A full day tour from Florence to visit Pisa and the Cinque Terre with a local expert.
An early wake up for an exciting day at the Cinque Terre, the most characteristic villages of Italy famous for their natural beauty, scenic trails, spectacular coast line and sunny beaches, including a 1h30 stop at the famous leaning tower of Pisa.
An early wake up for an exciting day at the ” Cinque Terre”, the most characteristic villages of Italy including a 1h30 stop at the famous leaning tower of Pisa.
The meeting point is in Santa Maria Novella train station in front of the pharmacy at 7:30am. Here you will meet up with our Italy on a Budget tour guide who is going to take really good care of you for the day.
First stop is PISA, home of the must- visit Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Baptistry, Campo Santo and Duomo di Pisa (Pisa Cathedral). Here you will be free to walk around the square and enjoy taking as many funny pictures as your imagination can of the leaning tower.
After Pisa and 2h30m train ride, we will reach La Spezia, where we will take the local trains that services the CINQUE TERRE, The Five Lands”; Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia and Monterosso famous for their natural beauty, scenic trails, spectacular coast line and sunny beaches.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes because there is nothing best than exploring them on foot. Our first stop will be in RIOMAGGIORE, the first village where after an orientation walk, we will have the time to stop for a light lunch ( optional ) based on local products.
We will continue to the next village filled with boats called MANAROLA for amazing photos. Our last village will be VERNAZZA where you will be free to relax on the beach, sunbathe or take a swim before returning back to Florence.
Departure from Cinque Terre is at 5:40*pm. We will arrive back to Pisa at 7:30*pm or to Florence at 8:30*pm approx.
* subject to change
DURATION: 13 hours
In front of the main entrance of the pharmacy located inside S.M.N Florence train station opposite platform 16
March – November : Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday / June – September : Extra departure on Sunday
Meeting Time: 7:30 am from Florence – 10:40am from Pisa.
Reccomendations for off summer seasons:
Certainly winter is not the best time to visit the Cinque Terre, which are summer villages and mainly come alive from June until the end of September, however winter is the best time to appreciate the nature, the landscape and the quietness of this magic lands away from the summer crowds. A stop to Pisa before heading to Cinque Terre is a must.
FOOD & DRINKS From November until March the majority of the shops and local restaurants will close for their annual leave. We recommend to bring a packed lunch
FORECAST In case of rain we recommend you to bring a rain coat due to the wind on the villages and wear warm clothes
LANDSCAPE The paths on the national park due to the often land slides are closed by the local authorities every time is considered to be dangerous for the people.