Narrow alley in Corniglia
Narrow alley in Corniglia

Day Trip to Monterosso, Corniglia, & Vernazza in Cinque Terre, Genoa


Discover the picturesque cliffside towns and landscapes of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cinque Terre. With a guide leading the way, you’ll explore the villages of Monterosso, Corniglia, and Vernazza at your own pace. Beat the crowds and busy trains, and enjoy experiencing the area’s unique local culture and stunning viewpoints. From the sea to the cliffs to the villages, you’ll get an authentic introduction to the history, geographical significance, and gastronomy of Cinque Terre.

Sit back and relax as your driver transfers you to Monterosso. Starting in the village’s charming pedestrian area, enjoy a lovely stroll along the scenic seaside walkway to the old village. Then, meander along the cobbled main street and end at the town’s church. Here you’ll find the very interesting Oratorio Mortis et Orationis decorated by mysterious sculptures.

When ready, your driver will take you to Corniglia, the smallest of the five villages. The town offers a calm and pleasant atmosphere, especially as you stroll along the esplanade overlooking the cliffs. Spend as much time as you’d like to explore the village on your own.

At lunchtime, you’ll head to Vernazza, a town that offers a wide range of eateries featuring the region’s delicious cuisine. Taste traditional dishes like pasta al pesto, pasta and seafood, different styles of anchovies, mussels (steamed and stuffed), swordfish, and more. Pair your bites with refreshing white wine and dessert wine from Cinque Terre.

On your way back, you'll follow a stunning panoramic route and savor the quintessential Cinque Terre views.

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