Explore the rugged coast and bright colored villages of Cinque Terre on a 12-hour tour from Florence. Marvel at houses suspended over cliffs and swim in crystal clear waters. Take the dramatic train ride through Cinque Terre National Park.
What to Expect
Discover the dramatic coastline and brightly colored houses of Cinque Terre on the Ligurian coast, and travel from village to village in the National Park.
Following your transfer by train from Florence, arrive in the UNESCO-designated Cinque Terre National Park, and discover a paradise where villages are suspended on steep cliffs and the crystal clear waters of the Ligurian Sea invite you in for a swim.
Enjoy scenic views of the five ingeniously constructed fishing villages, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. Sinuous paths traverse seemingly impregnable cliffs, while a 19th-century railway line cuts through a series of coastal tunnels to ferry the footsore from village to village. Cars were banned over a decade ago.
Go to the tiny village of Manarola to discover an urban jewel characterized by its Genoese style case-torri (“tower houses”). Continue to Vernazza, overseen by the remains of a medieval castle. Stroll the narrow streets of Riomaggiore, famous for its wines and the Via dell'Amore hiking path that connects it to Manarola.
Visit the “Pearl of Cinque Terre” at Monterosso, an ancient fishing village with lovely beaches and lush vegetation on the rock face. Relax over lunch, and then enjoy a limoncino ligure tasting in a quaint wine shop, before some free time to swim or walk round the village.
- Train and ferry boat tickets
- Local guide
- Limoncino ligure tasting