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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.
On a Sightseeing Tour of Cinque Terre, See the Amazing Views in the 5 Stunning Villages or on Private Tour Sail the Beautiful Coastline
One of the villages in Cinque Terre is Riomaggiore. This old village lies between two craggy hills that run downhill towards the sea with colourful houses built vertically.
It is a really fascinating stroll through the narrow streets of this town, where lights and shadows create some very special effects. The singularity of Riomaggiore houses is that they all have a 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. The houses have this particular structure since 1500 to allow quick escape in case of Saracen raids.
In Riomaggiore starts with the famous Via dell'Amore, a path carved into the rock that leads to Manarola. Also an amazing revealing look at the Castle on the Cerricò hill with a beautiful view of the sea, or the lovely parish church of San Giovanni Battista.
Top 8 Things to Do in Cinque Terre
Travel Tips for Cinque Terre
The best time to visit Cinque Terre will all depend on your preferences; If it is a sun-soaked holiday beside the pool or on the beach then anytime during the summer months is for you. If you are more energetic and want to do more activities then April, May, September and early October are better-suited weather wise. Those months are also ideal months for going on private tours as they are less crowded and cheaper.
The prices of food, drink and accommodation may vary slightly within Italy, but there are always good places to find that are reasonable. On average you are looking at a B&B for one night for around 22Euro offseason and 40Euro peak season. There are lots of small restaurants the will do great deals for early bird meals. For private tours, the prices again will vary depending on the time of the year you are looking to go on one.
Always do good research on the destination you are travelling to and book any private tour you can before travelling. Keep all valuables in a safe place and only carry enough money to do you for the day. When carrying money be aware of pickpockets, it does not matter what country you are in; they are everywhere. Drink bottled water to be on the safe side and always check that the cap is sealed before opening it. Never walk alone at night in dark streets.
Italy has a typical Mediterranean climate which means that it is cool in the winter with a good bit of rainfall. The northern mountainous areas have snowfalls that can be extreme during January. In Southern Italy however, the temperature rarely drops to freezing in the winter. The summer months are very hot with temperatures rising to 32-degree Celsius or higher. Spring and Autumn's months have lovely warm days and chilly nights.