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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!!!
The Black Vespa Genova City Tour
You will be behind me, on my matte black customized Vespa sprint 125cc, you will have a safe Shoei jet helmet on your head and you will have just to appreciate the views nobody else could let you see, with the breathe of the wind on your face! The tour is not just dedicated to tourists but even to all the people who need to live in Genova for job or leisure and want to know more about Genova neighborhoods before renting or buying an accommodation, thanks to over 20 years of real estate experience. Enjoy the ride! Other things to note If you are a photographer, an event planner, a travel blogger or simply need some specific views of the city, we can make a tailor made trip, like the Vespa you will ride on! Just ask!
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.
Learn to cook authentic Italian food
During the class you’ll learn how to make authentic Ligurian food. Such as Focaccia, Torta cappuccina (a vegetable pie), Pansoti (Ligurian ravioli filled with a cheese similar to ricotta cheese and borages) and of course Salsa di Noci (walnut sauce). Once finished, we will have a nice meal together, we will drink good homemade italian wine and you will get you recipe booklet. Other things to note Wear proper closes suitable for cooking. For intolerances and allergies please be informed that the following products/ingredients will be used : Milk and products with milk Wallnuts Eggs Flour Garlic Sweet chards Borages 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 !

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Things to do near Caruggi di Genova

3 locals recommend

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!!!
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.
Snorkeling nell'area marina protetta di Portofino
Vieni a fare snorkeling a San Fruttuoso di Camogli in quella che è l'area marina più antica d'Italia. Rimarrai affascinato dalla biodiversità marina e dal contesto paesaggistico-culturale. Cronoprogramma: -9h e 30m appuntamento presso la biglietteria del porticciolo di Camogli per fare i ticket per il traghetto. -10h partenza con arrivo a San Fruttuoso per le 10.30 -10h e 30m- 11h svestizione sulla spiaggia con deposito dei valori in un posto custodito. A seguire briefing pre-tour con istruzioni per evitare che la maschera si appanni e indicazioni sul percorso che faremo per raggiungere il Cristo che dista circa 300 dalla spiaggia -ore 11-12.30 snorkeling. Lentamente seguendo il reef e osservando le bellezze del fondale si dirigeremo verso il Cristo. Se nel corso della nuotata sarai stanco potrai riposarti appoggiandoti sulla mia boa segnala sub per vivere questa esperienza senza stress. Arrivato sul punto in cui si trova la statua del Cristo, che si trova a 10 m di profondità, riuscirai tranquillamente ad osservarla dall'altro se non vuoi o non sai scendere in apnea anche di pochi metri. A rendere ancora più indimenticabile questa esperienza ti farò un video con la go-pro che potrai condividere sui tuoi social. Il ritorno avverrà sempre costeggiando il reef osservando la variegata fauna ittica. -ore 12,30 fine escursione e degustazione della vera focaccia ligure
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.
Pasta and Tiramisu class in Genoa
Learn to make the famous Pasta and Tiramisu in a Cesarina's home. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine as you make new friends in this hands-on cooking class. - NICE TO MEET YOU, FOLKS! Meet our Cesarine Luisa, Maria or Anna at home and share the warmth of Italian hospitality. - LET'S START... Enjoy an Italian Aperitivo to warm-up and then take part in the cooking class at a local home in the morning or in the afternoon. Learn how to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand and how to prepare 2 simple different kinds of pasta (filled pasta + fresh pasta) from scratch with your Cesarina. As the icing on the cake, you will learn to prepare also the iconic Tiramisu. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine as you make new friends in this hands-on cooking class. It's a great way to truly experience Italian culture. - A TAVOLA! (Sit down at the table) Taste the labour of your work and vote the best cook of the day. - CIN CIN (cheers!) Toast to happiness with a glass of local wine from the territory cellars: our Cesarine offer only wines of the region. IMPORTANT NOTE - The full address of the host's home will be disclosed AFTER the reservation, please ignore the address on the airbnb map, it's only a placeholder.

