Authentic Pesto Cooking Class At The Cinque Terre - La Spezia


Enter a beautiful location at the Cinque Terre and experience an authentic hands on cooking class with a passionate local chef. Enjoy the dinner with a fine selection of wine on the panoramic terrace.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Excellent value for money
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner included
  • Free drinks included

Details about this tour

Live an authentic culinary experience at the Cinque Terre and enjoy an amazing hands-on cooking followed by a convivial dinner.

Fiascherino, Gulf of Poets Native town of the legendary poet Mario Soldati, who spent his life exploring Italy with the objective of re-discovering the authentic food & wine traditions of our beautiful land. Natural Wines, Organic local products, Acoustic Showcase and Videoart/Projections will offer you a multi-sensory itinerary within a futuristic Mansion floating above the Sea. Idata welcomes curious travellers into her place to experience an amazing dinner focused on the recipes from beautiful Liguria.

Idata adores cooking and hosting guests and she has refined a menu of local specialties, using products and raw materials from the region, like fish and vegetables from the local market, and olive oil from the surrounding hills.Get ready to learn some of the secrets of local cuisine and enjoy the meal with your friends and family.

This is a typical menu you will prepare and taste:

  • Assorted appetizers
  • Homemade focaccia
  • Lavender flowers in batter and fresh ricotta Cheese
  • Local Cheeses with homemade jams and compotes
  • Homemada Testaroli Pasta with pesto sauce
  • Pasta of the peasant - Green beans , potatoes and pesto , local olive oil
  • Vegetables from our biodynamic vegetable garden cooked in various ways ( pies , quiche , souffl . Etc. )
  • Desserts can vary : Mascarpone Cream & Brandy with crunchy caramel , white chocolate and fruit tarts , Valentina cookies with cream, etc.
  • Local wine
Don't miss the chance to live this unique culinary experience.


  • Dinner
  • Wine tasting
  • Hands on cooking class with the chef


  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Have you got any dietary requirements?

If you don't want to experience the cooking lesson and simply want to enjoy the atmosphere of the house while chatting with Mercedes, while she prepares your menu, you can ask for this option

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


  • William E

    We planned this cooking class excursion months in advance and even made sure we stayed the night in La Spezia, the Newark of Cinque Terre, because of the several references in the description that it would take place at hosts home in La Spezia. Less than 48 hours before the time of the cooking class, we received an email that not only would the cooking class be moved up an hour earlier but that it would also be held in another town 40 miles away at a restaurant instead of the home. What was the deal? Did you need kitchen help under the guise of a "cooking class"?

  • Arunima K

    Francesco n family are amazing. We learnt how to make delectable focaccia bread a and pesto. It was an unforgettable lunch filled with great food, white wine and laughter.

  • Condo204

    Ciao. We had a wonderful experience with our Italian family in their beautiful warm home making home made pesto was such fun I would highly recommend this class

USD 74.39
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