Liguria is 65% mountains and 35% hills. It borders with Tuscany, Emilia Romagna, Piedmont, France and the Ligurian Sea. Vineyards occupy only 1.800 hectares, mostly white-berried grapes. The main vines are: Vermentino, Albarola, Pigato, Sangiovese, Bosco, Rossese, Ormeasco o Dolcetto.
- Cinque Terre e Cinque Terre Sciacchetrà
- Colli di Luni
- Colline del Genovesato Igt
- Colline di Levanto
- Colline Savonesi Igt
- Golfo del Tigullio-Portofino o Portofino
- Liguria di Levante Igt
- Pornassio o Ormeasco di Pornassio
- Riviera Ligure di Ponente
- Rossese di Dolceacqua o Dolceacqua
- Terrazze dell’Imperiese Igt
- Val Polcèvera
The Officine Turistiche‘s activities in Liguria
A short guided hike to get to an unforgettable view of Portofino. At the end of the hike you’ll have the chance to enjoy a guided oil and wine tasting. An agronomist will reveal the secrets about the products by pairing them with bruschette, sauces, patch-fresh cherry tomatoes, olives in oil, and vegetable pies. This is anopen air activity to get to know the products from the hills surrounding Portofino.
From a trading post in Portofino, in the western part of the Tigullio Bay, you will hike an easy trail, with views on the headland, to get to where basil grows, the prince ingredient for the Genoese Pesto. After the hike, you’ll be given the necessary ingredients and a mortar, and guided by a chef you’ll make pesto with your own hands. Lastly, you’ll be offered a pesto tasting accompanied by lemonade or nostralino wine. This wine is made withvermentino and genoese bianchetta grapes which are hand harvested in 20-kilo crates on the hills facing the Tigullio Bay, between Portofino and Sestri Levante.