This is the Mediterranean that you have always dreamed of: traditional villages that rise up from the sea high into the hills above, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and lemon trees. The Cinque Terre is a wonder of man and nature. You will spend 5 nights exploring these towns and the surrounding area.
Our base is Levanto, just 5 miles north of the Cinque Terre, a lovely beach town with its own beauties to discover. Staying here gives us more flexibility in our choices and a break from the sometimes overcrowded towns within the Cinque Terre. From here we will walk, hike, boat, train, and bike the area, hitting all of the major sites plus exploring the spots that most tourists don’t even know exist.
Culture, sun, and food are the highlights of this trip. You’ll be immersed in Ligurian landscapes and culinary traditions. Though a couple of destinations require a bit of effort to get to, most of the time we’ll be taking it relatively easy, slowing down the pace, and living a bit like our Italian hosts.