Portofino: meet the chef who makes Pesto with a mortar

Guided tour and activities/about 90 minutes

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 with vermentino and genoese bianchetta grapes which are hand harvested in 20-kilo crates on the hills facing the Tigullio Bay, between Portofino and Sestri Levante.


1

Meeting point

  • Fondaco, Via del Fondaco 12, Portofino
2

Visit And Tasting

Activities:
  • hike with a view on Portofino
  • make pesto with mortar and pestle
  • pesto tasting
  • nostralino wine or lemonade tasting
3

End activity

End of Officine Turistiche service

Additional information

DestinationLiguria
DurationAbout 1.30 h.
DifficultyEasy
Groups | IndividualIndividual Min. 2 pax

Portofino: meet the chef who makes Pesto with a mortar

Guided tour and activities | about 90 minutes


Let’s find out about pesto, the typically traditional dressing from Liguria, obtained by crushing basil, salt, pine nuts, garlic, parmesan cheese, pecorino cheese from Sardinia and extra virgin olive oil. No cooking needed. All ingredients are mixed raw. As far as wine is concerned, nostralino comes from the peasant tradition, where all types of grapes in the vineyards were mixed together: vermentino and bianchetta for white wine, dolcetto and ciliegiolo for red.

What’s in the Tour:

Hike with a view on Portofino + make pesto with a chef + pesto tasting + lemonade or wine tasting + guide (visit lasts about 90 minutes

STARTING POINT/ARRIVALPortofino
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIESOn Request
INCLUDED
Guided hikeMake pesto with a chef
TastingInsurance
NON INCLUDED
City Tax
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