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Cooking class of Pesto and walking tour around Genoa food market
Join this tour and visit the food market of Genoa, the famous port city of Liguria. In addition, you will live the unique experience of learning how to make a great pesto sauce according to the tradition. Do not miss the opportunity of this trip to discover the history and local culture!
Genoa food market Private Guided excursion and experiment how to do Pesto highlights:
- Discover the historical landmarks and story behind this one powerful city of Genoa
- Explore the historical food market of Genoa
- A great morning to spend in the biggest food market of Genoa!
- Expose yourself to the different cultures and atmosphere of Genoa
- Watch and learn how Genoa pesto is made using traditional methods and taste them!
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Come along to this Genoa cultural tour along with pesto lessons and we assure that you will not be disappointed! You will meet your private guide at the railway station or at the centrally located hotel in Genoa. At the end of this walking tour, you will be shown the traditional Genoa pesto making in the historical food market, where you are very welcomed to sample taste with your lunch.
Immerse in the historical Genoa
Genoa is the sixth largest city in Italy and its impressive landmark and rich cultural historical background has been inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO. A city that is rich in artistic history, you will find a lot of treasured paintings, mosaics, frescoes, sculptures and numerous tapestrie.
As you walk along some authentic alleyways, such as Via Garibaldi, you will come across magnificent buildings such as the Palazzo Grimaldi and Palazzo Reale.But, Genoa is also about people and great stories, iridescent lights and vertical itineraries!
Visit the oldest Food Market of Genoa
Start this amazing private walking tour of the historical center of the city, spending a great morning in the biggest food market of Genoa. You will be captured by the smell of fresh focaccia, by the various cheese stalls, meat stalls, bakeries, shops that sell handmade pasta, fresh fish, fruits and vegetables in season. This colorful market is a food lover's paradise!
These shops are considered a treasure of the city of Genoa and to discover them during a stroll through its streets is a unique and authentic eXPerience. As you venture around the mediaeval streets, you will be treated to a walking tour of Genoese cuisine and dishes.
Enjoy a Private Cooking Class of Pesto
Not only is Genoa rich in history and culture but also in cuisines and one of them is pesto. Genoa pesto is famously known as the best and the basis of all regional pesto in Italy. You will learn how to make the most famous Genoese pesto sauce in the traditional way (using mortar and pestle). Using ingredients such as fresh basil, pine nuts, olive oil, garlic and grated Parmesan pounded together is the most iconic and valued dish in the whole of Italy.
A local culinary expert will welcome you to participate to a pesto sauce lesson with mortar and pestle, just as the tradition wants. After the pesto lesson you will enjoy a typical ligurian lunch with typical specialties!
Other eXPeriences in Liguria
Discover also the Manarola and Vernazza with a Private Wine Tasting, the Private Walking Tour in Santa Margherita, Portofino and San Fruttuoso, departing from Santa Margherita or the Portovenere with a Boat Trip to the Poet's Gulf. We also suggest you the Private Tour of the Centre of Genoa, with visit to the old shops and food tastings and the Private Traditional Cooking Lesson at Cinque Terre.
- Pick-up from centrally located hotel in Genoa
- Half day private guide
- Private pesto lesson
- Complete lunch at the end of pesto class, wine incuded
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
Notify us of any food allergies or intolerances, during the booking.
The tour is NOT suitable for guests with mobility problems.
The guide will only be with you until the beginning of the cooking class.
The tour can depart from Genoa railway station or centrally located hotel. During the booking, in the "Additional Information" page, specify your preference.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability. Once your booking is confirmed we will email you a voucher. This is your ticket and proof of purchase.