Full day tour to explore the eastern Riviera di Levante (Liguria region), the fascinating and romantic 5 TERRE, 5 miles of rocky coast in the eastern Liguria region, 5 villages castled up on sprugs of stone, or into very small inlets.
Riomaggiore, is the first of the Cinque Terre, from here we’ll begin your tour. Your driver/guide will escort you on an easy walk along the famous “Lovers Walk” trail that affords magnificent views of the coastline with wich you can reach the next village called Manarola.
Manarola, the most photogenic of the five villages, were you can explore a myriad of narrow alleys and pretty pastel squares that epitomize the man-made beauty of the Cinque Terre. From here you can take the boat to Vernazza that is probably the most beautiful of the five villages that make up the Cinque Terre.
The town of Vernazza faces onto the water with its large open harbour, castle and church it conjures up all the magic of the Cinque Terre. Enjoy a relaxing lunch at one of the open-air resturants that line the waterfront, or enjoy a stroll through the back-streets of the town above the harbor to enjoy splendid views along the coast.
For logistical reasons, your driver/guide will escort you as far as Manarola and will make sure you are on-board the boat for Vernazza before heading back to drive the mini-bus to Vernazza. Then, he will meet you again in Vernazza after you have had time to explore the town.
Before heading back to Florence, we will drive up to Corniglia, the only one of the Cinque Terre towns not located directly on the water. This is the ideal place to finish our day tour of the Cinque Terre as from the towns belvedere you can enjoy some of the best views of the Cinque Terre. The terraced hills are covered with vineyards that remind visitors of Corniglia’s famous wine that has been produced here since ancient times. This village is also the less frequented of the Cinque Terre towns, in Corniglia you will have a chance to reflect on your day of the Cinque Terre before returning back to Florence.