Things to do near San Fruttuoso

4 locals recommend

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!
The Black Vespa Genova City Tour
You will be behind me, on my matte black customized Vespa sprint 125cc, you will have a safe Shoei jet helmet on your head and you will have just to appreciate the views nobody else could let you see, with the breathe of the wind on your face! The tour is not just dedicated to tourists but even to all the people who need to live in Genova for job or leisure and want to know more about Genova neighborhoods before renting or buying an accommodation, thanks to over 20 years of real estate experience. Enjoy the ride! Other things to note If you are a photographer, an event planner, a travel blogger or simply need some specific views of the city, we can make a tailor made trip, like the Vespa you will ride on! Just ask!
Learn to cook authentic Italian food
During the class you’ll learn how to make authentic Ligurian food. Such as Focaccia, Torta cappuccina (a vegetable pie), Pansoti (Ligurian ravioli filled with a cheese similar to ricotta cheese and borages) and of course Salsa di Noci (walnut sauce). Once finished, we will have a nice meal together, we will drink good homemade italian wine and you will get you recipe booklet. Other things to note Wear proper closes suitable for cooking. For intolerances and allergies please be informed that the following products/ingredients will be used : Milk and products with milk Wallnuts Eggs Flour Garlic Sweet chards Borages Extra virgin olive oil Bread
Cooking Class Pasta-Pesto-Focaccia&more
The Traditional Cooking class in Genoa will allow you to learn the best Ligurian and Genovese recipes sided by local professionals in the field; the class takes place in a comfortable e and relaxing environment, together with a limited number of fellow “chefs” coming from all over the world. Our cooking class is the funniest and tastiest way to discover Genoa and its rich culinary tradition: hands on the job you will be guided in the preparation of traditional recipes from Genoa and Liguria. In this framework, you will learn 4 traditional recipes to be tasted together with fellow “chefs” after the class (in particular, testaroli, canestrelli, focaccia with cheese and pesto). PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE! CONTACT US. PLEASE NOTICE THAT THE TOUR WILL BE HELD IN ITALIAN/ENGLISH. CONTACT US FOR OTHER LANGUAGES
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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.

