Cinque Terre and Portovenere Day Trip from Florence

Day Trips & Excursions in Vernazza

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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.
Leave Florence in the morning, and travel toward the white marble quarries of the Apuan Alps and the region of Liguria — home to the UNESCO-listed Cinque Terre. Stop at the first of its five fishing villages, Riomaggiore, for a stroll alongside pastel-colored houses and charming squares. Continue with a walk to Manarola along the romantically named Via dell’Amore, a route that lends itself to picture-perfect views over the coastline. The smallest of the Cinque Terre villages, Manarola sits in the gorge of a high headland among vines, olive groves, and fragrant Mediterranean shrubs.  From Manarola, you’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.  After 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.   Your day trip then ends with our journey back to the start point in Florence.Please note: In adverse weather, the boat ride will be replaced with a minivan transfer.

What’s included

  • Central Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by luxury minivan
  • Professional driver
  • Entrance ticket to the Cinque Terre
  • Train tickets
  • Boat ride (weather permitting)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Local guide


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city