Genoa – Visiting Genoa’s medieval centre means discovering its ultra centenarian food shops and boutiques “botteghe storiche” with their unique flavors.
You’ll find the old “friggitorie” serving friscieu (fried croquettes filled with herbs), farinata, fried fresh seafood eaten at the counter or to take away.
After a brief walk among Genoa alleys admiring the first bank of the World “Palazzo San Giorgio” you’ll discover the “Gran Bar Pasticceria fratelli Klainguti” where the famous composer Giuseppe Verdi loved to spend his time tasting the pastries and then, the “Pietro Romanengo fu Stefano” old shop. Here you’ll be surprised to discover hand-made products such as candied fruits, chocolate, marron glaces, jellies and more made with the same recipe used centuries ago by the “confiseur-chocolatier”.
Then, our genoese tour guide will lead you through the old district of the Guild of Butchers visiting some typical old butchers, followed by a stop to the “Viganotti” old chocolate factory!
Finally, you’ll reach the antica bottega “Drogheria Torielli”, the kingdom of scents and flavors of spices, herbs,tea, rice, essences, body care products that come from all over the world.
Least but not last you’ll visit the small art nouveau barber shop, a 10 meters shop purchased by the Genoa Delegation of FAI (Italian Ambient Foundation).