Florence: Best of Cinque Terre Hiking Full Day Tour
- 12 Hours
- 12 Hours
- On request
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 unspoilt 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 have 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 unspoilt charm of the Cinque Terre is a protected World Heritage Site and a National Park. Led by our knowledgeable guides, you will discover the spectacular coastline.
We first visit the Cinque Terre village of Manarola, at the beginning of the famous path "Via dell'Amore" - or Lover's Lane (if accessible to the public), a track winding along the cliff-tops, high above the sea. The visit continues with a short train ride to Riomaggiore where you will have some free time before the lovely boat journey (weather permitting) which takes us to Monterosso, which is renowned for its beautiful beach and small craftsmen's shops. Enjoy a refreshing swim in the Mediterranean or popping into some of the picturesque shops. Here a delicious local lunch is served in a typical restaurant with a perfect view of the sea and the hills declining down to the rocky coves. After lunch, we continue our itinerary by train to Vernazza, one of the prettiest of all, where we will have free time to sit in one of the cheerful bars and cafes. From Vernazza a train ride takes us back to La Spezia concluding our Cinque Terre visit, before returning to Florence by coach.
Duration: 12 Hours
Departs: 7 a.m. - Returns: 7 p.m.