Ancient Tastes Of Genoa Including Food And Drink Samples

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From the old port to straight inside Genoa's heart, join this tour following the tastiest route in the city to discover the best and most traditional flavours this city has to offer. Cuculli, focaccia, pesto, gelato, and chocolate are just some of the bites that will conquer you palate.

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Your adventure through the ancient flavours of Genoa will start at the beautiful Neptune Galleon, a replica of a 17th-century Spanish ship, located just a few steps away from the aquarium. From there, we’ll head toward our first tasting spot: the oldest 'friggitoria' in town, where you’ll get to sample some freshly fried food. 

We’ll then keep going, following through the Sottoripa quarter to reach a Focacceria shop, where you can try one of the most typical foods you’ll find in Genoa: focaccia, of course! This well-known bread is much more than a plain slab of dough and can be topped with a variety of ingredients. 

Next up on this Genoa tour, wander the streets of the historic centre, Vicoli, which will lead you to more samples like farinata (a thin pancake made with chickpea flour) and pesto — by far the most famous local speciality.

Between all food stops, you’ll also pass by lovely old buildings, like the San Lorenzo Cathedral, and you’ll learn a few interesting facts about this city and local life here. 

The second part of your Genoa food tour will be dedicated to sweet flavours, so let’s just forget the diet for today and find out how indulgent this place can be.

First up, visit a traditional pastry shop, where you’ll be served some canestrelli biscuits, then we’ll head even deeper into the historic centre to experience just how sublime gelato can really be. This gelateria has won various awards for its products, so it's top-quality stuff! 

After a gelato, there's no reason not to try some nice chocolate and candied fruit, so we’ll carry on following our sweet mood and visit a local confectionary shop that’s considered an institution in the town. As one of the more historic shops of Genoa, this little boutique has been producing chocolate, sweets, and rose syrup since 1780, so we're definitely going to taste and learn a few good things! 

Lastly, we’ll digest all that deliciousness with a good cup of coffee. We’ll keep twisting along the narrow streets until we reach an old café where they’ll welcome us with an espresso, just like the tradition calls for. 

Then, once our palate is fully satisfied with the tastes of Genoa, we’ll head back to the Neptune Galleon, where our tour ends and you’re free to explore more of Genoa on your own or with new friends.

Inclusions for Ancient Tastes Of Genoa Including Food And Drink Samples

  • Local guide
  • Food tasting

Exclusions for Ancient Tastes Of Genoa Including Food And Drink Samples

  • Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping
  • tips/gratuities for your guide.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear comfortable shoes for walking

For your tour you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people

This is a child-friendly tour; Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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5 reviews by the users

  • This tour gives us the opportunity to see places from a unique perspective, since you walk through small streets to reach the main attractions of the historic part of the city. Besides that, the guide has been living in Italy for a long time and she was perfect, providing us excellent local references. We tasted a lot of different food in charming coffee shops, bakery, the exquisite focaccia di Recco, a wonfderful gelatto in an alley near via Garibaldi! As for the drink samples, there was not the same variety.

  • While the guide was friendly and somewhat informed she was not authentic Italian but from England which was very disappointing and I wouldn't recommend it.

  • I would give this 0 stars if that were possible. We were extremely disappointed, since we drove from Portofino to Genoa for this tour and the guide never showed up at the departure destination. We called the tour provider to inquire as to what was going on, and they did not know why the guide was not there. They asked us to wait at the meeting point a while longer to finally inform us 25-30 minutes later that the guide would not be present. Not only did we waste a 1/2 day that could have been so better spent, we also had to pay tolls and parking for nothing. The tour company should have advised us beforehand.

  • The tour was very well organized and enjoyable. Our guide Francesco was knowledgable, personable, and professional. We got to taste an abundance of delicious treats and walk it off afterwards in the beautiful city. The group size was small, which was perfect for us. Would definitely recommend and will be booking again in the future : - Anna, Ben, and Andrea

  • We enjoyed the tour!

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