The Cinque Terre is a coastal area within Liguria. It comprises 5 villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
The Cinque Terre guided tour is a small group guided tour from Florence, a day trip outside of Tuscany region to visit one of the most enchanting coastal areas of Italy with its five picturesque sea villages.
The tour starts with an early morning pick-up at your accommodations since this is at least an 11 hours tour with an air-conditioned transport. The trip to La Spezia takes approximately two hours, from here we will make our way into the hidden villages of Cinque Terre where for the walking lovers, the best way to discover the area is to hike at least from once village to the next one, otherwise there are 2 more options: ferry if there is good weather or local train.
From La Spezia we reach Riomaggiore, where we will stop and visit the small shops, and sea views. From here we will decide to take the ferry or the train to Manarola, here we will take a break for lunch, and I suggest you search out local recipes and experience their special pesto sauce and focaccia or their local white wine: Sciacchetrà DOC.
Sciacchetrà is probably the most important and most famous product of Cinque Terre. An incredible liquor wine that is produced from the grapes that grow of the steep hills of Cinque Terre.
The cultivation of this vineyards is so hard that the Sciacchetrà makers are called heroic viticulturists. So let’s see discover togheter what they have to do to obtain this amazing wine.
There will be plenty of time for photos and shopping while on the Cinque Terre small group guided tour from Florence at all destinations for local products at the artisans’ shops which are filled with linen, pottery, olive oil, and wine.