Unique things to do in Riviera di Ponente
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Unique things to do in Riviera di Ponente

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DISCOVER PETRICOR: olive grove visit and tasting
DISCOVER PETRICOR The discovery experience is a real journey through the narrow countryside roads, in search of the most authentic Liguria. To guide you, you will find those who have decided to value their own territory by radically changing their perspective for a more sustainable future. Immersed in the olive groves you’ll discover everything that Petricor revolves around: a project made by people, values and sensations radically linked to this territory. This will be followed by a tasting itinerary designed to make you live an experience in close contact with our territory. All accompanied by two glasses of wine (or alcohol-free drinks) selected by Giada, paired with our products.
Abellonio Cascina Piccaluga - Langhe Essence
We wil made a tour in the vineyard until the top of the hill. there you can see all the langhe hills, and i will talk about the season work into the wineyard. Then we will go into the vinery to learn all the process of vinification adn aging of the wine. And but last but not the least the winetasting! Other things to note is possible take your dog with you if the weather is not good we don't go into the wineyard, just in the winery and winetasting
Photoshoot Experience
The Experience consists in make picture of your best moment during the visit in Varigotti e Noli. Walking I'll show you some of the most beautiful spot of Varigotti than we'll go to Noli another typical Ligurian villages. During the walking you can also make photo (please if you want bring with you your camera if you have got one) Other things to note On request we can consider another route for our shooting Kids are welcome IN HIGH SEASON WE'LL DO THE SHOOTING IN VEREZZI
THE SECRETS OF THE TAGGIASCA OLIVE OIL
Three ways to recognize a good extra virgin olive oil from a low quality one! As a guest of a family business which produces extra virgin olive oil of the Taggiasca cultivar (one of the best in the world) you’ll learn how to recognize it and you’ll be able to choose the best oil for your palate! I’ll be waiting for you in the parking lot of the village of Apricale (and I’ll provide you with all the details on how to reach it in the easiest possible way). From here on we’ll cross the lovely village on foot, endorsed as one of “Italy’s most beautiful villages”. Beyond the village, our walk among the olive trees will begin. The path is easy but slightly uphill (it’s possible to go by car along the last section if needed). Together we’ll discover the typical Ligurian terraces known as “fasce”, which were built thanks to the ancient art of the dry walls, recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage craft. Once at the olive grove I’ll tell you about the cultivation of the trees, from the initial pruning until the harvest and then the pressing. In the suggestive location of the olive grove I’ll reveal you the secrets of our job, I’ll make you taste our extra virgin olive oil and I’ll teach you how to recognize its features and differences with olive oils from other locations. Other delicacies from our land won’t be missing from the table, and they’ll make you fall in love with our Riviera.
PASTA & BASTA
I will welcome our group to my apartment where we will have our interactive cooking class. I will introduce you the program and the grandma traditional receipts that we will cook together: everybody will have his own apron and I will teach you how to cook the following dishes: - tagliatelle - ravioli - orecchiette all rigorously handmady During the preparation everybody will have his own space and ingredients to put in practice what I'll teach, meanwhile I will be glad to share with you the origin of different preparation, with some historical link and show you some tricks how to make a dish a real artwork so that you can be a real italian chef when you will invite your friends at home next time! During the class you will learn also italian names for different ingredients and in a whilw you will became a PASTA expert. Ready for your special meal? We will move to the terrace and we will share PASTA receipts just cooked during the class and we'll finish our convivial dinner with a real italian coffee and some more legend and local tips. PASTA E BASTA... PASTA, WHAT ELSE? Other things to note ALCHOOL FREE EXPERIENCE If you partecipate in group, according to your special needs, we can tailor-made the cooking class for special occasion (birthday, anniversary etc), we are available to make experience both lunch and dinner. We can arrange a special table for kids.
Cooking class in Langhe!
Dogliani and the Langhe are the homeland of wine, there isn't a better way to welcome you than with a good glass of Dogliani wine! So it's time to get to work. We'll start with a delicious appetizer: vegetable flan with fondue. Then we will prepare handmade pasta combined with a sauce made with the freshest ingredients of the season. We will make tajarin, tagliatelle or maltagliati, served with vegetables, cheese, sausage or mushroom sauces, depending on the seasonal availability. Finally, following the tradition, we will prepare zabaione, the typical egg-based liqueur cream, perfect to combine with cakes and biscuits. After working hard, it will be time to enjoy our dishes in a pleasant friendly lunch. Please let me know about any intolerance or preferences during the booking process and I'll be happy to adapt the menu to meet your request. The experience is in Italian, if you need it in English I will arrange it without problems. During the class you will find the recipe book available in 4 languages: Italian, English, German or French.
