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Coastal Sightseeing, Gastronomical Tour, and Wine Tasting Italy

Get to know Chiavari Town and its surroundings. Walk around its historical city center, coastline, and hilly landscapes, learning about art, traditions, and history. Mandilli de Saea invites you to an Italian holiday with a superb combination of relaxation in an enchanting nature and the temptation of savory food and drinks.

Explore the centuries-old alleys to discover the ancient splendor of the town, made famous over the years by its merchants, bankers, seafarers, and scientists. Lying in wait are ancient buildings and churches, its colors, and perfumes. Not to mention the typical trattoria to enjoy meals and wine tasting.

This is a great opportunity to experience the Italian real lifestyle among the population that is graced with the lovely panorama of a town atop azure waters and along the horizon that meets with vast skies.

Key information

  • With a guide
  • Type of transportation: Private car
  • Starts in: Leivi
  • Ends in: Leivi

Meet the instructors

Anna
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Highlights

  • Visit a museum in Chiavari
  • Historical tour along the city center
  • Trip to an artisanal factory of the iconic chairs
  • Witness the lovely Fieschi Basilica and medieval borgo
  • Half an hour walk along the River Entella shore
  • Delectable wine-tasting as an aperitif
  • Services of a guide for the tour
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: 2-4 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Free parking
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Parking lot
  • Tour assistance

During this tour, guests will stay in Vico House in Carasco or in Emma House in Leivi - both small villages around Chiavari town and area. Accommodations will be available for three nights.

Program

Mandilli de Saea proposes an interesting itinerary along the alleys of the historical city center of Chiavari to discover the ancient splendor of this town, made famous over the centuries by its merchants, bankers, seamen and scientists. You will be shown its ancient buildings, churches, colors and perfumes, not to miss typical trattoria to enjoy meals and wine tasting.

You will spend one day visiting Chiavari Town with a guided tour in the morning, going from one century to another along the alleys of its historic city center. The tour will foresee a visit to one of Chiavari's museums. By the end of the morning, the participants will enjoy a good glass of wine as an aperitif in a wine bar in the center. After a quick lunch, tasting the popular cheese focaccia or any other typical street food in a local spot, the tour will continue to a local artisanal factory of Chiavari chairs.

The second part of the tour will take place the next day, in the afternoon, foreseeing a guided visit to the Fieschi Basilica and its little medieval "borgo." The group will take a walk along the River Entella, departing from Lavagna up to the basilica in a half-hour walk and enjoying beautiful views along the river shore. Dinner will be enjoyed in one of the local restaurants in the vicinity of the basilica.

Included excursions

  • Guided tour of Chiavari
  • Visit to the Fieschi Basilica and its borgo
  • Visit to an artisanal local factory (chairs - silk - slate)
  • Wine-tasting

Instructors

Anna Minghetti

Location

This tour will take place in the Chiavari and Lavagna area, east of the Genoa coastline, in Italy. Chiavari is the main town along the Portofino Gulf, locally called the Tigullio Gulf. It is situated right at midway between the two ends, Portofino and Sestri Levante, and enjoys a beautiful view over the entire gulf.

Food

During this tour, you will enjoy local Ligurian dishes and wine in typical restaurants and wine bars.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Beach and outdoor sports
  • Enjoying the Italian lifestyle
  • Relaxing
  • Shopping
  • Swimming

Spa treatments

There is no spa treatment available in the area.

What's included

  • Guided tour through Chiavari downtown
  • Museum tickets
  • Wine tasting
  • Street food tasting
  • Visit to an artisanal factory
  • Guided tour and visit to Fieschi's basilica
  • 1 dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Round trip transportations to accommodation

What's not included

  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions

  • Take the motorway A12 Genoa-LaSpezia.
  • Exit Chiavari.
  • Continue on the hill up to Leivi village or exit Lavagna and continue for Nè.

Arrival by plane

Book your flight to arrive at Genoa Airport (GOA) then drive or take the train to Chiavari downtown for reaching Leivi, or drive or take the train to Lavagna downtown for reaching Nè.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 5 days before arrival.

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This trip requires a minimum of 2 participants

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