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Treat your taste buds to two of Genoa’s favorite dishes on this afternoon food tour to the village of Boccadasse. Catch a bus to the postcard-perfect fishing town for a hands-on lesson in making classic Genovese pesto. Finish on a sweet note with a stop at a renowned ‘gelateria,’ where you'll get tips on recognizing authentic Italian gelato while savoring a scoop of the creamy good stuff.
  • Afternoon food tour and cooking lesson from Genoa
  • Travel by bus to the charming fishing village of Boccadasse
  • Learn how to make authentic Genovese pesto with a hands-on cooking class
  • Taste creamy gelato at one of the town's best 'gelaterias'
  • Learn how to distinguish high-quality gelato from touristy fare
  • Great way to explore the Ligurian coast and local cuisine
  • All food tastings included

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Make your way to Genoa’s Brignole Train Station in the afternoon, where your foodie guide will be waiting under the station’s big clock. Travel like a local for about 20 minutes on a public bus to reach the fishing village of Boccadasse — a picturesque tableau of pastel-colored houses set against a backdrop of rolling green hills. Stroll past the quaint harbor filled with fishing boats on the way to your first tasting experience.

Roll up your sleeves and inhale the scent of fresh basil leaves during a lesson in making Genoa’s signature dish — pesto! Follow an authentic recipe as you combine basil, olive oil, and other local ingredients into a fragrant green sauce used on breads, pastas, bruschetta, and more Italian classics. Once the pesto is perfect, reward your efforts with a tasting.

Next, it's time for something sweet, so head to one of Boccadasse’s oldest and most locally loved gelaterias for a scoop of creamy, delightful gelato. Learn how to distinguish authentic Italian gelato from the sub-par touristy kind so you’ll never again have a bad bite of this favorite Italian dessert. Enjoy the views on the return to bus ride to Genoa, where you’ll bid farewell to your guide back at the train station.

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, Oct 2017

Nice lady and the weather was lovely. We went on a nice walking tour of Boccadasse but I felt like the food tasting part was short, not very hands on and the lady was nice but a bit boring. I felt like for what we paid was a bit under-rated. When we did the pesto making part she was basically just making it for us. Ive done several food making tours before and i feel like we did more hands on work and learned more about how to make it. And the gelato tasting was more of going into a gelato shop and getting an ice cream. We didnt sample the flavors or learn what they are/what goes in on them.

, Sep 2017

Experience made fabulous by our guide Francesco. Great way to spend an afternoon

, Sep 2017

Amazing tour and the guide Francesco was superb. Boccadasse is minutes away from the center of Genoa but is a beautiful small fishing town. The pesto making lesson was excellent and you realize there is a real art to get just the right balance of ingredients. As for the gelato, well, best place ever

, May 2017

Well.................I didn't actually go on the Pesto making tour - there was a family emergency so they had to cancel. However, my guide and please forgive me friend as I lost you name - I wrote it down and now cannot find the paper - asked me what else I may want to do. I told him I was a foodie and he said he normally does a walking food tour in the mornings but he'd be glad to take me on an afternoon tour. I was the only one on the tour that day so I had a private tour and loved it!!!!
He took me to some amazing places to sample the local food and when he said the place he normally takes his morning group on would be closed at 3pm was there any other food I wanted to try. I told him I want to go get some meat - he took me to the coolest place and I had Lardo and a few other amazing meats.
We ate small fried fish, focaccia bread, meats, gelato from the place voted the best gelato in Italy and finished off the tour with the local cookies at a wonderful bakery.
I couldn't have had a better time - I got to see a lot of the old city and eat some awesome food. I would recommend this trip to all.


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