Manarola
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Our most recommended Manarola Private Experiences

  • From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Private Guided Tour

    1. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Private Guided Tour

    Depart La Spezia and journey through the beautiful countryside of Liguria to explore the 5 fishing villages of Cinque Terre at your own pace. Benefit from a flexible itinerary to see the sites that you prefer aboard the Cinque Terre Express train. Marvel at the jumble of colored houses built on cliffs that line the Ligurian coast. Dating back to the early Middle Ages, the villages are now free of traffic to protect their cultural and historical integrity. The oldest, Monterosso, was founded in 643 AD, whilst Riomaggiore was established in the 8th century by Greek settlers fleeing persecution in Byzantium. Choose which of the villages you would like to visit, including Vernazza, Corniglia and Manarola. Much of what remains today dates from the late High Middle Ages. Discover ancient castles, parish churches and much more at your leisure.

  • From Florence: Full-Day Private Cinque Terre w/ Pisa

    2. From Florence: Full-Day Private Cinque Terre w/ Pisa

    In Manarola, explore myriads of narrow alleys and pretty pastel squares that epitomize the man-made beauty of the Cinque Terre. Then reach Vernazza on a shared boat ride from where you’ll be able to appreciate the natural beauty of the Cinque Terre. At Vernazza, enjoy free time for lunch and wander around this enchanting little town. The town of Vernazza, dominated by the terraced slopes of the surrounding hills, boast a delightful harbor area, beach, and a fascinating labyrinth of back alleys to explore. Not to mention numerous viewing points from which photographers can capture the beauty of the towns and its location. After spending a captivating day on this tour before heading back to Florence or your chosen location, you will drive up to Corniglia, the only Cinque Terre town not located directly on the water. Corniglia is the ideal place to finish this day tour of the Cinque Terre ...

    James and Irina were awesome. They went above and beyond for us to have a great experience. They even surprised us with a mini photoshoot at Pisa for our anniversary. Would absolutely do another tour with them again in Italy.

  • Cinque Terre: Private Tour

    3. Cinque Terre: Private Tour

    Explore the wonders of the Italian Riviera as you experience a unique tour of the Cinque Terre and the stunning coastline of the Liguria region. Enjoy the lap of luxury as you are chauffeured from Florence to the first scenic village on the tour, Riomaggiore, in an air-conditioned minivan or car. Wind your way through the picture-perfect villages of Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterossa, located next to the crystal clear waters of the Ligurian Sea. Admire the spectacular views as you leave the car to move from village to village by boat, and take the opportunity to have a refreshing swim in the sea.

  • Cinque Terre Full Day Hiking Experience

    4. Cinque Terre Full Day Hiking Experience

    Hike through the stunning landscapes, colours, villages and nature of the beautiful Cinque Terre. The hike can be modulated according to the skills and desires of the guests, from a minimum of 2 hours for the hike between two closer villages, up to a 6 hour hike from Manarola to Monterosso. Be prepared for a steep ascent on old stone staircases. Your guide will help you gain the needed elevation on your own tempo, showing you the most characteristic features of this unique area. At the end of the climb, walking along the world famous stone walls, you will be rewarded by the astonishing view over the gulf and the different villages.

  • Cinque Terre: Half-Day Hiking Experience

    5. Cinque Terre: Half-Day Hiking Experience

    Start the tour by meeting your experience hiking guide in the little square at the entrance to the tunnel at Manarola Station. Then, set off on a half-day hike towards Corniglia discovering breathtaking views and hidden villages of the Cinque Terre along the way During the route, navigate your way up ancient stone staircases along the coastline, taking in the bright colors of the villages and unforgettable picturesque landscapes. Be prepared for a few steep ascents which a rewarded by breathtaking views. Your guide will help you gain the needed elevation at your own tempo, showing you the most characteristic features of this unique area. At the end of the climb, walk along the world-famous stone walls and soak up the astonishing panoramas over the gulf and the different villages. The entire hike has an elevation gain of 1500 feet over approximately 3.2 miles.

  • From Florence: Private Day Tour to Pisa and Cinque Terre

    6. From Florence: Private Day Tour to Pisa and Cinque Terre

    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 ...

  • Cinque Terre: Guided Tour with Wine Tasting from Florence

    7. Cinque Terre: Guided Tour with Wine Tasting 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.

  • Cinque Terre and Lucca: Guided Tour from Montecatini

    8. Cinque Terre and Lucca: Guided Tour from Montecatini

    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.

    Visit Corniglia, the only town in Cinque Terre that isn't directly located by the beach yet equally stunning.

    On your way back to Montecatini, stop at Lucca — a charming city by the Serchio river. Go for a stroll along its cobblestone streets and witness the town's Renaissance architecture.

  • Florence: Cinque Terre Private Day Tour

    9. Florence: Cinque Terre Private Day Tour

    Board the bus in Florence and drive to Manarola, after a short visit, you reach Vernazza by train, where you have 3 local experiences to choose from. The first option is a tasting of some local wines in a winery. The second option combines the wine tasting with a typical local lunch that consists of salami, cheese, Caponata Ligure, focaccia, and pesto. For dessert, you will be served sciacchetrà, a type of biscuit made from a liqueur.  The third option offers a truly local experience of learning how to make "Pesto alla Genovese". After the lesson, tuck into your homemade pesto, combined with some local focaccia, cheese, olives, and wine.  After your chosen experience, you will have some free time before taking a boat to Monterosso. Here you can go swimming in the sea or spend some time exploring the little village. The tour continues by train from Monterosso to Manarola, where you ha...

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What people are saying about Manarola

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Excellent trip and tour guide Lorenzo; very knowledgeable and personable. Provided historical, geographical and economical information on the development of Cinque Terre and its different communities. He shared detailed information and exposed us to the different aspects of the land and its people.

Giacomo was a wonderful guide and flexible to our family needs! He provided a recommendation for lunch that was delicious! His guided facts along the way were very much appreciated. He went out of his way to make the most of our time in the Cinque Terre and Pisa! Would recommend this tour!

James and Irina were awesome. They went above and beyond for us to have a great experience. They even surprised us with a mini photoshoot at Pisa for our anniversary. Would absolutely do another tour with them again in Italy.

The guide we hap was very nice and professional. He explain in detail to us everything we need to know and he speak perfect English. We are very thankful to have you as our guide. Thank you Lorenzo for the wonderful trip.

Irina is very friendly and connects easily. Most important, she is very punctual and accommodating to our needs. She has no problem sharing her knowledge with us.