This trip introduces the Cinque Terre. The name of this stretch of coastline translates as the five lands and it’s named after the 5 villages that perform balancing acts on its cliff tops. You’ll hop into a sightseeing boat and cruise through the sea that laps the base of the Cinque Terre. This entire length of coastline is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Eventually, you’ll close in on the most famous of the 5 villages. Vernazza wraps itself around a harbour at the foot of the Cinque Terre’s coastal cliffs. This 11th-century village has remained true to its fishing village roots. Boats in toy town colours bob in the harbour and the catches of the day are served up in waterside restaurants. You’ll have a guided tour here, where you’ll be shown the village’s churches and paint box-coloured tower houses.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.