Liguria Wine

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

Wine and oil tasting with agronomist in Portofino
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.
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Portofino: meet the chef who makes Pesto with a mortar
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.
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About Author

Guido Clerici
Guido Clerici | Photographer since 1990, belongs to the Ordine dei Giornalisti (Italy’s Order of Journalists) since 2004. He has published covers, articles and advertisements on major Italian and international magazines (GQ Italy, GQ Germany, GQ Russia, GQ Spain, AD Russia, Traveller Russia, Max, Abitare, Interni), portraying national and international celebrities such as John Malkovich, Casey Stoner, Chef Cracco, Vico Magistretti, Winton Marsalis, Pistorius and many others. He works with companies and architecture and design studios making pictures for brochures, catalogues, and websites. He has been represented by Grazia Neri, Italy’s main photographic agency, and Agenzia LUZphoto of Milan. Beside photography, he works in the food-and-wine and tourism field. Between 2010 and 2012 he earns a Travel Agency Technical Director title, a Sommelier diploma with AIS and a Cheese Taster title with ONAF. Through Officine Turistiche, a website offering environmentally friendly wine-and-food itineraries, he also offers photo shooting, websites design, and event management.