Ciao Cinque Terre
Say ciao to the five fishing villages that make up one of Italy’s most picturesque and photographed regions; Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The villages of the Cinque Terre have been shaped over centuries with brightly painted houses perched against the steep cliff faces, terraced vineyards carved into the hills that are supported by cleverly engineered stone walls, and an incredible coastline. Hiking trails and a local train network connect the villages of the Italian Riviera, but no cars are allowed which has helped preserve the unique appeal of this UNESCO World Heritage listed region. How will you choose to explore the region?
Explore by foot… The hiking trails that link each town to one another offer a unique viewpoint of the villages. Meander your way through the cliffs’ terrain and be rewarded with incredible views of the Ligurian Sea, of the vineyards and olive trees, and of course the brightly colored buildings of each village.
Explore by boat… Take to the water of the Ligurian Sea and see the villages from a different perspective. Witness the dramatic coastline of the region and enjoy cruise on the ocean as you pass by the villages.
Explore by rail… All aboard! A train links all five villages together and is a convenient and quick way to get from one village to the next. Make sure you score a window seat as the train traverses the edge of the cliffs in what makes for some spectacular views.
No matter your mode of transport for exploring the villages, one thing is for certain: exploring the villages by taste is non-negotiable. Taste your way through the villages enjoying the authentic cuisines that is on offer. From staple pizza and pasta options to fresh local catches of the day, when it comes to food the restaurants in the Cinque Terre have you covered.
Join us on our Italian Delights small group tour and explore the Cinque Terre, Italy’s most photographed coastline.
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