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Day Cruises

Cinque Terre Pesto Making Class, Boat Tour and Lunch from La Spezia

Get a taste of Cinque Terre on this 4-hour tour from La Spezia that combines a pesto demonstration, a boat cruise along the coast, and lunch. Travel to Cinque Terre via train with your group, then end the tour in Vernazza with a Cinque Terre trail pass to explore further if you wish.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

Cinque Terre Wine Tour in Riomaggiore and Hiking Through the Vineyards

Explore the unique wine-making history the Cinque Terre with a 3-hour wine tour from Riomaggiore. Take the public bus and meet the wine maker Andrea in Montenero, where you’ll walk between rows of grapes growing in a vineyard with a view. Learn about the traditional methods of making wine in this part of Italy, then then try Andrea’s wines in this spectacular location. The size of this group is limited to 8 people, making it a more personal experience.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

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Morning Cinque Terre Tour

The morning is the best time for boating around Cinque Terre, departing at 10.30 we will be able to avoid the first afternoon crowd, we will appreciate the fascinating light that kiss these five villages and we will stop for swimming/snorkeling in the blue clear water of the Marine Protected Area...tasting a nice glass of local wine before getting back right in time for lunch.Fish & Chill is one of the first company in Cinque Terre for boat touring; the experience we made during these years let us realized our costumers expectation.We worked on our boat and fixed up our itineraries to show our guests the best of our area, enjoying and relaxing on a nice wooden boat.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Cooking Classes

Cinque Terre Cooking Lesson in La Spezia

Learn the secrets of the Italian kitchen with this 3-hour cooking class in La Spezia. Led by an expert chef, begin at the local market to select fresh seafood and vegetables for your dishes. Then, bring your ingredients to the kitchen of a nearby ‘osteria.’ Receive hands-on training in your small group as you craft three courses of delicious Ligurian cuisine, sitting down to feast on your creations afterward. Numbers are limited to four people to keep the experience intimate.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Cooking Classes

Authentic Pesto cooking class at the Cinque Terre

Discover the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine with this 3-hour home cooking experience along the Cinque Terre coast. Visit a beautiful La Spezia home; get hands-on as you cook up specialties such as focaccia, fresh pasta, and Valentina cookies; then tuck into your delicious homemade creations, accompanied local wine.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Food Tours

La Spezia Cinque Terre Food Tour - Do Eat Better Experience

La Spezia Cinque Terre food tour is a walking tour around the center of La Spezia, 15mins from Cinque Terre. 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.  La Spezia Cinque Terre food tour is 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.  Top 5 food stops in La Spezia for a memorable and rich dining experience!
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Cooking Classes

Pesto Course in Levanto

Learn the authentic recipe for pesto Genovese with an hour-long, hands-on cooking class in Levanto. Use a mortar and pestle to turn fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan, and olive oil into a classic Ligurian sauce, then enjoy what you’ve made alongside a glass of wine, and a spread of local products.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
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Food Tours

Food & Wine evening tour La Spezia

Immerse yourself in the culinary culture of the Liguraian coast on this walking food tour. Sample local delicacies like stuffed anchovies, octopus salad, hand rolled pasta and pesto sauce, and learn the stories behind the dishes. Taste local wines and learn regional traditions and history as you stroll the streets and pass by architectural landmarks. End the evening with an extended stop at a restaurant to continue the conversation.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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  • 2 to 3 hours

Food Tours

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: a mini course with tastings

You will learn how to distinguish a "good" olive oil from a standard one and how to combine it with food and wine. The location will be typical Ligurian country house surrounded by a peaceful terraced olive grove.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Cooking Classes

Local market visit + private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in Cinque Terre

Discover, learn, and taste the secrets behind traditional Italian cooking during a private 6-hour cooking class. Choose a morning or afternoon start time, then visit to a local market to pick up ingredients. Learn how to prepare three Italian dishes from a local Cesarina. Once completed, enjoy your 3-course meal with red and white wine from local cellars. The cultural experience also includes a free apron and shopping bag.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in La Spezia

Discover the nuanced cuisine of Liguria during this private hands-on cooking class in La Spezia. Step into the home of a local and learn how to make a few dishes from the La Spezia region such as chickpea flour fritters, Genovese minestrone soup, and Ligurian-style radicchio. Then sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor with a glass of Ligurian wine and other beverages.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Food Tours

Private pasta-making class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in La Spezia

Fresh pasta is the cornerstone of Italian cuisine and this private pasta making class covers all the basics. Step into the home of a local from and get hands-on experience making fresh, delicious pasta from start to finish. Then, use your fresh pasta to prepare Ligurian dishes that you can enjoy with local red and white wines from the region.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Private Cooking Class at a Cesarina’s home with Tasting in Cinque Terre

Learn about the traditions behind Ligurian cuisine with a private half-day cooking class. Choose between a morning or afternoon class and enter the home of a Cesarina, or Italian cooking ambassador, for a hands-on class to prepare three regional recipes. Taste everything you cook alongside local wines.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Market Tours

Local market visit and dining experience at a Cesarina's home in La Spezia

Discover the flavors that go into Ligurian cuisine alongside a local ‘cesarina’ during this private food experience. First, visit a local market to shop for the perfect ingredients for your meal later on. Then, help your host in preparing a delicious 4-course meal of local dishes, learning a few techniques along the way. Enjoy your delicious meal paired with local red and white wines as well as an Italian espresso.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Food Tours

Dining experience at a Cesarina's home in La Spezia with show cooking

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a Cesarina's home, enjoy an exclusive show cooking and taste authentic La Spezia recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from Liguria cellars and coffee). At the end of the experience, take your souvenir back home: the official Cesarine apron and shopping bag.Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 600+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Poertovenere, Aperitif on restored fishing boat.

