Unique things to do in Genoa
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Unique things to do in Genoa

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Home cooking & cookingclass a Genova
Welcome to my home! After a brief conversation and a small welcome snack, we will cook together a typical Genoese menu (an appetizer, a first dish of pasta, a second and a dessert) and I will tell you a little history and curiosity about the Ligurian cuisine and its traditions We will also eat what I cooked with my family (it includes unlimited water and a bottle of wine every two guests!) I am very happy to share what I have learned from my mother, mother-in-law and the cooking classes I attended: I am not a professional chef!!!
Learn to cook authentic Italian food
Let's have fun cooking together! Come and learn how to prepare some typical dishes of the Genoese tradition. I will accompany you by telling you the story of the dishes we will cook. After immersing ourselves in the preparation of the dishes, we will have lunch on the terrace overlooking the sea, sipping Italian red wine. At the end of the experience, you will receive your recipe booklet and if you wish, some of the food we have prepared. During the class you will learn how to prepare authentic Ligurian food. We will prepare three different doughs, the filling and I’ll share some tips with you. At the end we will eat together what we prepared: Focaccia,, Torta Cappuccina (a vegetable pie), Pansoti (Ligurian ravioli filled with a cheese similar to ricotta and borage) and of course Salsa di Noci (walnut sauce). If you want we can even decide to prepare alternative dishes in advance (at least one week before the lesson). For intolerances and allergies, we inform you that the following products/ingredients will be used: Milk and milk-based products Nuts Egg Flour Garlic Sweet beets Borage Extra virgin olive oil Bread
Genoa's hidden streets & tales
We'll walk through the historic center along small hidden streets to discover charming squares and stately buildings which tell us old tales, anecdotes and recent stories; you will discover the area as if you were a true Genoese, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take surprising pics !
Guided mtb tour to discover Monferrato
The tour takes place on the green hills of Monferrato and we will head towards pine forests, lakes and rivers where it will be possible to have a refreshing break during summertime. Depending on the level of skills of the participants I can tailor a tour in order to allow anyone to enjoy a nice day in the open air. No one will be disappointed: from the agonist to the family! And after the ride, we could go to one of the many typical restaurants to taste the delicacies and flavors of the products of the gastronomic tradition, but also and above all the wine that made this region well-known all over the world (i.e. Gavi and Dolcetto di Ovada). Furthermore, a guided tour means to get tips and suggestions to improve your riding technique! Other things to note If you can't find availability on the calendar, please send me a message : I will arrange for a tour just for you !
A touch of Italian Cuisine and culture
In Anna's kitchen you will be invited to cook Ligurian style the old way, using mortar and pestle to make pesto sauce and other traditional sauces. Even more you will be taught how to make fresh pasta like Lasagne or Pansotti and dress them with typical sauces. Vegetables pies, seafood and a colorful variety of focaccias Ligurian style will be the extra choices for making up your favourite workshop menus. Anna is fluent either in English and French and will lead you into the genuine Ligurian culture and traditions through her recipes. Local wine and a final meal will be offered in the cozy garden overlooking the gulf.

Activities near top attractions

Doge's Palace255 locals recommend
Cathedral of St. Lawrence - Genoa Cathedral153 locals recommend
Galata Museo del Mare133 locals recommend
Piazza De Ferrari129 locals recommend
Christopher Columbus' House68 locals recommend
Carlo Felice Theater62 locals recommend

