Best of Cinque Terre Attractions & Luxury Tours, Italy
Unspoiled, Quaint Villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore
Italy tours to the National Park and UNESCO protected region of Cinque Terre (Five Lands) consists of the unspoiled, quaint villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
This captivating area offers extraordinary views of castles, churches, oratories and medieval villas set against inspiring views of crystal seas, rocky cliffs, tucked away beaches and ancient stone walls. Not only is the scenery fabulous, but the area food and wines are first class.
The five villages are nestled within coastal crags and endless vineyards which cover the rolling hills. Each village projects its own wonderful character, and they are linked by a series of fragrant trails which are easily travelled by both young and old alike. Plan on a full day to travel the trails and enjoy some time at each village.
Monterosso al Mare – Stay at the picturesque beach resort of Fegina. Take walking tours through the Convento dei Cappuccini which sits atop a hill overlooking the old quarter and the the thirteeth-century Aand Giovanni Battista church.
Vernazza – Considered by many to be the most beautiful of the Cinque Terre towns, Vernazza contains a lovely harbor shadowed by a towering castle, lovely church and amazing antique homes poised on surrounding cliffs.
Corniglia – A peaceful hamlet set overlooking the ocean. Although Corniglia doesn’t have a beach, it offers visitors gorgeous terraces and vineyards to explore.
Manarola – Situated on rugged coastline dotted with vineyards, Manarola provides wonderful views, a small, adventurous harbor and a church square where you can participate in various activities with the locals.
Riomaggiore – Wander through stone houses bearing slate roofs as you visit such places as the Dei Disciplinati oratory, the Madonna di Montenero sanctuary, Guardiola Tower, the Castle of Riomaggiore, or go on romantic outings organized by the Environmental Education Center of Torre Guardiola. Don’t miss out on the beaches and ample water sports either!
Cinque Terre is also one of the most popular places for Italy honeymoon vacations or for people seeking for romantic Italian vacations, because of its stunning views and romantic atmosphere.
Special Culinary Experiences
Trattoria dal Billy in Manarola – Dine on tasty Italian, Mediterranean and seafood dishes while partaking of its wonderful scenic view.
Gelateria Il Porticciolo in Vernazza – Tantalize your taste buds with delightful homemade Italian gelato.
Pizzeria Da Eli in Monterosso al Mare – Don’t be deceived by its name because here you will encounter amazing seafood and pasta dishes, as well as real Italian pizza.
Hotel Villa Steno in Monterosso al Mare – A clean, friendly, family owned hotel with rooms that feature balconies overlooking incredible ocean views.
Hotel Pasquale in Monterosso al Mare – In line with luxury boutique hotels only smaller due to the simple aura of the village. Enjoy a nearby beach and incredible, freshly made croissants with a cappuccino for breakfast.
La Scolgliera in Riomaggiore – Offers beautiful, quaint apartments with balconies overlooking the beautiful coastline. An excellent romantic choice for a private, peaceful honeymoon.
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