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Cinque Terre Day Trip...and a little of the Italian Riviera

Individuals, families, small or large groups

The aura of isolation that has surrounded the 5 Ligurian coastal Villages known as the Cinque Terre- Rio Maggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, together with their dramatic coastal scenery have became one of the Italian Riviera’s premier attractions. Visiting the “Cinque Terre” means a visit to five fishing villages suspended between sea and earth, placed on cliffs and precipices and surrounded by the greenest vineyards and olive groves.

Visiting the Cinque Terre means a visit to five separately unique villages which are breathtakingly suspended between sea and earth and are surrounded by Italy’s greenest vineyards and olive groves.

There we discover the aura of isolation that has surrounded the five Ligurian coastal villages known as the Cinque Terre: Rio Maggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare. The Cinque Terre’s dramatic coastal scenery has become one of the Italian Riviera’s premiere attractions. Rio Maggiore, where the famous “Path of Love” is located, consists of a steep path which begins above the sea and actually connects to Manarola.

Manarola was founded in the 13th century and is named after a small temple built during the Roman age. Here, houses jut out over the Mediterranean and the city is well-known for its life-size Nativity scene.

Corniglia is known for its beautiful terraced vineyards and the church that Saint Peter built in the 1300’s. Vernazza is a uniquely shaped port and noted for the Shrine of Our Lady of Reggio, the towers of Belforte and Torrione and the Church of Santa Margherita d’Antiochia. Monterrosso al Mare is probably the most
contemporary of the cities and we cannot miss the famous iron and cement Gigante sculpture is something to behold.

A full day experiencing this truly magical seascape and landscape will inspire even a novice painter to create something beautiful. Our last memory - watching a spectacular Mediterranean sunset as our full day tour concludes and as we say “arrivederci” to the
Cinque Terre. (In this tour boat transportation fee is not included).

 

Tour details

Booking: IV Travel

Duration: 8-9 hours
Price: depends on number of passengers and season - contact us for prices
Entrance fees: extra - € 20.00 pp for the ferries in the Cinque Terre and park pass.
Departure: Florence, as early as possible
Transfers to the Cinque Terre: we pick you up in the Mercedes van or car.
Includes: wine tastings when available.  Opening times for wineries in the Cinque Terre are variable and sometimes they are not open during the tour.
Suggestions: dress for the weather, running shoes or hiking shoes, camera.  Wear long pants or shorts, no dresses, skirts, high heels or flip flop sandals.

Our fleet: Deluxe Mercedes Benz air conditioned Sedan and 2007 Deluxe Mercedes Benz air conditioned minibus (accomodate up to 7 passengers)

Payment: All major credit cards (Visa and Mastercard) or advanced wire transfer

Season: All Year

Language: English

Cancellation:  Passengers may cancel with 100% refund up to 24 hours in advance, otherwise, no refund.

Tour Type: Private (non-scheduled)
When: Every day
From: Florence, Fiesole, Pisa, Lucca, Montecatini, Pistoia, Prato, San Miniato, and many other Tuscan towns
Pick-up/Drop off: Your hotel, villa, B&B, apartment or any other place you want.


Portovenere on the Italian Riviera
by Jesse Andrews