Climb Pisa's leaning tower and discover old-world villages on this incredible 9-day getaway itinerary. Start in the town of Manarola and enjoy an evening sunset cruise. Hike on coastal paths and sunbathe on rocky beaches, then head to Portofino for a boat tour and 1,000-year-old fortresses. End your trip in Pisa, where world-famous architecture and delicious gelato await.
Meet your guide in Manarola and start your walk through the main streets leading to the small harbor. Admire the region’s typical colorful houses and the small fishing boats that line the shores. Eventually, the trail takes you up a steep and challenging hill, and you'll reach an incredible panoramic view that stretches across Manarola with a partial view of neighboring Corniglia.
Continue along an ancient path, passing gardens and vineyards as you make your way toward the Church of San Lorenzo. The walk ends here at a winery and its wine cellar, where you’ll taste the refreshing Cinque Terre DOCG white wine accompanied by typical Ligurian focaccia. The local winemaker will show you how to distinguish the grape varieties and explain the different methods of pruning and growing. The winery is a Foundation Manarola Cinque Terre member, created in 2014 to protect the village’s cultural heritage.
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Itineraries with Manarola Wine Tour & Tasting in Cinque Terre
Explore Mediterranean beaches, Renaissance capitals, and medieval hill towns on this delightful 13-day tour through the Italian regions of Liguria and Tuscany. Start your adventure on the west coast, where you'll discover the quaint villages, rugged shorelines, and breathtaking scenery of the Cinque Terre. Head inland to spend a day wandering through history in Pisa, before journeying west to soak up the Renaissance splendor of Florence. The final five days take you deep into the Tuscan countryside, where you'll stay at a rural agriturismo villa and immerse yourself in the culture and landscape of the Val d'Orcia—wine tasting and truffle hunting around picturesque hill towns.