On this tour you will walk through the villages of the Cinque Terre in one day, admiring and exploring these picturesque small towns.
The Cinque Terre is a beautiful stretch of rugged coast and the only unspoiled part left of the lovely Italian Riviera. It takes its name from the five picturesque fishing villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso. Cinque Terre has been inaccessible from the land for centuries, isolated by steep mountains and valleys on one side and by the sea itself on the other. Thanks to its isolation, the unspoiled charm of the Cinque Terre is a protected World Heritage Site and a National Park.
Led by our knowledgeable guide, you will discover the spectacular coastline.
We first visit the Cinque Terre village of Manarola and continue with a lovely boat journey (weather permitting) to MONTEROSSO, which is renowned for its beautiful beach and small craftsmen’s shops. We reach then, with a short train ride, Vernazza one of the prettiest of all, where we will have free time to sit in one of the cheerful bars and cafés.
By train, we arrive at Riomaggiore where you will have some free time for a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean or shopping into some of the picturesque shops. Here a delicious local lunch is served (depending on the option selected) in a typical restaurant with a perfect view of the sea and the hills declining down to the rocky coves. From Riomaggiore, a train ride takes us back to La Spezia concluding our Cinque Terre visit, before returning to Florence by coach.
Please note that the order of the visits may change.
Those who wish to enjoy a completely independent visit of the Cinque Terre villages can take advantage of the comfort of the shared transportation, by booking the round trip bus transport option of the tour.