Spritz Masterclass and Dinner in Cinque Terre at Sunset

Enjoy sunset views, spritz, wine, and a two-course meal at a local’s home in Riomaggiore

Travel Flexibly · 3.00h · Cinque Terre, Italy

Indulging in a spritz at a bar is one thing, but did you know an opportunity awaits to learn the secrets of this drink against the backdrop of a stunning Cinque Terre sunset? We've teamed up with Riomaggiore locals, who look forward to inviting you into their home for an hourlong spritz masterclass. And that's just the beginning. You'll also indulge in a two-course dinner crafted with seasonal ingredients and paired with local wines, all while enjoying Italy's warm hospitality.

  • Sunset Experience in Riomaggiore
  • Meeting point at your local host's house
  • Step inside a local's home​
  • Learn to prepare a traditional Spritz
  • Aperitivo
  • Cooking demonstration​
  • 2-course traditional meal
  • End at the host's home

As the golden hues of sunset begin to color Cinque Terre, you'll meet your host and fellow diners and settle in for a superb evening in the village of Riomaggiore. Soon, it's time to delve into the craft of spritz, and through an hourlong masterclass, you'll learn the delicate balance of mixing prosecco, bitter liqueur, and soda, as well as fresh takes on this classic Italian drink.

Next, with appetites well-stirred, it's time to sit down for a mouthwatering two-course dinner. Each dish is a testament to the region's rich culinary heritage and fresh ingredients, and paired with the glow of the setting sun and Italian hospitality, the meal promises to be one that'll be remembered for a lifetime.

Spritz Masterclass and Dinner in Cinque Terre Description

Your 3-hour tour includes:

  • Shared, small group experience with local host

  • Spritz masterclass with aperitif

  • Local wines, 2 spritzes, and water

  • 2-course dinner

Learn about Cinque Terre culture

Welcome to a Cinque Terre Home!

Your delightful evening begins at 6 pm in the charming village of Riomaggiore, tucked within the magical landscapes of Cinque Terre. This historic fishing village, surrounded by dreamy vineyards and boasting sweeping Mediterranean views, is where you'll meet your local host. As you step inside their home, you'll immediately be immersed in the aroma of authentic Italian dishes, setting the perfect tone for the night's culinary adventures. Get comfortable while getting to know your fellow diners, and enjoy the warm Italian hospitality that has a way of making you feel right at home.

Spritz Masterclass

Before delving into dinner, in true Italian style, you'll enjoy a spritz paired with appetizers. This tour isn't just about enjoying this refreshing drink, though. It's about learning the secrets behind spritz and why it's so ingrained in Cinque Terre culture. Throughout the masterclass, you'll delve into the origins of this beloved aperitif and learn the delicate balance of prosecco, bitter liqueur, and soda water that defines its classic taste. In addition, tune in as your guide shares variations of the recipe, and choose two of your favorites to craft for yourself.

Two-Course Dinner

Feeling at ease from the delightful spritz and warm hospitality, it's now time to transition to dinner. With the setting sun providing the perfect ambiance, you'll sit down with your fellow group members and host and enjoy a delectable two-course meal. Each dish has been specially prepared using seasonal ingredients and features culinary secrets that have been passed down for generations.

While the exact meal will change depending on the time of year and your host's expertise, first courses typically consist of recently baked focaccia, marinated anchovies, or Cinque Terre's world-renowned pesto. Then, move on to the main course, which will feature fresh pasta that strikes a perfect balance between indulgence and lightness. Throughout, sip local wines that have been hand-picked to complement your meal and get to know your host's deep-rooted connection with Cinque Terre.

Then, once everyone has declared not another bite will fit in their happy stomachs, it's time to wrap up your evening. Bid farewell to your lovely host and fellow diners, carrying with you new skills that are sure to impress your friends and family back home. Ciao!

What you get with this tour
Group size of 10
Passionate English-speaking local host
Spritz masterclass with aperitif
Local wines, 2 spritzes, and water
2-course dinner
Local host gratuities
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

A healthy appetite!

What to bring?

A healthy appetite!

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, this tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Cinque Terre.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand, and we will do our best to pair you up with a host who has an accessible entrance and dining area.

What happens if it rains?

We run our Italy culinary experiences rain or shine. If the weather is extremely bad and your host has to cancel or delay, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Is there any chance my tour might be canceled?

On the rare occasion the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund.

Does the food on this tour ever change?

Yes. This culinary experience is all about creating authentic Italian cuisine, and depending on the season and what ingredients are available, what you’ll be cooking and eating may change. Rest assured, your host will make sure that everything you try is utterly delicious!

Is lunch or dinner included in the price of the tour?

Yes. Throughout the Italy culinary experience, you’ll enjoy a 2-course meal. Our guests find this more than enough food to replace a full meal.

What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary requirements?

Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our hosts to provide you with a fitting menu.

Are drinks included in the price of the tour?

Yes, you will enjoy 2 spritzes during the masterclass, then be treated to water and wines throughout the dinner.

Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?

Yes, everyone is welcome on our Italy culinary experience. Infants (0 to 3 years old) are free, and we offer a reduced price for children 8 and under.

Where does this tour end?

This tour finishes at the host home. Your host will be happy to offer recommendations if you'd like to continue exploring the area afterward.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

No, hotel pickup is not included on this tour. You'll meet your host at a designated meeting point in Riomaggiore.

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