"The Cinque Terre is one of the most sun-drenched and languid stretches of coast in all of Italy—and as a result, one of the most tourist-packed. It's important to know what to see and what to avoid, which I've sussed out on my many visits!"
—Dana Quinn, Experience Designer
Discover the colourful Ligurian Coast
From pastel-coloured, cliff-hanging villages stacked along the coast to the Dolce Vita hotspot and the exclusive bay of Portofino, the region of Liguria is a dynamic mix of old and new blended with modesty and luxury. Explore terraced vineyards, the cultivation an art in itself, dizzyingly high over the sea before strolling through the vibrantly coloured towns, each faded trim and ornate detail speaks of the thirst for beauty. And after experiencing the ancient trails, the sight of your hotel’s azure pool is an invitation to utter relaxation. Unwind, explore and marvel at this fantasy world, impossibly picturesque and wonderfully relaxing.
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Hike Seaside Villages & Terraced Cliffs
Along the coast and hinterland lies a zig-zag of historical trails still used by shepherds and farmers today. After years of exploration, we’ve hand-picked our favourites, connecting small villages often overlooked while dropping into the region’s most recognizable bays along the way. We ensure just the right mix of quiet, jaw-dropping routes blended with abundant, sublime relaxation.
Cinque Terre & Portofino Food, Wine & Culture
It's no surprise this coastline attracted painters, writers and jet setters in its heyday, with picture-perfect landscapes, vibrant colours and sweeping vistas. Stop by tiny medieval villages lined with original walls and fortresses, craggy hilltop monasteries and a mix of Romanesque and Genovese gothic churches. Soak up the gorgeous coastline before sipping a sweet Sciacchetrà with a vintner or whipping up a plate of pasta al pesto with our favourite chef.
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These highlights are just a sample of what you can do and discover in Cinque Terre and Portofino. Mix and match a little bit of everything, perhaps even add on a few nights in Rome or pair it with another Italian region like Piedmont or Tuscany. Connect with your Experience Designer for Cinque Terre to start piecing together your perfect trip.
Notes From Your Designer:
Ideal trip length: 5 - 8 days
Activity Level: 3
Starting Price: US $1,000 Per Person/Day
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