Take in the breath-taking scenery and discover the secrets of traditional Italian cuisine. A unique experience and fun day out in the stunning surroundings of the Cinque Terre countryside.The tour combines a boat trip between villages to take in the dynamic landscape of the famous Cinque Terre from the sea and also a traditional Italian cooking course. Experience the timeless charm and atmosphere of a small rustic farm or 'agritourismo.'The local owners will give you a hands-on cooking experience; enjoy an authentic Italian meal that you will help prepare. At the end of the lesson everyone will sit around the kitchen table and enjoy an authentic lunch and Cinque Terre wines.
Meet your guide at La Spezia station where we will take a short 10-minute train ride into the stunning the Cinque Terre. From there, take a boat trip to experience the villages from a panoramic sea-level perspective. Your boat docks at the final Cinque Terre destination where you'll take a short 10-minute car drive into the stunning countryside.At around 11:30 a.m., take a quick tour of the location where you'll have your class, and then begin the cooking course. The cook introduces you to local products fresh from the garden. Watch a demonstration of how to make a traditional 'torta di vedura' or Ligurian vegetable tart. Next, you'll be guided through the process of making traditional Italian tagliolini pasta. Then the cook will demonstrate the techniques of some traditional Italian cuisines, including the pasta dough and sauce, which will be used to dress the delicious home-made pasta.Take a short break to soak up the atmosphere, and enjoy the fruits of your labor, starting with the vegetable tart and a glass of the famous local Cinque Terre wine. Followed by the pasta with a creamy nut sauce.At the end of the day, all guests receive full-printed recipe sheets to help replicate the dishes at home. Your tour ends back at the La Spezia Centrale railway station.