If you want to get to know the heart of Genoa, you must lose yourself in the maze of “caruggi”, the small streets and alleys of the historic medieval centre of the city. To get a sense of the local food scene, you can’t miss the local markets.
The bustling Mercato Orientale (the Oriental market) is one of the most famous spots; the name refers to the fact that, in the past, it was a Spice market. Now, in addition to the exotic spices, you can buy fresh produce from the Liguria region, typical ingredients and local specialities.
Get an authentic feel of everyday life in Genoa and learn to choose the best produce like a local... Then, head home together to enjoy an authentic dining experience!
Italy has a vast and varied culinary heritage, and our local hosts are proud to share its hidden secrets.
You'll visit the local market with your Cesarina host, who will teach you all about how to select the best ingredients with the seasons.
Then, you'll return to their home to enjoy an Italian Aperitivo and to cook a traditional feast together.You'll learn how to make Bruschetta (/bruˈsketə/) and to pick up a selection of your host's signature recipes, straight from their family cookbooks.
After the class, you will enjoy everything you've prepared with local wines.
This experience is the perfect choice if you want to encounter the real Italian regional gastronomy through genuine connections, food and friendship.