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Rapallo - Portofino - Genoa - Cinque Terre
CULTURE | SIGHTSEEING
The Ligurian Riviera boasts abundant beaches and resorts, as the small but elegant Portofino, Rapallo the refined, the villages of the Cinque Terre.
1st day: Arrival
Arrival in Lido di Jesolo in the afternoon, accommodation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight
2nd day: Rapallo - Portofino - Santa Margherita Ligure
After breakfast departure for Rapallo, one of the most famous holiday resorts of the oriental Riviera. Stop to visit the seafront and port. From here continuation by boat along one of the most famous Italian coastlines as far as Portofino. The promontory of Portofino is a stretch of land made of olive groves and sea pines.
Portofino is located in a natural bay, that welcomes many yachts and ships of the High Society. Return by boat to Santa Margherita Ligure,an elegant living room, where tourists from all over the world meet in beautiful cafes and restaurants in the art galleries and the elegant hotels and at the port. The ancient tradition of the sea has not been abandoned with tourism.. Fishing boats are anchored next to the beautiful sport boats to show that life is still at sea. Return to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight.
3rd day: Genova
After breakfast departure for Genova, that in 2004 was awarded city of European culture, today is a large metropolis, but still retains the atmosphere of an ancient town The discovery of the historical centre is a journey through medieval times with its cloisters, Columbus birthplace, one of the city s notorious sons.
In 1992 the Expo was dedicated to him. Here, in the piers of the ancient port, in the heart of the city , the incredible wealth of the Sea Republic of Genova started.
Imposing palaces, multicoloured facades with precious and splendid architecture. The palaces of the aristocratic families of the Renaissance with luxurious gardens, courtyards, open stairs. Free time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure and possibility to visit the aquarium, the largest inEurope. Return to the hotel Dinner and overnight.
4th day: Cinque Terre
Breakfast and departure for an excursion to the Cinque Terre. The beauty of the coast is due to the contrast between the sea, sharp rocks, the land and green vineyards that produce a very famous wine. By bus continue to Menarola along the panoramic road La Spezia. Through the picturesque village of Riomaggiore, connected to Menarola by a romantic walk along the seafront called Via dell Amore. By train to Monterosso, in the west of the Cinque Terre: to visit the borough with the convent and church of San Giovanni from the 14th century. Continue to Vernazza, a small village located on the rocks.. Return by train to La Spezia or optional boat ride (available only till November 1st).
Drive through Portovenere with optional visit of the military barracks of Portovenere and view of the bay of Poets with the Alps and Marble caves of Carrara as background. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
5th day: Departure
After breakfast at hotel, depart for the return