Posts tagged "Cinque Terre"

Cruising the Mediterranean, wishing a truly unique experience in the Cinque Terre.

Porto della Spezia

Cruising is the best way to discover the world and an amazing experience for the entire family! If you are onboard a cruise ship and La Spezia is one of your port of call don’t loose your time and book your private excursion with your local native Tour Guide!

Half day tours or Full day tours are available, tailor made tours for families, couples or small parties, cooking lessons, private boat tours, wine tasting and much more.

Discover La Spezia, Portovenere, Lerici, Sarzana from a different point of view, put yourself in the hands of an expert for a unique experience.

It’s Easter time! Visit the Cinque Terre and enjoy the new season!

Have you plan your vacation? Not yet? So what are you waiting for! Cinque Terre and its coastline is the best location to celebrate Easter with your family or friends. Every village solemnizes this festivity with processions, fairs, religious celebrations, holy representations all remembering the Passion.

A stay in the Cinque Terre is a unique opporunity to try some of our famous Easter cakes, such as the “Colomba”, a dove shaped dough topped with pearl sugar and almonds or our well known and very popular within the children chocolate easter eggs.

More than this, Spring is coming! The nature is waking up, flowers are blooming and a lovely warm weather is waiting for you. This is the best time of the season to discover our territory. You can spend a day browsing through the villages, sipping some local wines or maybe enjoying a nice cappuccino and croissant seated in a piazzetta.

 

Sip this….

Sciacchetra’ is a raisin wine from the Cinque Terre. One of the most known and precious of our territory. It’s a blend of three different grapes: Bosco, Albarola and Vermentino. Soon after the harvest the grapes are left to dry on well-ventilated racks until the concentration of natural sugars reaches a potential alcohol level of at least 17%. Doing this process the resulting wine will have intense and sweet flavors. Cinque Terre Sciacchetra wines are intensely colored, golden-yellow in their youth and turning to amber over the years. They offer aromas of honey and white blossoms, with hints of citrus.
Discover more about this wine and its history! Book a wine tasting tour and a walking tour through the vineyards of the Cinque Terre.

The importance of hiring Local Guides when travelling

I travel for leisure and travel it’s my job so I have to say I like and I love experience every place on my own. Sometimes it’s easy but sometimes I like to get off the beaten path and have more local  and intimate experiences of the countries I’m visiting. It’s possible to combine both if you have with you a local guide.

Well, being a guide myself I’m quite involved in this, but every time I’m in a new city or country I always prefer to be with a local guide, who normally has decades or sometimes a lifetime experience, knows much more than a thick book and you can ask him/her questions, curiosities, information not only about the place you’re visiting but also about local life and habits.

Most of the time you have the possibility to discover hidden spots unknown to other travelers,  you learn new things about culture and history from another perspective, directly by someone who experienced it, you can visit places and areas others cannot do on their own, you can ask questions and most important ask for tailor-made tours or excursions.

Hilaire Belloc said that “we wander for distraction but we travel for fulfillment” and I think the best way to do it is having a Local Native Guide by your side.

 

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