The Cinque Terre day tour from Florence is a unique opportunity to discover the unforgettable five (cinque) hanging seaside villages perched dramatically above the stunningly beautiful rocky Ligurian coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Arrive early morning at Riomaggiore, the early 13th century village, famous for its historic character and the local wine. Marvel at the rainbow colored houses packed tightly together, and the narrow cobblestone streets. Then walk the famous “Via dell’Amore” (Path of Love) a romantic and enthralling walk on a stone path carved into the rocks, falling sheer into the sea, where you arrive at Manarola, a village marked by its tiny harbor and picture-perfect houses clinging to the cliffs.
Visit Monterosso, the “Pearl of the Cinque Terre,” a historic fishing village, where you can enjoy the charming beaches and take a plunge into the bright turquoise sea before taking the boat to Vernazza, another small town surrounding a small port.
Bring your swimsuit and comfortable shoes!
|START TIME||7:00 AM Meeting point at Bar Reale in Santa Maria Novella Train Station (follow track 16 towards the area with grass and palm trees)|
|END TIME||7:00 PM|
|WEAR||Comfortable walking shoes, a swimsuit (bring a towel)|
We regret to inform you that this tour is not suitable for people with wheelchairs or mobility impairments.
Please note that recently the “Path of Love” has been closed and its reopening depends on local authorities. If it isn’t accessible during high season a longer boat route will be offered as financial compensation and the order of the visits may change. Please note that boat trips may not be possible in bad weather conditions.
7.00 AM – 9.30 AM: Riomaggiore and Manarola
- Transport in comfortable air-conditioned coach
- Free time to explore Riomaggiore
- Walk the “Via dell’Amore” (Path of Love)
- Free time to explore Manarola
- 5 minute train ride to Monterosso
12.00 PM - 2.00 PM: Monterosso
- Free time to explore Monterosso
- Optional: beach and swimming
2.00 PM - 2.45 PM: Boat Trip
2.45 PM - 7.00 PM : Vernazza
- Free time to explore Vernazza
- Train to La Spezia
- Return to Florence
PLEASE NOTE: The itinerary is subject to change based on current conditions. The village visits may appear in different order. The boat trip may be extended if some of the trails are closed, or canceled in bad weather.