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!
Visit the lively local market and immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a Cesarina's home, enjoy an exclusive cooking demo and taste authentic meat-free dishes treasured in family cookbooks.
Italy’s fresh produce is outstanding, so treat yourself to a dining experience which showcases the very best the peninsula has to offer. You will be welcomed into a Cesarina host's home to enjoy an Italian Aperitivo followed by a private four-course vegetarian lunch or dinner around their table. Feel like part of the family as you enjoy lovingly prepared regional recipes, accompanied by carefully selected wines and beverages.