Colorful homes and fishing boats in Portofino

Day Trip to Portofino with Cooking Class, Lunch & Boat Trip


Enjoy a day trip and cooking class in beautiful Portofino, where a culinary expert will help you master traditional dishes. With special permission to enter Portofino Natural Park, you’ll explore, work, and dine in a scenic area thick with Mediterranean flora, olive groves, and vineyards. 

First, stop at a hop plantation and learn about the very first beer made in Portofino. Then meet your local culinary expert and discover the secrets behind the most typical regional recipes, such as Corzetti hand-made pasta and pesto sauce. Savor your lunch of pasta, pesto, dessert, local cheese, salami, and vegetable pies. Pair your meal with the only beer made in Portofino or local white wine.

After lunch, you’ll embark on a private boat trip to view Portofino and its amazing coastline with an Aperitif. Sip a glass of wine and nibble typical focaccia bread while you admire impressive cliffs and secluded coves. In warmer months, stop to enjoy a refreshing swim in the clear blue water and snorkel to view “Cristo degli Abissi,” the famous underwater statue.

Stop to explore San Fruttuoso, a medieval abbey built right on the beach, and finish your tour in Camogli, one of the most picturesque villages of the Italian Riviera. Enjoy its charming row of tall, colorful houses and cozy fishermen’s harbor.

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