Clinging to the extreme coast of the Ligurian East, five small towns fascinate the world.
They are known for the paths that descend from the hills towards the sea and then explore it from the rocky coast. For walks surrounded by the scents of aromatic herbs, attracted by the blue but also by the bright shades of lemons, flowers, and colorful houses. Among the seaside villages, walking is a must, sailing is recommended, cycling too, without ever underestimating the difficulty of the routes and the roughness of the coast. Look for quiet spaces that the now very successful tourist destination hides, to listen to the sounds of the forest and the sea together and be enchanted by the unique landscapes.
But the discovery of the Cinque Terre reveals much more, beyond these villages. It leads to a wider region, including the main city of La Spezia, the broad coast of the Gulf of Poets and the hinterland of the Val di Vara and Lunigiana, which contribute to the characteristic differently colored map of the entire territory.
5 experiences in the Cinque Terre, loved, recommended, beyond the villages
A boat Tour
Observing the Cinque Terre coast from the sea is a good way to understand its characteristics. Our advice is to start from the main city, La Spezia, to also cross the Gulf of Poets and have more opportunities to dive in and admire the villages from the sea. With a boat tour it is not uncommon to see dolphins and sail with them a bit.
A Pesto making class
A course of pesto Pesto has been declared an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO. Pesto is good, and learning how to prepare it opens up a world of flavor and possibilities. After the pesto-making course in Cinque Terre, you will never buy ready-made pesto at the supermarket again. You will save money and purchase flavour, in the best Ligurian tradition. Seeing is believing.
The discovery of the Val di Vara
The discovery of the Val di Vara, the Cinque Terre hinterland, is dispassionate advice. The Val di Vara is the historical and cultural background of the best-known coast and contains panoramas of absolute beauty and experiences linked to the products of the land and very interesting organic cultivations. Val di Vara was the first organic district in Europe.
Taste Cinque Terre wine
Entering the cellars of the Cinque Terre means retracing the history of agricultural production and transformation of the landscape over the centuries. A continuous revolution that follows the times and the culture of the area, for better or for worse. The wines of the Cinque Terre are also at the center of continuous research
In Lunigiana, towards Tuscany
The Cinque Terre and La Spezia are barely in Liguria, heading south you soon find yourself in Tuscany, even on foot. The middle ground is the Lunigiana, a territory difficult to delimit, between the sea and the mountains, which flows into the Tyrrhenian Sea and lies in the shadow of the Apuan Alps. It has a thousand-year history, many good things to eat and many activities in nature
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