Hamlets and tastes of the West Riviera

Discover the ancient villages of Finalborgo, meet a slow food producer and taste the precious Chinotto

Hamlets and tastes of the West Riviera

On the West side of the Italian Riviera, midway between Genoa and the French border, you will discover one of Liguria best preserved a hidden gems, the Medieval village of Finalborgo.

Accompanied by your private guide, you will take a stroll along picturesque alleyways of Finalborgo, a village still surrounded by walls and dominated by 2 castles. Admire the painted facades and sit in a nice café in the lively square of this lively village remained untouched through centuries.

Close to the village (15 minutes walking distance) you will visit a Chinotto (citrus) plantation: you’ll discover one of the most rare and precious citrus found in nature, the Chinotto, a bitter orange that grows just in this area of the Italian Riviera and has a long history. It is under the wings of the Slow Food Presidia and few producers in the area transform it in delicious jam, candied and liquors, following ancient recipes. The producer Roberto will show you his citrus grove, garden and you’ll hear about his family story and taste his products made in his small laboratory thanks to the expert hands of his wife.

This day will be a very authentic experience, definitely off the beaten path!

General information

  • Available on request from Monday to Saturday, from March to October
  • Minimum 2 guests
  • Duration: about 3 hours
  • Meeting point: Finalborgo

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