Private Tour

Cinque Terre from Florence Private Tour

Duration: 10 Hours
Languages: EN

Discover the magic of Italy’s famous Five Lands on this private Florence day trip to Cinque Terre. Travel on a comfortable luxury car to the Italian Riviera in the company of an expert local driver-guide. Whether it’s a breathtaking day hike or a full-day food binge you’re after, experience the totally unique culture of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza and Monterosso at your own pace. Stroll through the villages, hike on the costal paths, or just soak up the local atmosphere. The choice is yours!

Perfect for:
  • First Timers
  • Families with Kids
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What to Expect

Cinque  Terre is a beautiful stretch of rugged coast of the Italian Riviera comprised of five picturesque fishing villages. Each village projects its own wonderful character, and they are linked by a series of fragrant hiking trails which are easily traveled by both young and old alike. On this Florence day trip to Cinque Terre you will travel the trails and enjoy some time to explore at each village.


Departing from and returning to your accommodation this Florence day trip to Cinque Terre offers a convenient and comfortable way to explore one of the most incredible landscapes of Italy at your own pace. Traveling together for the day, you’ll have plenty of time to interact with your driver-guide, ask questions and learn about Cinque Terre; from its long seafaring history to the floods that recently wreaked havoc on these seaside towns. A luxury, air-conditioned vehicle will be your main mode of transport, but you can also experience the area by train, boat, and on foot. The choice is entirely yours.


Florence day trip to Cinque Terre Overview


Excursion starts with an approx. 2-hour car ride to the town of  Riomaggiore, where your Cinque Terre adventure will begin. Established in 13th century, the village has a dramatic coastline with colorful houses. It is a wonderful fabulous place to enjoy wonderful vistas and slowing down to the pace of Italian village life.


Once parked at the top of Riomaggiore, your driver-guide will help you decide which of the area's many attractions you would like to experience. You might simply wish to drive from village to village or take the ferry exploring at your leisure. While if you'd like to try some hiking, the driver-guide will describe the trails so you can choose the one(s) most suitable for you. Whatever your preference, your driver-guide will meet you in the late afternoon at the village of Monterosso, or at any other point along the route, for your trip back to Florence.


The road from Riomaggiore leads to Manarola next – the second village of the Cinque Terre. Situated on rugged coastline dotted with vineyards, Manarola provides wonderful views, a small, adventurous harbor and a fascinating church square. Stroll the harbor and take snapshots of the beautiful bright buildings that cling to the cliff.


Considered by many to be the most beautiful of the Cinque Terre towns, Vernazza is a small fishing village with the characteristic colored houses that make these villages so unique. There is also a lovely harbor shadowed by a towering castle and a pretty church. Once again, take your time to amble around the area to discover everything this unspoiled, quaint hamlet has in store for you.


Monterosso is the biggest of the four villages and therefore has the most to offer in the way of cafes, shops and restaurants. A leisurely stroll along the seaside promenade leads to the car park where the vehicle is waiting to take you back to your accommodation in Florence.

What to Do

A cultural landscape of great scenic and cultural value, the Cinque Terre is a fairytale coastal destination within the Italian Riviera that strikes adventure loving families with its natural beauty, centuries of history, and scenic trails. It is an amazing place to travel in because there is no need to go far to experience unspoiled nature. The great outdoors rule in the Cinque Terre.


As part of your full immersion into the totally unique nature of the Cinque Terre, you will explore narrow winding alleys, climb steep staircases made of hand-hewn stone, hike through the hopelessly picturesque Sciacchetrà vineyards, or simply sip a cappuccino at an outdoor café soaking up the stunning scenery and beautiful village’s life.


The Cinque Terre is one of the most desired destinations for visitors to north-central Italy offering  extraordinary views of castles, churches, oratories and medieval villas set against inspiring views of crystal seas, rocky cliffs, tucked away beaches and ancient stone walls. Not only is the scenery fabulous, but the area food and wines are first class. Read more on our expert post about visiting Cinque Terre.


  • Riomaggiore
  • Manarola
  • Vernazza
  • Monterosso

What Is Included

  • Private licensed professional local driver-guide
  • Private transportation in a luxury, air-conditioned vehicle

What Is Not Included

  • Entrance fee to the National Park of the Cinque Terre Euro 7.50 per person, payable directly on the spot. Tickets prices may vary slightly without notice.
  • Meals & drinks
  • Tips (optional)
  • Anything not expressly mentioned as included

Meeting Point

At your accommodation in Florence.

Important Information

  • This private Florence day trip to Cinque Terre is available on request any day except Christmas Day, and January 1.
  • Due to rainfall and landslides, the roads near the sea are often closed in winter and early spring, while the pedestrian tracks that run higher up are almost always open.

Good to Know

  • Each vehicle can accommodate up to a maximum of 8 people (driver-guide included) so with bookings of more than 7 people, your party will be divided into two or more vehicles.
  • The tour sequence may vary due to events that cannot be predicted. Due to road, traffic and weather conditions, the order of the itinerary may change at the discretion of your driver-guide giving priority to the comfort and safety.
  • The walks along the coast are easy but not suitable for persons with impaired mobility. The tour is not wheelchair-accessible.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing and sneakers, walking boots or closed toe shoes with non slip soles (no flip-flops or high heels).
  • During summer, expect high temperatures. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.

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Tour FAQs

Where does this Florence Day Trip to Cinque Terre start? Where does it end?

The private tour departs from and returns to your Florence hotel using comfortable transportation in a luxury vehicle.

What to pack for Cinque Terre from Florence full day tour?

Running or hiking shoes suitable for the trails, and, depending on weather conditions, a raincoat or jacket with hood. Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen lotion are also a must. Finally, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit just in case you’d like to take a dip in the sea!

Is the Path of Love open?

The Via dell’Amore, or Path of Love trail (Riomaggiore - Manarola) is closed approximately till May 2024. Currently only the first 200 meters (650 ft) are open (from the Manarola side).

Best time of year to visit Cinque Terre?

The best time to visit the Cinque Terre is May or September. These two months generally offer minimal crowds and mild sunny weather. Cinque Terre's tourist season begins Mid-April. The wintertime, from November to February, is characterized by cold weather and some amenity closures.

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