Private cooking class in Genoa with market visit – authentic Italian cooking

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The cooking class in Genoa shows you how to make traditional dishes from the region. Stroll across the colourful Piazza Palermo market and get some of the ingredients for Pesto, Trofie and Canestrelli. Before you start to learn the Italian way of cooking, delicious focaccia and wine are served.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~3 hours
  • Languages: English
  • Transfer: no, not included
91 out of 100 based on 9 Reviews
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Market visit and cooking course in Genoa – a culinary tour in Liguria

The private cooking class in Genoa is ideal for getting a taste of the original Italian cuisine with friends, family or as a couple and taking traditional recipes home with you.

Price overview

  • Private cooking class in Genoa with market visit – per person (min. 2 pers.) 119.-€
Culinary on the road in Genoa: cooking class with market visit

Booking option: Authentic cooking class in Genoa with Piazza Palermo Market

The cooking course in Genoa takes place in private and takes you first to the popular weekly market Piazza Palermo. There you'll get some of the fresh ingredient. When you arrive at the cooking school, there is already a refreshment for you: traditional focaccia and wine. In the subsequent cooking course you will prepare 3 typical dishes and learn more about Italian cuisine.


  • Duration: ~ 3 hours
  • Hours: 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Days: daily from Monday - Saturday
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: English
  • Pick-up not included
  • Starting points: Genoa


  • Professional guide
  • Market visit, private cooking course, Focaccia, Pesto, Trofie, Canestrelli, 1 glass of wine
Important information


  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons

Please bring

Passion for cooking and feasting

Detailed description

Private cooking class in Genoa with 3 traditional dishes and first focaccia and wine

The cooking class in Genoa, the beautiful Italian port city, starts directly at the famous weekly market Piazza Palmero in the Genova Foce district. You can stroll together through the lively rows and take in the colourful hustle and bustle of the market while procuring fresh ingredients for the preparation of the local dishes. The cooking school in Genoa is located in the nearby old Boccadasse fishing district. In this picturesque and above all authentic setting you will prepare three typical Ligurian dishes: Pesto alla Genovese, Trofie and Canestrelli. You will be familiar with the former, as it can be found on almost every supermarket shelf.

So the cooking class in Genoa will be really delicious. To get you in the mood for cooking, you'll first get traditional focaccia and a glass of wine. Then you start with the Pesto making class in Genoa. The Pesto alla Genovese is known beyond the borders of Italy. It consists above all of basil, parmesan, pine nuts and olive oil. The ingredients are crushed with the mortar and pestle. Already the wonderful smell is already a real delight. Then we continue with the Ligurian pasta speciality Trofie. These are twisted noodles made of durum wheat semolina with pointed ends. Of course, they are hand formed. Don't worry, your cooking instructor will show you how exactly this works!

Something sweet should also not be missing from the Genoa cooking course. Together you will make Canestrelli, an Italian pastry that is very popular in Liguria. You can take some of the delicious homemade biscuits home with you to enjoy later. Spend delightful hours with your loved ones and experience a holiday activity of a special kind, away from mass tourism. Go on a culinary tour in Genoa, the charming capital of Liguria, and learn more about Italian cuisine! And the best thing is, you can always cook the traditional recipes at home! In combination with the market, you experience a genoa food tour that shows you the city from its authentic side!


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Market visit and cooking course in Genoa – a culinary tour in Liguria

Hauke aus Passau wrote on Aug 4, 2022
Overall rating
100 von 100

Delicious and good cooking starts with shopping

So it is only logical that this offer at the market begins with shopping for the ingredients. Already here you can do a lot wrong. The three-course menu was prepared with a lot of fun and delicious taste. 5 cooking hats from me!

Leckeres und gutes Kochen beginnt beim Einkaufen

So ist es nur konsequent, dass dieses Angebot auf dem Markt mit dem Einkaufen der Zutaten beginnt. Schon hier kann man einiges falsch machen. Das drei Gänge-Menü wurde mit viel Spaß und leckerem Geschmack zubereitet. 5 Kochmützen von mir!
Anastasius aus Meckesheim wrote on Aug 2, 2022
Overall rating
80 von 100

I liked the offer

In my opinion, three hours is too little time to really immerse yourself in the art of cooking. That's why I only give it four stars!

