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Treasures of the Italian Riviera

Overview

Liguria is a narrow land squeezed between the mountains and the sea with mild climate, breathtaking views, spectacular cliffs, small fishing villages with tall and slender houses in vivacious colours, secluded bays and hidden art treasures.

This is the perfect place to live the Italian “dolce vita” and immerse yourself in its traditions and cooking courses, taste extraordinary cuisine and meet real locals.

Recommended for:

If you prefer to travel at your own pace with our local guides, our private trips are for you. Our culinary journeys focus on immersion into the local culture. We introduce you to local experts who invite you into their culture and kitchens to participate.
Min 2 guests.

Highlights:

  • Marvel at the villages of Cinque Terre overlooking spectacular cliffs
  • Visit secluded bays and spectacular cliffs high above the Mediterranean
  • Taste the original flavours of Liguria, accompanied by crisp wines
  • Make Pesto in a private olive grove overlooking Portofino
  • Learn to cook with our recipes handed down from generations
  • Experience an insider view of the Italian Riviera with our local experts
  • Be enchanted by blue skies, steep mountains and crystal clear Mediterranean sea
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Location

Genoa is the perfect entry point from which you can visit the beautiful Italian Riviera. An Italian medieval town where you can really breath its authenticity. This city with its Europe’s largest historical center protected by UNESCO does not bend to become a tourist resort.

The Italian Riviera extends in one direction from France to Genoa along the “Riviera di Ponente” which is home to small untouched and precious villages that are part of “The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy” list. Each town has a story and local people ready to tell it. Wine and oil is the quintessence of this part of Liguria. Undiscovered towns and sea resort with something magical that will touch your heart!

Up to the Tuscany Border there’s the “Riviera di Levante”, home to the stunning and colored villages of Cinque Terre and Portofino, but also to places you have never known and that have an authentic appeal such as Camogli, Lerici, Tellaro, Sarzana, just to name a few!

Cuisine

Liguria is famous for seafood, pesto and it’s crisp wines.

Accommodation

Selection of charming 4 and 5* hotels

Dates 2017

From March till November, upon request

Our suggested itinerary is based on 3 nights/ 4 days and can be entirely tailor-made according to your preferences. It is a food experience in its own right or can be added on to an extended itinerary.

Prices 2017

Per person in Euro

April, May September, October 2017

Please enquire

March, June, July, August, November, 2017

Please enquire

Includes

  • Accommodation, double share
  • All meals as specified in itinerary
  • Private transfers
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Hands-on cooking course
  • Food tours
  • Services of an accompanying English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Taxes

Excludes

Airfare to and from Italy, alcoholic beverages and meals not specified.

Getting There

Fly directly to Geonoa, Milano or Pisa. We will be happy to assist with local transfers.

Map

Day 1 - Arrival in Liguria - Transfer to hotel - welcome dinner

Day 2 – Visit to Portofino - Pesto making - lunch in the vineyards

Day 3 – Food tour and full day at Cinque Terre

Day 4 – Market visit - hands on cooking course - departure

Happy guests…

Delicious, local and unique

“Thank you so much for a once in a lifetime experience.  I so want to move there now”.

Susan L., NY, US

Best way to see Liguria

“This was the perfect introduction to Italian lifestyle.   Hope to be back sometime soon.”

Peter M., San Fransisco, US

 

 

 

What happy guests said about this tour…

  • Delicious, local and unique - “Thank you so much for a once in a lifetime experience. I so want to move there now!"

    Susan L., NY, US