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Cinque Terre National Park Meet the locals

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Cinque Terre: Wine Tasting and Walking Tour

1. Cinque Terre: Wine Tasting and Walking Tour

Have a sensory wine tasting experience in Manarola with three different Cinque Terre white wines. You’ll use your senses of sight, smell, and of course, taste, to fully enjoy the delicious wine from different cellars, then take a light walk and learn about the wine’s history.  The ambiance created with music and lighting will support your sensory wine tasting experience. You’ll taste three different white wines from different farms, complemented by delicious Ligurian focaccia and Taggiasca olives.  The tasting will be followed by a light walk on a beautiful path with a view of the vineyards, ending with a panoramic view of Manarola. The tour will be guided by an English or Italian-speaking professional sommelier, who will teach you about the land through its history. An experience that is sure to give you a unique perspective on wine.

Manarola: Cinque Terre Wine Tasting

2. Manarola: Cinque Terre Wine Tasting

Discover a hidden gem in Manarola and taste the world-famous Cinque Terre wines. Try 3 different varieties while tasting local delicacies and learn about the history and tradition behind the wine-making processes. Visit a former wine cellar located in the center of Manarola, near the little harbor. Completely renovated, the Bar-Enoteca is a place where people meet, drink wine, listen to good music – sometimes live – and enjoy delicious local food. Here you’ll try three exceptional varieties of local wine. First, the Cinque Terre white wine DOC, followed by a Cinque Terre red wine IGT, and finally a tasting of the famous Sciacchetrà, the sweet wine known around the world. The wine tasting will be accompanied by some light snacks. You’ll enjoy an evening of taste and culture in a region famous for it.

La Spezia: Cinque Terre Tour with Professional Photographer

3. La Spezia: Cinque Terre Tour with Professional Photographer

When we travel we always would like to bring back home memories, emotions and… wonderful photos! As a professional photographer, I will give you a lot of tips on the different ways you can snap a promontory stretching on the water or a tiny ancient village, on how to catch the best perspective and how to capture the most fascinating light. I'll take you to exclusive places from where the view of Cinque Terre is absolutely unique (such as the dramatic terrace on top of a old house in Manarola or the vineyards surrounding the village) as well as hidden corners of the historical center most travellers don't even know about (the courtyard of a private palace or a little square concealing a wonderful Romanesque church). And, of course, I will also tell you stories and legends related to the spots we are going to photograph. This tour will allow you taking very original photographs (so different from the standard). - Itinerary - A great day in Cinque Terre to discover the fabulous and scenographic villages with an authorized tour guide photographer. You will meet your guide/photographer at La Spezia harbour (or any other place upon request) . We will take the private car to reach Manarola and on the way we will stop in a secret spots where we will take magical pics. Visit of Manarola, surronded by vinyards, and his magical photo spots, Vernazza the so called The pearl of Cinque Terre, Monterosso the biggest fishing village and the only one with a real sandy beach famous alla round the world for is beauty. We will move by car, train and ferry to have contiunsly different prospectives of the area. During the walking tour you will discover the history of these small and charming villages dating back to the Middle Ages and we will help you to get unforgettable pictures! Your memories. . . your life. . . Please note: Necessary equipment: reflex mirrorless canera or very good quality camera phone

From La Spezia: Highlights of Cinque Terre with A Guide

4. From La Spezia: Highlights of Cinque Terre with A Guide

Join a private guide to explore the 5 towns that make up the Cinque Terre — Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Monterosso — on a day trip from La Spezia. Start your tour with a van, hop on a ferry, and take a train. After meeting your guide at the cruise terminal of La Spezia, take a half-hour trip to Riomaggiore, perched on a terraced hillside high above the Ligurian coast. Make stops along the way to admire a panoramic view of the Cinque Terre villages. Once in Manarola, experience the intricate layout of this village as you walk along the narrow lanes and steep stairways between the colorful cliffside houses and the marina. Continue the trip by taking a ferry to the fishing village of Vernazza. Visit the terrace of Doria Castle which offers panoramic views of the village and its coast. Then, it's time to sample the local cuisine. Take recommendations from your guide and go to a local restaurant to enjoy lunch. After your lunch break, take the train to Monterosso al Mare, the largest of the Cinque Terre villages and the only one with sand beaches in the area. Stroll through the narrow winding alleys of its historical center, and admire its many medieval buildings. From there, travel back to La Spezia by train and van.

