On this private, full-day shore excursion for cruise passengers, you’ll discover two of northern Italy’s most picturesque coastal towns: Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. Enjoy panoramic views over the Ligurian coastline from Castello Brown, stroll through Portofino’s scenic central square, “La Piazzetta,” and grab a meal or a gelato in the colorful fishing port known to locals simply as “Santa.”
Explore the vibrant port city of Genoa as well as the gorgeous seaside resort town of Portofino during this full-day experience. Enjoy a morning walking tour of the historic city of Genoa, followed by an excursion to the pretty coastal town of Portofino.
If you are staying in Genoa or passing by with a cruise, you cannot miss the chance to visit Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure. You will visit these towns thanks to the help of a local that will guide you along this journey. Reach Santa Margherita Ligure by train and spend some leisure time in this amazing town overlooking the sea. Taste some freshly baked Focaccia, which is a typical flat bread of the Ligurian coast. Once you finish your tour of Santa Margherita Ligure, catch the ferry to the Portofino. While on the ferry don’t forget to look outside, enjoy the breeze and marvel at the spectacular views of Santa and Portofino from a unique point of view. As you arrive in Portofino you will have some time to stroll around the Piazzetta and go up to Brown’s Castle to marvel at the stunning view from land. This tour is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit two of the most exclusive towns of Italy in just one day!
Visit the five towns of Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia, and Monterosso. These centuries-old fishing villages feature colorful homes that cling to seaside cliffs, trattorias serving seafood delicacies, lively marinas, and family-owned vineyards. Along the way, your guide explains unique features and folklore associated with each island.
Enjoy a day trip on the Ligurian Coastline, visiting the unique village of Portofino and the charming center of Santa Margherita Ligure.Or you will be staying at a hotel, you will be able to pick up a local driver.Explore the little harbor and the Piazzetta with its picturesque colored houses. The San George church, or the Castle Brown, which is the best view of the steep cliff that draws the coast. Stop for lunch and relax before driving with Santa Margherita Ligure: walk along the ancient fisherman's port, you can still see the old fisherman's houses, which exist with the luxury modern hotels.After some time to spend through the streets of "Santa", your driver will take you back to Genoa port or hotel.
At the first village you will stop, it seems to go back in time! Riomaggiore, where your driver drops off, is a gem, with its alleys, its castle and its typical colored houses Walk along the famous Via Dell'Amore - the path of love- connecting Riomaggiore to Manarola, the second village of the journey, an urban jewel, rich as it is of typical Genoese tower. After some time in this picturesque village, your driver will pick you up to drive to Vernazza, probably the most charming of the Cinque Terre. Here you will have lunch at one of the typical restaurants.After lunch, you will take the route to Corniglia, the “balcony” of Cinque Terre, the only one among the five villages, which is the sea, but on a precipitating hill to the sea.Time to reach the last stop of this wonderful trip: Monterosso, and you will be in the best possible way to drive along the waterfront.
• Ride admiring the astonishing landscape between Santa Margherita and Portofino: go at your own rhythm visiting the area as a local! • Briefing, instructions, roadbook & map: our local instructors will give you all the needed informations before you leave • Ride along the breathtaking road overlooking the sea between Santa Margherita & Portofino Park your bike in Portofino and walk around, enjoy an ice-cream stop or a short hike to the light house (options in the map we will provide) • Take your own time and enjoy your rhythm • Taste a local snack on our beach terrace (focaccia & limonata) or at our rental facility at your arrival • Lockers for your belongings at our facility; no need to bring useless stuff with you. • In summer, enjoy a swimming or snorkeling stop at our beach facility in Niasca (Paraggi Bay), on the road between Santa Margherita and Portofino
Active tours, guided by geologists, archaeologists and natural Scientists, to discover nature, landscapes, history and traditions of Italy, off the typical tourist routes.We combine active experiences such as Hiking, Mountain Biking, Canoeing and cultural Experiences connected with typical Food, Wine and History.We start from the train station of Camogli on the Peninsula of Portofino. This pretty village lies at the base of hills dotted with pine trees and from here we'll start walking towards the hamlet of San Roco. As we walk we'll see bunkers from World War II before we arrive in San Fruttuoso with its beautiful catholic church. Tucked away in a beautiful bay, the hamlet can only be reached by sea or on foot. As we continue to Portofino we pass under pine trees and the native plant of the Mediterranean the "arbutus" tree. The highlight of our walk today is the fishing village of Portofino.
