My Genoa Food Tour is:
A stroll in the narrow alleys of Genoa with me, a local food writer deeply in love with its city, the Italian Riviera traditional cuisine and its history.
A friendly little chat discovering Genoese flavours and culinary traditions. A small treasure hunt of the little shops scattered in the wide and mysterious historic centre of Genoa.
Together, walking, we will discover the first confectioners’ shop in Italy, one of the oldest chocolate factories, the ancient spice shops where time has stopped a century ago and the historical veggie market of the city. We will learn how to choose the best focaccia, where to take a liberty Italian coffee or taste the best “panera” ice-cream.
Along our way, between a “sciamadda” and a “friggitoria” I will tell you why Genoa can be considered the cradle of pasta, of street-food and of the Mediterranean diet. I will reveal you the origins of many famous Genoese dishes – from pesto to Recco cheese focaccia, from farinata to pansoti with walnuts sauce – and the legends that often accompany them.
It will be a short journey in the local costumes and food culture, a morning walk in the Italian Riviera cooking where the “augmented reality” will be the many samples we will eat during the path.
It’s an excursion for foodies who want discover a place through its typical flavors, making an unconventional custom experience out of the tourists’ routes. The tour is good also for vegetarians, as most Ligurian specialities are meatless.
And if you wish to bring back home some typical products I will be pleased to advise you and be your personal food shopper for a day.
The walk lasts 2 and a half hours.
Food tours take place on Tuesday morning, Thursday morning and Saturday morning or afternoon.
You can check available dates on my food experience calendar. (note: reservations are taken first come first serve. Early bookings are strongly advised. I update the calendar manually, so apologies for any delay!). If you don’t find a suitable date click here !
Minimum people 2, maximum 8 (the tour shall remain as more custom and private as possible).
Price starts at € 97 per person (tax included)
For more information and reservation please write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to have a full time, day long, food experience in Genoa, you can also consider to add a Pesto cooking class (with lunch at my place), for additional € 80 per person.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: I’m not a tourist guide. For a cultural, historical, architectural or artistic tour of the city (with visit to sites, museums or monuments of particular historical, artistic, archeological or natural interest) you shall address to professional authorized local tourists guides.