Private Cinque Terre Tour Driver/Guide
Departing from the Port of Genoa, this day-long private sedan tour is a journey along the breathtaking coastline of the Italian Riviera and into Cinque Terre, a chain of five historic and charming fishing villages renowned for their architecture, natural beauty, and cuisine.
On the morning of your private tour, your personal driver will meet you to begin your scenic trek along the coast of the Ligurian Sea. Enjoy the breathtaking views of dramatic cliff sides, quaint hamlets, and the crystal blue sea from the comfort of your private vehicle. Arrive in Riomaggiore, the southernmost village in the Cinque Terre, dating from the 16th century. The town is known for its multihued tower houses and its delicious wine made from local terrace-grown grapes. Stroll along the Via dell'Amore, a cliffside path overlooking the Gulf of Genoa, on your way to the village of Manarola. The oldest of the towns in the Cinque Terre, Manarola is renowned for its Sciacchetra wine. You can visit the 14th-century church of San Lorenzo and wander the stepped vineyards.
Meet your driver for the short trip to to the village of Vernazza, where you'll stop to purchase lunch at a local inn or cafe to sample the region's best pesto, focaccia bread, and local wine. Afterward, your driver will bring you up the coastal cliffs to Corniglia, the only town in the Cinque Terre that isn't directly adjacent to the shore. You can take in the stunning views from the promontory and meander through the vineyards that ring the village. From there, return down the coastal road to Monterosso al Mare, the westernmost Medieval village and home to some of the region's most celebrated historic architecture. Famous for its lemon trees, this town is also home to the ruins of an ancient castle and the famous convent of Monterosso al Mare, visible from all parts of the Cinque Terre. Departing from Monterosso al Mare, your driver will take you back along the scenic coastline to the Port of Genoa.
This day-long private sedan tour of the Cinque Terre is a must during your stop in Genoa. Be prepared to be charmed by the astonishing scenery, historic architecture, and wonderful cuisine found only in Cinque Terre.