History of Nice began around 350 BC when the Greeks of Marseille founded a permanent settlement and called it Nikaia.Located along the French Riviera, right by the Mediterranean Sea, the climate that prevails all year round is the mild Mediterranean.All this attracted, in the 18th century, many English aristocratic families to spend their winters here.Nice is divided into the old and new part of the city.The most scenic of all is the Promenade des Anglais ("Walkway of the English"), with the most exquisite hotels and luxury villas nested one after the other.Many well-known artists and important personalities like Henri Matisse, Chagall, Picasso, and Renoir, fell in love with this mesmerizing place.Museums like the Musée Matisse, Chagall, and d'Art Moderne, and squares such as The Place Masséna and The Place Garibaldi were created to honor them.
Famous for its fine cheese (parmigiano) and ham, this attractive historic town has settled in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy.In the 2nd century BC, the Romans founded this city on the Parma River, which divides it into two parts.Today, Parma is an important road and railway junction in the direction of Milan and Bologna.The most impressive and historically richest is the cathedral square of Parma, called Piazza Duomo.This attractive cobbled square is surrounded by historic buildings, of which are the Duomo, the adjoining Campanile (bell tower) and the striking Battistero (baptistery), the most famous.Every visitor who arrives here will find an important art gallery, museums, frescoed churches, good shopping, charming historic lanes and of course the rich local cuisine.
Forget the town and start your bike adventure into the wild! Explore the woods of the "City Wall Natural Park" and enjoy the beauty of the riviera from the mountains. Explore the ancient fortresses around the town Ride an e-MTB quality bike with our trusted guides in a safe and funny paths and taste the delicious product of our local farmers... but be ready for the adrenalin downhill path!
One of the most popular shopping destinations with Prada, Gucci, and Fendi all in tow, is Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. Named after the kingdom of Italy's first king, this galleria is one of the oldest shopping malls in the world, standing 4 stories tall, adorned in Gothic style, and a unique iron and glass roof. The Galleria connects two of Milan's most famous landmarks: the Teatro Alla Scala and The Duomo. This intricate Duomo took over 600 years to complete and is full of detail including a sundial adorned with astrological signs on the marble floor. After one is done marveling at the duomo, and rubbing your heel for good luck in the galleria, make sure you see some of the many masterpieces Milan has to offer including the infamous painting of the Last Supper at Milan's Santa Maria delle Grazie.
Active tours, guided by geologists, archaeologists and natural Scientists, to discover nature, landscapes, history and traditions of Italy, off the typical tourist routes.We combine active experiences such as Hiking, Mountain Biking, Canoeing and cultural Experiences connected with typical Food, Wine and History.We meet at Corniglia, the smallest and highest on the Cinque Terre and without any access to the sea, Corniglia is surrounded on three sides by vineyards and terracing, this ancient village has a long standing agricultural tradition, therefore the architecture is more rural style than coastal. The path we take climbs through a beautiful pine forest to the hamlet of Volastra where we are rewarded with splendid panoramas over the coast. Our trail on a balcony foot path then winds through the vineyards then down to the charming village of Manarola. Built on a high rock only 70m above the sea, this beautiful port is known as the most charming of the Cinque Terre.
E-bikes are the best way to enjoy the “riviera”. Reach easily amazing villages and unspoiled nature. Explore local authentic stops, traditional food and take astonishing pictures.Briefing, instructions, roadbook & map: our local instructors will give you all the needed informations before you leavelocal tips for amazing stops (off the touristic paths)e-bikes make uphill easy for everyonetypical homemade food includedamazing views, astonishing picturesthe best way to be outdoors 12 months a year
This ancient town and seat of an archbishop is situated on the south side of the Po Valley, in the Province of Modena.Modena is well known for its automotive industry since the factories of the famous Italian sports car makers like Ferrari, De Tomaso, Lamborghini, Pagani, and Maserati are, or were, located here.Apart from Enzo Ferrari, other famous Modenesi were operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti, soprano Mirella Freni, chef Massimo Bottura and others.Since 183 BC Modena was an important center of the region, due to its strategic importance, which resulted in a rich historic legacy.Part of the legacy can be seen at Piazza Grande, the main square where the Cathedral of Modena and its Gothic bell tower called Torre della Ghirlandina, can be also found.These three monuments and their universal value were recognized by UNESCO declaring them a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.Another unmissable attraction of Modena is the Baroque Ducal Palace, now serving as a military academy.