Enjoy a sunset aperitif on a restored fishing boat in the enchanting Gulf of Poets.Immerse yourself in Our tradition through the sea, nature and our food.Departure from Porto Mirabello, where you will meet the staff.We will start navigating along the coast and then take a tour of the islands with stops for swimming and snorkeling. At around 20:00 we will reach the Portovenere Channel where we will be offered an aperitif based on local products ( vegetable pies, focaccia, pesto crostini, marinara muscles, local wine).We will taste the local wine admiring the sunset from this characteristic boat.Return to Porto Mirabello is scheduled for around 10.00 pm.Getting on board with this association means entering a big family, united by the passion for the sea and the awareness of undertaking projects for the social, the environment and the territory.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Food Tours

The art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Cesarina: Learn & Enjoy in La Spezia

Your day in La Spezia is just winding down, the sun's about to set... It's time for an Aperitivo. This glamorous Italian tradition is loved all over the world, and this is your chance to learn how to prepare it for yourself, the perfect souvenir.  Preparing the perfect aperitivo is an art; you will learn how to prepare a selection of five elegant nibbles to pair with with a refreshing glass of fizz, ideal for sharing with friends in the early evening. Your aperitivo will be a bite-size representation of its local culture, using typical regional ingredients and local wines, such as a sparkling prosecco or a light red.Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 600+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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Wine tour Bonassola - Visit an organic vineyard

Visit an organic vineyard situated on the hills behind Bonassola with an expert winemaker and taste two local white wines. Between the ancient vines you will see the cultivation of blackberries, raspberries and a wonderful apiary. And all this comes a lovely sea view!
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cooking Classes

Private food walking tour and cooking class at a Cesarina's home - La Spezia

Dive into your destination like a local foodie. Explore your Cesarina's most trusted artisanal food shops, tasting as you go. After your walking tour, immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of cuisine from La Spezia area and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 600+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Food Tours

Hire your local home cook in La Spezia

Want to entertain your friends and family in your home away from home? Le Cesarine is your perfect solution; our expert local home cooks will come to your accommodation to create an authentic culinary experience you'll never forget. Put your feet up and relax with your loved ones while our Cesarina takes care of everything for you (clean up included!). Enjoy an aperitivo with sparkling wine and nibbles followed by a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert and drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars).  How does it work? After you have booked the experience we will contact you asking for the address of your accommodation and any specific requests or preferences including timings. We will then match you with the perfect local home cook from our world-famous network.Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 600+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Market Tours

Name your recipe: food market tour and workshop with a Cesarina in La Spezia

Have you ever been to a local market and traditional food shop in Italy, full of ingredients you'd love to experiment with? This is your chance to visit a market with a local expert, choose your most inspiring ingredients, and create and name your very own recipe.  Go food shopping with your Cesarina and choose 3-5 staple ingredients that capture your imagination before immersing yourself in a private cooking class at their home. With their expert guidance, you will learn how to prepare your chosen ingredients and make your own Italian creations. Cultivate your creativity and confidence in the kitchen by adding an Italian flair to your dishes.  Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 600+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cooking Classes

Local market visit and private cooking class at a Cesarina's home in La Spezia

Visit the vibrant local market and the traditional food shops with the Cesarina and immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of La Spezia cuisine and taste the fruit of your labour accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic La Spezia recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of 600+ home cooks all over the country in more than 120 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
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Traditional Pesto class in Levanto

Learn to prepare typical Ligurian pesto sauce with a friendly local chef. Enjoy Levanto and merge in a typical Cinque Terre atmosphere.
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

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Ebike and wine tasting tour | Discovering the traditions of the Cinque Terre

In this magic tour we will see landscapes hidden from the crowd, making easy ups and exciting downs with our e-bikes among the colors and scents of this part of Ligurian coast which is like a secret Cinque Terre area, but not as crowded as the original villages.We will make a visit of the Ca' du Ferrà vinyard, from which we will admire the sea from unique perspectives. Davide, the owner of the vinyard and the producer of the wine, will illustrate the traditional cultivation method that him and his family have been rediscovering through the years. He will also explain their restoring projects of ancient heritage grape varieties. The visit will continue at the cellar where, comfortably sitting in the garden, we will taste two traditional white and red wines typical of this region, paired with seasonal products. Finally, along with the sunset, we will go downhill until Bonassola, where we will make a brief visit, catching the bicycle lane that will bring us back to Levanto.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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