Travel Experiences - Liguria

Travel Experiences

Liguria and Cinque Terre

Complete your stay in Liguria with tailor-made classic and themed tours. This marvelous region offers many opportunities for those who love the outdoors, art, culture and of course cuisine (see our Food & Wine section).
We offer:

  • Cultural tours
  • Trekking  tours
  • Boat tours
  • Spa packages
  • Museum and Opera Tickets

Genoa
Birthplace of Christopher Columbus, Genoa is a town of great charm with one of the largest historic center in Europe. The Porto Vecchio (old harbor), and the galleries of the Palazzi Rolli, as well as the splendid San Lorenzo Cathedral are alone a fascinating visit. With its tangle of narrow streets (caruggi), its wonderful Aquarium and many other attractions, this ancient town has a lot to offer to the curious traveler.

Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre  (the five lands) is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera that comprises five uniquely located villages: from east towards west, the beautiful Riomaggiore linked to Manarola by the famous via dell’Amore; Corniglia perched at the pinnacle of rocky terraces; Vernazza one the truest "fishing villages" on the Italian Riviera, and Monterosso, the largest of the five villages. The villages apparently cling to the very edge of vertiginous cliffs and once were only accessible by sea. Even today this district is virtually inaccessible by road, but has valleys and small harbors, splendid churches and narrow paths, terraces and picturesque villages, that can be enjoyed by either a pleasant walk or by train. There is also a National Park that leans out towards the sea and extends over a protected area.

Portofino and San Fruttuoso
Portofino is an attractive town used in ancient times by sailors as a secure harbor along the coast. Today this protected jewel, hidden in an inlet, is an exclusive tourist destination. Not far from Portofino, to the west, the solitary massive structure of San Fruttuoso reflects itself in the sea. The abbatial complex owes its origins to the Bishop of Tarragona, who arrived here to secure the ashes of Saint Fruttuoso from the Arabic invasion. In the 13th. century, the Dorias then gave a new imprint to this picturesque and almost inaccessible township.

 

 
Travel Experiences - Liguria
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