• Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Experience the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre in one day with a guided hike through the five idyllic fishing villages of old-world Italy. Following the walking trails along the cliffs of the national park, you will see glorious views of this unspoiled stretch of the Italian Riviera. Check out the highlights and learn about the area as you complete a 3.4-mile (5.5-km) route with your guide. This day trip to Cinque Terre from Florence includes transportation by coach, train and boat.


  • Hiking trip to Cinque Terre from Florence
  • Spectacular coastal views along the Cinque Terre
  • Soak up the old-world atmosphere as you explore Cinque Terre villages on foot
  • 40-minute boat ride along the Riviera (weather permitting)
  • Take a swim in the clear, blue water at Vernazza or Monterosso
  • Transport from Florence to Cinque Terre by air-conditioned coach

What You Can Expect

Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip from Florence

Cinque Terre Hiking Day Trip from Florence

Your journey from Florence to the Cinque Terre starts by coach, where you can relax as your guide shares stories about the area. You'll hear tales about the Tuscan city of Lucca and its famous resident Puccini, before learning about the Cinque Terre and its five fishing villages—Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso and Riomaggiore—that form the national park.

After a short, two-hour drive, you'll begin your hike through the Cinque Terre on the hills above Manarola. With your guide to help lead you, you'll follow a scenic trail to Corniglia, which culminates in a steep climb of some 382 steps. Note: This charming region is natural and untouched, so there are no hand rails or safety rails, and paths often cut close to the cliff's edge.

Once in Corniglia, you'll enjoy some free time where you can relax and refuel with these spectacular views, before continuing your journey with a hike to Vernazza, where you'll pass terraces of olive groves and colorful bars and cafes. Take a dip in the bay before heading to Monterosso by train, where you'll have free time to explore the beaches, wine shops and artisan goods famous to the village.

The final portion of your journey will include a boat ride (or train ride, depending on weather) to Riomaggiore, a village known for its candy-colored houses, as well as a final hike back to Manarola. Your day trip from Florence to the Cinque Terre ends with a coach ride back to the city.

Please note: The walking route covers roughly 3.4 miles (5.5km) on trails that include rough stone steps, direct tracks and paved sidewalks. The longest portion of the trek lasts 2.5 miles (4km) along a series of steps and takes a person of good fitness around 1.5 hours to complete.

Customer Reviews

Gina K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Best experience ever! This a MUST do experience. Wearing appropriate shoes and clothing is necessary to enjoy the hike safely. The views and photo opportunities were spectacular. I ate the most delicious pesto pasta dish in my life and had a great time. The tour guides were friendly and informative. This excursion was the highlight of our 10 day trip to Italy.

Sahil P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

The best tour we have ever taken, do yourself a favor and book this tour

Lynette G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This trip gave us a chance to see all 5 villages and explore a little bit of the cliff side hiking. Even though it was raining it was an amazing day. Martina was an outstanding guide and explained a great deal about the history and beauty that surrounds Cinque Terre. The time spent in each village is brief but gives you a taste of every day life. I would love to go back during better weather and just enjoy the beauty of this coast.
We also enjoyed the people in our tour group. We sat and enjoyed a drink in one of the villages and got to know others who were along for the same journey. This enhanced our experience overall and made for a memorable excursion.
While there is no food pre paid on this trip, Martina hooked us up with a fantastic lunch on a hill side bed and breakfast. We were able to enjoy the view and some fantastic food.
I recommend this trip if you want to get a taste of Cinque Terre. You will experience a little bit of everything during this day and hopefully will meet some wonderful people along the way. You will be immersed in the history of each town, will get to do a little shopping and even enjoy a drink with a fabulous view if you choose.

Laura R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This Day trip was a dream! It's a long day but soo soo worth it.It's a hike so please bring the proper shoes and be ready for the best views! I will to this tour again and have recommended many times.

Lauren M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Loved this experience. Tour company was great. Cinque is beautiful. Left us wanting to come visit and spend more time in Cinque

Kier D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Highly recommend the trip. The hike was great, not to strenuous at all and well organised. Gloria was a great guide, spoke perfect english and really nice. The coach and driver were spot on.

Robin Lee S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Perfect tour beyond words! Make sure you are in good physical shape, but if it becomes something you cannot physically handle... You can just take the train! The guides are fantastic and in my opinion Cinque Terre is much more beautiful than the Amalfi Coast! This tour is a must-see and must do without without question!!! I look forward to doing it again one day soon!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Wonderful opportunity to hike Cinque Terre, just need extra time to enjoy the city.

Karen F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a fantastic time on this trip! Martina is an excellent guide, very interesting descriptions of the towns on the bus ride to Cinque Terre and she was great at making everyone in the group feel comfortable. Roberto is a great bus driver for the 2h ride to and from CT starting point. The hike is a bit strenuous and do make sure you wean sturdy shoes. The views both on the hike and at the 5 towns visited are phenomenal, some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Lunch 15E was well worth it, wonderful seafood, pasta and the best pesto in the world. After lunch you visit 5 towns with very brief train rides between them. I HIGHLY recommend this trip!

Jackie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our guide was amazing! This was my favorite day of our trip. Our guide young guy forget his name! was very personable and relaxed. The lunch was amazing and the hike was doable wear sneakers. We had plenty of time to explore on our own in the last town.

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