A Taste of Genoa

Price: $95.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier, an approximate 10-15 minute walk from the cruise terminal.
Food/Beverage Provided Tastings and Beverage
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes and casual, comfortable weather-appropriate clothing. We also suggest a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen in the summer.
Restrictions Guests should have good mobility as you must be able to walk for a time. Guests should consider this before placing a booking for this tour. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Discover traditional dishes and desserts like artisan gelato and fried squid with a local guide and more when you book this guided culinary walking tour in Genoa. If you're a food enthusiast, then this tour is just for you! On this epic culinary adventure, you'll get to discover some of the best delicious traditional Italian dishes and delicacies like Pesto-topped pasta and fried squid from some of the best local restaurants and eateries that line the streets of Genoa's downtown district. You'll also get an expert local guide, who's a foodie that will take you to four or five local spots to delight in pastries like Focaccia with cheese, so you get the most out of your culinary experience.

The seaport city of Genoa may be known as Italy's busiest seaport and one of the Mediterranean's most important ports, but Genoa is also known for its mouth-watering traditional dishes and sweet plus savory desserts. You'll start your tasting tour by following your local guide along Downtown Genoa's narrow medieval streets to sink your teeth into classic Italian cuisine. Start with one of the most popular authentic recipes: the classic pasta and pesto dish, a traditional Italian dish that features a pine nut and fresh basil pesto sauce. Next, sink your teeth into the sweet and savory pastries like Focaccia with Stracchino cheese, a soft cheese from the small nearby village of Recco.

As a city on the sea, Genoa is also home to a wide selection of savory seafood delights like supple, fried squid and mouth-watering stockfish, which you'll get to taste the Genoese version, that's traditionally made with Taggiasca olives and pine nuts. While on your tour, you'll also get to indulge in other seaside delights, such as the local favorite: anchovies.

Continue your culinary tour devouring more delicious desserts as you visit a gourmet ice cream shop to indulge in some of the best gelato in Genoa and artisan ice creams made with innovative and traditional flavors. You'll also get a chance to enjoy the small fried pancake known as frisceu, which locals typically use as part of appetizers or entrees. Before heading back to your port, you end your tasty tour by practicing the centuries-old Italian ritual of whetting your palate with espresso coffee at the end of your meal.

With so many tasty delights to sample in a scenic environment, this epicurean excursion is a foodie's dream. Reserve your spot today and make memories as you indulge in a variety of savory and sweet dishes and desserts in Genoa!

Please Note: Venues are subject to change daily based on availability and scheduling and variety of food on offer can be seasonal.