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Manarola: Cinque Terre Wine Tasting

1. Manarola: Cinque Terre Wine Tasting

Discover a hidden gem in Manarola and taste the world-famous Cinque Terre wines. Try 3 different varieties while tasting local delicacies and learn about the history and tradition behind the wine-making processes. Visit a former wine cellar located in the center of Manarola, near the little harbor. Completely renovated, the Bar-Enoteca is a place where people meet, drink wine, listen to good music – sometimes live – and enjoy delicious local food. Here you’ll try three exceptional varieties of local wine. First, the Cinque Terre white wine DOC, followed by a Cinque Terre red wine IGT, and finally a tasting of the famous Sciacchetrà, the sweet wine known around the world. The wine tasting will be accompanied by some light snacks. You’ll enjoy an evening of taste and culture in a region famous for it.

Authentic Pesto cooking class in Vernazza at Cinque Terre

2. Authentic Pesto cooking class in Vernazza at Cinque Terre

Discover the traditions behind the famous Pesto sauce and learn to prepare it from a local foodie and cooker at the beautiful Cinque Terre. Merge yourself in a typical Italian atmosphere, in the center of Vernazza and feel like a master chef for one day. Meet your friendly local chef and get ready to improve your cooking skills; you will use the freshest ingredients, such as basil and pine nuts. You will learn to prepare the Pesto with the mortar, in the most traditional way, while learning curiosities about Ligurian culinary traditions. At the end of the class, take a sit and enjoy the fruits of your labor with your friends and family. You'll taste pesto with focaccia, olives, caciotta cheese, 3 extra virgin olive oil tasting and 3 fine wines. Don't forget to take with you the recipe for surprising your guest back home!

Cinque Terre: Wine Tasting and Walking Tour

3. Cinque Terre: Wine Tasting and Walking Tour

Have a sensory wine tasting experience in Manarola with three different Cinque Terre white wines. You’ll use your senses of sight, smell, and of course, taste, to fully enjoy the delicious wine from different cellars, then take a light walk and learn about the wine’s history.  The ambiance created with music and lighting will support your sensory wine tasting experience. You’ll taste three different white wines from different farms, complemented by delicious Ligurian focaccia and Taggiasca olives.  The tasting will be followed by a light walk on a beautiful path with a view of the vineyards, ending with a panoramic view of Manarola. The tour will be guided by an English or Italian-speaking professional sommelier, who will teach you about the land through its history. An experience that is sure to give you a unique perspective on wine.

Riomaggiore: Vineyard & Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

4. Riomaggiore: Vineyard & Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

Vineyards overlooking the sea and Triple A wines: in the wonderful scenery of the Cinque Terre near to Riomaggiore there is a landscape and an enological reality that is not at all trivial, born from the dedication of its winemaker, a native of Riomaggiore. The result of his extreme dedication to work, his respect for tradition and continuous research, will not stop to continuously surprise us: first with a breathtaking scenery: an entire hillside descends abruptly from about 250 meters to the sea. From this very particular context, special wines are created that transmit the true character of tradition, including the sweet sciacchetrà  and white wines that give salty sensations combined with the perfume of Mediterranean scrub. Then new wines, the result of experimentation... including a rosé and a red, all organic production. An experience that will leave its mark and that will leave you with an indelible memory of the Cinque Terre.

Langhe: Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

5. Langhe: Winery Tour and Wine Tasting

Enjoy a fantastic wine experience together with a professional sommelier in the village of La Morra, located in the heart of the Langhe and Piedmont region. Tour the winery and learn about the wine-making process and take in sweeping views of the Langhe landscape surroundings. Taste 4 high-end Nebbiolo and Barolo wines served with local breadsticks. Arrive at the winery and begin with a tour of the estate. Hear the history of the winery as well as the explanation of the methods and techniques of wine production. Follow the traditional journey of high-quality wine production, from the grape harvest in the vineyard located in the surrounding area to the final stage of the bottling. After, it is time to taste a selection of 4 local wines, including 1 Barolo, while a professional sommelier will explain to you in-depth the particularity of those Italian excellencies.