Cinque Terre guided tour with Lucca from Florence

5. Cinque Terre guided tour with Lucca from Florence

Begin your tour with a scenic drive to Manarola. Arrive at the picturesque town of Manarola, where colorful houses and vineyards cling to steep terraces. Stroll through its charming alleys, and see the remains of its 14-century castle and watchtower. Take a relaxing boat ride to Vernazza, home to the only natural port of Cinque Terre and famous for its elegant houses. Your final stop will be at Corniglia, the only town in Cinque Terre that isn't directly located by the beach yet equally stunning. Walk around this medieval town and learn about its history and culture. During this tour, you'll also get a chance to taste the local white wine and get insights into the wine-making process.

From Florence: Private Day Tour to Cinque Terre

6. From Florence: Private Day Tour to Cinque Terre

Explore the best of Cinque Terre's scenery, culture, and gastronomy on this day tour from Florence. Get picked up from Florence and take a scenic drive to the Cinque Terre. Take a brief stop to visit the picturesque village of Manarola. Next, arrive in Vernazza and relax over lunch (optional). Enjoy an optional tasting of local wines at one of the region's renowned wineries. After lunch, take the train to Riomaggiore and for some free time to explore the village. When you're done, hop on a boat to Monterosso. Go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters or spend some time exploring the village. After your swim, get back on the train to Manarola to explore the village on your own. Head back to Florence at the end of your tour.

From Florence: Cinque Terre Private Day Tour

7. From Florence: Cinque Terre Private Day Tour

Cinque Terre is an unmissable destination for those who come to Italy, a land between the sea and high rocks and one of the world's most romantic and striking spots. Your tour escort will guide you through this picturesque landscape, which has inspired many poets, painters, and writers, and shows you through three of the five villages that make up Cinque Terre. Meet your local escort at La Spezia and take the ferry to Manarola. Explore this small and beautiful village. Later you will ride the ferry again to visit Vernazza. Walk through the narrow lanes and steep stairways to learn about the structure of this village from your expert guide. Finally, you will catch the ferry to Monterosso, known as the pearl of the Cinque Terre. Embrace the scent of the sea and dive into the crystal-clear waters for a swim. Later enjoy a traditional lunch at a local restaurant and take the train back to La Spezia, where your minibus will be waiting to transfer you back to Florence.

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What people are saying about Cinque Terre National Park

We had an amazing experience with Yvonne, learning about the history of Cinque Terre wine dating back a few centuries. The information was really interesting and appealing to wine lovers. We tasted three incredible white wines followed by a 30 minute walk into the vineyards. Overall, this experience is a must if you are visiting Manarola. Or if you are staying in a different village, you can simply catch a train or ferry into Manarola and explore the area a bit beforehand or after. It was fantastic. Thank you Yvonne!

It was a lovely experience with Gabriel as our host tasting 3 wines. Each wine was served with excellent snacks, salad with anchovies, bruschetta with pesto, followed by cheeses and fig jam and onion jam. The wines were great but the best part was Gabriel talking about his grandfather who started making wine and opened the cantina. It was a fun hour. Some generous pours and a grandson who appreciated the work of his grandfather.

A wonderful pre-dinner experience. Delicious wines, three tasty amuse-bouches (including homemade pesto bruschetta!), and a knowledge guide walking you through the wine, the food, and his family’s history making wine in Cinque Terre. 10/10 would recommend.

Good, educational and tasty! The only downside was that we couldn't hear the guide very well because of all the chatter from the guests in the bar. Lots of good wines and snacks

Nice wine tasting with a good and very nice sommelier! Finished with a walk at the vineyard up in the mountains and a great view!