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5 Seaside Villages
See some of the Mediterranean’s most stunning seaside villages that comprise the Cinque Terre (‘Five Lands’) in this fantastic one-day, guided trek along the Italian Riviera.
Hillside groves and vineyards
This fabulous day-long walking tour passes through pretty hillside olive groves and vineyards perched along the picturesque Ligurian coast.
Stunning seaside views
See stunning views of the sea as your Cinque Terre tour guide takes you to the best of the Cinque Terre village towns.
On this one-day Cinque Terre tour from Florence, visit the quaint village of Manarola, allowing for an exploration of what is officially considered one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. With a cluttering of citrus-colored tower-houses, this town looks almost edible!
Visit exquisite Riomaggiore, where you will be able to soak up the atmosphere of this lively yet relaxed seaside village. Catch the local train to Monterosso, the windows framing spectacular views of the Ligurian seaside, including capturing the breathtaking sight of Corniglia, as we head to the next port of call along the Cinque Terre.
In Monterosso, see ‘Il Gigante’ – the Giant carved into a cliff-face who has spent centuries enjoying spectacular coastal views over the Monterosso sea.
Reach Vernazza, home to a castle built in the 1400’s to protect the Cinque Terre village from pirate attacks.
Weather permitting, you will also catch the local ‘battello’ boat* between two of the villages.
Public Tour Meets:
8.15am each Monday and Thursday starting right after Easter and ending at the end of October.
8am or 8:30am meet on any day
Public Tour Meeting point:
Our Office at Via de’ Sassetti, 1 in the heart of Florence
Private Tour Meeting Point:
You may choose to meet at your accommodation location in the historical centre of Florence. We will pick you up there. No need to add an add on transfer.
Public Tour Minimum participants:
Public Tour Maximum participants:
Tour itinerary and transport between villages may vary depending on weather conditions and seasonal availability.
Casual, comfortable shoes
You must be of an average fitness and health level to do this tour. The tour includes walking on mixed terrain, plus the coastal villages visited have sloping paths and stairs.
Children under 12 years are not allowed on the shared small-group tour.
This tour involves a 30 minute walk over mixed terrain so comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes are advised. *Tour itinerary and transport between villages may vary in accordance with weather, seasonal availability, safety conditions and local ordinances.
^A trek along the famous Via dell’Amore – the ‘path of love’ – adorned with dedications to Greek and Roman gods shall be included when access is open to the public (being that may be closed due to works underway following a landslide in September, 2012).
For any dietary restrictions, please make a note in the Notes section so we can inform the kitchen and do our best to accommodate your requirements.