Mir gefiel das Angebot gut

M.E.n. sind drei Stunden zu wenig Zeit, um wirklich intensiv in die Küchenkunst einzutauchen. Deshalb gibt es nur vier Sterne von mir!
Jolien, Mülheim an der Ruhr… wrote on Jul 25, 2022
Overall rating
100 von 100

Authentic Italian cuisine - here you are very close to it

I am a hobby cook and love Italian cuisine in all its variations. This reasonably priced offer is way better than the VHS course at home. Highly recommended.

Authentische italienische Küche – hier ist man ihr ganz nah

Ich bin Hobbykoch und liebe die italienische Küche in allen ihren Variationen. Dieses preisgünstige Angebot ist um Längen besser als der heimische VHS-Kurs. Sehr empfehlenswert.
Helge, Frankfurt (Oder) wrote on Oct 8, 2021
Overall rating
80 von 100

A delicious and inspiring experience!

Special cooking course with the best ingredients from Italy's kitchen and a great chef!

Ein leckeres und inspirierendes Erlebnis!

Besonderer Kochkurs mit den besten Zutaten aus Italiens Küche und einem super Koch!
Aus Sachsen: Thomas und Gundi wrote on Sep 25, 2021
Overall rating
100 von 100

We were more than happy! Exceeded our expectations.

The cooking class exceeded our expectations We learned how to prepare some culinary delights that we like to cook at home. One of the best holiday souvenirs

Wir waren mehr als happy! Hat unsere Erwartungen übertroffen.

Der Kochkurs hat unsere Erwartungen übertroffen
Wir lernten die Zubereitung von einigen Gaumenschmäusen, die wir gerne zu Hause nachkochen. Eine der besten Urlaubs-Souveniers
Hilda, Chemnitz wrote on Sep 3, 2021
Overall rating
100 von 100

Cooking is my passion.

That was the best holiday activity during my Italy holiday in 2021. Away from the hustle and bustle, but conjuring up real delicacies in a typical environment and in a typical kitchen. I'll be back…!

Kochen ist meine Leidenschaft.

Das war die beste Urlaubsaktivität während meines Italien Urlaubs 2021. Abseits vom Trubel, aber in typischer Umgebung und in einer typischen Küche echte Leckereien zu zaubern. Ich komme wieder…!
Fergus, lebt an einem geheimen Ort und wrote on Aug 30, 2021
Overall rating
80 von 100

This is NOT Italian cuisine…

Would be something like "German cuisine" - there isn't either. Just as we speak of Rhenish, Bavarian, etc. specialties, this cooking class (consequently because in Genoa) is a Ligurian one! The wine was delicious too.

Das ist NICHT italienische Küche…

Wäre so ähnlich, wie „deutsche Küche“ – gibt es auch nicht. So wie wir von rheinischen, bayerischen usw. Spezialitäten sprechen, ist dieser Kochkurs (konsequent, weil in Genua) ein ligurischer! Der Wein war auch lecker.
Dieter + Sabine wrote on Aug 29, 2021
Overall rating
100 von 100

The ambiance was a dream.

Everything was just right, the ambience, the teacher, the recipes, a really great cooking class. Will try it at home. Great dishes.

Das Ambiente war ein Träumchen.

Alles rundum hat gepasst, das Ambiente, der Lehrmeister, die Rezepte, ein wirklich toller Kochkurs. Werde es zu Hause ausprobieren. Tolle Gerichte.
Karina L. wrote on Aug 15, 2021
Overall rating
80 von 100

Authentic cooking class, not a second regretted!

We took delicious recipes home with us and such an authentic cooking course is a completely different thing than looking for recipes on the internet! Gladly again...

Authentischer Kochkurs, keine Sekunde bereut!

Wir haben leckere Rezepte mit nach Hause genommen und so ein authentischer Kochkurs ist nochmals ne ganz andere Nummer, als aus dem Internet die Rezepte rauszusuchen! Gerne wieder...

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