Be sure to bring your appetite and your walking shoes, and meet your guide at the Neptune Galleon — a replica of a 17th-century Spanish vessel and one of Genoa’s most distinctive landmarks. Head off by foot to the first delicious destination, the city’s oldest friggitoria, for some crispy fried bites. Continue on through the charming Sottoripa quarter to a local bakery for a taste of fresh-baked focaccia bread topped with a range of savory ingredients.
Stroll through the winding medieval streets of Vicoli, the city's historic heart, stopping to sample more local specialties like farinata (a thin chickpea-flour pancake) and famous Genovese pesto. Along the way, admire beautifully preserved architecture and learn about historic landmarks like the San Lorenzo Cathedral.
Next, indulge your sweet tooth with an array of favorite Italian desserts. Nibble canestrelli biscuits at a traditional pastry shop, savor creamy gelato at an award-winning gelateria, and sample melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and candied fruit at a historic confectionery that’s been dishing out indulgences since 1780. Finally, take a digestion break in true Italian style with an espresso at a cozy café before parting ways with your guide back at the Neptune Galleon.