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We had a wonderful experience sailing along the coast past Portovenere and Cinque Terre - a very quiet and gorgeous way to view the beautiful towns. Weather was great and we spent time off the coast of Monterossa swimming in the bath-like water. Manu and Fausto, the skippers, were great friendly hosts and very accommodating. We were only able to sail part of the trip due to lack of wind, but it didn't take away from the experience. We had spent the prior 9 days running all over the place and being managed by a clock, so it was wonderful to have 8 peaceful hours just hanging out on a beautiful sailboat on the Ligurian sea. Highly recommend!
We recommend this one day full expérience especially in you have only 1 day. Departure in La spezia to the Nice harbour of Venazzia, then hiking to the top to have a panoramic view on the small villages of Cinque Terre. Giuliano was our guide (english, a bit of French, only 4 people in the group). The hiking requires good shoes and could be difficult for children under 10. But Giuliano knows the trails with good view. The train ticket was usable after the tour so that we stayed longer to visit. With the tour you see 4 out of 5 (Monterosso is less typical but you can swim in sand beaches).
Reasonable free time. Would have appreciated some written information specifying the rendez-vous after each stop. Document indicating and explaining the trip start meeting point is showing wrong location on a Google map!!! This made us almost miss the bus! This makes absolutely non sense since usually using a Google pin on a map is what gives the best information you would expect!
Emanuela and Fausto were simply amazing. They quickly made us feel welcome aboard, safe and excited for the sailing to begin. They have lots of experience and I felt 100% safe with them. Lunch aboard was really good, wine and beer were really good as well. Overall an amazing day! Clearly the highlight of my time in La Spezia. Thank you again!!
Nothing could be more enjoyable than a day on the water with Pieter and Manu. Such wonderful hosts who love the ocean and are passionate about their home. Be prepared to be spoilt with their generosity, sense of humour and energy. Thanks