Culinary tourism: Tasting Liguria


Taste the flavour and culinary traditions of Liguria with a 5 hour food and wine walking tour of Genoa.

It will be a short journey in the local costumes and food culture, a morning walk in the Italian town which can be considered the cradle of pasta, of street-food and of the Mediterranean diet


Departure Point

Daily Departure Time 9 A.M. We meet in Piazza De Ferrari in FRONT of the "M" METRO RED SIGN at De Ferrari Square Metro Station.

A small treasure hunt of the little shops scattered in the wide and mysterious historic center of Genoa will show you the first confectioners’ shop in Italy, one of the oldest chocolate factories, the ancient spice shops where time has stopped a century ago and the historical veggie market of the city.

We will taste the best focaccia and then sip a liberty Italian coffee. or Along our way, between a “sciamadda” and a “friggitoria” you will taste some of the most incredible food you have ever had, such as trippa alla Genovese (tripe), farinata (thin breads made from chickpeas),

Then we will visit the pictoresque fresh food local market (Mercato orientale) of via XX settembre where, if you wish, you can buy typical products.

After these starters, we will go to one of the last real trattoria left in the city to get a delicious dish of amazing trenette al pesto (pesto pasta) or pansoti with walnuts sauce, boiled octopus with potatoes or stuffed anchovies Liguria style.

Red and white wine and Italian-style coffee with 'amaro' will be served with your meal

After lunch we will continue our stroll to taste the best “panera” ice-cream.


Price of Genoa Food Tour includes:

tour of Genoa shops in the historic center (1,5 hours)

tour at the local fresh food market (1 hour)

tastings : several sweet and savory tastings will be tasted during the tour (any allergy or intolerance to be communicated in advance)

lunch at restaurant Da Rina (drinks and coffe included) (2 hours)


What is not included : Special wines you may want ; Spirits, Tips.


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