13Jan
5 terre wine tour
By: Umberto On: 13 January 2016 In: Cinque Terre Walking Tours Comments: 0

Private food and wine walking tour in Riomaggiore, Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola

Experience the local wines and food specialties by walking around 5 Terre at a slow pace.

cinque terre wine and food tour, people tasting some cinque terre wines
5 terre for foodies, making pesto sauce with mortar and pestle
cinque terre food and wine, focaccia with the olives
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Highlights

  • Visit 5 Terre with a local guide.
  • Learn more about the wine making and have a wine tasting.
  • Savor the local food specialties.
  • Visit the 5 Terre villages in depth and free time for lunch.

Tour Details

  • Available: from April to November
  • Type of tour: Private food&wine tour.
  • Transportation: move between the 5 Terre villages by train.
  • Duration 7 hours.
  • Activity level: moderate. The walking tours involve some up/downhill walking, climb 3-4 flights of stairs if necessary, step on and off of big/small boats and trains.
  • Price: half day from € 170 – Full day from € 320. More info here.

Itinerary 5 Terre food on foot tour

Cinque Terre, the land of white wines, pesto sauce, farinata, focaccia, cheese focaccia, anchovies, great gelato, and much more. The best way to know this region is to eat local!!!

This is a sample itinerary, feel always free to require a further customization that better fits to your wishes and needs.

Meet your guide in La Spezia and 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”, the rest of Cinque Terre coast, the harbor, the old Riomaggiore. Walk by the ancient church of St. John the Baptist and approach the main street where will be tasted some farinata (chickpea flan).

After some free time, meet your tour guide and take the ferry to Monterosso.

A pleasant ferry ride will take you to Monterosso, the largest village of the Cinque Terre and the only one with the beach. Your local tour guide will make you explore the old town, walk its shady alleys and visit a tiny “Oratorio” with some mysterious  sculptures. Another tasting will be done including Cinque Terre white wines.

Free time for lunch and eventual shopping.

In the early afternoon take the train to Vernazza, the pearl of Cinque Terre. Explore with your local guide the back-streets of the village, full of charm and never busy. If you want to enjoy the stunning view of the village from the hiking path leading to Monterosso. Here you might like to have a home-made gelato.

Take the train to Manarola is one of the smallest villages, it develops uphill as far as the church and from there you may choose to walk through the vineyards or through the upper side of the village. If you feel too tired, just stroll down the main street as far as the marina and taste the local sweet wine called Sciacchetrà.

Return to La Spezia by train.