Take a day trip to the Cinque Terre and Portovenere to see two of northern Italy’s most scenic stretches of coast. With round-trip transport from Florence and a guide included, the experience offers all you need for a hassle-free day by the sea. Walk and travel by minivan around the UNESCO-listed fishing villages of the Cinque Terre, then cruise by boat Portovenere. Explore the pretty port village and discover churches, ancient ruins, and even a castle before you return to Florence.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Borgo Storico di Riomaggiore, Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaStop at the first of its five fishing villages, Riomaggiore, for a stroll alongside pastel-colored houses and charming squares.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Borgo Storico di Manarola, Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaThe smallest of the Cinque Terre villages, Manarola sits in the gorge of a high headland among vines, olive groves, and fragrant Mediterranean shrubs.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Vernazza, Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera, LiguriaYou’ll head to Vernazza for a traditional seafood lunch (own expense), and then hop on a boat. Watch the rugged shores of the Cinque Terre slip into the distance as you relax on an hour-long cruise to Portovenere. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: San Pietro Church, Porto Venere, Italian Riviera, LiguriaAfter a seaside stroll and a look around the local shops, pay a visit to the Gothic Church of San Pietro, which was built on the remains of a Roman temple. Admire the medieval sculptures of the Collegiate of San Lorenzo, and gaze at Castello Doria, a striking monument that overlooks the hamlet. Duration: 1 hour