If you can't say ‘Italy’ without thinking about a gelato, then you definitely can't say ‘Genoa’ without trying the original pesto sauce! Lucky for you, on this Genoa tour you’ll go for both, and we're talking about an authentic local foodie experience!
Your Genoa food tour will start from Brignole Train Station, just under the big clock you’ll find outside the station building. From there, we’ll catch the public bus that will take us to the village of Boccadasse, about 15 to 20 minutes away. Once we arrive, you’ll get a classic view of this magical place, from a terrace next to an ancient church. Snap a few photos of the yellow, orange, and pink houses surrounded by the green of the hills and the blue of the Mediterranean Sea.
After taking in this gorgeous view, we’ll then walk down to the little harbour full of fishermen's boats, for a closer look at this unique village. We’re headed towards a real local experience, the pesto lesson! Using the original recipe as your textbook, you’ll learn how this special sauce was invented and made. After an introduction and demonstration, it’ll be your turn, and you’ll get to show us how good you are at making authentic Genovese pesto. Of course, all that smell of basil and olive oil will leave you hungry, so then it’ll be time for the best part of the lesson: the pesto-tasting!
Once you’ve proven your skills as Italian chefs, we’ll then discover another classic Italian flavour: gelato. We could spend days going on about how good it is and what's behind a good gelato, but on this tour, let's cut it short and just try it! We'll visit one of the oldest gelato shops (gelateria) in town, a place well-known among locals as the place to go for a sweet treatment. You’ll learn all the secrets behind producing a true gelato and, most importantly for the non-experts, how to recognise a good one from a 'touristy' fake gelato.
After our afternoon with the locals of Boccadasse, learning about Genoese traditions, we’ll hop back on the public bus and return to Brignole Train Station, where our tours ends and you’ll be free to see more of Genoa on your own.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, bus ticket to Boccadasse, pesto lesson and tasting, gelato tasting.
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes for walking.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.