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Cinque Terre Wine & Walking Tour – Winter 2021

Walking Tours Saison in 5 Terre is not over yet!

Starting from December book your  half-day itinerary to discover a village of the 5 Terre. At the end of the tour there will be a relaxing stop in a local wine shop, with a tasting of local wines.

AIS Sommeliers will share with you the wonder of flavors, aromas and traditions of the Cinque Terre Wines.

Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing

(E.Hemingway)

A yummy weekend? Levanto Walkingtour & Brunch!

Every weekend, until mid-November we spoil you!

You will have the opportunity to combine your guided tour of Levanto with a delicious brunch! After a pleasant walk along the alleys and the historic center of Levanto, a pleasant moment of relaxation and taste awaits you!

An opportunity to discover the history of the village and to taste some typical products.

Looking forward to spend a nice morning with you!

Levanto at the beginning of the XX century

A postcard from the early 1900s and a blast from the past!

At the beginning of the ‘900 the life in Levanto was quiet, with no industries, with a mainly local trade and with an agriculture not susceptible to major changes. However, the construction of the new railway section Genoa – La Spezia (1872-1873) and the consequent arrival of the first tourists, gave a new impetus to the emerging economy. Construction became more beautiful, more rational; streets and squares, new palaces and new buildings took the place of old houses to accommodate families who became wealthy or rich and the villas of the “foreign tourists” arose numerously.

The first bathing establishments equipped with sanitary equipment were born, with a vast solarium and beaches of fine sand. In the early 1900s there were the Sirio, Eden and Vallesanta Baths. The Bagni Eden in the first post-war period were rebuilt in rationalist style with a seawater pool. The Casino of Levanto was actually a gaming hall and exerted a strong appeal especially towards an “aristocratic” tourism.

The villas built along the “Passeggiata della Pietra” are the tangible example of elite tourism that visited often Levanto in those years. The monumental complex of the Agnelli Family, with an immense park, swimming pool and tennis courts, built by the founder of Fiat at the foot of the promontory of Punta Mesco is the image of this development that the town had. Summer evenings came alive at the Casino’s gaming tables and parties were never lacking in its large ballroom. During the day, however, at the edge of the pool, with trampoline and platform, the most prominent families bathed and sunbathed. Still in the 60s artists and songwriters of international fame performed there, such as Mina, Ornella Vanoni and Gino Paoli, Casino manager at the time.

 

 

 

ULTIMATE WINE TASTING TOUR IN 5 TERRE

The territory of 5 Terre and the coastline from Levanto up to La Spezia offers a wide range of itineraries: full day excursions by boat or train, half day excursions discovering the Gulf of La Spezia, Lerici and Portovenere, though for my most passioned guests I’m glad to offer an “ultimate wine tasting tour”

Join me for a  visit to local cellars and have a chat with our producers and winemakers.

Sipping a glass of 5 Terre wine is like looking through the wild beauty of our land, knowing the history of wine and our coast, understanding the tough life of farmers and winemakers through the centuries, learning to preserve a fragile environment.

Tailor-made tours on request for couples and small groups available.

Anchovies Festival Monterosso 2016

Enjoy the taste of our delicious anchovies and come to Monterosso for a funny and tasty experience! The Anchovies Festival in Monterosso is unique and not to be missed while in the Cinque Terre.

Stands downtown will offer to tourists and locals anchovies prepared in different ways: fried, marinated, salted, bruschette…indulge yourself and discover Cinque Terre and our traditions with a local native tour guide.

Tours and tailor-made itineraries for foodies, groups or families are available on request.

Discover more – Enjoy your vacation

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Wine experience in the Cinque Terre: tours and wine tasting

The best way to visit a new country is to discover its culture and tradition, its food and its wines. Join me for a half day tour or a full day program  through the Cinque Terre and enjoy your stay in my territory.

Visit Riomaggiore or Vernazza, catch a glimpse of its history then let yourself indulge your halfway tour in sipping a tasteful glass of white wine of the Cinque Terre  or try our most famous raisin wine Sciacchetrà. 

Would you like more? Let’s organize a full day schedule with sightseeings, boat trips and delicious food and wine experiences.

Book your tour now on www.liguria.guide 

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La Spezia Cruise Terminal and Cruise Ships schedule 2016

If you would like to visit Cinque Terre on a cruise ship, here the schedule of all passengers ships arriving in La Spezia in 2016.
If you have already booked your cruise and La Spezia is one of your ports of call, don’t miss the opportunity to visit and discover Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Lerici, La Spezia, Sarzana with a local native tour guide.

SCHEDULE CRUISE SHIP LA SPEZIA 2016

Book your tour now on www.liguria.guide.

Half day or full day excursions available such as tailor-made tours for couples, families, small parties.

Levanto and its bike trail: an amazing, unusual, awsome ride through the coastline

A bike trail from Levanto to Framura – what a surprise!

Biking through Liguria (let’s say the east part of Liguria or Riviera di Levante) isn’t so easy. Though the new bike/walking path from Levanto to Framura offers a good alternative and, well why not, a fair option for whom loves biking but not really climbing up the hills! Couple of years ago the old railroad section along the coast has been reopened and now you can enjoy an amazing and relaxing walk or bike tour through three towns: Levanto, Bonassola and Framura. The path is totally flat, about 10km long  and tourists have by time to time breathtaking seaviews through and at the end of every tunnel. Untouched and unspoiled beaches and bars give you the opportunity for a short break during your ride or promenade.

Discover Levanto with your private tour guide.

Choose a local native tour guide for a unique experience. Programs and infos at www.liguria.guide

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Monterosso in yellow tones…let’s the Festival begins!

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MONTEROSSO LEMON FESTIVAL – MAY 14TH 2016

Next week in Monterosso the predominant color will be definitely the yellow of its lemons. As every year the small town of Cinque Terre is preparing for a festive day with stalls, theme kiosks and food stalls set up in the square and among its “alleyways”.
Tourists and locals can taste ligurian specialties produced with organic lemons from Monterosso including jams, cakes, freshly squeezed lemonade, limoncino and soft drinks.
At the end of the day judges will vote the best window display and the biggest lemon.

I look forward to having you as part of my tour for a memorable day in the Cinque Terre!

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