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The Cinque Terre offers some of the best walking in Italy and offers many delights beyond the walking itself. It is a very rich and unforgettable travel experience that makes for a superb holiday, where you can base yourself in one of the villages and enjoy all the walks and many activities on offer.

The rugged coastline interspersed with the charming pastel coloured fishing villages is a delight for walkers who enjoy trail walking.   Heading inland there are superb hiking trails that offer  challenging walks up amongst the terraced vineyards and forests that cling to the steep hillsides and headlands. The Villages are all supported by a train line that connects all five villages and a ferry service that also connects them by sea. Meaning it’s easy to explore and undertake walks of varying duration each day.

But this destination is not all about the walking and the superb local food and wine is also a highlight of a stay here. We offer a village based (apartment) trip that allows you to taste local wines, make the pesto for which this area is famous and undertake Italian cookery classes, sailing, fishing , painting or photography courses during your stay. You choose whatever interests you most and we can design a wonderful trip for you.

What makes the Cinque Terre special

Hike

Hike some of the 120km of breathtaking trails that link up the five fishing villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

The Cinque Terre

Visit the cinque terre (‘five lands’), each a unique destination amazingly carved into the steep terraced-vineyard coastline.

Compact

A place of intense beauty, great cuisine and multiple activities on offer jam-packed into a compact space.

Food & Wine

This area offers many regional specialities and is an ideal place to indulge in Italian cuisine

Mediterranean sea

Cool off in the startling blue waters of the Mediterranean at one of the many beaches.

Stay in a Village

No need to pack your bags each day, enjoy Italian village life from your base.

Select a Tour

Read more about our Cinque Terre trips by clicking on one of the tours below. All trips are flexible and can be adapted to suit your needs.

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