Experience Cinque Terre

Hike the less-traveled trails, experience the sea, enjoy meals of locally caught and grown food and wines  of  Cinque Terre.   Share the culture of this unique part of Italy, with charming and fun locals whose families have lived there for generations.

Leave the planning to us!
The Adventure - Join me with the Experience Cinque Terre Tour
-    Rain causes landslide on sentiero between Vernazza and Monterosso
-    Saturday, May 29 in Vernazza - the only wine exhibit dedicated to Cinque Terre D.O.C.                              
-    National Park of Cinque Terre to study health benefits of drinking Schiacchetra!  
-    February in Vernazza - beautiful and quiet, very few people.  See blog for photos of almost empty streets.
Have fun being Italian in Cinque Terre,
the five villages of exquisite beauty on the coast of Liguria, in a group of 4-6, hosted by charming and fun Italians
whose families have lived there for generations. 
Experience Cinque Terre from a local perspective,
share in their knowledge and love of Cinque Terre.  You will be led on a coastal hike among the five villages and to lesser-hiked trails, taken to small inland villages and share the Ligurian Sea. With the focus on Ligurian specialties, you will eat locally grown and caught food
and drink the special Cinque Terre wines.

The Adventure Begins…

Day 1 – late afternoon arrival in Vernazza; dinner at a
local restaurant on the waterfront Piazza Marconi, featuring freshly caught local fish, pasta with pesto and wine from the terraced hillside vineyards of Cinque Terre.

Day 2 – visit Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia – hike or go by train.  By boat with Prosecco (weather and sea conditions permitting), for dinner in the fifth village, Monterosso al Mare.

Day 3 – hill-top horse carriage ride from village to church sanctuary, where there will be a picnic of local products.  Dinner of Ligurian specialties at a local restaurant in Vernazza, with guitar entertainment afterward.

Day 4 – hike the inland hills with breath-taking, panoramic
views of the coastline and sea, away from the crowds, and visit
small, quiet, authentic villages.   Enjoy a meal of locally grown
and caught products at a small, countryside, family restaurant.

Day 5 – departure.

Dates:  There is still space available in these upcoming trips, arriving Wednesday and departing Sunday. Write to me with a proposed date, and if you want, I can customize a tour for your whole stay in Italy, visiting other parts as well as Cinque Terre.

Cost:  1050 Euros per person, shared accommodation.  Single supplement available.

Given the nature of the trip, the sample itinerary may change depending on local conditions and events.

To reserve your place in this adventure, contact:   
Chris Wildgen

Accommodations - accommodation for this tour is in Vernazza and will be shared with one other person from your group.  Each room has its own en-suite bathroom with shower.  Rooms are within walking distance of the main street where there are cafes, restaurants and shops.  Best of all, the main street is where the locals gather for conversation, or to sit and watch or partake in the passeggiata, the evening stroll.  You will be part of the town.  Accomodations are very authentic  and comfortable. Also, to get anywhere in Vernazza other than the main street, Via Roma, means walking the stairs!  The first time up the stairs to your room may seem extremely long, but it gets easier!
Wanted:  your questions, comments, input, and ideas about Cinque Terre and this website.
Please send to chris@experiencecinqueterre.com!  I look forward to hearing from you. 

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