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

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
  • The best insider tips
  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

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 along:

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.

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