DAY 1– Welcome to Cinque Terre
Check-in at your boutique accommodation in Manarola,
Meet your local tour guide at the reception of your hotel. Today you’ll experience CinqueTerre with a gourmet touch: you will visit the picturesque fishing villages, wander among the tiny squares and side alleys, walk among the famous terraced vineyards. Then you’ll be welcomed by a local producer who will show you his amazing terraced vineyards overlooking the sea and protected by Unesco. You'll hear more about the history of this unique wine, how local people hardly work this land from centuries with passion and fondness and how they produce this “heroic” wine. After visiting the vineyards you will taste typical Cinque Terre wines.
Lunch in a typical trattoria in one of the Cinque terre villages
Day 3– Cooking lesson in Cinque Terre
Today you’ll be welcomed in a lovely location just above Monterosso village with an amazing panoramic terrace. Here you will have a private cooking lesson where you will learn the secrets of traditional Ligurian recipes based on fresh, local ingredients such as for example the frisceau, fried balls of dough and vegetables or hand-made pasta with the traditional pesto or the traditional focaccia. At the end of your private cooking lesson you’ll have lunch with what you will have prepared, paired with Cinque Terre wine of course!
Day 4 – Private Boat tour of Portovenere islands
A private boat tour of the famous islands of the “Gulf of Poets”,in front of Portovenere ancient town. A hidden bay with breathtaking landscapes naturally architected by mother nature and mankind together over time. 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. Private roundtrip transfer La Spezia railway station-Portovenere
5th DAY – Arrivederci day
Today is your check-out day. We hope you enjoyed this corner of Liguria!