Accommodations and tours in Cinque Terre and Ligurian Riviera. Online Booking +390187760083 |

Pesto Course in Levanto


When? Everyday

Price: €39/person

1 hour

Tour description

In Levanto’s historical center, the “laboratory of the pesto” prepares the most ancient and well-known sauce in the world since 1976. In this laboratory you will have the chance to learn how to make the pesto sauce with your own hands following the tradition. After tasting a glass of sparkling wine accompanied with a local extra virgin olive oil on a bruschetta, you will taste the pesto sauce made with the modern method while assisting the demonstration and explanation of the pesto sauce made with the mortar.
Here comes the moment to make your own pesto sauce with the mortar: wash and dry the basil leaves, pounding them together with salt, pine nuts and garlic, add the Parmigiano cheese and the extra virgin olive oil. You will get a concentrated and perfumed pesto cream, which can be used on some pasta or on a bruschetta.
At the end you will enjoy your own made pesto sauce together with a glass of white wine and some typical local products such as olives “taggiasche” (small and black olives), bruschetta with anchovies.

An experience that will leave its mark and that will leave you with an indelible memory of the Cinque Terre.

Options & Services

Tour availability

Everyday - all year round

Meeting point


Price adults/children

€ 39 per adult/€ 29 per child (4-12)


The tour takes place in English or Italian depending on the group composition

Time & Duration

11 am (5 pm option available on request) duration about 1 hour


Min 2 max 30

Price includes

Pesto course with mortar, pesto tasting with a glass of wine and local appetizers, olive oil tasting, printed recipe


Subscribe to our newsletter!

Write us for more infos!

    Apartments Cinque Terre

    Related Tours

    Cooking lesson Cinque Terre

    Cooking lesson near Cinque Terre: visit the market and cook a typical Ligurian fish menu

    La Spezia

    Special cooking class in La Spezia, near Cinque Terre. Learn how to prepare fish dishes following the Ligurian tradition and eat your meal!

    sensory wine tasting Manarola

    Wine Tasting: sensory tasting guided by an AIS professional sommelier


    Enjoy this sensory tasting in Manarola, 3 Cinque Terre white wine from different cellars, guided by an AIS professional sommelier


    Wine tasting: an unconventional enoteca in Monterosso

    Monterosso al Mare

    Winetasting of wines from winemakers only from Monterosso made by traditional way. Cinque Terre DOC and Sciacchetrà accompanied by some little crostini and some cantucci.



    Click one of our contacts below to chat on WhatsApp