Genoa Old Delicacies and Confectionery Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Italy

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Satisfy your sweet tooth with this delicious excursion to discover the candied creations of Genoa's most famous confectioner, Pietro Romanengo. Dive into the shop's sugary history, sample tasty treats, and watch the mesmerizing processes that are behind the art of confectionery.
Meet up with your guide for the day outside the tall windows of Pietro Romanengo fu Stefano. Head inside and gaze at shelves packed with glass jars full of jewel-like candies. Admire rows of chocolates in brightly lit cases, and savor the smell of freshly preserved fruits, waiting to be wrapped up in dark blue tissue paper. Follow staff upstairs to get a behind-the-scenes look at how these colorful confections have been created since 1780, and then get the chance to try a few for yourself. Savor mouthwatering fondant, explore the flavors of their shimmering rosolio drops, and find out what's inside the coated shell of delicious dragées. Before you leave, chat with a member of the Romanengo family to learn more about this iconic sweet shop's long history and consider a few of their recommendations when you step up to the counter to order your own sugar souvenirs.

What’s included

  • Food tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Candy samples
  • Guided tour of Pietro Romanengo candy shop

What’s not included

  • Everything not mentioned in the inclusions


  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Free snacks included
  • Led by a local guide