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Culture and gourmet guided visits,


discovering Portofino area

Anna will be available for you as a guide through the beauties of Portofino area, locally called Gulf of Tigullio, from the pre-roman inhabitants of these coasts. She will take you to discover traditions, craftmanship and architecture of this area.
One full day with Anna as
your guide sightseeing will make your vacation more valuable and interesting.
One meal out in a traditional trattoria or a wine tasting session will be also included in the tour. For further infos and details please go to "book on line" or contact Anna directly


Culture and gourmet guided visits inside

Chiavari or Lavagna medieval city centre

Anna will offer an interesting guided visit inside the historic city center either of Chiavari or Lavagna, in order to discover the ancient splendors of these towns as they have been the most rapresentative coastal towns next to Portofino. Over the centuries they both gave birth to merchants, bankers, navigators and science men, not to tell about their craftmanshisp and traditions. Anna will personally show you Chiavari or Lavagna buildings, churches, their colors and  scents. She will take you through the medieval lanes and arcades telling about the different architectural styles and how the extraction of the slate from their interland have given a special inprinting to the area. Anna also will show you some characteristic shops (bakeries, pasta laboratories, pastry shopsand cafes . . . ), she will make you taste a glass of Ligurian wine in a winery and finally take you in a typical trattora for one traditional local meal.

Guided hiking through Portofino Natural park touching three monastries

Not all the hikers know about the history regarding the Portofino promontory, populated since the middle-age.

This area in fact, although still intact in its nature, has been looked after its corageus inhabitants along the centuries, either on the hill and along the coast, such as  monks, pour farmer families and fishermen. They left us a genuine patrimony we can still enjoy through the Portofino mountain old paths. Walking with Anna you will discover three medioeval monastries, old mills and more, also stopping for a pic-nic in a farm with local food. For further infos and details please go to "book on line" or contact Anna directly

Enjoy olive oil and wine tasting under the olive trees, visiting an entire olive grove on the hill overlooking the gulf. Half a day guided visit with a final country snack and the thrill of making pesto in the old marble mortar are waiting for you. Anna and Mario, the manager of the olive grove and and the local olive press, are happy to explain you the old and the new way to cultivate and harvest the olives in Liguria. Adopt and olive tree project will be also presented to you to aknowledge an interesting way to save abandoned olive groves and get your own olive oil. Only groups of 10 participants up are accepted. For prices and further details please go to "book on line" or contact Anna directly .

Guided gourmet and sightseeing visit to Genoa historical city centre

Enjoy Genoa historical city centre visiting old shops, beautiful  artistic sites and noble buildings, not missing the traditional street food tasting. For those who prefer to go sightseeing off the beaten tracks and discover unusual panoramic views over the sea from the upper historical lanes of Genoa, Anna will take you through the characteristic Genoa "creuze" , touching the old city walls, up to the fortresses overlooking the whole city and its gulf. A final stop to a typical trattoria will be the best way to end the trip. For further infos and details please go to "book on line" or contact Anna directly

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