Upon arriving, your eyes will be met by one of the most spectacular sights in all of Italy. A paradise of crystal water, vineyards clinging to cliff sides, and pastel harbors. Hop on and off the local tram to visit the fishing villages. At each stop, stroll along the pathways filled with Italian coastal cuisine, sample local delicacies and snap photos that will leave all your friends and family at home jealous of your time ‘studying’ abroad! Should you want to keep exploring, continue on and hike the ‘Path of Love’ to see some of the best views Cinque Terre has to offer. Once you have had your fill exploring, relax on the beach with a piña colada in Monterosso before heading back to Florence.
A day trip to Cinque Terre is a must on the study abroad to-do list! Don’t miss this one…
MEET IN Bar Reale, inside Santa Maria Novella Train Station (Follow platform 16 to the grassy area with palm trees) and depart from Florence at 7:00 am.
Arrive in Manarola around 9:15 am - free time to do a little exploration - then take the local train and head 5 minutes to the next town of Riomaggiore
Take the local train to Riomaggiore - free time to explore then head to Monterosso
Arrive in Monterosso around 12:30 pm - free time to explore and enjoy lunch on your own
**If you prefer to hangout at the beach, enjoy free time and then meet at the Monterosso train station by 4:10 pm to head to La Spezia and board the bus back to Florence
** If you prefer to explore Cinque Terre further with the guided tour, meet at the Monterosso train station by 3:10 pm to head to Vernazza, depart from Vernazza by 4:15 pm to head to La Spezia
Arrive at the La Spezia train station around 5:00 pm and board the bus to head back to Florence
Arrive in Florence around 8:00 pm