Portovenere: Guided Private Boat Tour With Aperitif

6. Portovenere: Guided Private Boat Tour With Aperitif

The tour starts with the visit of the Byron Cave, dedicated to the famous English writer Lord Byron. Then the trip continues with the discovery of the Blue Cave, a cave where the sea is cleary blue. After that, you can relax yourself tasting the delicious Ligurian food in front of Portovenere. If you want, before or after that, you can also jump in the sea for a refreshing swim stop. This experience is the perfect one for sealovers and for a gift to your partner. In this private boat you'll have all comforts that you need!

From La Spezia: Sail Boat Tour with Local Snacks and Drink

7. From La Spezia: Sail Boat Tour with Local Snacks and Drink

Discover the beauty of the Italian Riviera on this guided boat tour from La Spezia. Explore the charming streets of Porto Venere, visit a fishing village, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters, and savor light snacks with a glass of wine. Leave from the port of La Spezia, Lerici, or Portovenere, onboard a typical boat that mussel farmers usually use, adapted to Italian comfort, and elegance. Head towards the Porto Venere where you can also go down to visit the small narrow streets created by the small colored houses and the fantastic church of San Pietro directly on the sea. Then, take your first dive in the blue waters to the red, so-called wine-colored cliff. Afterward, skirt all three islands and stop for a snorkeling session in the crystal-clear blue waters. Visit Tellaro, a typical fishing village, and skirt the entire coast of Lerici to make a new stop in a beautiful cove with Roman remains at the bottom of the sea. End the experience with some typical local products and a glass of local wine offered by your guide.

Cinque Terre: Private Day Trip from Florence with Lunch

8. Cinque Terre: Private Day Trip from Florence with Lunch

Discover one of Italy’s most amazing destinations, the unforgettable Ligurian Coast of Cinque Terre, UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy scenic views of the 5 ingeniously constructed fishing villages on this private tour from Florence, accompanied by your own guide/sommelier. Cinque Terre was proclaimed as Italy's first national park in 1999. It is the smallest but also the densest national park in Italy. Between the villages, you will enjoy scenic train rides along the Ligurian coastline. A relaxing boat ride is also included between 2 of the villages so you can witness the stunning views of the Cinque Terre from the water. Wander the narrow streets, admire the colorful houses, or take the chance to swim in the turquoise water. Cinque Terre's rocky landscape has been tamed by winemakers who carved and cultivated the steep terraces facing the sea. It remains Italy's most difficult area to cultivate, due to unfriendly environmental conditions. Despite this, the area produces high-quality wines that reflect the traits of the territory: the salty whiff of minerality served as a reminder of the terraced vineyards on the Ligurian coast. Its wines are equally stunning: refreshing like a dip in the sea and scented like its exotic flora. Apart from sightseeing, this tour is centered around wine and food traditional to the area and distinct in its nature. Enjoy a multi-course lunch paired with the aromatic, mineral wine of Cinque Terre in a restaurant overlooking the Ligurian sea. Dive into traditional food and local specialties like focaccia, seafood dishes, and pasta with pesto, a sauce whose birthplace is the Ligurian region. Discover a paradise on the Italian Riviera where houses are suspended on steep cliffs and the crystal clear waters of the Ligurian Sea invite you in for a swim!

Levanto: Pesto-Making Class

9. 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.

Genoa Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

10. Genoa Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your host, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land.  Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

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Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

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!

Gabriel was our friendly guide and owner of the bar that he inherited from his grandfather. It’s an authentic Italian family business which he runs with passion. He served us 3 different wines with matching tasty local bites. Each wine had a nice story and we walked away with new insights on Italian wine. Truly a hidden gem in the cosy streets of Manarola!

I gave the experience to my mom and she was very happy, she found herself very well both with the guys who took her on the boat ride and with regard to the aperitif, all perfect, thank you!

Heydi was great really knowledgable and friendly. You get to see the vineyards on the side of the cliff and then go back to riomaggiore to taste all the wines.

Place to discover absolutely, warm welcome and smiling staff