Florence: The Enchantment of the Liguria Coast (Cinque Terre & Portovenere) Full Day Tour
- 11.5 Hours
- 11.5 Hours
- On request
Today you will follow the roads suspended between sky and sea, with medieval villages of fishermen tenaciously clinging onto the rocks admire the charm of the pastel coloured houses from the sea. Driving along the Tyrrhenian coast, you will enjoy the sight of the white marble quarries of the Apuan Alps, then enter the Ligurian territory reaching Riomaggiore and the beautiful village of the Cinque Terre. The Cinque Terre is characterized by medieval coloured tower-houses, steps, alleys and small squares. Here you have time for a stroll along the famous "Via dell' Amore", a smooth walk on the cliffs leading to Manarola, the small village of the Cinque Terre in the gorge of a high promontory among vines and olive trees. We then continue to Vernazza, a jewel perched on a rocky promontory, which stretches out towards the sea with a small port against green hills. Admire the houses from the beach with the colours tarnished by salt, or disappear among the lanes with dozens of shops and be tempted by the seafood cuisine in a typical restaurant. You will also have the chance to view these beautiful places from the sea in a boat along the stretch between Vernazza and Portovenere. Portovenere is rich of history and art, and has a unique natural landscape. Here you can walk along the seaside and among the shops that sell local handicrafts, then visit the Gothic Church of San Pietro, or admire the medieval sculptures of the Collegiate of San Lorenzo and the imposing Castello Doria overlooking the hamlet.
In case of adverse weather conditions, the transfer will take place by minivan instead of by boat.
Duration: 11.5 Hours
Departs: 8 a.m. - Returns: 7:30 p.m.