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.
Accompanied by a local guide, you’ll visit picturesque fishing villages, wander through tiny squares and side alleys, and enjoy postcard vistas. Then make your way to the unique hillside Cinque Terre vineyards overlooking the sea. The hike will lead you through pine forests to the famous terraced vineyards, following stunning coastal views.
In this unique and steep landscape, locals produce the renowned Cinque Terre wine. Your guide will introduce you to more than a thousand years of winemaking history in this area. Learn about the construction of dry-stone walls and the locals who have worked with the opposing conditions for generations. Yet, despite the challenges, the people behind the wineries are proud of every bottle!
With the help of a local wine producer, you’ll tour the vineyards and discover the difficult process behind the heroic Cinque Terre varietals. Then, head down into the ancient cellar and taste the most typical Cinque Terre wines, including the rare Sciacchetrà. Your host will perfectly pair your tasting with traditional appetizers.
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Itineraries with Villages & Vineyards Hike 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.
Spend your holiday taking in the sights and sounds (and tastes!) of Italy with this 15-day tour. Peruse the piazzas in Florence and head into Tuscany for a wine tasting before discovering the colorful, cliffside villages of Cinque Terre and blue waters of the Mediterranean. From there, head to Rome, where history and architecture abound before finishing up your travels soaking in the sun with time along the Amalfi Coast, lazing on the sandy beaches.