Luxury Limousine service: duration 9hrs. Your private English speaking chauffeur will pick you up at your accomodation in Florence and drive you to Cinque Terre (The Five Lands).
Cinque Terre is a short piece of coastline at the beginning of the Italian Riviera where five mediaeval fisherman villages survived intact to the centuries, isolated as if they were on an island,as they could only be reached by sea. They feature a unique architecture and unbelievable landscapes around them and are unquestionably one of the most beautiful spots in Italy and a top priority to visit
As we approach Cinque Terre we will drive through La Spezia and start climbing the promontory that separates this large city from this magical territory: the scenery from above Riomaggiore (the 1st town) is breathtaking.
Once parked at the top of the village we will start winding down walking through its houses, which cluster both sides of the steep valley. The constructions seem so daring that everyone often wonders how these mediaeval buildings could have survived the centuries despite their extremely unstable location.
The walk down will end at the ancient marina, which is still intact as it was about 1000 years ago.
We will head onto the famous "Via dell'Amore" (Walkway of Love) a romantic, easy and flat trail carved along the cliffs that offers spectacular views over the coastline and connects Riomaggiore to Manarola (the 2nd town). At each step the scenery, the rock formations, the vegetation and the colors change completely. Manarola is the most photogenic of the five towns: it is composed by a myriad of alleys which go all around it and walking along towards the point of the promontory will allow you to have the most breathtaking view of it.
The visit will continue using either a local train or ferry that in about 10 minutes will easily transport you to Vernazza (the 3rd town) the most picturesque of the five. Lunch is at leisure while your chauffeur will drive to meet at a new pick up location: you can enjoy fresh fish or"trofie al pesto alla genovese" that is an originary recipe of Cinque Terre! Driving out of this area you can enjoy a fantastic moment as the road is one of the most breathtaking and scenic in Italy, especially when we will reach Corniglia ( the 4th town) the only one of the five that is not directly on the water, but the most ancient and quaintest.
The luxury limousine service (price) includes:
private English speaking driver
Luxury car/van/minivan with climate control
Head office assistance
Insurance "RC car"
The price does not include:
Restaurant reservation (we can recommend some excellent)
Professional Guide (strongly recommended to fully enjoy the beauty and the history of these Villages)
Tour available every day of the year. Comfortable walking shoes are suggested for this tour. Make sure your cameras are charged or load up on batteries!