There are few sites as stunning in all of Italy than the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre. Trips here are never uninspiring, and visitors invariably find themselves captivated by the UNESCO heritage landscape and culture. Although it receives quite a few visitors annually, many chose not to stay in one of the five towns, preferring instead to base themselves in Florence. Indeed, a Cinque Terre trip from Florence is easily manageable and makes for a great day trip that you won’t forget in a hurry! |
There are so, so many highlights when you’re visiting these spectacular little villages, and no matter your interests you’ll find something that suits. However, these three we have picked out are perhaps the best of the bunch when it comes to amazing things to do in this region.
Hike the Trails
Most visitors who come to the region undertake at least one of the many hikes that connect the five towns of the Cinque Terre. Trips are often difficult, but there are routes to suit all abilities, and distances that aren’t so intimidating. It remains one of the best ways to get between the villages, and there are some stunning views and amazing scenery for you to enjoy along the way. Even if you don’t see yourself as much of a hiker it’s worth exploring the trails for the sense of adventure it brings!
Swimming and Sights
Manarola has it all. One of the top towns of the five, this spot enjoys a great waterfront, perfect for a dip before heading to lunch. The cool refreshing waters will also be a welcome respite after a ramble up the hills that surround. The Manarola Scenic Viewpoint is also another breathtaking aspect of this town and one that will leave budding photographers capturing increible images that they will treasure always. It’s one of the major attractions in the region and provides you with a great, and easily accessible viewing platform.
Another great way to experience Cinque Terre is onboard a boat that takes you along the coast, stopping off at those villages that have water access. Not only is it one of the more relaxing and enjoyable ways of getting between the villages, it’s an experience in itself. The warm Mediterranean air, the azure sea beneath the bright blue sky all equal a touch of heaven on the water!
For those making a Cinque Terre trip from Florence, there is plenty to look forward to! But, to get the most out of your visit it is worth thinking about booking a tour with a reputable travel company. Their experience, knowledge and insider tips guarantees that you get the most from your day!
It is very easy to say that visitors rarely leave disappointed from Cinque Terre trips, but to find out for certain you’ll have to come and see for yourself! It’s a great holiday day excursion that has something for everyone, and we hope that the three attractions above have provided enough inspiration for you to make it part of your next Italian adventure.
Mauro Bramante is the Director of WalkAbout Florence, an independent business offering unforgettable Italian tours, including the famous Cinque Terre trip. Wherever and whatever you want to explore Mauro's company promises excitement, adventure and above all, fun. If you're keen to experience the magic of Italy with the help of some passionate and knowledgeable tour guides, look no further than WalkAbout Florence for your next getaway.
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