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Savona: Pelagos Sanctuary Guided Cetacean Watching Tour

1. Savona: Pelagos Sanctuary Guided Cetacean Watching Tour

Explore the beautiful Pelagos Sanctuary, and see some of the sanctuary's marine species, including fin whales, sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, and more. Enjoy the atmosphere of the sanctuary and learn from a marine biologist guide. Arrive on the boat and receive an introductory briefing about the Pelagos Sanctuary from your expert marine biologist guide. Learn more about the sanctuary's history and conservation programs and the cetacean species that populate it, including fin whales, sperm whales, Cuvier’s beaked whales, bottlenose dolphins, and more. Set sail on the open sea and reach some of the most favorable locations to spot various species of marine mammals in their natural habitat. Wait in anticipation of spotting a distant breach, or a jump that announces the arrival of a pod of dolphins. Approach the aquatic mammals by boat (In full compliance with the directives aimed at not causing disturbance to the inhabitants) and catch amazing sights of them frolicking in their natural habitat. Learn more about the curiosities of the species with your expert guide. Appreciate the sights of these beautiful creatures while the biologists explain more about the diet and behavior of the observed species. Go in search of other marine species within the sanctuary. Feel free to ask the guides plenty of questions and learn about the vital work undertaken to protect native marine life.

Savona: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

2. Savona: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

Make a beautiful meal and a beautiful memory with a market tour and home-cooked dinner hosted by a local chef. Arrive at the home of your expert cook. Explore the market and shop like a local. Learn how to recognize the best produce. Afterward, return to your host’s home and enjoy a private cooking demonstration. Gain insight into Italian cuisine as your host reveals the secrets of her family’s cookbook. Watch as a delicious meal is prepared before your eyes. Once the food is ready, sit down at an authentic Italian dinner. Enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Chat with your host as you share a delicious meal together. Enjoy a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, as well as an after-dinner coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Savona: Traditional Food Tour

3. Savona: Traditional Food Tour

Enjoy a walking tour of Savona and experience the best food the city has to offer. Meet your knowledgeable, food-loving guide and set off on your culinary adventure throughout the city. During the course of the day you will get to sample local delicacies at the eateries that rank amongst the favorites for the locals. Your guide will choose the best dishes to introduce you to the traditions of Savona and suggest the best restaurants. You will taste some of the following specialties on your Savona Food Tour (according to products availability): Panissa: a crispy crust, made with chickpea flour. Excellent fried and served with traditional white bread. Farinata: a delicious chickpea pancake cooked in a flaming oven. The best one is soft in the center with a light crispy coating. Characteristic of the city of Savona is the white variety, with wheat flour. You will have the chance to taste both of them! Pasta with Pesto: the authentic recipe of classic Basil Pesto sauce, made of local fresh basil and pine nuts! Fresh Ligurian Fish: the best "Fritto Misto" in town! Highly recommended! Classic Focaccia: taste the original! Typical from Genoa with local extra-virgin olive oil. Ice cream or dessert: taste the typical and delicious Amaretti di Sassello or the best artisanal ice cream in Savona! Caffè: Italian coffee ritual expects you to end your meal with an Espresso Coffee.

Savona: Dining Experience at Local Home

4. Savona: Dining Experience at Local Home

Get ready for a culinary experience like no other at a local home in Savona. Over 3 hours, enjoy exclusive cooking instruction from your genial host and taste authentic Italian dishes. Treasured in family cookbooks, these recipes have been passed down from generation to generation.  Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you make a genuine connection with locals. Enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, dessert, plus a selection of regional wines and coffee.

Savona: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

5. Savona: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your local expert cook and immerse yourself in a cooking class learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of the region. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes for a delicious starter, pasta, and dessert. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes so you can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Once the end result is ready, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Savona: Market Tour, Private Home Cooking Class and Dinner

6. Savona: Market Tour, Private Home Cooking Class and Dinner

Go food shopping like a local in Savona, enjoying the distinctive Italian market experience and learning how to recognize the best products by sight. Then immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes from the area's regional cuisine. At the end of your lesson, savor the fruits of your labor, washed down with local wines. During the lesson, learn the tricks of the trade for 3 authentic local recipes from your local chef guide and have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared, accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Savona

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

Highly recommended! We saw two whales (from a distance) and dolphins. Well organized but very warm in the sun with little shade on the upper deck. Don't forget your hat and sunscreen, the tour is over 4 hours long.

Very emotional! Punctual crew, available, attentive to the needs of the participants, even the little ones! Experience to repeat! Highly recommended!

Beautiful excursion, interesting and well explained by the good biologists who accompanied us. exciting .