Discover Italy’s sublime Cinque Terre coastal region on a day trip from Milan. Renowned for its terraced landscapes and five cliffside villages – Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore – the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre is one of Italy's scenic gems. Head there in a comfortable coach and then ride a boat from Monterosso to La Spezia. Enjoy free time to explore and have lunch (own expense) before returning to Milan.
Leaving Milan, arrive at Cinque Terre and reach Manarola via a scenic route on the coast. Here you'll have free time to venture around the vineyards, stroll the piers where fishing boats line the shore, or watch the locals and the tourists jump into the sea from the rocks of the harbor.Right before lunch time (own expense), catch the train to Monterosso al mare, the largest of the five villages, where you will have time to explore and visit the beaches dotted along the coast. Despite the number of tourists, there is still a real sense of local identity even in the most tourist-crammed piazze (squares). Restaurants, bars, and accommodation all have an endearingly homespun air about them.From Monterosso, start the final leg of your journey: a 90-minute boat cruise, where you can admire the stunning views of the Cinque Terre and the delightful village of Portovenere from the sea. Arrive at La Spezia where your coach will be waiting to take you back to Milan.