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Cinque Terre grapes for the Sciacchetra wine
By: Umberto On: 14 January 2016 In: From La Spezia-Portovenere Comments: 0

La Spezia cruise shore trip for foodies to Portovenere, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia.

Guided walk for food and wine passionate, experience the flavors of the Cinque Terre departing from La Spezia or Portovenere.

Tour details

Available: all year round and fully customizable.

Type of tour: private guided cruise ship excursion. Walk inside the villages and taste a different local delicacy/wine in every one of them, with your personal local licensed tour guide. This version of the tour does not include hiking along the footpaths.

Suitable for: individuals and small groups.

Transportation: You can choose between two options for moving between the villages 1) by train and by ferry (sea permitting). 2) by minivan and personal driver, by ferry (sea permitting), by train.

Duration: 9 hrs

Activity Level: active (Walk up/downhill, go up and down stairs, get on/off trains and ferries). Please contact us for a lower activity version of the itinerary

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

Meeting place: La Spezia cruise facility. If you port of call is Portovenere another schedule and meeting point will be planned.

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Itinerary

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 with your cruise excursion is to eat local!!!

This is an example of an itinerary, for people who wanted the private driver + local tour guide service. Feel free to require a further customization that better fits to your wishes and needs.

Meet your tour guide and your driver at the port of La Spezia and depart to Portovenere. Visit this gorgeous little town, included together with Cinque Terre in the UNESCO world heritage list. Walk along the ancient main street and stop at the bakery for tasting the local focaccia. Then keep walking as far as St. Peter church and admire the imposing “Palazzata”. After some free time, depart to the Cinque Terre.

Travel along the panoramic road towards Manarola, get off and take one of the paths leading to the marina: through the village or through the vineyards. Both of them so lovely! Once arrived at the sea taste a glass of Cinque Terre white wine.

A pleasant ferry ride will take you to Vernazza, where have free time for a typical Ligurian meal. Then, walk off the food with your tour guide visiting the village, then meet your driver and depart to Corniglia. This is the smallest of the five villages, always a little quieter than the others because it’s located on top of a rocky spur far from the sea. Visit the village together and enjoy a tasty gelato.

Return to La Spezia by traveling along the panoramic road from where admire the last stunning views of Cinque Terre.