Things to do near Nervi

Tour Privato nel Centro Storico di Genova con un Local
Ciao ! Sono Antonio, sono cresciuto a Genova e sono pronto a mostrarti la mia Città in un modo interessante e divertente ! Ho lavorato come Accompagnatore Turistico e adesso lo faccio per passione. Ti propongo un Tour privato attraverso uno dei Centri Storici più grandi d'Europa, dove vedremo sia le attrazioni principali sia le parti meno conosciute e particolari, difficili da trovare da soli ! Ti racconterò Storie e Curiosità sulla Città, e quello che ha significato per me. Potrai entrare nei Palazzi e Chiese se vorrai. Vuoi dei ricordi indimenticabili ? Sarò il tuo fotografo per un giorno e ti scatterò delle belle foto nei luoghi più iconici del Centro ! Vuoi provare Cibo e Bevande locali ? Te li consiglierò io e potrai assaggiarli se vorrai ! Vuoi conoscere Gente del luogo ? Te li presenterò se vorrai ! Il nostro Tour comincerà da Piazza De Ferrari, la piazza principale della Città. Disponibile anche in caso di pioggia. Parlo Italiano, Spagnolo, Inglese e un po' di Francese ! Max 7 persone per mantenere un'atmosfera Informale, Amichevole, Rilassata e di Qualità ! Siete in un gruppo di 3+ persone? Sconto per voi ! Sono a disposizione per QUALUNQUE Info o Consiglio. Avrai il mio Supporto fino al termine del tuo Soggiorno. Ricordati Sempre che la Vita è un'Avventura
Top Rated Genoa Food Tour- Five Stops
ALL FOOD IS INCLUDED! At least 4 food stops (food choice depending on season and availability): - Pasta with Pesto - Savoury pies - Focaccia with Cheese - Fried squids - Anchovies - Farinata - Classic Focaccia with Evo oil - Caffè and dessert/ice cream What this tour IS about: - Great Food - Great company with a local - Curiosities and anecdotes - Nice walk in the city centre - Fun and smiles - New friends from all around the world What this tour is NOT about: - An historical tour - Boring long speeches PLEASE NOTICE THAT THE TOUR WILL BE HELD IN ITALIAN/ENGLISH. CONTACT US FOR OTHER LANGUAGES CONTACT US FOR PRIVATE EXPERIENCE Do Eat Better Experience tours are a mix of high-quality gastronomy as a way for showing Italian culture and lifestyle and a walking experience together with a local friend. You'll be guided by a "Foodie", a local "buddy" able to explain every detail of the selected restaurants, their preparations, and the relevant curiosities. We accept only small groups because we want to focus on a genuine exchange and give each person the highest attention possible.
Cooking class with lunch in the garden
In this cooking lesson you will learn how to cook one of the most typical dishes of the Ligurian tradition starting from scratch: of course I'm talking about pasta with pesto! We will knead different kind of fresh pasta: corzetti, trenette, gnocchi, testaroli or trofie, using traditional tools and we will learn the techniques to shape it. After that we will prepare the famous pesto with the authentic ingredients, obviously with the use of mortar and pestle! We will welcome you with a welcome aperitif / snack in our wonderful location, a flower garden a stone's throw from the Genoa Piazza Principe station and once our dish has been prepared we will have lunch together.
YOGA FLOW
LUNEDÌ e SABATO al MONUMENTO di QUARTO - Genova GIOVEDÌ e altri giorni ai BAGNI SQUASH di Corso ITALIA - Genova ...Volete riattivare le energie e ricaricare le pile?? Vi guiderò nella pratica...uno yoga dinamico dove impareremo ad ascoltare il respiro, dare spazio e a rimanere nel qui e ora!! Inizieremo con respirazione, riscaldamento, saluti al sole e vediamo dove arriviamo..
The Secrets of Genoa with Storyteller
We will take you to the oldest part of the historical center and walk through an off beaten itinerary: there's really a lot to see in Genoa, but you need to be willing to observe details cause the beauty of the old town is more likely to be revealed to those who are determined to discover it. We will take you to some charming spots of the city I'm sure you'd hardly find by yourself and make you travel through time by telling stories accompanied by the sound of a small guitar. Other things to note: we recommend to wear comfy shoes and the tour takes place with a minimum of 2 participants

