You’ll experience Portofino and the unspoiled nature surrounding this picturesque village. Then, you’ll discover Genoa old town, which authentic soul rich in contrasts and great “personality” will fascinate you. You’ll visit these towns accompanied by your local insider and live them through their eyes. This is a trip where you’ll experience the culture, the history, the food and the people of the Italian Riviera!
A trip thought for those who want to experience the different authentic aspects offered by the Italian Riviera.
A trip of 4 Days – 3 Nights
1 Day – Arrival Day. Welcome to Genoa: let’s start to discover its historical center, the largest in Europe!
Today is your arrival day, you’ll meet your private driver at Genoa railway station. Take some time to relax at your boutique accommodation. Then with your local insider you’ll have a brief walking tour of the historical center of Genoa discovering the town and its ancient food shops!
Wandering through the “Carrugi” alleys is a unique experience and we believe that by just walking through these maze of historical streets, you’ll find the “real” Genoa essence. You’ll discover the largest medieval old town in Europe, walk along its authentic medieval alleyways, stop in the squares and in the renaissance streets of the historical town and 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 , the 200 years old “Pietro Romanengofu Stefano” shop, but there’s more, including tasting all the typical products during your private tour!
For dinner, we’ll give you our suggested list of favorite places where to eat in Genoa.
2 Day – Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure and San Fruttuoso bay
After Breakfast, you’ll meet your local insider to start your tour of the picturesque villages in the heart of Portofino Natural Park. You’ll discover the beautiful Santa Margherita Ligure, once called the “salotto” of the entire Gulf with its troumpd’oeil painted palaces, will fascinate you. You’ll live “la dolce vita” walking in charming villas surrounded by elegant gardens and parks till reaching the small fishing village of Portofino which is now the center of élite tourism.
The morning continues with our insider, who will take you to San Fruttuoso bay by boat: a tiny untouched village that we consider a pearl of rare beauty And that can be reached just by boat. A Medieval Abbey in S. Fruttuoso village will enchant you. This abbey is also listed in the “FAI: FondoAmbienteItaliano”, an Italian National Trust.
For dinner, we’ll give you our suggested list of favorite places where to eat in Genoa
3 Day – “La Dolce vita” continues…immersed in the Paradise Bay: Nervi and Camogli village waits for you
After breakfast, you’ll meet your local insider to enjoy a tour immersed in the beauty of landscapes and picturesque villages of The Paradise bay. You’ll transfer by private driver and start in Nervi, a village nestled between sea and mountains. With your private tour guide you’ll walk among narrow streets between painters shop and fashion shops, admire the villas of the parks and the famous Anita Garibaldi sea walk. Then following the panoramic coastal road, you’ll arrive to Camogli, which unique and infinite line of colorful houses built along the bay will immediately fascinate you.
Weather permitting, you’ll have lunch in a special restaurant reached by boat and very known by local people for its great Italian cuisine (not included).
Back to Genoa by train
For dinner, we’ll give you our suggested list of favorite places where to eat.
4 Day – Arrivederci day!
After breakfast, check-out. Today it’s the “arrivederci” day. We will look forward to meeting you again and hope that you enjoyed a taste of Genoa and Portofino. Your private driver will take you to Genoa railway station or we can assist you if you would like to see more about the Italian Riviera.
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