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Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa Entry Ticket with Snack

1. Genoa: Aquarium of Genoa Entry Ticket with Snack

Immerse yourself in the largest exhibit of aquatic biodiversity in Europe with a visit to the Aquarium of Genoa. Discover the world's fascinating seas and waterways, including all their creatures. Tuck into a snack at the Tender Café inside the aquarium, refueling with a drink and a butter donut. Walk through the aquarium's spectacular settings and learn about the secrets, curiosities, and interesting anecdotes about our world's oceans. End your visit with a hot or cold drink and a light snack at the aquarium's café, which has a splendid terrace overlooking the port of Genoa.

Aquarium of Genoa: Entry Ticket and Aperitif

2. Aquarium of Genoa: Entry Ticket and Aperitif

Book your Aquarium Happy open ticket and enter the Aquarium of Genoa without any reservation. Take a break with a glass of wine or sparkling wine at the Tender Bar inside the aquarium with a spectacular view of the Old Port. Visit the Aquarium of Genoa after 4:00 PM, the quietest moment of the day, and enjoy the flexibility of an open ticket. In between your visit, sit down and relax at Tender Bar. To experience your visit in the best way, it’s recommended you schedule your entrance between 4 PM and 5 PM.

Genoa: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

3. Genoa: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her/his family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert with drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

Genoa: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

4. Genoa: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". This experience will allow you to feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

Genoa: Traditional Food Tour

5. Genoa: Traditional Food Tour

Explore Genoa's downtown alleys with a local foodie, sitting in typical restaurants, tasting some of the best traditional dishes carefully chosen on a daily basis. You will be surrounded by a genuine and unique environment, a memorable way of tasting the city's traditional specialties and of visiting Genoa! Your guide will choose the best dishes for you, aiming to introduce you to the city's traditions. He will suggest to you the best restaurants and make this culinary experience delightful. You will taste some of the following specialties on this food tour (depending on availability): Pasta with pesto, savory pastries, focaccia with cheese, fried calamari, stockfish, anchovies, frisceu, coffee and dessert.

Genoa: Guided Gourmet Food Tour with Tastings

6. Genoa: Guided Gourmet Food Tour with Tastings

Meet your friendly guide at the Neptune Galleon then set out on a food-lovers walking tour through the charming streets of Genoa. The tour takes you to a number of historic eateries, modern cafes, and trendy restaurants where you can sample the true gastronomic wonders of this city. During the tour, get a sense of authentic Genoese life whilst mingling with the locals and listening to stories about the city’s history and culinary culture. Tastings on offer: Focaccia and a cappuccino - a typical Genoese breakfast. Try dipping your focaccia into the cappuccino, which offers a unique sweet and salty taste. Gourmet pizza - served soft, thick, and flavored with fresh local toppings. Focaccia with cheese - two very thin layers of dough filled with Stracchino cheese. Pasta with pesto - made using an authentic recipe of fresh, local basil and pine nuts. Traditional Genoese cake - visit the original pastry shop that invented this cake and let the pudding speak for itself. Artisan ice cream - taste the best artisan gelato in town, offering both traditional and innovative flavors. Gourmet coffee - a delicious coffee, garnished with tasty ingredients, suitable for all palates.

Genoa Private Home Cooking Class

7. Genoa Private 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. 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.

Genoa: Secret Corners Photography Tour and Traditional Snack

8. Genoa: Secret Corners Photography Tour and Traditional Snack

Secret Genoa Photo Tour will start in the tiny and splendid Piazza Truogoli di Santa Brigida, at 5 minutes from Piazza Principe train station and 10 minutes from the coach station. You will explore the Medieval Old town with a local professional photographer who will share with you the best views only locals know. You will face different scenario and gain confidence with main camera settings and composition. The unexpected glimpses that the "caruggi of Genoa" hide will blow you away! The contrast between light and shadows of the alleys will stimulate your creativity. Ready to taste a typical genoese snack (focaccia or pastry and coffee or cappuccino)? It is included in the experience as well as the GPT 800ml stainless steel water canteen. The tour will end in Piazza De Ferrari, walking distance is approx 3km.

Genova Cooking Class with Tasting

9. Genova Cooking Class with Tasting

Learn how to make gnocchi, a handmade fresh pasta, prepared with potatoes, eggs, and flour and served with a classic pesto sauce. Taste Focaccia with cheese, two very thin layers of dough filled with "Stracchino". Make Canestrelli which are handmade biscuits from Torriglia, a small village on the beautiful hills behind Genoa. Bake a Genovese Focaccia and taste it alongside a glass of local wine

Genoa: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Local

10. Genoa: The Art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Local

Your day is just winding down, the sun's about to set, it is time for an aperitivo. This glamorous Italian tradition is loved all over the world, and this is your chance to learn how to prepare it for yourself, the perfect souvenir. Preparing the perfect aperitivo is an art. you will learn how to prepare a selection of five elegant nibbles to pair with a refreshing glass of fizz, ideal for sharing with friends in the early evening. Your aperitivo will be a bite-size representation of its local culture, using typical regional ingredients and local wines, such as a sparkling prosecco or a light red.

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What people are saying about Genoa

My boyfriend and I wanted to experience the local city and therefore booked a guided tour with dining experiences. This has been the best investment for our trip and can only be recommended to do as one of the first! Our guide Valerie was nice and sympathetic, good at telling funny facts about the city and could help us with what other things we just had to experience and see while we are in the city. All in all, wonderful experience and a super wonderful guide! Thanks to Valerie !!! Ps only start this trip on an empty stomach as you get plenty to eat! We did not need anything else to eat that day.

It was a great tour. We enjoyed it a lot. Got to know not only about the food but about historical facts and everyday day life in genua. I totaly recomend it.

Wonderful way to see Genoa

Valeria was a wonderful guide. She told us a lot about Genoa and its history. She was also very knowledgeable about the food. It was a delicious experience.

Awesome. Great experience at the market. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the culture.

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