Quite possibly the most beautiful coastal walk in Europe, on the most magnificent part of the Italian Riviera. The Cinque Terre is made up of five coastal, medieval, villages in the province of La Spezia. These are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all encapsulated in a national park by the same name. The Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Walking the National Park, you will discover the coastline and the back country, villages that cling to the cliffs, tiny sandy beaches and sandy coves, terraced fields and acres of lush woodlands.
Given its Mediterranean location, the local cuisine is plentiful in seafood. Anchovies of Monterosso are a local speciality, and the extensive olive terraced fields provide some of the best pesto in Italy.
You will stay in the Heart of the National park each night, and visit the whole area from this wonderful location.
This is a centre-based tour which will see you staying in either Riomaggiore or Monterosso. All the villages along the Cinque Terre are easily by the railway which runs along the coast, with each of them being just a few minutes apart. The itinerary provided covers 6 different walks for you to select from.