Milan to Cinque Terre Day-Trip

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from €139.00 EUR 
Duration: 13 hours
 Organized by: Z V SRL

Embark on a breath-taking day-long trip from the cosmopolitan city of Milan to the enchanting Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled in the northwestern region of Italy. Comprising the five awe-inspiring villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso, Cinque Terre delivers an unforgettable experience of Italy’s breathtaking coastline and vibrant culture.

Unveiling the Marvelous Cinque Terre

Welcome to the captivating Cinque Terre or ‘five lands’. Picture yourself basking in the golden sunshine, savouring the crisp, salty sea air, and letting your eyes feast on a myriad of pastel-coloured houses scattered along the hillside against the striking backdrop of the Ligurian Sea. From May onwards, this picturesque scene comes to life, sweeping you away in a dream-like euphoria.

We’ll depart Milan by a comfortable coach and steer directly towards Monterosso al Mare, the most populous of the Cinque Terre’s five villages. Celebrated for its refreshing absence of vehicular traffic, Monterosso retains its authentic Italian Riviera spirit.

Milan to Cinque Terre Day-Trip

Milan to Cinque Terre Day-Trip

Exploring Monterosso al Mare: The Historical Grandeur

Discover the rich history of Monterosso, evident in the remnants of medieval fortifications, and soak in the serene aura of the old village. Don’t miss the monumental statue of Neptune, a testament to early 20th-century craftsmanship by Arrigo Minerbi and Francesco Levacher.

As the largest of the quintet that forms Cinque Terre, Monterosso al Mare, often simply referred to as Monterosso, emanates an air of timeless charm. With historical traces dating back to 1200, this quaint village is the only one among the Cinque Terre boasting a wide sandy beach, dotted with pubs and ice-cream shops, offering a true Italian riviera experience.

Monterosso is bifurcated into two distinct parts by a hundred-meter tunnel on a promontory. On one side lies Fegina, the residential and railway station area, and on the other, the old port, brimming with historical essence and the landing dock for boats.

Fegina, the modern part of the village, holds many tourist residential structures, a sprawling beach, and an impressive 14-meter tall statue, ‘Il Gigante’, a representation of the god Neptune. The old port, the historical nucleus of Monterosso, teems with restaurants, souvenir shops, ceramics, and handcrafted products, complemented by the characteristic narrow Ligurian alleys, known as “caruggi”.

Cinque Terre Cruise: The Mesmerizing Seaside Spectacle

Cinque Terre promises more than a mere visit. It’s an experience of unparalleled beauty, best enjoyed through a 90-minute boat cruise. Let the gentle sea breeze accompany you as you sail past the picturesque landscapes of the five villages. This cruise offers an exclusive perspective of Cinque Terre, making you a part of the same maritime narrative as the ancient seafarers.

Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre

The Final Stop: La Spezia

Concluding the sea voyage, we dock at La Spezia city, where you can unwind, reminisce about your Cinque Terre experience, and anticipate your comfortable return journey to Milan.

Our comprehensive guided tour from Milan to Cinque Terre, culminating with a memorable boat cruise, offers an unmatched immersion into the cultural richness and scenic elegance of Italy. Reserve your spot on this journey to create memories that will last a lifetime. Experience Italy like never before, from the vantage point of an authentic Italian Riviera fishing village to the grandeur of a World Heritage Site, all in a single, magnificent day trip.

What's Included
  • Professional Guide: Our experienced guides, proficient in the intricacies of Cinque Terre, will provide rich historical and cultural context to the beautiful landscapes.
  • Transportation: Enjoy comfortable round-trip travel from Milan in our air-conditioned coach.
  • Boat Trip: Revel in the stunning views of Cinque Terre and Portovenere from the sea.
What's not Included

Please note that tips, food and drinks, and hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included in the package.

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