17Jan
Cinque Terre and Portovenere tour
By: Umberto On: 17 January 2016 In: Cinque Terre Walking Tours Comments: 0

Private walking tour of Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso and Portovenere.

The most complete guided walk that combines the two UNESCO sites of the area: Portovenere and 5 Terre.

Tour details

Available: all year round

Type of tour: guided walk inside the villages. This version of the itinerary does not include hiking along the footpaths.

Suitable for: large groups arriving by coach. For individuals and small groups, this is your itinerary.

Transportation: move to the Cinque Terre by coach/train and return to La Spezia by ferry. The ferry option is available between April and November, during the low season another itinerary will be set by coach and train.

Duration: 8-9 hrs

Activity Level: moderate (easy pace, slightly walking up/downhill, get on/off trains and ferries).

Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen.

Meeting place: La Spezia ferry terminal.

 

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Itinerary

This is an example itinerary that allows exploring two UNESCO site like Portovenere and Cinque Terre in one day, have a good taste of the area, a touch of local culture, admire amazing views (from the seaside), experience local specialties. Please email us if wish to customize differently the itinerary: by train only, by bus and train, etc etc.

Take the train to Riomaggiore, walk along the panoramic footpath (paved) that leads from the new to the old part of the village and from where have a view of the “Via dell’Amore” and of the old Riomaggiore. Walk by the ancient church of St. John the Baptist and approach the main street. After some free time, meet your tour guide and take the train to Vernazza, guided visit of the village and free time.

Take the train to Monterosso, the largest village of the Cinque Terre and the only one with the beach. The tour guide will make you explore the old town, walk its shady alleys and visit a tiny “Oratorio” with some mysterious  sculptures.

Free time for lunch and eventual shopping.

In the afternoon take the ferry from Monterosso to Portovenere, visit the village that was founded by the Genoese in the 1100 A.C. to be their port and stronghold in the eastern Liguria. Walk as far as St. Peter church from where look all over the Cinque Terre coast. Some free time follows.

Take the ferry and ride back to La Spezia.