Cliff Clinging City, Fabulous Bays All on a Cinque Terre Private Tour

When you go on a private tour of Cinque Terre in Italy, you are visiting a charming cliff-clinging city with fantastic bays to relax and soak up the sun.

The Cinque Terre are a natural part of the most unspoilt and charming Tyrrhenian and Ligurian coast. Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia, Monterosso and Riomaggiore, are the villages suspended between sea and land that give life to the Cinque Terre, clinging with all their might on the cliffs overlooking the sea.

The Cinque Terre coastline is full of beautiful bays, beaches and excellent scenic trails to be discovered. It is not only the coastal area to see but inland, hides the beautiful medieval villages and typical sanctuaries which you can enjoy with private tours that include great craft shops and typical traditional, tasty dishes for you to enjoy and savour.

After 1000 years of hard work the locals have achieved their aim of turning the natural forests and rough, rocky steep slopes into lush cultivated terraces that are breathtaking. Between the colourful vertical houses and the cultivated terraces, there are many places in Cinque Terre that make you think you have woken up in a wonderful fairy tale land.

Let the activities begin!
1 Take a guided tour of Manarola in the Cinque Terre
 with olive trees and vineyards; it is a typical village where the houses seem natural extensions of the long, narrow cliff. Proudly, on top of the city, stands the Church of San Lorenzo, built in 1338 in Gothic style - Ligurian and a beautiful baroque interior.  Down towards the beach you will find little corners of paradise where you can enjoy breathtaking views.
2 Corniglia in the Cinque Terre
 is an ancient Roman town, which stands on an imposing cliff, a hundred meters high. It is the only village of the Cinque Terre that is almost entirely inaccessible from the sea. To reach Corniglia, you have to climb 377 steps of the Lardarina or cross a road that leads from the railway to the town. Take a sightseeing tour of the fascinating Gothic parish of St. Peter or the 18th-century square off Tarago.
3 Located on an imposing cliff, is Vernazza, a magical, atmospheric, quaint and medieval town full of charm. There are narrow streets, hidden by small and pretty red, yellow and pink houses. If you arrive by sea, experience the beautiful port guarded. Take a guided tour of the church of Santa Margherita of Antioch, the remains of the fortified structure of the city, an eleventh-century watchtower, the Doria Castle and more.

4 Take a guided tour of Monterosso and see a small city that retains its long traditions. Walk the narrow, labyrinthine alleys and explore the historic city with iconic structures such as the Church of San Giovanni Battista, a medieval Tower, the castle overlooking the sea, the Torre Aurora which has the last remaining towers of the 16th century protected here or stay in modern Fegina which has stunning beaches.
5. The Via dell'Amore
5 The Via dell'Amore is the Path that unites all the villages of the Cinque Terre. There is a piece of path of about 1 km that is very charming and romantic. It takes its name from an inscription that an anonymous resident wrote on a wall on the side of Riomaggiore which said what everyone knew; the path was where local couples would meet. It was formally named and benches/ works of art that evoke the theme of love were installed. 
The Sanctuaries of Cinque Terre
6 The main sanctuaries overlooking the villages of Cinque Terre: Our Lady of Montenero in Riomaggiore, Our Lady of Grace in San Bernardino in Corniglia, Our Lady of Health Manarola, Our Lady of Soviore in Monterosso and Our Lady of Regio in Vernazza. The oldest shrines are of Vernazza, Monterosso, and Volastra, the more recent are of Riomaggiore and Corniglia. The road that unites them is ideal for hikers with boulevards a bit 'twisty'.
7 Take a guided tour of Riomaggiore, an old village that lies between two craggy hills running downhill towards the sea with colourful houses built vertically. Take a fascinating stroll through the narrow streets, the lights and shadows create some very special effects. The singularity of Riomaggiore houses is all about the double entrance: one is on the facade up to the end, while the other is on the back, at the level of the upper road.
Beaches of Cinque Terre
8 There are many secluded and breathtaking coves, bays, gorges and beaches found within the jagged five-mile rocky coastline of The Cinque Terre. The fantastic landscape and crystal clear sea makes them quite a feature to tour. The most famous beach is in Monterosso with its sandy and pebbly shore. There is another famous beach but famous for being a nudist beach between Corniglia and Vernazza called "Guvano."

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