Pesto cooking class in Manarola
Cooking Classes

Pesto cooking class in Manarola

Availability: Every day except Teusday
Duration: up to 1 hour
Language: English , Italian
Printed ticket only
Do this because
  • Learn how to prepare the most famous Ligurian sauce in the world by following the traditional recipe
  • Live a complete experience: from Basil harvesting to the tasting of your creation
  • Prepare the best sauce and win a prize!
What to expect

A bar in Manarola with an unparalleled view of the country, now famous worldwide for its panoramic position: this is the special location where this pesto course takes place, which will lead you to prepare with your own hands the delicious green sauce according to tradition, with the marble mortar and the wooden pestle. The lesson will start with the collection of basil in the garden, along with the choice of ingredients that will serve during the preparation during which the master of pesto Simone will explain the history and secrets of this typical Ligurian recipe. At the end of the tour you will taste, on a crispy bruschetta, the pesto made with your hands, accompanied by a glass of the Cinque Terre wine from.

There will also be a contest among the participants, with a prize to those who will have prepared the best sauce!

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What's included
  • Basil harvesting
  • Pesto course with mortar
  • A plate of cold cuts and cheeses
  • A quart of local wine
  • Written recipe
  • Tasting of pesto
  • Apron
  • Special prize for the winner of the contest
  • Wine tasting
  • Food tasting

Localita Punta Bonfiglio, 19017, 19017 Manarola SP

Meeting point:

Nessun Dorma

From Manarola train station, walk through the pedestrian tunnel and then turn left, following the village main street until you reach the sea. Then keep walking on the coastal path on your right until you meet the stairs that will take you to the Nessun Dorma Bar.

What to remember
  • The minimum number of participants to activate the tour is 4. The maximum number of participants per tour is 10
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  • From 15 March to 31 October
  • Every day except Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
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Arbaspàa srl
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 7 days before the activity begins. If you cancel up to 3 days before, you can still receive a 50 % refund.

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