- Walking tour with local guide to experience several villages and unique vistas
- Cocktails and a Mediterranean sunset with new friends
Join a transfer from Venice or Florence and arrive in Monterosso midday. Travelers coming from Florence will make a stop in La Spezia to enjoy the region’s monthly antique market. Monterosso is the Cinque Terre’s largest village, known for having a large stretch of beach with colorful umbrellas. This is a quintessential resort town, charming and walkable with a beautiful promenade. We’ll spend the next three nights at Hotel Marina, a small family-owned hotel with a rooftop lemon garden. The hotel is well located near the beach, train station, and shopping.
Let’s dive right into discovering this unique landscape! Our local guide, Margherita, will be waiting when we arrive, and happy to share her local insight and knowledge. First, we’ll try a casual local specialty: focaccia. We’ll swing by a focacceria to enjoy a tasty lunch. The Cinque Terre’s villages used to only be accessed by sea or a vast network of foot paths. In the late 19th century, a train was built and it is now great fun to take the quick train ride between villages, admiring the character and depth of each. Margherita will introduce us to Monterosso in depth, plus we’ll visit nearby villages Riomaggiore and Manarola.
Once back in Monterosso, enjoy some free time this afternoon to settle in and wander town. We’ll convene before sunset to enjoy a spritz together… such as limoncino, a refreshing cocktail with local lemon liqueur, prosecco, and mint. Then it’s time for a delicious feast, with views out to the sea illuminated by the moonlight. For dinner consider to-die-for squid ink with tagliolini pasta and prawns or another local specialty: pesto with handmade trofie pasta. Buon Appetito!
Meals Lunch, Dinner