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Our most recommended Liguria Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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.

Riomaggiore: Vineyard & Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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!

Genoa Market Tour and Home Cooking Class

5. 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.

Levanto: Pesto-Making Class

6. 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: Guided Gourmet Food Tour with Tastings

7. 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. 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.

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!

Camogli: Ligurian Wine Tasting Experience

9. Camogli: Ligurian Wine Tasting Experience

You will meet your guide in front of the wonderful Church of San Rocco di Camogli, a beautiful village on top of Camogli. From here you will walk with your guide and enjoy the beauty of the nature that surrounds you. Upon your arrival to the Location, a wonderful old olive mill, you will begin your wine-tasting experience. You will learn the history of the local wine tradition, the cultivation method, and the wine production process. Throughout your experience, you will discover four different wines from different Ligurian wineries and taste them with the help of a sommelier. Your entire tasting experience will be accompanied by typical products such as Taggiasca olives and focaccia. After the tasting, you’ll be free to spend your evening in Camogli. Or you can get the bus with the guide to return to the starting point, San Rocco di Camogli.

Porto Venere: Local Food and Wine Tasting in a Villa

10. Porto Venere: Local Food and Wine Tasting in a Villa

Settle into the decadent setting of a villa in Porto Venere. View the beautiful village and sea, and witness the traditional preparation of Scherpada, made in a round terracotta. Sip on local wines while listening to a 'tasting guide,' and discover the varieties of grapes in each glass. Appreciate the process of preparing the special dough in a cast iron plate for the delicious Scherpada. Sit by the fire in winter, or relax in the garden in summer. Share a foodie experience with other cuisine lovers, and take in the stunning Portovenerian view.

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Overall rating

3.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

We had an amazing experience with Yvonne, learning about the history of Cinque Terre wine dating back a few centuries. The information was really interesting and appealing to wine lovers. We tasted three incredible white wines followed by a 30 minute walk into the vineyards. Overall, this experience is a must if you are visiting Manarola. Or if you are staying in a different village, you can simply catch a train or ferry into Manarola and explore the area a bit beforehand or after. It was fantastic. Thank you Yvonne!

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!

A wonderful pre-dinner experience. Delicious wines, three tasty amuse-bouches (including homemade pesto bruschetta!), and a knowledge guide walking you through the wine, the food, and his family’s history making wine in Cinque Terre. 10/10 would recommend.

Fun and educational course. Nice introduction to good flavors.

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