From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip
- Small group
- Duration options: 12 hours - 1 day
Join an adventure to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cinque Terre. Explore these 5 secluded villages built onto seaside cliffs, connected to one another only by paths, boats, or trains. Your trip begins early in the morning when you’ll meet your guide in Florence to begin the picturesque drive to the first village. Along the way, your guide will give you a thorough introduction to the region. After you arrive, the rest of the day’s activities are up to you. With the whole day free, it’s up to you as to where you go or how you spend your time. Take a scenic boat or train transfers to the 4 other villages of Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, and Corniglia. Wander the cobblestone streets and marvel at the closely-packed, pastel-colored houses rising up from the coast. Head down to one of the many stunning beaches for white sand and crystal clear waters. Or enjoy a leisu...
Cinque Terre takes its name from the five picturesque fishing villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso characterized by their unmistakable pastel colors. Thanks to its isolation, the Cinque Terre have maintained their uncontaminated charm till today and have become a protected World Heritage Site and a National Park. Your experience starts with a comfortable journey by bus, where a multilingual professional tour leader will give you useful information about the places you will visit and a map that will help you to orient yourself when you arrive at Manarola. Visit Cinque Terre in total freedom using the means of transportation you prefer: the villages are connected by various kind of transport, with train and the boat being the best options. After having explored all the corners of the villages, admiring the beautiful views and discovered secret pathways, r...
Admire the sight of the white marble quarries of the Apuan Alps as you drive through the "azure motorway" along a stretch of Tyrrhenian coast, before entering the Liguria territory. Soon you will reach Riomaggiore, a beautiful village of the Cinque Terre, characterized by medieval coloured tower-houses, steps, alleys and small squares, between two steep terraces. From here, you will take a train to Manarola, the small village of the Cinque Terre in the gorge of a high promontory among vines, olive trees and fragrant Mediterranean maquis. The next small village in the Cinque Terre lies in the gorge of a high promontory among vines and olive trees. You continue onward and reach Vernazza, one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy, 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 colo...
Cinque Terre is an unmissable destination for those who come to Italy, a land between the sea and high rocks, and one of the most romantic and striking spots in the world. Be driven to Riomaggiore from Florence, the village, dating back to the early 13th-century, is famous for its historic character and local wine. Admire the houses leaning one against the other and stroll along the narrow cobbled alleyways and sheltered paths. You can guide your way through this picturesque landscape, which has inspired many poets, painters, and writers, and see through the 5 villages that make up Cinque Terre. Afterward, take the train back to La Spezia, where you'll be picked up at the La Spezia Centrale Train Station to be transferred back to Florence after a memorable day in Cinque Terre.
Meet your driver at the designated meeting point in Florence. Travel by minivan to the historic city of Pisa, located west of Florence. Upon arrival, enjoy some free time to see the most famous landmarks of the city including Piazza dei Miracoli, and the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Be sure to take a stroll along the ancient city walls, where you can snap great photos of the city. Hop back in the minivan and travel to the Italian Riviera on the Ligurian coast. Be dropped off at the charming village of Manarola, one of the famous villages collectively known as Cinque Terre. Enjoy some more free time to explore the 5 quaint villages of Cinque Terre, each with its own unique charm and character. Admire spectacular views of the coastline, lined with small fishing boats and shimmering blue seas. Afterward, meet your driver in Lepanto and return to Florence after a full day of sightseeing.
Explore the best of Cinque Terre's scenery, culture, and gastronomy on this day tour. Departing from Florence, travel to Pisa and enjoy some free time to see the Baptistery and the famous Leaning Tower. Take a walk along the ancient city walls for panoramic views of the Square of Miracles. Next, continue to Cinque Terre. After a visit to the picturesque village of Manarola, arrive in Vernazza. Here, choose from a tasting of local wines at one of the region's renowned wineries, with optional lunch, or enjoy a pesto-making lesson. Learn how to prepare Pesto Alla Genovese from a local chef then enjoy the rewards of your efforts with some focaccia bread, local cheese, olives, and wine. After lunch, take the train to Riomaggiore and enjoy some free time to explore the village before hopping on a boat to Monterosso. Here, enjoy a swim in the crystal-clear waters or spend some time exploring ...
Take a private bus or private car from Florence and enjoy a convenient transfer to Cinque Terre. Visit the coastal area's five centuries-old seaside villages and discover the old charm Italy's known for. Start with a stop in Manarola, followed by Vernazza and Riomaggiore, where you'll have some free time before heading to Monterosso. While in Monterosso take the opportunity for a quick dip in the sea or savor a delicious local lunch. Move on to Manarola at your own leisure to take in the breathtaking landscapes. Head to La Spezia for a little sightseeing and where your return transfer will be waiting for you. Round out your trip with a relaxing ride back to Florence with a 7:30 PM arrival time.
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This day will be part of my fond memories of my trip to Italy.
Juliano and Matheo provided great guidance and were funny