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Kayak Tour in Portofino
"Starting on the beach the guide describes the paddling technique and the basis of kayak. The course will continue into the water during the excursion. The kayak and environmental guide shows the excursion route and the variety of fish you could sight snorkeling. Departing fro you start paddling into Paraggi’s Bay forbidden to boat traffic in order to take confidence with the kayak. You then arrive at the historical harbor you may also reach the famous “piazzetta” of Portofino.Paddling along you reach the Olivetta
From EUR98.00
 
Sunset Eco Kayak Tour in Portofino's Marine Protected Area
"Starting on the beach the instructor shows the marine itinerary and points out the most interesting geo-naturalistic spots. The guide will also show the paddling technique and the basis of kayaking. The course will continue into the water during the marine trekking. S Niasca’s bay will be left behind while we reach the extraordinary panorama of Paraggi’s Gulf forbidden to boat traffic and ideal place where to take confidence with your kayak. Reach Portofino’s harbor where the curious ones may paddle through the traditional ligurian fisherman’s boats. Leaving behind any worries and with no rush we paddle until Olivetta a small beach dominated by centuries-old maritime pines. Here you will see a coast-line rich in caves and creeks inaccessible to any motor-boat
From EUR57.00
 
Lucca by bike
"Hop onto your bike and with one of our local specialized guides ride up to the top of the Renaissance Walls for a fabulous perspective of the historic center. After just a few moments you will be able to admire the most exquisite private garden in Lucca that of Palazzo Pfanner. The leisurely-paced bike ride will continue along the tree-lined boulevard that characterizes the Walls for about 2 kilometers. You will then descend back into the historic center with a stop at the Cathedral of San Martino (Sain where the people of Lucca have venerated the wooden crucifix called the Volto Santo (Holy Face) for centuries. There are many Italian masterpieces in the interior such as the sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto and Tintoretto’s Last Supper. To visit the interior
From EUR150.00

surrounding, cinque terre Tips (18)

Where am I?

If you're a bit confused about locations and places, take a look at a map. As you can see, Cinque Terre are part of a National Park and the five famous villages are not far from La Spezia and Levanto....
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Sarita76
Sep 09, 2003

Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore has the shape of a medieval village and is overlooked by a castle built in the XV century.Riomaggiore's name derives from latin Rivus Major and its origins are legendary: tradition says it...
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Sarita76
Apr 04, 2003

Vernazza

Vernazza, the only natural harbour, is considered as the jewel of the Cinque Terre (I prefer Manarola, though).The village was built as a fortification where the houses grow creeping on the sides of a...
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Sarita76
Apr 04, 2003

Manarola

Manarola is one of the five villages of Cinque Terre.The village of Manarola is surrounded by vines and is situated along a stream. The "Via dell'Amore" starts here: a two-kilometers long track...
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Sarita76
Apr 04, 2003

Corniglia

.Famous for its vineyards and olive groves, Corniglia stands on the principal road over a rocky cliff dropping to the sea; it is the only village far from the sea but it can be reached by some steps.....
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matcrazy1
Jan 22, 2003

Riomaggiore

.Cinque means 5 and Terre means lands. The 5 towns in order are Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso.Riomaggiore is Village no. 1, it also has a little harbor which is...
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matcrazy1
Jan 22, 2003

Take the train to the towns of...

Take the train to the towns of the Cinque Terre and enjoy these charming towns! Vernazza has a beautiful harbor where you can climb up to the top of an old castle and take in the beautiful view. Even...
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Aragu
Aug 26, 2002

One thing I would recommend...

One thing I would recommend doing if staying in the Cinque Terre area would be to spend a day just doing nothing. Just enjoying the experience of being in a small coastal town. It might be more...
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denver662
Aug 26, 2002

Manarola. The walking path...

Manarola. The walking path between Riomaggiore and the second town, Manarola is called 'Via dell'Amore'( 'The Road of Love').It is the most famous section of path on the Cinque Terre trail.It...
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chrissyalex
Aug 25, 2002

See the Cinque Terre .You can...

See the Cinque Terre .You can see it by train,sea,or foot or a combination of the three. Le Cinque Terre means the five lands.The five towns are Riomaggiore,Manarola,Corniglia,Vernazza,and Monterosso....
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chrissyalex
Aug 25, 2002

Buying some wine and foccacia....

Buying some wine and foccacia. The sides of the hills of Le Cinque Terre are planted with grape vines.These grapes are used to produce a white wine called 'Sciacchetra' which means 'press and pull'....
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chrissyalex
Aug 25, 2002

... stay in Vernazza. During...

... stay in Vernazza. During August, Italians also takes their holiday so you have to be creative in getting accomodation. At the very last resort, go to Monterosso. You should be able to find...
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VzionQuest
Aug 24, 2002
 
 
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Torre Aurora - Aurora Tower

The Medieval Monterosso, as it was usual, had fortified structure. The whole od todays old town was surrounded by the city walls with 13 defending towers, but Torre Aurora is the only survived....
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