FINDING PESTO

Liguria and Piedmont: travel to Genoa, the Cinque Terre and the Langhe

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In the far north, between large expanses of vegetation and towns perched on rocks, two regions are characterised by breath-taking scenery and a gastronomic scene full of authentic flavours: discover the wonders of Liguria and Piedmont. Keep reading

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1

Genoa

A bite of focaccia on the streets of the ”Superba”

2 Nights

Piazza De Ferrari
Genoa at sunset
San Lorenzo Cathedral
The Porta Soprana
The enchanting Boccadasse
Royal Palace
The port of Genoa

Francesco Petrarca called it "La Superba" and De André sang about "that thick air full of salt and swollen with aromas".
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Recommended activities

  • E-rickshaw tour of the design district of Genoa
  • Traditional food tour in Genoa
  • Electric bike tour of the Boccadasse district of Genoa
2

Cinque Terre

The five pearls of the Eastern Ligurian Riviera

2 Nights

Panorama of Riomaggiore
Evening view of Manarola
Panorama of Monterosso al Mare
Riomaggiore at sunset
View of Vernazza
Panorama of Corniglia
Manarola by day

Located along the coast of the Ligurian Riviera di Levante, the Cinque Terre are splendid locations that attract many tourists every year for their scenic and natural beauty: they are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, all included in the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites.
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Recommended activities

  • Cinque Terre full day private tour with wine tasting
  • Private tour of the Gulf of the Poet in the Cinque Terre
  • Cinque Terre boat tour with aperitif at sunset
3

Riviera di Levante

Among glamorous locations and natural landscapes with the aroma of fresh pesto

2 Nights

The Bay of Silence in Sestri Levante
Panorama of Rapallo
Panorama of Santa Margherita Ligure
Panorama of Zoagli
The historic center of Chiavari
The Church of Santa Giulia in Lavagna
View of the shore of Camogli
Panorama of Portofino
Sestri Levante
Santa Margherita Ligure

"In response" to the expanses of flowers of the western Ligurian Riviera, the eastern Riviera di Levante boasts the Gulf of Tigullio, a succession of inlets and characteristic landscapes that includes the municipalities of Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, Zoagli, Chiavari, Lavagna and Sestri Levante.
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Recommended activities

  • Full day kayak tour in Portofino
  • Snorkeling tour in Paraggi
4

Riviera dei Fiori

"Thanks for the flowers", Liguria!

2 Nights

View of Alassio
Vista di Bergeggi
Finale Ligure
Laigueglia
Noli
Varigotti on the sea
Baia dei Saraceni
Bergeggi beach
Bergeggi Island

Eugenio Montale celebrated its beauty in his poems, and his flowers colour the four evenings of the Sanremo Festival.
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5

Langhe

Between vineyards and villages full of the aroma of truffles

2 Nights

Barolo
San Lorenzo
Barbaresco
Church of Saints Quirico and Paolo
La Morra
Vineyards in Alba
Dogliani

Castles, picturesque villages and vast expanses of vineyards: this is what awaits you in the Langhe, the home of fine wines such as Nebbiolo and Barolo.
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Recommended activities

  • Wine tasting and local delicacies at the ViCaRa winery in Monferrato
  • Visit to the Ceretto Winery with Barolo tasting
  • Truffle hunting and tasting at La Casa del Trifulau in the Langhe
6

Monferrato

Among good wine, mushrooms and picturesque villages

2 Nights

Panorama of Asti
The vineyards of Asti
The Cathedral of Casale Monferrato
Gavi at sunset
Wonderful vineyards

Endless expanses of greenery dominated by rivers and fragrant vineyards.
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Recommended activities

  • Winery tour with Barolo tasting at the Michele Chiarlo winery
  • Tasting of Moscato and Barbera d'Asti by Gianni Doglia in Monferrato
7

Genoa

1 Night

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