll meet your local private tour guide and private driver who will lead you through the historical centre of Finalborgo till meeting the chinotto producer, Roberto who will welcome you to his citrus grove, garden and you’ll hear about his family story tasting its products which is under the wings of the Slow Food Presidia. Finally, you’ll be charmed by Noli preserved fishing village, with its cobblestones alleys and gorgeous beaches.
Lunch in a typical restaurant with local specialties
3 Day – Genoa food shops and pesto lesson. Arrivederci day!
After breakfast, you’ll meet your private local tour guide for an amazing walking tour of the historical center of Genoa discovering the town and its ancient food shops! You’ll discover the ultra-centenarian food shops of the historical center: the old “friggitorie” serving friscieu (fried croquettes filled with herbs), farinata, fried fresh seafood eaten at the counter or to take away, the prestigious old pastry cafè where the famous composer Giuseppe Verdi loved to spend his time tasting the pastries and then, the “Pietro Romanengofu Stefano” old shop.
Then, you’ll have a pesto sauce lesson done by a local ligurian culinary expert. He will welcome you in the restaurant located inside a small food market to show you how to make the famous pesto sauce with mortar and pestle, just as the tradition wants. After the pesto lesson you will have lunch with typical and genuine ligurian specialities, accompanied by local wine!
*Tour not available on Sundays and Monday morning
Afternoon on your own. Check-out and departure. We will look forward to meeting you again and hope that you enjoyed this special corner of the Italian Riviera.
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