Things to do in Levanto, Italy

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Levanto: Pesto-Making Class

1. Levanto: Pesto-Making Class

Learn how to make your very own pesto following local traditions in this pesto-making class. Join your instructor in Levanto’s historical center, where the “Laboratory of Pesto” has been preparing this famous, ancient sauce since 1976. After tasting a glass of sparkling wine accompanied with a local extra virgin olive oil on bruschetta, taste pesto made using the modern method. Then, make pesto the traditional way with a mortar. Wash and dry the basil leaves, pounding them together with salt, pine nuts, and garlic. Add the Parmigiano cheese and the extra virgin olive oil and enjoy your thick and fragrant pesto. Taste your own homemade pesto together with a glass of white wine and some local products, such as olives, bruschetta with anchovies, and a typical pastry with limoncino.

From La Spezia: Guided Mountain E-Bike Tour in Cinque Terre

2. From La Spezia: Guided Mountain E-Bike Tour in Cinque Terre

Explore the villages of Liguria on this peaceful guided bicycling tour leaving from La Spezia. Explore Cinque Terre National Park, a UNESCO site, and pass by Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Manarola, and Vernazza. Travel all the way up on board the minivan to reach the hills between Levanto and Monterosso around 500 meters above sea level, in the national park of Cinque Terre, a UNESCO heritage site since 1999. Ride between the azure sky and the deep blue Mediterranean Sea and see the famous five villages from a different and unusual perspective. Enjoy a unique chance to admire the area while avoiding the traffic you would normally face in the city center. Take in the scenic beauty and the long work of land maintenance carried out by the locals through the thousands of kilometers of dry walls and terraces used to produce the amber dessert wine called Sciacchetrà. Finish cycling and refuel as you savor delicious focaccia and the famous wine.

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What people are saying about Levanto, Italy

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 14 reviews

What a delightful experience! Before this class we were just mild fans of pesto, but now we can’t wait to make this for friends and family! Now we know what quality pesto is supposed to taste like, not the jarred things at grocery stores or the mess that we’d whip together in our blender. Our host was so sweet and the pesto bites and wine tastings were so delectable. A highlight of our trip to that area, even better than our time in Cinque Terre!

Fantastico! Our family really enjoyed this one hour experience. It was full of interesting facts, fun, and even some wine. We tasted a variety of pestos while then making the traditional from the region. It was made fun by our lovely instructor and we were happy to purchase many of the product without any pressure to do so. One hour well worth remembering and we recommend!

Amazing way to see the five villages. Matteo was a great host - very friendly, funny and full of knowledge. Definitely recommend jumping in for a swim!

Fun and educational course. Nice introduction to good flavors.

Great course and very tasty! The 1 hour is worth it!