Shore Excursion, Shopping, Local Experience, Food and Wine
Kid Friendly: No. Children must be at least 5 years old
You must be able to get in and out of a car or a bus and to walk steps
Maximum travelers: 10
All seasonal typical local products
What is better than a fruit and vegetable market for enjoying the local every day life? It is interesting not only to discover the seasonal product, the typical local cuisine, but also the habits of the local people!
Two markets and few old food shops will introduce you to the old and new way of leaving the Italian life!
Genoa in the past has been one of the main emporium of North Mediterranean: spices, cocoa, coffee, candied fruit, unique rose and wild berries syrups. . . . followed by focaccia, farinata, panettone. . . .
By subway or by foot we reach the Brignole Station area. The tour starts at the beautiful "Mercato Orientale", the old cloister of the Sant'Agostino church. The market is the highlight of the local seasonal products: fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, cheese, prosciutto! To live the every day genoese life this is the ideal place!
By foot the itinerary proceeds in direction of Piazza De Ferrari and the medieval downtown to visit the main old shops and taste focaccia, farinata, candied fruit, local cookies. . Passing by the magnificent Via Garibaldi and Via Cairoli, we will end the tour at another market, smaller but full of history: Mercato del Carmine, where we will be welcome by an interesting typical products tasting (local vegetable pies, white wine, pesto, salame).
From the market we will go back to the port or your hotel or you can stay for lunch at the small restaurant of the market!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I am available to meet guests at their hotels, at the Cruise ship port
End location: The tour will end in town (at a restaurant, at a museum...), at the hotel, at the cruise port again...
Duration: 4 hours 30 min.
Duration includes the local products tasting.
Markets are closed on Sunday and Holiday days
During this tour guests will mainly walk and use the subway and the public bus
The guided tour with Francesca, your local professional guide; the public transportation tickets; the food and wine tastings during the tour
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 euros - In case you like to have lunch at the market
Lunch (usually all the tastings are enough for lunch!)
I am not a driver. I can arrange a vehicle if required.