Highlights of the My Exclusive Best of Cinque Terre Tour include:
The finer details of the My Exclusive Best of Cinque Terre Tour:
Meeting point: Our Office at Via de' Sassetti n. 1 in the heart of Florence, or pre-arranged alternate location (please confirm with us if you would like to request an alternate meeting point)
Meeting time: 8.00 am
Includes: private return transportation from Florence, boat ride and trail pass between villages, lunch typical of the region, expert private tour guide
The Cinqueterre: the "Via dell'Amore" and four of the beautiful villages
Private return transportation from Florence, boat ride and trail pass between villages, lunch typical of the region, expert private tour guide:
Due to a landslide in September, 2012 the Via dell'Amore may be closed whilst geological testing, legal processes and repair work are underway. Alternative routes between cities will be taken. For any dietary restrictions, please make a note in the Notes section so we can inform the kitchen and do our best to accommodate your requirements.
Fitness requirement: You must be of an average fitness and health level to do this tour. The tour includes a 30-minute walk over mixed, plus the coastal villages visited have sloping paths and stairs.
Weather: When weather conditions and seasonal availability require, the tour itinerary and transport between villages may vary. This tour does may be altered in the case of rain. Please confirm with the Artviva office.
The run-down of the My Exclusive Best of Cinque Terre Tour:
Have time to visit the best of the ‘Five Lands’ on this easy and convenient private Cinque Terre tour from Florence.
See some of the Mediterranean's most stunning seaside villages that comprise the Cinque Terre ('Five Lands') in this fantastic one-day, guided trek along the Italian Riviera. This fabulous day-long walking tour passes through pretty hillside olive groves and vineyards perched along the picturesque Ligurian coast, with stunning views of the sea as your Cinque Terre private tour guide takes you to the best of the Cinque Terre village towns.
Accompanied by your exclusive guide, this Cinque Terre tour departs from Florence by private vehicle, heading towards Italy's west coast, where you will be led to the best of the Cinque Terre towns.
Visit the quaint Cinque Terre village of Manarola, allowing for an exploration of what is officially considered one of the most beautiful towns in Italy. With a cluttering of citrus-coloured tower-houses, this town looks almost edible!
Next trek along the famous 'path of love' walkway, the Via dell'Amore* – the stunning pathway adorned with a series of benches dedicated to Greek and Roman gods.
Go to the exquisite Riomaggiore, where you will be able to soak up the atmosphere of this lively yet relaxed seaside village.
Catch the local train to Monterosso, the windows framing spectacular views of the Ligurian seaside, including capturing the breath-taking sight of Corniglia whilst heading to the next port of call along the Cinque Terre.
In Monterosso, see 'Il Gigante' - the Giant carved into a cliff-face who has spent centuries enjoying spectacular coastal views over the Monterosso sea.
From here, catch the local 'battello' boat^ to Vernazza, home to a castle built in the 1400s to protect the Cinque Terre village from pirate attack!
This private Cinque Terre tour also provides the chance to enjoy some of the most wonderful aspects of all the Cinque Terre villages – relaxing time, perhaps passed shopping for some traditional locally-produced items, dining on the delicious local produce, simply strolling through the streets for a touch of people-watching or soaking up of the relaxed atmosphere that makes the Cinque Terre so memorable!
Due to new security measures at the Duomo, all visitors must go through a metal detector for security check. Being a new system, there is only one entry and limited security personnel, as such the lines can be quite long. In case of very long
Italy's climate varies greatly from the Alps in the north to the southern areas and islands. Many parts of the country are fairly mild climate and beautiful for different reasons throughout the year. Some prefer to visit in the spring when...