CINQUE TERRE (Full Day)

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CINQUE TERRE (Full Day)

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Meet the driver in La Spezia, ride along the Gulf of Poets as far as the UNESCO majestic village of Vernazza: is probably the most characteristic of the Cinque Terre and is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Vernazza was founded about 1000 A.D. and was ruled by the Republic of Genoa starting in 1276.

The medieval castle, Belforte, was built in the mid-1500’s, primarily to protect the village from pirates. An ideal way to arrive to this breathtaking village is by sea. The tiny port is surrounded by subtle colorful pastels and the charming piazza is lined with good restaurants and bars. The village is surrounded by very steeply-terraced olive groves which are said to produce among the finest olive oil in the country. We can even stop at a characteristic wine cellar.

Now the driver will lead you to Riomaggiore: is the most southern village of the Cinque Terre.

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It is quite sure that the origins of Riomaggiore date back to the 8th Century, when the inhabitants of the Vara valley, searching a milder climate to raise grapevines and olive-trees without the fear of pirate raids, moved towards the coast. In Riomaggiore starts the Via dell’ Amore (Lover’s Lane), a wonderful path known for the romantic atmosphere and amazing landscapes.

It leads to Manarola and it takes twenty minutes walking: during summer the Via dell’ Amore’s romantic atmosphere gets a bit disturbed by the excessive number of tourists. Nevertheless, we recommend you to have a rest along the street, on one of the numerous benches excavated into the rocks. Manarola, built on a high rock 70 meters above sea level, is one of the most charming and romantic of the Cinque Terre villages.

The tiny harbor features a boat ramp, picturesque multicolored houses facing the sea, a tiny piazza with seafood restaurants. The village is all ups and downs, with steep narrow alleys Carrugi, leading to the sea. The driver is waiting in Manarola and will take you to the awesome village of Portovenere or to Monterosso, it will be your choice, considering also the clock time. Portovenere is a medieval fishing village situated just south of the Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera. Portovenere, on the Gulf of Poets, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its picturesque harbor is lined with brightly colored houses while narrow medieval streets lined with shops lead up the hill from the ancient city gate to the castle. It is possible to visit the three nearby islands by boat: Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto.

Meet with your driver again and head back to La Spezia.

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TOUR DETAILS

Availability
all year round - disables and reduced mobility people friendly: Yes, if requested, and fully customizable

Tour duration
8 hours

Activity Level
Moderate (low/moderate/high)… Walk up/downhill, go up and down stairs, get on/off trains and ferries. Please contact us for a lower activity version of the itinerary

Advised clothing
comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen… an option might be moving between the villages by train (very short ride, if rough sea), by ferry (sea permitting), by Minivan along the panoramic road

Pick up suggested
9.00 am

Including
taxes, parking, tolls and fuel

 

Pick up location
your accommodation (cruises, hotels, villas, B&B, etc..). The pick-up and drop-off can be arranged at a location of your choosing to suit your group

 Choosing Us:

  • EXCLUSIVE COMFORTABLE MINIVAN
  • ENGLISH SPEAKING DRIVER
  • FREE WIFI ON BOARD
  • FREE WATER ON BOARD
  • FLEXIBLE EXCURSIONS
  • 24/7 SUPPORT FOR TRAVELERS

Over 8 persons - Please contact us

IMPORTANT

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Difficult level: moderate (low/moderate/high)
  • Weather conditions may change suddenly and the itinerary may change at any time
  • The itinerary will be planned the same day of the tour together with the driver

Instructions for cruise passengers
During disembarking your cruise ship there will be a free shuttle bus provided by your cruise ship which will take you to the Pax Terminal where all of the private tours are waiting; PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET ON THE SHUTTLE FOR THE PAX TERMINAL, AND NOT FOR LA SPEZIA CENTRE.

This is just a short ride of 1-2 minutes, once reaching the Pax Terminal the driver will be waiting with a sign.

The meeting point is next to the Pax Terminal, at the parking area dedicated to the private Minivans (parking area for private exclusive tours).