Day Trips to Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre, which means Five Lands, is a really special place to visit in Italy. Set in northwestern Italy, it includes five villages: Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Manarola, Corniglia, and Riomaggiore. All together, they make a popular tourist attraction and are part of Cinque Terre National Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of Italy’s best preserved areas in terms of both the history of its people and its natural scenery.
Despite its steep landscape, Cinque Terre remains a great visit for people who love dramatic scenery. From RioMaggiore, you can walk along the famous Via Dell’Amore which is a pleasant easy walk to the next town, Manarola. From here we can enjoy the scenery at Vernazza. Then head up to Monterosso – the largest and most northern of the towns. You can arrive very close to the villages with our private chauffeurs, but the villages are connected only by paths, trains, and boats. It’s surrounded by lovely towns such as La Spezia, Levanto, and Lerici, so this makes a great weekend tour. While there, don’t miss out on the beautiful and captivating views over the five villages and visit the top sights like Fossola Beach, Guvano Beach, Vernazza Harbour, and Punta Bonfiglio.
Due to its favorable location on the Mediterranean, Cinque Terre offers diverse local cuisine. Monterosso’s anchovies are a great gastronomic treat, or pesto, a sauce made from basil leaves, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, and a pinch of salt, and pecorino cheese, the specialty of the whole region of Liguria. For pastry lovers, Foccacia and Farinata are a must and simply have to be part of your city tour.