For those who want to taste some local specialties, we prepared a real flavors tour that will take you from Varigotti to Finalborgo.
A few meters away from Hotel Liliana is the historic Cassina bakery: here, in addition to the classic Ligurian focaccia, we recommend you trying the famous puff pastries with jam. They are delicios and baked all day long!
Walking along the sea in direction of the Saracen village, we recommend deviating towards Strada Vecchia, where the Ruffino winery is located, a family winery that handed down the tradition of wine from generation to generation for centuries.
Stretching to Finale Ligure, to the hamlet of Calvisio, we recommend you stop at the Frantoio Magnone, another place where the centuries-old culture of olive oil is still preserved. In addition to the main product, you can also find other really tasty local gastronomic products.
Proceeding to Finalmarina we suggest you to have a coffee at the Bar Pasticceria Ferro, historical activity, born in 1872, which became famous for chifferi, small baked almond sweets. A few meters away is the Finalese Brewery, where you can try different types of top-fermented craft beer and the Cassalino pasta factory which prepares a pesto that we like very much!
Are you vegetarian or vegan? No problem! Along the seaside promenade of Finalmarina, a “farmers'” market takes place few times a week, where local farms, bring their delicious products and strictly seasonal fruit and vegetables to the sea. Among those, we recommend the jams of the Fernandez farm, in particular the pernambucco orange, a typically Ligurian variety.
With a gentle walk along Via Brunenghi, you can enter the walls of Finalborgo, the famous medieval village, one of the most beautiful in Italy. In the main square you can find another historical activity: the Bar Centrale, where you can treat yourself with delicious ice cream break, while walking through the streets with truly characteristic views.
Beyond the village, proceeding along Via Fiume, you can reach the Aquila area, where the Parodi farm is located, founded in 1930, and specialized in the cultivation of niche products, in particular the chinotto.