While in Italy we decided we had to do some sightseeing and decided to go for a full day guided tour to a place we’d heard many speak warmly about, so off we went to a guided boat tour of Cinque Terre.
Cinque Terre means five lands and are the name of five fisher villages in Liguria region in Italy. The villages make up the Cinque Terre National park and are a UNESCO World Heritage site. The names of the villages are: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.
We started off in Riomaggiore and got some time to look around before the boat took us on to the next villages. We did not go to the villages of Corniglia and Manarola, but saw these from the boat.
Next stop was Vernazza where we had time to wander the streets, get some gelato and go for a nice little swim.
After this we came to Monterosso al Mare. We had lunch and tried some of the famous sea food with locally grown lemons and pasta with their famous pesto.
I managed to sneak in a little swim from the beach in the old part of town, we walked around the old part and went through the tunnel that connects the old part to the new.
Our guide from Bellaitalia Tours, Martha, was a very good guide and Cinque Terre is truly a sight worth seeing!