Itinerary: Manarola, Vernazza, Cornilia.
Shore excursion to Cinqueterre for cruise passengers includes pick up and return from/to the port in Livorno.
Your day-trip to Cinqueterre begins with a private car pick-up directly from your ship at the Livorno dock. Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera, in the Liguria Region, northwest of Italy, and comprises five villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We’ll first stop in Manarola, I’ll show you the Church of San Lorenzo, we’ll walk across the alleys that lead down to the small bay where we’ll catch the ferryboat to Vernazza: with its beautiful Piazza by the see, flanked with shops, restaurants, and the Church of Santa Margherita d’Antioca started in 1318; after lunch in a typical restaurant we’ll catch the train to the village of Corniglia: on top of a hill in the right center of Cinqueterre with the most beautiful view on the costline, also famous for the homemade gelato; visit to the Church of San Pietro.
I am not going to give you a lecture – unless you want to – I will be informative but I won’t overdo with too many dates and names, I will make your visit fun with anecdotes and legends, you will have time to enjoy a typical local meal, a coffee or an ice cream: I know you are here on holiday and your holiday is meant to be relaxing and fun.
Tour duration: approx. 9 hours (including 1 hour break for lunch);
Meeting point: Livorno Port (driver with a sign of client’s name before the exit of the ship);
Meeting time: 8.00 AM;
Private guide (6 hours service in Cinqueterre): included;
Roundtrip transportation (chauffeured limo or minibus): included;
Ferryboat and train tickets in Cinqueterre: included;
Driving times: from Livorno port to Manarola 1 hour and 30 minutes; from Cornilia back to Livorno Port 1 hour and 30 minutes;
Meals and drinks: not included.
With me as your guide it will be easier for you to listen the tour despite the everyday crowd, and I’ll be happy to accommodate your requests going faster through parts that you are not interested in, or stopping longer to see what is more relevant for you.
The tour is private: for your party only!
No lines to get in to the monuments!
Contact us for a quotation.