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Your day trip will begin in central Florence, where you’ll meet your guide and hop aboard your coach to head out toward the seashore. Stop first in the southernmost village of Riomaggiore, dating back to 13th century. Beloved for its local wine and incomparable scenery, admire the pastel-colored buildings as you follow your guide along the cobblestone streets.
Head to the tiny village of Manarola next, home to medieval relics and a plethora of grapevines. Stroll the harbor and take snapshots of the beautiful, bright buildings that cling to the cliff.
Then, weather permitting, hop aboard your boat to travel to Monterosso. If you choose to include lunch with your ticket, settle down in one of the village’s restaurants for a traditional helping of seafood and pasta, complemented by wine and water. (A sample menu can be found in the Itinerary section.)
Afterward, with taste buds and stomach sated, enjoy some time to explore independently. Unpack your bathing suit and hit the jeweled waters of Monterosso’s stunning beaches.
Make a final stop in Vernazza, bordered by terraced olive groves that are said to produce some of the finest olive oil in Italy. Explore the bustling square and winding streets at your leisure, before returning back to Florence.
A long day but a great way to see Cinque Terre if your time is limited. Very well organized. Some time to yourself. Not recommended for those with limited walking ability.
Absolutely awesome tour. If you have the time and money a must do. The tour guide was great and was very knowledgeable. She had a big group to contend with but managed not to leave anyone behind.
Early start but comfortable air conditioned bus to Cirque Terre and plenty of time to explore before train rides to the next village. Good leisurely pasta lunch and time to explore too. A ferry ride to the last of four villages. Our guide Carla was charming and informative. Last train was back to where bus was parked and then a two hour trip back to Florence.
The guide was adorable and very good. She was considering all styles of walking and making adjustments with the schedule so everyone could enjoy the trip. She was great and she knew it a lot of information!! The place is wonderful!!
Cheryl K United States of ...
Beautiful place with vibrant colors of nature! Enjoyed taking the train to four of the five villages!
The Cinque Terra area was amazing and very picturesque. A must see on any Italian trip. Next time I would stay in Genoa instead of Florence which would save many hours of bus travel which was boring. Guides didn't add much to the tour except making sure the logistics of getting from place-to-place worked. Our tour combined English and Spanish groups which meant everything had to be done twice. I think each group was big enough to stand alone.
By far the best experience ever. I'd visit again but I'd definitely opt to stay overnight and spend more time exploring... :
Fantastic day! Bus was a very comfortable ride. Tour guide was great at giving us background prior to stops and clear in when and where to meet which everyone respected and on time. Would always like more time in some stops but you can't do all the towns if you did it any other way. Our lunch in Monterosso was very good and fun with the group! I was afraid it would take away from our time but it was good to relax and then see the town. A walk on the beach, thru town with a gelato while we gathered for the ferry. It was beautiful to see the towns again from the water. Great photos! Over all- highly recommend. I'm sure it would be different in summer as the crowds would be overwhelming to the small towns- not something a tour can control. Thanks to all!
Recommended trip for anyone that wants a taste of Cinque Terre. The staff was great and efficient ! Enjoyable bus ride to La Spezia, then short walk to 1st town. Beautiful seaside sights. Organized short train rides to other 3 towns. Ferry weather permitting. Each town was at sea port and beautiful.
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