With this day tour from Florence, you will have the chance to visit the Cinque Terre with a trekking tour! Walk on some of the best paths of this amazing area, worldwide famous for its sights and the uncontaminated nature. Make your holiday special with this day tour from Florence to Cinque Terre.
Rooted in antiquity, and a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997, Cinque Terre National Park is home to five picturesque seaside villages. The park and its iconic medieval villages enjoy a regal postion at the top of the rocky Mediterranean coastline. Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, the monumental hills behind them, and the awe-inspiring Ligurian coastline comprise this unique national park.
A day tour from Florence to discover the Cinque Terre
Each of the villages within Cinque Terre National Park boasts a wealth of environmental and cultural features. History comes to life in Cinque Terre National Park. Ancient churches, castles, and dwellings line narrow streets and squares. Roman villas, Benedictine monasteries, and Romanesque architecture reveal the secrets of past generations. These man-made features sit amid a winding path of gardens, vinyards and thousands of kilometers of dry-stone walls.
We begin this amazing trekking tour with a walk along a part of the Sentiero Azzurro (blue path), one of the most appreciated pedestrian routes. This easy path, with its incredible views, is one of the least challenging trails in Cinque Terre National Park.
Admire the amazing sights of the Cinque Terre on this hiking tour
The Sentiero Azzurro represents an itinerary that dates back to Medieval times. For centuries it was the only road for the inhabitants of the coast. From Sentiero Azzurro dozens of mule-tracks leave, going up to the crest of the hill, tracing a tight network of routes crossing small populated areas.
You will also visit the village of Manarola, a bright and colorful scene. You will want to photograph this paradise of vineyards and olive trees, as well as its salt-like painted houses which seem to rise from the cliffs of the narrow harbor.
Next stop is Corniglia: situated on an impressive hundreds meters high cliff, is the only village of the Cinque Terre that can not be reached by sea. From Corniglia, we will visit the medieval village of Vernazza. A series of mysterious alleys hide among the pink, yellow and red houses of Corniglia.
Visit the medieval villages of Cinque Terre and take a swim in the sea
Monterosso, known as “the pearl of Cinque Terre,” is our nest destination. You will certainly fall in love with this quintessential ancient fishing village. As you take in the beauty of its beaches and the rich vegetation on the rocks, you will be grateful that you decided to tour the Cinque Terre.
Here you will have free time to take a swim in the sea or to go for a walk in the lovely village, Riomaggiore dating back to the 13th century, which is famous for its wine. At the end of the day, you will come back to Florence.