The aura of isolation that has surrounded the 5 Ligurian coastal Villages known as the Cinque Terre- Rio Maggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare, together with their dramatic coastal scenery have became one of the Italian Riviera’s premier attractions. Visiting the “Cinque Terre” means a visit to five fishing villages suspended between sea and earth, placed on cliffs and precipices and surrounded by the greenest vineyards and olive groves.
Visiting the Cinque Terre means a visit to five separately unique villages which are breathtakingly suspended between sea and earth and are surrounded by Italy’s greenest vineyards and olive groves.
There we discover the aura of isolation that has surrounded the five Ligurian coastal villages known as the Cinque Terre: Rio Maggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare. The Cinque Terre’s dramatic coastal scenery has become one of the Italian Riviera’s premiere attractions. Rio Maggiore, where the famous “Path of Love” is located, consists of a steep path which begins above the sea and actually connects to Manarola.
Manarola was founded in the 13th century and is named after a small temple built during the Roman age. Here, houses jut out over the Mediterranean and the city is well-known for its life-size Nativity scene.
Corniglia is known for its beautiful terraced vineyards and the church that Saint Peter built in the 1300’s. Vernazza is a uniquely shaped port and noted for the Shrine of Our Lady of Reggio, the towers of Belforte and Torrione and the Church of Santa Margherita d’Antiochia. Monterrosso al Mare is probably the most contemporary of the cities and we cannot miss the famous iron and cement Gigante sculpture is something to behold.
A full day experiencing this truly magical seascape and landscape will inspire even a novice painter to create something beautiful. Our last memory – watching a spectacular Mediterranean sunset as our full day tour concludes and as we say “arrivederci” to the Cinque Terre. (In this tour boat transportation fee is not included)