Riomaggiore is a treasure of the Ligurian coast, the southern-most point of the five towns collectively known as Cinque Terre. The Mediterranean water shines three shades of blue and splashes the coast. Emerald vineyards line the terraces that ascend the mountainside of the Maritime Alps. Traditional, small fishing boats wade into the water moored to buoys and the rocks along the natural harbor. You will land at Galileo Galilei International Airport in Pisa with the romantic image of Riomaggiore looping in your mind.
Your private transfer will meet you both at the airport and escort you La Spezia, a historical port town at the edge of the Ligurian region. You will board a small train for the short ride through the tunnels of the Maritime Alps that connect Italy to the secluded towns of Cinque Terre. A hotel representative will meet you at the station and escort you to your luxurious hotel that overlooks the land and the sea. The single main cobbled road connects the town erected on the steep mountain slopes.
The scent of herbaceous basil and bass grilled over an open flame emanates from the small restaurants along the narrow side streets. For dinner, your guide will lead you to a charming restaurant at the beginning of the Lover’s Trail. The terrace opens up to a view of the Mediterranean beneath the glow of night sky, and the lights of town shine against the pastel shades of the houses. You will have a delicious introduction to Cinque Terre through a three-course meal paired with wine, both offering ingredients harvested and produced locally.