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Authentic Culinary Vacation in Genoa, Liguria

Italy is an old-time classic. Yet there are many uncommon destinations that are still to be discovered, including the region of Liguria. Here you will feel the scent of the sea, of delicious wine and typical Genoa delicacies. You’ll be greeted by the local team, hosted in one of the charming apartments and led to the discovery of exclusive experiences.

This vacation is ideal for those who will love to discover some hidden gems of Liguria, beyond the clichès, off the beaten tracks, to fully enjoy the treasures, delights, and traditions of Genoa. Whether you travel on your own, with your partner or your family, Italy will be the perfect soundtrack for your journey of discovery!


  • Aquarium and Palazzi dei Rolli tour
  • Apericena experience in a local bar
  • Cheese focaccia tasting, one of the culinary symbols of Liguria
  • A welcome drink to make you feel like you just came back home from a long trip
  • 3 nights accommodation in a typical Ligurian home in the heart of the city
  • A dinner in an authentic restaurant

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
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Settle in for 3 magical nights at one of Wonderful Italy's comfortable accommodations. Cozy homes or charming apartments are waiting for you to fully immerse into the local culture, relaxation, and experiences and especially to celebrate life, the Italian way.

You will find in the houses a home away from home, a place that will help you connect with what the territory has to offer and create unforgettable memories to be shared with your friends and family.


The everyday life in Italy is defined by elegance, you could say that it is an attitude; that you can notice in the gestures of a fisherman at the market or a farmer in the garden, or in laughter on a fragrant May evening. You can touch it when you enter the cathedrals of the cities or when you taste a recipe that has been handed down orally, generation to generation.

With Wonderful Italy, you can discover this elegance; intertwining travel, Genoa flavors tasting and exploration. As well as immerse yourself in a new environment, in the little-known territory that awaits you and able to amaze you if you wish. Allow yourself to experience its elegance like the locals.

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Check-in and welcome drink

You will be welcomed in one of Wonderful Italy's typical Ligurian homes. Cozy and designed in a unique style, Wonderful Italy's vacation homes are equipped with every comfort for a vacation full of relaxation and exploration. A welcome drink will be waiting for you, having the special mission of making you feel like you've just returned home after a long trip.

Day 2 - Taste of the typical "focaccia" with cheese, "Apericena" in a typical bar

Eat the idol of the Genoese cuisine: the cheese focaccia, a so fragrant pastry with a delicate cheesy heart. Also, get delighted with typical pizzas and focaccias combined with the other must-try, the pesto.

One of the most shared trends in Italy is represented by the "apericena", a moment to be spent surrounded by locals which combines the happiness and fun of a happy hour with the satisfaction of a dinner: an experience to live!

Day 3 - Aquarium and Palazzi dei Rolli, a dinner in a typical restaurant

An experience that combines the Aquarium of Genoa, the largest in Europe for animal species, with a guided tour of the Rolli palaces, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Good food knows no boundaries. Dine among the Caruggi, and find the local flavors of Genoa and Spanish fragrances with delicious tapas and pinchos. Enjoy an evening of a high-standard meal in a charming location.

Day 4 - Check-out

Wonderful Italy will not say goodbye, they’ll say, "A presto! See you next time!"

Included excursions

During this holiday, you will take part in excursions to discover the beauty of the region of Liguria and its local cuisine:

  • Cheese focaccia and other Ligurian masterpieces tasting
  • Apericena in a local bar
  • Aquarium and Palazzi dei Rolli tour
  • A dinner in a typical restaurant


This vacation will be held in Genoa, Liguria, Northern Italy.

Known as one of the most extensive medieval historical centres in Europe, the heart of Genoa is a maze of alleys that unexpectedly open up into small squares, often related, like the churches overlooking them, to important noble families. The spirit of Genoa lies in the alleys, where different smells, tastes, languages ​​and cultures perfectly blend in.


This vacation includes a welcome drink, an apericena in a typical bar, a tasting of focaccia, and a typical dinner.

You might wonder what an apericena is. When the aperitif becomes so rich that you no longer need to have dinner...it is called Apericena. This is the right aperitif for those who choose quality and health and want to taste the genuine products of the farmers. You are in the city but the flavors recall the countryside.

The focaccia tasting includes 6 different types of focaccia including the renown cheese one and a drink (Wonderful Italy recommends the Chinotto, a match made in heaven).

Last but not least, the typical dinner will surprise you. Its flavors and colors unite Genova, the rest of Italy and Spain with tapas and pinchos. The music, the lights, and the design of this charming location will create the perfect mix between intimacy and conviviality.

Additionally, Wonderful Italy can customize your trip as you want to. Meals can be added to your vacation for an additional cost. Wonderful Italy can accommodate any dietary requirements, just share your thoughts with them and they'll be more than happy to arrange it for you.

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

Ancient maritime republic, Genoa is a city that still conserves a unique charm. The Ligurian capital has so much to offer to its visitors. The best idea is to mingle together with the locals and let them advise you on the upcoming events and shows. It is not unusual that you will end up spending the night at someone's place, sharing stories and good wine.

Wonderful Italy has a wide variety of experiences that you can try during your stay, from the ones centered around food such as cooking classes, wine and local products tastings, brewery tours and tasting of craft beers, to the ones focused on the Ligurian culture: walking tours with locals, tours of the historical artisan shops, tour in the footsteps of the renown Fabrizio De Andre and many more.

Wonderful Italy has options also for the more outdoorsy type, such as bike-riding, SUP and kayak experiences and boat tours. Share your preferences with them and they'll make it happen.

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation in a typical Ligurian home
  • A welcome drink to make you feel like you just came back home from a long trip
  • Cheese focaccia and other Ligurian masterpieces tasting
  • Apericena in a local bar
  • Aquarium and Palazzi dei Rolli tour
  • A dinner in a typical restaurant

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Lunch or dinner when not mentioned as included
  • Extra snacks and beverages

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport (GOA). Transfer from the airport to the accommodation is not included. For more information on how to reach the accommodation from the airport, please send an inquiry.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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