The five idyllic coastal villages that make up the Cinque Terre, or ‘Five Lands’, are nestled amongst the dramatic cliff edge that defines this area of Italy. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts historical architecture, stunning scenery, and plenty of fresh seafood to enjoy. You’ll be able to indulge in delicious gelato (ice cream), locally grown and produced olive oil, and excellent local wine – plenty to tantalise your taste buds! In keeping with the old-world charm of this area, cars were banned over a decade ago, so the only way to get around is by foot, boat or the 19th century railway line that takes you between villages.
Step back in time in Liguria’s colourful coastal villages
April, May, June, September, October
Picturesque and pleasant, Santa Margherita has beautiful garden terraces in which to sit and watch the world go by. The impressive 17th century Villa Durazzo and the stunning church of San Giacomo are inspiring to look around, offering a glimpse into the history of the area.
“Still the most breathtaking region I’ve visited in Italy.” (Tony)
Alternative excursions include Pisa, Florence, and the spa town of Montecatini Terme.
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