KAYAK & SNORKELING AROUND BORDIGHERA
With this experience I want to offer you an adventure suitable for any level of ability. Once the kayaks are ready, we will visit an area that is not very accessible from the ground where the green of the pines and the blue of the sea meet on a jagged coast, after half an hour of navigation, we will arrive in a bay where we will leave our kayaks to wear masks and take a look at the fish and the wonderful seabed. Leaving the water we will relax a little on the beach in the sun before returning. An adventure, 100% ecological, that will make you experience the sea from different angles. Other things to note kayaks are sit on top double,2+1, single
camminata contro corrente
Risalita del torrente Argentina, Ritrovo ad Arma di Taggia dove col furgone attraverseremo il centro storico di Taggia e proseguiremo verso Badalucco, da lì ci tufferemo nelle acque fresche torrente Argentina dove camminando contro corrente, risaliremo attraversando rapide con l aiuto di corde, tuffi da diverse altezze in laghetti che passano dal giallo al verde smeraldo, arrampicheremo piccole pareti di roccia, passeremo in punti dove il verde delle piante spicca ancora di più in contrasto con le rocce rosse della falesia. All'arrivo ci sarà un rinfresco con prodotti di Taggia e rientro in furgone al punto di ritrovo.
Organic Family Owned Winery Experience in Liguria
Visit a beautiful family owned winery on the Liguria di Ponente hills, close to the sea and taste their organic wines such as Pigato, Vermentino, Rossese and Granaccia. For generations the family have preserved their own lands cultivating local products. Located in Bastia on the Albenga plain where they grow herbs, the family farmland runs along the River Arroscia up to Ranzo on the high slopes of Imperia where you will find vineyards and olive groves. The family will welcome you in her beautiful rural house and old cellar. You'll taste 4 different wines paired with local delicacies. The maison is also famous for herbs and oil production. The use of pesticides, fertilizers and suchlike chemical products is not part of our local tradition, so we have just carried on as they did in the past. Organic farming is not a technical or economical choice: it is simply a question of culture.
La Risorseria, un racconto di vino e altre cose
La Risorseria è un luogo dall'atmosfera casalinga, che ti introdurrà nella cultura di Langa. Lasciati trasportare dal racconto di Pier, che ti guiderà nella degustazione dei vini prodotti dalla nostra azienda di famiglia. Potrai assaggiare tutti i vini disponibili al momento, come il nostro bianco autoctono, la Nas-cetta del comune di Novello, il Dolcetto d'Alba, il Langhe Nebbiolo, la Barbera Superiore e i Baroli. Tutti i calici saranno accompagnati da grissini stirati a mano e nocciole tonda gentile e verranno abbinati a formaggi e salumi locali. Sarà un'occasione per scoprire alcune nozioni sulla cultura di Langa, sulle nostre tradizioni e le nostre radici, e nel frattempo, perchè no, potrai suonare il pianoforte o leggere un libro o dialogare con gli altri ospiti .. amiamo le connessioni! Seduto ai vecchi tavoli della Risorseria ti sentirai come in un piccolo salotto o cucina delle vecchie case di Langa. Il locale ospita inoltre alcune opere prodotte da artisti locali, e potrete scoprire come in Risorseria vengono prodotti manufatti artistici e di design con gli scarti di vinificazione e agricoli. Consultando un libro di antiche ricette piemontesi, crescerà in te la voglia di cenare o pranzare in uno degli incredibili ristoranti della zona, per cui saremo lieti di donarti il nostro consiglio e darti una mano nella scelta. Quindi...ti aspettiamo?
Authentic pesto-making and tasting of typical products
COOKING CLASS:MORTAR PESTO Authentic pesto-making, the emblematic sauce of this region. Pestle in hand and in the middle of the olive grove we make pesto: basil, extra virgin olive oil, garlic, coarse salt and a couple of pro tips from us. We’ll tell you a bit about us, harvest some basil, talk about the ingredients needed for the perfect pesto and finally make it together. All this followed by a tasting paired with two glasses of wine (or alcohol-free drinks) carefully selected by Giada.
