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Cinque Terre, Portofino and Genoa

A great holiday on the Italian Riviera which touches some of the best places this region offers! Starting from The Cinque Terre with the small colored fishing villages carved out of the rocky hillsides above the Mediterranean Sea, to Portofino small bay where art, culture and nature meet to give birth to a great destination, continuing to Genoa historical center, a real town with an authentic Italian charm where mass tourism has not touched its true essence.

Why Choose It

A trip thought for those who want to experience the best of Liguria and experience the authentic charme of spots as the Cinque Terre, Portofino and Genoa in a unique travel!

Highlights
  • Complete tour of Cinque Terre villages, Genoa, Portofino, Santa Margherita Ligure, San Fruttuoso
  • tour of Portovenere gulf of poets islands by private boat
  • Wine tasting with light lunch
  • Private insider at disposal during all your trip
  • Charming and not conventional accommodation with breakfast included
  • Private local tour guide
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A trip of 6 Days – 5 Nights

  • availability on request
  • the trip is private and can be adapted to your travel dates and wishes
  • during some period of the year the visit by boat to San Fruttuoso Abbey could not be available

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MAY 21-27, 2017 OCT 1-7, 2017 

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What You Can Expect

1 Day – Arrival Day. Welcome to Liguria!

Today is your arrival day, welcome at your boutique accommodation in the Portofino area in a top class hotel overlooking the sea which has a great family history! Take your time to relax after a long trip to arrive to our local town and start living the Italian style living.

In the evening you’ll taste one of our favorite Italian restaurant cuisine in the area (wine included, of course!)

2 Day – Let’s start to discover the largest medieval center of Europe with the eyes of your local insider: Genoa!

After your breakfast, you’ll meet with your local insider. You’ll discover the largest medieval old town in Europe, Genoa. You’ll take a walk along the medieval alleyways “carrugi”, stopping in the squares and in the renaissance streets of the historical town. You’ll hear about stories which talks about how the richest Genoese medieval merchant families have been transformed into families of important bankers during the past centuries.
Visiting the districts of the main noble families you’ll discover odd stories, virtues and vices of men and women who have made the great history of Genoa. On the route you will also visit some of the real spots of the town.
But the pleasure of this experience does not end. With our insider you’ll relax with a wine tasting aperitif in a Genoese winery. The owners will welcome you in their little shop and you’ll taste their wide variety of wines together with delicious bruschettas with fresh ingredients as pesto sauce, anchovies, tomatoes, ligurian taggiasche olives pate and more. You’ll have also a typical lunch together with wine tasting.

In the afternoon you’ll have time at your own. We’ll give you some suggestions, such as where to eat the best gelato or to enjoy the sunset on the Mediterranean sea.

For dinner, we’ll give you our suggested list of favorite places where to eat.

3 Day – Let’s take a trip to the amazing colored Cinque Terre!

After breakfast, you’ll meet your local insider and take a trip to the Cinque Terre. You’ll experience the real atmosphere of these villages, connected only by paths, boats or trains! These lands haven’t changed their traditional architecture and are as they were in past times. They are far away from the traffic and the stress of the cities. You’ll see these villages through the eyes of your ligurian insider. You’ll visit Riomaggiore with its church and stunning castle, you’ll walk among the famous terraced vineyards of Manarola, the perched village of Corniglia where you’ll have lunch in a typical trattoria and in the picturesque village of Vernazza.

Lunch in Corniglia.

For dinner, we’ll give you our suggested list of favorite places where to eat.

4 Day – A day strolling in Santa Margherita, Portofino and San Fruttuoso villages with your local insider!

After breakfast, you’ll meet with your local insider. Get ready to discover the picturesque villages in the heart of Portofino Natural Park: Santa Margherita once called the “salotto” of the entire Gulf with its troump d’oeil painted palaces. You’ll live “la dolce vita” walking in charming villas surrounded by elegant gardens and parks till reaching the small fishing village of Portofino which is now the center of élite tourism. Then, you’ll reach one of our favorite corner on the Italian Riviera: San Fruttuoso with the ferry boat, a tiny untouched village that we consider a pearl of rare beauty and have lunch (not included) in this corner of Italian paradise.

For dinner, we’ll give you our suggested list of favorite places where to eat

5 Day – Portovenere and the Gulf of Poets islands by boat

After breakfast, you’ll reach Portovenere and from here you’ll take a private boat tour of the famous islands of the “Gulf of Poets”, so called to remember how the beauty of these places has been celebrated by poets, writers and artists, who have long been attracted by this coast and the savage sweetness of its landscape and climate. You’ll admire the impressive cliffs, grottos and fortresses of this beautiful stretch of coast loved by poets and writers such as Byron and Shelley.
For dinner, we’ll give you our suggested list of favorite places where to eat

6 Day – Arrivederci day!

After breakfast, check-out. Today it’s the “arrivederci” day. We will look forward to meeting you again and hope that you enjoyed a taste of our territory. We can assist you if you would like to see more about the Italian Riviera or with transfers.

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What Clients Say

Michael

“Anna, made my trip so smooth and worry free. Making sure that everything was easy and organized. She was always there whenever I needed something. And so personable too”

Michael

Chicago, USA

Kevin

“We had a great experience with BeautifuLiguria - they are very professional! I cannot thank you enough for the wonderful stay we had in your beautiful region! Grazie.”

Kevin

Australia

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