Things to do near San Fruttuoso

Home cooking & cookingclass a Genova
Welcome to my home! After a brief conversation and a small welcome snack, we will cook together a typical Genoese menu (an appetizer, a first dish of pasta, a second and a dessert) and I will tell you a little history and curiosity about the Ligurian cuisine and its traditions We will also eat what I cooked with my family (it includes unlimited water and a bottle of wine every two guests!) I am very happy to share what I have learned from my mother, mother-in-law and the cooking classes I attended: I am not a professional chef!!!
Genoa over&under
Did you know that Genoa owns one of the Europe's greatest historical centres? Its "vicoli" (the little streets) have funny names and an amusing and sometimes mysterious history. We'll play together to guess these name's origin. Did you know that some "vicoli" are so narrow that the magnificent facades of their buildings were only visible by neighbors? Let's go discovering this and others stories! On the way I will tell you legends, curiosities and tradictions wich made stand out this city in the Mediterranean and in the world! Other things to note Walk duration is approximately 1.30 hour. Suitable for adult and accompanied children. Does not include visit to cultural sites, as museums, art galleries or inside the churches.
Genoa's hidden streets & tales
We'll walk through the historic center along small hidden streets to discover charming squares and stately buildings which tell us old tales, anecdotes and recent stories; you will discover the area as if you were a true Genoese, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take surprising pics !
Pesto Sauce Class and dinner in Genoa
GUARANTEED SOCIAL DISTANCING OF 1 METER BETWEEN GUESTS, SANITIZED LABORATORY Meet your host, Cristina, a real Genoese, who has also lived abroad for a long time. She will be pleased to open her home to all curious travelers who want to experience a real Genoese dinner. You will start the lesson by preparing the most famous ligurian pasta sauce: pesto. It traditionally consists of crushed garlic, European pine nuts, coarse salt, basil leaves, hard cheese such as Parmigiano-Reggiano all blended with olive oil. Then, learn how to prepare home made Tagliatelle! Sit with your host and enjoy the fruit of your labour and taste the second course ( typically fried anchovies ). Once the work is completed, you will enjoy the meal and the dish tasting with your local host. You will also taste fine local Italian wine.. Finally enjoy the gelato or dessert with some coffee. After the lesson, ask us a copy of all the recipes prepared with the host. Get ready for an amazing experience in Genoa ! Other things to note You can park your car very close to the meeting point
Trekking urbano a Genova tra creuze e funicolari
Trekking urbano a Genova! Da piazza Manin a via Garibaldi attraverso un percorso ad anello che vi farà scoprire angoli inediti tra creuze e funicolari! Non mancherà un assaggio di focaccia finale!!!!!

Things to do near Sestri Ponente

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We will start from Porta Soprana, explaining the birth of the municipality of Genoa in the middle ages and the development of the port economy. The next stop will be Piazza Sarzano, the heart of ancient Genoa. We will descend to the church of San Donato and to Via San Bernardo, where the strongholds of the first large families of magnates are located. Then in San Lorenzo to admire the cathedral. Finally, we will descend into Piazza Campetto and talk about the Imperial Palace and the great Genoese aristocracy of the Renaissance. Via Luccoli we will climb up Via Garibaldi, where we will talk about the great financial and building boom of the mid-century, admiring some androns of ancient buildings.
Genoa paddle through an history of pasta
In a unique trip, away from the tourist flow, we will paddle along the Genoise east coast, where in the seventeen hundreds the Russian wheat was worked in local mills and pasta factories to produce excellent pasta, appreciated till the South America; we will paddle to "porticciolo Nervi" a small fishing harbour where we can land for a gelato stop. Then moving along the Anita Garibaldi promenade, till the east edge of the town, we arrive under Villa Giannettino Luxoro, a gorgeous bourgeois nineteen hundreds villa, standing on a vertical cliff, facing the sea. Then we move back to the starting point. And why not? We could have even a fantastic swim in each moment Other things to note This experience is doable for everybody, from beginners to skilled kayakers. Is this your very first time on a kayak? Don't worry, I'm a kayak instructor, it will be my pleasure to assist you!
Aperobike at sunset
Meeting at 6 pm at the seifuori shop located at the Genova Nervi train station. From there we will take the ancient Via Aurelia towards Recco, famous for its cheese focaccia, where we will stop in a wonderful bay for a stop with the possibility of swimming or simply to relax on the beach and take the last sun. At around 7.30 pm we will move to a typical bar to enjoy an aperitif with appetizers, where we can admire the sunset while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Golfo Paradiso. Expected to return in Nervi at 9 / 9.30 pm.
Kayak&Snorkeling experience in Genoa
You dive into the world of kayaking through some technical advice before leaving, then paddling you will discover another way to admire the sea and the coast. A dive with mask and snorkel will reveal all the secrets of our beautiful sea! It does not matter if you've never paddled, we will use kayaks easy and directional. Other things to note Can we arrive by bus with line 15 or 17 from the center of Genova or by train from Genova Nervi Station
Drawing and Sightseeing with Artist
We will draw together, starting from Piazza de Ferrari, walking through the city, getting to know Genoa’s most fascinating places, such as the historic centre and the old harbour, in a creative way. You will receive individual drawing lessons that are measured according to your abilities and desires. No matter if you’re just starting out or already an art professional: We will have fun together and you will take home new inspiring impressions. The relaxed “slowing down” and the joy of the creative process make this walk through Genoa a special experience that you will love to remember. Our tour ends at the picturesque Boccadasse, where we enjoy our works on the beach with an ice cream or aperitivo.

