Capital of Italy’s beautiful Liguria region, the coastal city of Genoa takes great pride in its local cuisine—with fresh flavors and traditional recipes handed down through the generations. On this walking tour, explore Genoa’s culture and lifestyle through its food and learn why Italian cuisine is the envy of the world. Sample pasta dishes with fresh pesto, local cheeses and seafood, and savory pastries, and taste the flavors the locals love.
The Italian city of Genoa, where pesto got its start, is home to antique shops; stunning 15th-, 16th-, and 17th-century palaces; and scores of outstanding restaurants and bars. This tour leads you through the top sites, secluded squares, and hidden spots. You’ll try local Prosecco, coffee, pesto, and focaccia, all with the expertise of a local guide.
Savor the flavors of Liguria with a 5-hour food and wine walking tour of Genoa. Start with a typical Italian breakfast of coffee and pastry. Sample local specialties like farinata, focaccia alla cipolla (focaccia with onions), octopus, tripe and pasta with pesto at stops throughout the day. Sip local wines as you go.
Explore the historic streets of Genoa Old Town on a 4-hour food tour, and discover the eateries loved by the locals. After visiting a historic candy shop, bakery, spice shop, and more, you’ll search for fresh basil at a food market. Learn the secrets behind a good Genoese pesto, then sample a dish of trofie pasta and pesto with wine. The tour is run with a private guide, just for your sole group.
Do not miss the opportunity to marvel at the highlights of the historical centre of Genoa, while savouring the delicacies of the Ligurian cuisine and while listening to the stories that your local guide will tell you of the city. The Street Food tour of Genoa is a unique experience that will let you try the main dishes of Genoa on the go! You will meet your local guide at the Old Port of Genoa, and from here you will start you multi-sensorial experience. Enjoy some freshly fried seafood, typical of cities by the sea. Then follow the scent of basil to your next stop, where you will see how pesto is made a try some freshly made! Walk across the main squares of Genoa, Piazza San Lorenzo and Piazza De Ferrari and enjoy some typical flat bread, flavoured with oil, onions or olives. If you have a sweet tooth, this is your moment! Enjoy some Italian Gelato and a traditional Ligurian cookie called Canestrelli, in English “little baskets”. This experience will involve all five your senses!
Street food is ready-to-eat food made with local traditional dishes and sold in the streets to take with you on the go. Genoa is the perfect place to enjoy street food, for its delicious dishes that easily made to take with you while visiting the city centre. Meeting your local guide in the port area of Genoa, start your culinary journey in the historical centre. Get lost in the maze of alleys, called Caruggi, while savouring 3 different flavours of delicious Focaccia, typical flat bread flavoured with oil, onion or olives. Enjoy how the typical Basil Pesto is made and try some of it freshly made in front of you! Next, walk by the main squares of Genoa, Piazza San Lorenzo and Piazza De Ferrari while eating some freshly fried seafood, an authentic delicacy you can find in cities by the sea. End your culinary journey with two sweet treats Gelato and typical Canestrelli, literally “little baskets”, sweet cookies that originated in the Ligurian area. Are you hungry yet?
Immerse yourself in Italian language, food, and culture with this weeklong course that combines language classes and food tourism activities. Learn to speak Italian with 20-hours of small-group class time each morning and then head out to experience local coffee, enjoy wine and cheese tastings, take cooking courses, and savor chocolate tasting in the afternoons.
Dive into the world of Ligurian cuisine on a 3-hour tour in the picturesque caruggi of Genova.Appreciate the historical shops and taste a range of traditional dishes.Meet your guide at Piazza de Ferraris and begin your culinary journey.Sample five traditional dishes from the most historical shops in Genova, learn about our food and recipes from a local tour leader.Savor a fresh pasta dish, trofie al Pesto, delight in the perfect combination of the twisted, spiral pasta trofie with the pesto sauce known throughout the world.Taste different types of focaccia, the bread that was born in this region.Another famous specialty of the area, fried fish, delivered directly from the port to your cone!Don't miss Polpettone in a typical Gastronomia and at last enter in one of the most beautiful shop in Genova ready to taste a candied mandarin with chocolate and confetti with a surprise.BUON APPETITO!
If you want to live a unique experience in Genoa, you cannot miss this tour! In 2 hours you will get to see the main highlights of Genoa while eating typical dishes on the go. With the company of a local guide you will start the tour from the Old Port of Genoa and you will go into the heart of the city, the historical centre. While walking along the alleys, crossing the main squares, Piazza San Lorenzo and Piazza De Ferrari, and marvelling at Genoa’s architecture, you will try typical dishes on the go. Learn how to make fresh Basil Pesto and try some on a piece of bread. Try some freshly fried seafood, typical of cities by the sea. Taste some delicious Focaccia, typical flat bread that will be available in three different flavours: olive oil, onions and olives. Try all three of them! End the tour with sweet treats: Gelato and Canestrelli, that are typical Ligurian cookies. Share your love for food with fellow foodies like you, while enjoying some culture, history and architecture!
Savona is a seaport and a municipality in the Liguria Region. It is a cruise embarkation point and provides access to the beautiful coastal territory. Walking through the narrow streets of the historical centre of Savona, we will find out together the oldest eateries, with their delicious and traditional dishes, enriched by delicately-flavoured extra-virgin olive oil (typical from this side of Liguria). The tourist is guided by a "Foodie", a local "buddy" able to explain every detail of the selected restaurants, their preparations, and the relevant history/curiosities. Do Eat Better Experience tours are a mix of high-quality gastronomy as a way of showing Italian culture and lifestyle and a walking experience together with a local friend. This is the reason why we accept small groups only: we want to focus on a genuine exchange and give to each tourist the highest attention possible. Please, note that the tour is always run in English and Italian; other languages upon request.