The kayak of the rising sun
With this experience, I want to offer you the opportunity to enjoy the sunrise from an unusual perspective: in the middle of the sea. A play of amazing light and color, and every day a different painting. Adventure suited to any level of ability. Make the kayaks point to the open sea for a better view, the sunrise is the best time of day. The silence, the tranquility of the sea, the sound of the paddle entering the water. Once the sun rises, we'll head to the coast, where you can take a dip in a mask and check out the fish and the beautiful backdrop. We'll head to the beach to grab a bite to relax in the sun before heading back. An adventure, 100% ecological , that will allow you to experience the sea from different angles. The time of the experience is approximate since the position of the sun changes day by day
Go walking, visit Apricale and discover the local olive oil
You will learn to recognize extra Virgin olive oil to bad oil, in a real italian oil firm. I’ll be waiting for you in the parking place of the village of APRICALE (and I’ll provide all details to effortlessly reach it), together we’ll decide wether moving on foot across the olive tree grove (about a 40 minute walk) or keep on going by car. If you choose the path on foot, we’ll cross the lovely village of Apricale, recognized among “Italy’s most beautiful Villages”. Beyond the village our walk among the olive tree groves will begin. The path is simple, but slightly uphill. Together we’ll discover the typical Ligurian terraces known as “fasce” (strips), created through the ancient craft of the DRY WALLS, acknowledged as Unesco World Heritage. Once arrived at our grove, I’ll tell you about the cultivation of the olive tree from the initial pruning until the harvest and final pressing. In the suggestive setting of the olive tree grove I’ll reveal all the secrets of our job, I’ll make you sample our “Evo” olive oil and teach you how to recognize its features and differences with olive oils from other places. There will be also other local gastronomical delis which will make you fall in love with our land of Riviera. Other things to note An experience for everyone, outdoors, fun and educational for kids as well. You’ll find out what’s inside an olive oil bottle!
In partisan tracks through the Maritime Alps
We often do discovery trekking on historical trails and places that authentically breathe history to this day. THE TOUR DISPLAYED here begins on our own premises, where during the Second World War anti-fascist partisans had hidden in a hole in the wall from one of the great purges (Rastrellamento) of the "Nazifascisti"; and leads on an easy but extensive hike through the unique landscape of West Liguria, where the Maritime Alps plunge into the Mediterranean in such a spectacular way, on partisan trails through other places of historical events including the summit option for our local mountain Monte Ceppo (1624m). There are also plenty of other cultural, economic or natural history insights or discoveries in flora and fauna and we often move around in and on the "Parco Naturale Alpi Liguri". The paths in the steep as well as wild chestnut mixed forests of western Liguria, but also in the colline olive zone quickly covered with maquis, are generally not easy to find for normal hikers; This applies even more to more hidden places of historical events, such as memorial stones for killed partisans or often civilians. Other things to note Deliberately radically rustic, decelerated and simply focused on the essentials: there is neither luxury nor high-tech or cardboard nose halligalli, but no one is overwhelmed or left behind
Scenic aperitivo on the medieval tower
A unique and exclusive experience of its kind because it is genuine and dedicated: a breath-taking view from the top of the medieval tower at a height of 28 meters (92 feet). A panoramic point with a 360 ° view of the Langhe, Roero and Monviso area to allow you to grasp the beauty of the Unesco Heritage while tasting local products. A union of pleasures for the palate and food and wine insights directly in the company of the protagonists of a natural spectacle. On the panoramic medieval tower (built in twelfth century) the customer will find himself outdoors with a 360 ° panorama that extends from the Roero to the Langa giving a glimpse of the plain before Cuneo and Turin up to the show of the mountain range of the Alps from which the Monviso stands out. Access will always be guided with an introduction on the "Alta Langa" area, his story, local products, and its main characteristics. The customer will enjoy a tasting aperitif served on an elegant table decorating with candle, flowers and vintage table setting. The "aperitivo" is based on rustic bread, salami, hazelnut crackers, local cheeses and a glass of wine (1 bottle for 2 persons). The tower can also be completly reserved for a light lunch or a light dinner (price on request). Indicated for people that have no fear of highness (to arrive on the top there’s a ladder).
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