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Tour Privato nel Centro Storico di Genova con un Local
Ciao ! Sono Antonio, sono cresciuto a Genova e sono pronto a mostrarti la mia Città in un modo interessante e divertente ! Ho lavorato come Accompagnatore Turistico e adesso lo faccio per passione. Ti propongo un Tour privato attraverso uno dei Centri Storici più grandi d'Europa, dove vedremo sia le attrazioni principali sia le parti meno conosciute e particolari, difficili da trovare da soli ! Ti racconterò Storie e Curiosità sulla Città, e quello che ha significato per me. Potrai entrare nei Palazzi e Chiese se vorrai. Vuoi dei ricordi indimenticabili ? Sarò il tuo fotografo per un giorno e ti scatterò delle belle foto nei luoghi più iconici del Centro ! Vuoi provare Cibo e Bevande locali ? Te li consiglierò io e potrai assaggiarli se vorrai ! Vuoi conoscere Gente del luogo ? Te li presenterò se vorrai ! Il nostro Tour comincerà da Piazza De Ferrari, la piazza principale della Città. Disponibile anche in caso di pioggia. Parlo Italiano, Spagnolo, Inglese e un po' di Francese ! Max 7 persone per mantenere un'atmosfera Informale, Amichevole, Rilassata e di Qualità ! Siete in un gruppo di 3+ persone? Sconto per voi ! Sono a disposizione per QUALUNQUE Info o Consiglio. Avrai il mio Supporto fino al termine del tuo Soggiorno. Ricordati Sempre che la Vita è un'Avventura
Top Rated Genoa Food Tour- Five Stops
ALL FOOD IS INCLUDED! At least 4 food stops (food choice depending on season and availability): - Pasta with Pesto - Savoury pies - Focaccia with Cheese - Fried squids - Anchovies - Farinata - Classic Focaccia with Evo oil - Caffè and dessert/ice cream What this tour IS about: - Great Food - Great company with a local - Curiosities and anecdotes - Nice walk in the city centre - Fun and smiles - New friends from all around the world What this tour is NOT about: - An historical tour - Boring long speeches PLEASE NOTICE THAT THE TOUR WILL BE HELD IN ITALIAN/ENGLISH. CONTACT US FOR OTHER LANGUAGES CONTACT US FOR PRIVATE EXPERIENCE Do Eat Better Experience tours are a mix of high-quality gastronomy as a way for showing Italian culture and lifestyle and a walking experience together with a local friend. You'll be guided by a "Foodie", a local "buddy" able to explain every detail of the selected restaurants, their preparations, and the relevant curiosities. We accept only small groups because we want to focus on a genuine exchange and give each person the highest attention possible.
Cooking class with lunch in the garden
In this cooking lesson you will learn how to cook one of the most typical dishes of the Ligurian tradition starting from scratch: of course I'm talking about pasta with pesto! We will knead different kind of fresh pasta: corzetti, trenette, gnocchi, testaroli or trofie, using traditional tools and we will learn the techniques to shape it. After that we will prepare the famous pesto with the authentic ingredients, obviously with the use of mortar and pestle! We will welcome you with a welcome aperitif / snack in our wonderful location, a flower garden a stone's throw from the Genoa Piazza Principe station and once our dish has been prepared we will have lunch together.
YOGA FLOW
LUNEDÌ e SABATO al MONUMENTO di QUARTO - Genova GIOVEDÌ e altri giorni ai BAGNI SQUASH di Corso ITALIA - Genova ...Volete riattivare le energie e ricaricare le pile?? Vi guiderò nella pratica...uno yoga dinamico dove impareremo ad ascoltare il respiro, dare spazio e a rimanere nel qui e ora!! Inizieremo con respirazione, riscaldamento, saluti al sole e vediamo dove arriviamo..
The Secrets of Genoa with Storyteller
We will take you to the oldest part of the historical center and walk through an off beaten itinerary: there's really a lot to see in Genoa, but you need to be willing to observe details cause the beauty of the old town is more likely to be revealed to those who are determined to discover it. We will take you to some charming spots of the city I'm sure you'd hardly find by yourself and make you travel through time by telling stories accompanied by the sound of a small guitar. Other things to note: we recommend to wear comfy shoes and the tour takes place with a minimum of 2 participants
Genoa over&under
