Genoa pesto experience: from farm to table

Visit the historical basil greenhouses; learn to make the famous pesto sauce

Genoa pesto experience: from farm to table

Experience how the basil grows to become the famous pesto sauce!

Discover how grows the main ingredient of the most famous green sauce of the world! Join us in this unique experience. We will take you to the historical basil greenhouses where local producers have been cultivating Genoese basil for about two centuries. You’ll see how they grow their superior basil, known over the World and learn more curiosities about its production.

Then you’ll reach Genoa historical center and enter a noble palace where a local culinary expert will welcome you to participate in a pesto sauce lesson with mortar and pestle, just as tradition wants. After the pesto lesson, you will taste your pesto with a dish of “trofie” typical pasta, delicious focaccia and local wine.

General information

  • Private tour, on request
  • Available all year round from Tuesday to Saturday
  • Minimum 2 guests
  • Duration: about 5  hours
  • Meeting point:  Genoa

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