Charming Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre, where sea and mountains merge in an astonishing panorama….Visit Genoa and its wonderful aquarium, leave for an excursion in the exclusive Rapallo and Portofino, two pearls of the local coast; discover the 5 Cinque Terre villages, surrounded by a natural oasis of untouched beauty.
DAY 1-SANTA MARGHERITA LIGURE
Private transfer from Milano Malpensa Airport and arrival in Santa Margherita Ligure. Check-in at your hotel and day at leisure to visit this beautiful village and to admire its breath-taking panoramas and natural shores.
DAY 2-PORTOFINO AND RAPALLO
Today, leave for an unforgettable excursion to Portofino and Rapallo. Meeting in Hotel with your private car or minivan and departure towards “Golfo del Tigullio”. Meeting with private local English speaking guide and departure on a ferry boat; over the tour you will have several stops to visit the most famous and beautiful villages of Golfo del Tigullio: San Fruttuoso, Portofino and Rapallo. Lunch at leisure. Return to the hotel in the afternoon and balance of the day at leisure. Dinner on own and overnight in Santa Margherita Ligure.
Glamorous Portofino, Liguria’ s most exclusive seaside resort and has long been popular with artists, writers and international jet-setters.
Rapallo, overlooking the Golfo del Tigullio, called the pearl of the area.
DO NOT MISS:
Restaurant Puni, one of the most famous restaurants in Portofino area, directly overlooking the port.
St. Fruttuoso Abbey, an historical church with historical personalities’ tombs and dating back to the 10th century.
La Cervara Abbey, an elegant residence with astonishing Italian gardens.
DAY 3-CINQUE TERRE
Today you will experience a full day excursion with driving guide to Cinque Terre. Upon arrival in the first village of Rio maggiore, you will continue the trip by boat touring these 5 picturesque villages (in case of bad weather conditions boat ride will be substituted by train.) Lunch on your own. Return back to Santa Margherita Ligure in the late afternoon. Dinner on own and overnight in Santa Margherita Ligure.
Cinque Terre breathtaking panoramas and original villages, characterized by colorful fishermen’s houses and local craftmen’s shops.
DO NOT MISS:
Via dell’Amore, a scenographic walking path connecting the Cinque Terre villages.
The Light Blue trail connecting Monterosso and Vernazza.
The famous trattoria da Gianni in Vernazza, based on special fish products and an incredible panoramic view over the sea.
The real flavors of Cinque Terre, present in the local shops located along your excursion: the extra virgin olive oil, the saffron, the limoncino liquor and many more.
DAY 4-CHECK OUT
Breakfast and check-out. Private transfer to Milano Malpensa airport or to alternative destinations.
OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE TOUR: 3*, 4*, 5* HOTELS, VILLAS AND HISTORICAL RESIDENCES