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From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip

1. From Florence: Cinque Terre Full-Day Trip

Join an adventure to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Cinque Terre. Explore these 5 secluded villages built onto seaside cliffs, connected to one another only by paths, boats, or trains. Your trip begins early in the morning when you’ll meet your guide in Florence to begin the picturesque drive to the first village. Along the way, your guide will give you a thorough introduction to the region. After you arrive, the rest of the day’s activities are up to you. With the whole day free, it’s up to you as to where you go or how you spend your time. Take a scenic boat or train transfers to the 4 other villages of Riomaggiore, Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, and Corniglia. Wander the cobblestone streets and marvel at the closely-packed, pastel-colored houses rising up from the coast. Head down to one of the many stunning beaches for white sand and crystal clear waters. Or enjoy a leisurely Italian lunch, overlooking the dramatic cliffs. After a full day hopping between the charming villages, you’ll board the bus for the journey back to Florence.

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From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Cruise Shore Excursion

2. From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Cruise Shore Excursion

Once you arrive at the port of La Spezia, meet your tour leader at the cruise terminal. Take a 20-minute walk to arrive at the train station from where you will begin your adventure. On the walk, you will discover the beautiful city center of La Spezia. Trains are undoubtedly the ideal means of transportation to explore the area, in just 15 minutes, passing through the sheer heights of the Ligurian Sea, you will reach Vernazza, one of the most colorful villages in the area. Here you can enjoy some free time in this picturesque village, characterized by pastel-colored houses with beautiful views of crystal clear waters. The second stop will be Monterosso, the largest of the Cinque Terre villages, which also owns a stunning beach characterized by fine white sand and a clear and transparent sea. Here you will have a surprise reserved for you, a tasting of delicious Limoncino in a traditional shop. This exquisite liqueur is ideal to toast for the wonderful day that you are spending, immersed in the nature, colors, and flavors of this fascinating and unique land. After having some free time in Monterosso, take the train to Riomaggiore, the last stop before coming back to La Spezia. This small village, like the other four, offers breathtaking views of the coast, as well as glimpses of the daily lives of the fishermen with their traditional boats that you will see tied to the port. Also, choose the best starting point for you: the cruise port or the train station.

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La Spezia: Full-Day Pisa and Lucca Excursion

3. La Spezia: Full-Day Pisa and Lucca Excursion

Fall in love with Pisa and the amazing Piazza Dei Miracoli: the most popular attraction in Pisa where you will have free time to visit the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and the Baptistery or to relax. Once you arrive in Lucca, have some free time for lunch or if you wish you can add to your guided tour a typical lunch in the city center. After the lunch an escort will lead you past the most important landmarks like the Torre Guinigi, the Anfiteatro Square and the San Frediano Church. You can add a typical lunch in the city center to your excursion, or if you prefer visiting Lucca and Pisa on your own you can choose the Low-Cost Option that includes only the transfer.  Note for arrival: upon debarkation, all cruise ship passengers should take 1 of the free shuttle buses from the pier to the terminal; this takes approximately 5 minutes. You will be met by a representative at the shuttle stop.

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La Spezia: Market Tour & Cooking Class with Original Recipes

4. La Spezia: Market Tour & Cooking Class with Original Recipes

Shop at a local market and learn how to pick out the best produce form your expert guide. Visit a traditional Italian grocery and learn about the local offerings. Choose ingredients that inspire you, and start thinking about how you'd like to experiment with them in the kitchen. After choosing your ingredients, head back to your host's home. Get ready to cook 2 recipes of your own creation. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class in which you'll bring together your chosen ingredients to create 2 delectable dishes. Your local chef will show you the best way to bring out the flavor of each ingredient. After you've cooked your original recipes, celebrate your achievement by naming your creations. Finally, sit down for a delicious meal with your host and enjoy a selection of local red and white Italian wines. By the end of your class, you'll have added an Italian flair to your cooking repertoire.

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La Spezia: Small-Group Street Food Tour

5. La Spezia: Small-Group Street Food Tour

Share your passion for Italian cuisine with other travelers as you make new friends on this street food tour and discover the city of La Spezia through its gastronomy. Visit a selection of small local food shops where you will learn about the city's typical products and get the chance to taste them. This is a delicious way to explore the city and its gastronomy. In between sampling some of La Spezia's typical street food staples, you will also be able to do some sightseeing of the city's most popular sights. Your small-group tour is capped at a maximum of 12 people in order to guarantee a more authentic and intimate food experience.

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La Spezia: Private Market Tour & Cooking Class in Local Home

6. La Spezia: Private Market Tour & Cooking Class in Local Home

This local supplier is home to Italy's first and finest network of home cooks, known as "Cesarina" (a passionate Italian cook and host whose empire is the heart of the Italian home: the kitchen). Since 2004, they have been sharing the joy of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travelers from all over the world. If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, the Cesarine are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Go food shopping like a local with your Cesarina, enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produces from the land. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

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La Spezia: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

7. La Spezia: Market Tour & Lunch/Dinner at a Cesarina's Home

On this tour, you can go food shopping like a local with your "Cesarina", enjoying the distinctive Italian local markets and learning how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her/his family cookbook while finishing one of the dishes in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish and dessert with drinks (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee). Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about La Spezia

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 42 reviews

We had a wonderful day in the Cinque Terre! Constantino & the team made everything very pleasant & easy. There was great communication before the tour and Constantino was very clear with his instructions on the day, so we always knew exactly where we needed to be, & where to go in each village, depending on our tastes & priorities. We had a lovely swim at Monterosso and at Vernazza, while others enjoyed a longer lunch or just walking in the villages. I’d definitely recommend this tour. Thank you for a wonderful day!

Amazing tour with Eva who was the most informative and gracious tour host. Eva looked after our small group and spoke English very well, as well as fluent Italian and Spanish. I had such a fun day even though it rained a little bit and was overcast. The train rides between each town were well timed by Eva and she always looked out for our safety at all times! I highly recommend going on this tour, value for money and tour precious holiday time!

We had done the tour with Eliza who was a competent guide and responded to our every need. She picked us up from the cruise port. We walked through La Spezia to the train station, from where we took the different villages by train. The ratio of guided tour to free time was good. We were a small group of four people which was very pleasant. The tour was in English. I would recommend this tour to everyone!

The trip was organised by CiaoFlorence and our guide Constantino was pure gold. Quite relaxed, fluent in English, Spanish, French (besides his beautiful Italian mother tongue), full of plenty of jokes that cracked us up the whole journey.

I also had the advantage via wasshap of communicating in French with the organizers