A tour of the Cinque Terre villages is a great way to see the beautiful and truly picturesque Italian Riviera. Interestingly, the houses in the village of Corniglia have one side facing the road and the other, the sea.
If you are lucky, you can watch the beach of Vernazza turn into a soccer field, with the local bars and restaurants contributing to the frenzy. At Monterosso, take pictures of the hills covered with vineyards and olive groves, the beaches, rugged cliffs and turquoise waters. This will truly be a photographic excursion in Italy!
The tour starts from Foro Bonaparte 76 (MM1 Cairoli) in Milan at 0700h (07:00am). Accompanied by an English speaking guide, you will be taken on a coach tour of Cinque Terre (meaning five lands).
Italy’s famous Cinque Terre are five perilously perched villages along a short stretch of cliffs in Liguria, at the top left of Italy’s boot. The Cinque Terre stretch of coastline is a National Park and a Protected Marine Area, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There is a real sense of local identity even in the most tourist-crammed little square of Cinque Terre.
Arrive at Golfo dei Poeti and visit the characteristic village of Porto Venere. From here, take a boat trip to Monterosso al Mare alongside the famous Cinque Terre. It is one of the five villages of Cinque Terre in the province of La Spezia, part of the region of Liguria. Visit the beach of Monterosso that runs along most of the coastline. It is the only extensive sand beach in the Cinque Terre. A medieval tower ‘Aurora’, situated on the hills of Cappuccini separates the ancient part of the village from the more modern part. From Monterosso, take a train ride to the other Cinque Terre villages, which include:
• Vernazza: It is one of the five villages in Italy’s Cinque Terre region. Explore this beautiful fishing village on the Italian Riviera. Its harbour is overlooked by a ruined castle and an old church, and has a kids’ beach, outdoor restaurants and a bar on the edge of the castle.
• Corniglia: It is situated in the La Spezia province in Liguria and is perched on the top of a promontory, about 100 metres high. This beautiful place is surrounded on three sides by vineyards and terraces and the fourth side plunges into the sea. To reach Corniglia, you can ascend a flight of brick steps or take a vehicular road that leads to the village.
• Riomaggiore: It is a quaint village in the province of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Italy. This 13th century village is renowned for the wine produced in its vineyards. It is the southern most village of the five Cinque Terre villages. You can take a break in its small well-kept beach. From Riomaggiore, take a train ride back to La Spezia.
From La Spezia, you will be transferred back in a coach to Milan.
Our excellent tour leader Angela made this tour informative and enjoyable. Her instructions were always clear and she instilled confidence in her very large group. We expected... TERRI HIEATT
Very nice vews but not much to see in the villages... Pina Bartolotta
01 Apr - 31 Oct: Thursday & Saturday
Departure time: 0700h (07:00am)
Duration: 12 hours
The tour departs from Foro Bonaparte 76, 20121 (MM1 Cairoli), Milano. It's 100 meters away from Cairoli train station.
Please report at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.
The tour returns to the starting point
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm the departure details.
Please reach the start point at least 10 minutes before departure time.
Please provide date of birth of child on the booking.
Carry your Isango! voucher on the tour.
Due to a landslide which occurred at the end of October 2012, the famous path “Via dell’Amore” has been closed and unfortunately it is still closed; at the moment we do not know when it will be reopened, therefore during our tour we will be visiting instead Vernazza, one of the other villages of Cinque Terre.
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