Cooking and tasting Ligurian food: Ligurian cuisine awaits you!
Package price per person, 4 days from € 210,00Group price valid from 20 participants.
The Riviera: a narrow strip of land, green hills, a row of bays surrounded by steep cliffs or sandy beaches, olive groves and vineyards that slope down to the see in terraces, sophisticated coastal towns and quiet medieval villages in the interior. This region breaths history: museums, historic palaces and Baroque churches, old oil mills and country inns where you can taste the dishes of the Ligurian tradition, a very aromatic cuisine whose character lies in the aroma of its herbs and unique ingredients, its extra-virgin olive oil and the DOC wines of its vineyards.
- 3 Nights B&B in a 3* Hotel in the Alassio – Sanremo area
- 2 Dinners at the hotel
- Welcome drink
- Salad buffet
- 1 Full-day guided tour of Taggia – the “Olive oil route”
- 1 Olive oil sampling
- 1 Admission ticket to the olive oil museum in Imperia
- 1 Mini Ligurian cuisine cooking course followed by dinner & drinks (1/2 l. water 1/4 l. wine)
- 1 Full-day guided tour to Sanremo and Dolceacqua
- 1 Wine tasting with snack
Day 1 Arrival and check-in for a 3-night stay. Dinner in the hotel.
Day 2 Today we go to Taggia, the cradle of the famous “Taggiasca” olives. Taggia boasts an interesting historical legacy and small treasures: the medieval patrician palaces, whose antique slate portals are decorated with the coats of arms of Taggia’s noble families. Here we visit an old mill and sample the locally produced olive oil. Free time up to midday. We then head on to the Olive Oil Museum in Oneglia, full of information about the history and traditions of olive oil. In the late afternoon, we visit Elvira, the chef of a small restaurant, for our cooking course. You will learn the local dish of the day and familiarize yourself with antipasti and pasta of real Italian cuisine. The day ends with a relaxed evening meal in a family establishment in the middle of olive groves, feasting on local wine and great food – the essence of true Liguria!
Day 3 After breakfast, we visit Sanremo, the capital town of the Riviera, where we take a nice walk: the romantic historic centre, the Casino, the Russian Church and the wonderful boutiques await you! We then drive through the vineyards where the “Rossese” wine is grown, in the Ligurian interior, until we reach Dolceacqua, a lovely 12th century village. Visit the tiny alleyways and the typical stone houses; the medieval bridge shaped as a donkey’s back will not fail to impress you! Later, a wine tasting with a side dish of typical Ligurian products awaits you. In the afternoon, return to the hotel and dinner.
Day 4 After breakfast, departure.