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  1. Italy
  2. Liguria
  3. Riomaggiore
  4. Vernazza

Cinque Terre: Private Food and Wine Tasting Tour

Product ID: 66325
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Beautiful Riomaggiore is the largest of the Cinque Terre villages and the best place to experience the region’s food, history, and traditions. Taste local foods and wines directly from local sellers, hear stories of local life, and admire coastal views.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Taste some favorites of Ligurian, Tuscan wine and craft beer
  • Sample the region’s signature dish, pesto, made from the finest basil in the world
  • Treat your tastebuds to the finest foccaccia in Monterosso
  • Enjoy a simple but delicious antipasti platter and as you admire the picturesque town of Riomaggiore from a sun-drenched terrace
Full description
Starting in the center of Riomaggiore village, your local guide for this 2-hour Cinque Terre tour will show you around town, stopping to taste some of the best treats around.

First off you’ll head down to the marina and onto the terrace that overlooks the village. From this vantage point you’ll have the best possible view of the coastline with its multitude of colored houses and views of other Cinq Terre villages as well.

Once you’ve had some time to enjoy the view, it will be time to stimulate your palate and taste the best that Cinq Terre has to offer!

Head back to the center of the village to visit some of its shops and delis, and enjoy a number of tastings of regional foods and wines. Pesto, focaccia, Ligurian olives, anchovies, and local wines are just some of the specialties you’ll experience, all included in the price. The options may vary from tour to tour, depending on what’s fresh that day, but no matter what you’re served served, it’s sure to be delicious!

After you’ve had your fill, the Cinque Terre tour continues with another short uphill walk to the main church of Riomaggiore. You’ll enjoy another fantastic view, this time of the farm terraces with vineyards, olive trees, and lemon trees in the distance, and in front of you, the rooftops, gardens, and the blue of the Mediterranean Sea.

Continue along a path with even more stunning coastline views before finishing the tour back at the Riomaggiore train station.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Foccaccia bread
  • Pesto & olive oil tasting
  • One craft beer
  • Fried vegetables calamari, shrimp and white fish
  • Salumi
  • Cheese
  • Wine
  • Anchovy and bruschetta
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • One way ferry ticket from Monterrosso to Rio Maggiore (currently 12 euros per person)
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

At the front of Hotel Pasquale – Via Fegina 4, Monterosso

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Important information
Know before you go
• Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for walking
• This is a child-friendly tour
• Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select child when booking
• Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge
• Please indicate at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6
• This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travelers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travelers
• Vegetarians and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests
• You should be in good physical condition to visit the Cinque Terre, paths can be steep and there can be a lot of steps too. If there are heavy winds the ferry will not run. When this happens, you will hop on the train instead
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Urban Adventures Europe

Product ID: 66325