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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!!!
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.
Snorkeling nell'area marina protetta di Portofino
Vieni a fare snorkeling a San Fruttuoso di Camogli in quella che è l'area marina più antica d'Italia. Rimarrai affascinato dalla biodiversità marina e dal contesto paesaggistico-culturale. Cronoprogramma: -9h e 30m appuntamento presso la biglietteria del porticciolo di Camogli per fare i ticket per il traghetto. -10h partenza con arrivo a San Fruttuoso per le 10.30 -10h e 30m- 11h svestizione sulla spiaggia con deposito dei valori in un posto custodito. A seguire briefing pre-tour con istruzioni per evitare che la maschera si appanni e indicazioni sul percorso che faremo per raggiungere il Cristo che dista circa 300 dalla spiaggia -ore 11-12.30 snorkeling. Lentamente seguendo il reef e osservando le bellezze del fondale si dirigeremo verso il Cristo. Se nel corso della nuotata sarai stanco potrai riposarti appoggiandoti sulla mia boa segnala sub per vivere questa esperienza senza stress. Arrivato sul punto in cui si trova la statua del Cristo, che si trova a 10 m di profondità, riuscirai tranquillamente ad osservarla dall'altro se non vuoi o non sai scendere in apnea anche di pochi metri. A rendere ancora più indimenticabile questa esperienza ti farò un video con la go-pro che potrai condividere sui tuoi social. Il ritorno avverrà sempre costeggiando il reef osservando la variegata fauna ittica. -ore 12,30 fine escursione e degustazione della vera focaccia ligure
Unforgettable cinque terre from the sea
we will leave aboard a comfortable boat for the fascinating 5 lands. swimming in coves accessible only from the sea, snorkeling surrounded by colorful fish and the view of the wonderful 5 lands from a unique point of view! Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore the 5 wonders that inspired poets and writers and where the last disney film Luca was set, from a privileged point of view: the sea! And to conclude with a flourish, an aperitif on board will be offered based on local wine and homemade focaccia from our oven! Far from mass tourism, equipped with every comfort, you will surely experience an unforgettable day of your holidays!
Sunset Sail Portofino bay and San Fruttuoso
We'll meet at the Rapallo Harbour, introduce you to my sailboat and set sail straight away. As soon as we exit the harbour we'll be greeted by the stunning view of San Michele di Pagana, one of the less known and most beautiful towns around Portofino, next we'll head in the direction of Portofino passing through the magnificent bays of Santa Margherita ligure and Paraggi. Once close to Portofino you'll be able to admire the typical painted facades of the village houses in the small harbour and Dolce and Gabbana's private villa hidden behind the bay before passing the Portofino Lighthouse heading to the real highlight of our trip: San Fruttuoso di Camogli, this pearl of the Ligurian sea, inaccessible by land if not through a 2 hour hike, is in the middle of the Portofino natural reserve. Founded almost 2000 years ago around the abbey which is right on the beach and surrounded by a few tiny houses. San fruttuoso is inaccessible at this time because the last ferry will have left, so you will have it all for yourselves. Then we will go for a swim at dusk and relax on the boat and depending on the time of the year enjoy the sunset. After that we'll sail back to Rapallo.
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.
Pasta and Tiramisu class in Genoa
Learn to make the famous Pasta and Tiramisu in a Cesarina's home. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine as you make new friends in this hands-on cooking class. - NICE TO MEET YOU, FOLKS! Meet our Cesarine Luisa, Maria or Anna at home and share the warmth of Italian hospitality. - LET'S START... Enjoy an Italian Aperitivo to warm-up and then take part in the cooking class at a local home in the morning or in the afternoon. Learn how to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand and how to prepare 2 simple different kinds of pasta (filled pasta + fresh pasta) from scratch with your Cesarina. As the icing on the cake, you will learn to prepare also the iconic Tiramisu. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine as you make new friends in this hands-on cooking class. It's a great way to truly experience Italian culture. - A TAVOLA! (Sit down at the table) Taste the labour of your work and vote the best cook of the day. - CIN CIN (cheers!) Toast to happiness with a glass of local wine from the territory cellars: our Cesarine offer only wines of the region. IMPORTANT NOTE - The full address of the host's home will be disclosed AFTER the reservation, please ignore the address on the airbnb map, it's only a placeholder.
Sail to Portofino Bay and San Fruttuoso
We'll meet at the Rapallo Harbour, introduce you to my sailboat and set sail straight away. As soon as we exit the harbour we'll be greeted by the stunning view of San Michele di Pagana, one of the less known and most beautiful towns around Portofino. Next we'll head in the direction of Portofino passing through the magnificent bays of Santa Margherita ligure and Paraggi. Once close to Portofino you'll be able to admire the typical painted facades of the village houses in the small harbour and we can stop for a plonge in the bay, in front of Dolce and Gabbana's private villa before passing the Portofino Lighthouse heading to the real highlight of our trip: San Fruttuoso di Camogli, this pearl of the Ligurian sea, inaccessible by land is in the middle of the Portofino natural reserve. Founded almost 2000 years ago around the abbey which is right on the beach, it consists of only a few houses and has a couple of amazing sea food restaurants still run by locals where you can have the best pesto and the best fish of your trip. After that you can swim or take one of the SUP boards to the uderwater statue of the Christ of the abyss, I'll lend a mask and flippers if you want to try and dive to it. On our way back we'll stop for a last dive around Paraggi and by 5 we'll be back in Rapallo. This experience is safe for all. Had guests from 6 months old to over 70.
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!
The Black Vespa Genova City Tour
You will be behind me, on my matte black customized Vespa sprint 125cc, you will have a safe Shoei jet helmet on your head and you will have just to appreciate the views nobody else could let you see, with the breathe of the wind on your face! The tour is not just dedicated to tourists but even to all the people who need to live in Genova for job or leisure and want to know more about Genova neighborhoods before renting or buying an accommodation, thanks to over 20 years of real estate experience. Enjoy the ride! Other things to note If you are a photographer, an event planner, a travel blogger or simply need some specific views of the city, we can make a tailor made trip, like the Vespa you will ride on! Just ask!
Tour panoramico in Sup con aperitivo al tramonto
Incontro 18:45 alla spiaggetta di Capolungo, posto incantevole che rappresenta uno dei piccoli borghi caratteristici Liguri. Dopo un breve briefing di 15’ min per illustrare le tecniche base per potere pagaiare in tutta sicurezza inizieremo la nostra escursione in SUP costeggiando la meravigliosa passeggiata a mare Anita Garibaldi; vedremo piccole calette e punti irraggiungibili a piedi godendone a pieno la bellezza.
ZenaTour
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.
Boat tour in Portofino Park
The appointment is at 09:30 am at the Blackwave Surf Shop were you can change and leave your valuables in the lockers of our changing rooms. At 10:00 we will go together to the west pier of Recco, get on board the boat, and then, when comfortably settled, we will leave for the tour! You will be able to admire the beautiful Ligurian coast from the sea, whilst listening to local history and fun facts, if you like we can provide a take out for each guest, with delicious local products that you can taste sipping prosecco after you have discover beautiful caves, snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Protected Marine Area of ​​Portofino Park. Next stop will be at Punta Chiappa to chill and snokel again where the two gulfs are divided by the headland and let you explore this fantastic viewpoint. Finally, we sail towards San Fruttuoso di Camogli, where you can explore and admire the ancient abbey and the famous Christ of the Abyss. We will be back in Recco at 1:30 pm. If you have any further questions, feel free to text me at any time to discuss the matter together.
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.
Cooking Class Pasta-Pesto-Focaccia&more
The Traditional Cooking class in Genoa will allow you to learn the best Ligurian and Genovese recipes sided by local professionals in the field; the class takes place in a comfortable e and relaxing environment, together with a limited number of fellow “chefs” coming from all over the world. Our cooking class is the funniest and tastiest way to discover Genoa and its rich culinary tradition: hands on the job you will be guided in the preparation of traditional recipes from Genoa and Liguria. In this framework, you will learn 4 traditional recipes to be tasted together with fellow “chefs” after the class (in particular, testaroli, canestrelli, focaccia with cheese and pesto). PRIVATE LESSONS AVAILABLE! CONTACT US. PLEASE NOTICE THAT THE TOUR WILL BE HELD IN ITALIAN/ENGLISH. CONTACT US FOR OTHER LANGUAGES
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