Did you know that Genoa owns one of the Europe's greatest historical centres? Its "vicoli" (the little streets) have funny names and an amusing and sometimes mysterious history. We'll play together to guess these name's origin. Did you know that some "vicoli" are so narrow that the magnificent facades of their buildings were only visible by neighbors? Let's go discovering this and others stories! On the way I will tell you legends, curiosities and tradictions wich made stand out this city in the Mediterranean and in the world! Other things to note Walk duration is approximately 1.30 hour. Suitable for adult and accompanied children. Does not include visit to cultural sites, as museums, art galleries or inside the churches.
Home cooking & cookingclass a Genova
Welcome to my home! After a brief conversation and a small welcome snack, we will cook together a typical Genoese menu (an appetizer, a first dish of pasta, a second and a dessert) and I will tell you a little history and curiosity about the Ligurian cuisine and its traditions We will also eat what I cooked with my family (it includes unlimited water and a bottle of wine every two guests!) I am very happy to share what I have learned from my mother, mother-in-law and the cooking classes I attended: I am not a professional chef!!!
Learn to cook authentic Italian food
Let's have fun cooking together! Come and learn how to prepare some typical dishes of the Genoese tradition. I will accompany you by telling you the story of the dishes we will cook. After immersing ourselves in the preparation of the dishes, we will have lunch on the terrace overlooking the sea, sipping Italian red wine. At the end of the experience, you will receive your recipe booklet and if you wish, some of the food we have prepared. During the class you will learn how to prepare authentic Ligurian food. We will prepare three different doughs, the filling and I’ll share some tips with you. At the end we will eat together what we prepared: Focaccia,, Torta Cappuccina (a vegetable pie), Pansoti (Ligurian ravioli filled with a cheese similar to ricotta and borage) and of course Salsa di Noci (walnut sauce). If you want we can even decide to prepare alternative dishes in advance (at least one week before the lesson). For intolerances and allergies, we inform you that the following products/ingredients will be used: Milk and milk-based products Nuts Egg Flour Garlic Sweet beets Borage Extra virgin olive oil Bread
Trekking among the olive trees and pesto class
We will meet at the Cavi di Lavagna station, a small and characteristic village away from the main tourist flows. Here we will walk up together, 15 minutes, one of the paths that in ancient times the women incharge of transporting the famous slate slabs from the extraction sites to the warehouses located near the sea. Once at our destination we will find ourselves immersed in an olive garden with a table ready with everything you need to get to work and learn how to make the famous pesto, a typically bright green sauce that originated in Genoa and is very popular in italian cuisine.
Full Meal Five Stops Genoa Street Food
ALL FOOD IS INCLUDED! At least 5 food stops (food choice depending on season and availability): - Super tender Fried squids - Classic and delicious focaccia with EVO oil - Typical savoury pies - Focaccia with local cheese - Artisan ice cream - Espresso What this tour IS about: - Great Food - Great company with a local - Curiosities and anecdotes - Nice walk in the historical center - Fun and smiles - New friends from all around the world What this tour is NOT about: - An historical tour - Boring long speeches PLEASE NOTICE THAT THE TOUR WILL BE HELD IN ITALIAN/ENGLISH. CONTACT US FOR OTHER LANGUAGES CONTACT US FOR PRIVATE EXPERIENCE Do Eat Better Experience tours are a mix of high-quality gastronomy as a way for showing Italian culture and lifestyle and a walking experience together with a local friend. You'll be guided by a "Foodie", a local "buddy" able to explain every detail of the selected restaurants, their preparations, and the relevant curiosities. We accept only small groups because we want to focus on a genuine exchange and give each person the highest attention possible.
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