Livorno Private Shore Excursion to Portovenere and the Cinque Terre
The five villages of the Cinque Terre include:
Riomaggiore, an old village set in a small valley planted with vines and named after the brook (rio) which flows down to the beach in a deep winding gully. Manarola, a picturesque village with houses standing on a promontory stretching out to sea and a small harbour/creek for the boats enclosed by rock. The sides of the hills are planted with vines producing the sweet wine “Sciacchetrà”.
Corniglia, the oldest village built around the XI century. Unlike the other villages, it is not directly adjacent to the sea and instead is set on top of a promontory surrounded by vineyards, terraces and olive groves; connected to the sea by 365 steps.
Vernazza, with its proud fishing traditions, faces a little bay surrounded by cliffs and two ancient watch-towers and dominated by the church of Santa Margherita di Antiochia built in 1318 with its foundations in the sea. Monterosso, it is the largest of the villages. The centre is old and interesting with its narrow lanes and colourful houses and the area is renowned for its many lemon trees, white wines, grapes, olives and olive oil.
Wherever your journey takes you today, you will return with wonderful memories to your ship in the port of Livorno at around 1700.
- Bottled water
- Port pickup and drop-off
- Transport by private vehicle
- Train or ferry travel through the Cinque Terre
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Infant seats available
- At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
It was the best day of our cruise! We visited two of the towns, which was just right for the time we had. Giovanni was our driver, and he was spectacular! He thought of everything, was fully engaged in making sure we had the best time doing exactly what we wanted. Perfect English! Giovanni realized that we loved food, so he arranged lunch at the perfect spot, perfect view, treated like family when we arrived, just awesome. He sensed when to stop. We told him that we had never seen Pisa, so we stopped there for 45 minutes at the end of the day - totally random - and it was the perfect amount of time to experience Pisa and be on our way! Wow, WOW, Wow!! Giovanni is the best of the best, we felt like family. Our day was perfect!!!!
Outstanding visit to The Cinque Terre. Our driver was amazing.