Cinque Terre: A Pesto Course in Manarola!

The lesson will take place in a quaint cooking location in Manarola, overlooking the Cinque Terre coastline…An unforgettable experience is guaranteed!

This easy course is taught by two young professionals who have a strong passion for traditional food and its preparation. You will pick the fresh ingredients, such as basil, directly in the cooking location’s lush vegetable garden.

The local expert will instruct you in how to make a typical pesto sauce, the most famous traditional recipe of Liguria. He will explain the history and culture of the world-famous sauce and explain how to properly grind the ingredients with a mortar. Your turn will follow!

Make your own delicious pesto by following the chef’s step-by-step instructions or perhaps switching up his recipe. At the end of the course, you will enjoy your own pesto on a slice of bruschetta. Enjoy your creation with some white Cinque Terre wine and a cheese and meat platter, the so called Italian tagliere. One student, who performs exceptionally well, will receive a surprise present!

Duration: 1 hour –  Starts at 10.30 AM – from Manarola downtown restaurant every day


  • Impress family and friends with your new pesto-making skills!
  • Taste the best pesto you have ever tasted, the one that you made yourself!
  • The intimate atmosphere of a small group tour

COST A$98 per person inclusive of:

Pesto course location; Basil harvest;  Hands-on pesto course lesson with a local expert; Cured meats and cheese tastings; Tasting of local white wine;  Use of apron and cooking utensils (including a mortar)

Notes and advice:  Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance; Comfortable Shoes suggested. Once booked, no refundable 

Price from : A$98.00


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