5 TERRE TOUR FROM LIVORNO PORT
(THIS TOUR IS NOT SUGGESTED TO PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY PROBLEMS)
Will pick you up at 08.00 a.m., at Livorno Port, by Mercedes or similar A/C Vehicle, waiting for you in front of the ship (in a Lounge where all the drivers will be), your name written on a board and will drive you through Tuscany and Liguria Regions, with a stop on the way for a breathtaking picture, to Riomaggiore, the first of the "Cinque Terre" Area where we will park on top of the town and you will have time to visit it (walking down the hill for 7 mnts and then up again. Not suggested to people with mobility problems).
From Riomaggiore will drive to Vernazza, the fourth town: time at disposal to visit this very interesting village and then will keep driving to Corniglia where you will have a typical lunch (not incld) based on seafood or "Pesto". After lunch we'll keep driving to visit Manarola (with a 10 mnts walk down and up to the hill, not suggested to people with mobility problems) and then around 03.15 p.m. will start driving back to Livorno Port, where we will drop you off at 05.00 p.m. in front of the ship.
THE CINQUE TERRE AREA:
The Cinque Terre (Italian pronunciation: [ˌtʃinkwe ˈtɛrːe]) is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in Liguria region of Italy, at the west side of La Spezia. "The Five Lands" is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia,Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. The Cinque Terre area is a very popular tourist destination.
Given its location on the Mediterranean, seafood is plentiful in the local cuisine. Anchovies of Monterosso are a local specialty designated with a Protected Designation of Origin status from the European Union. The mountainsides of the Cinque Terre are heavily terraced and are used to cultivate grapes and olives. This area and the region of Liguria, are known for pesto — a sauce made from basil leaves, garlic, salt, olive oil, pine nuts and pecorino cheese. Focaccia is a particularly common locally baked bread product. Farinata is also a typical snack found in bakeries and pizzerias- essentially it is a savoury and crunchy pancake made from a base of chick-pea flour. The town of Corniglia is particularly popular for "miele di Corniglia," gelato, made from local honey.
The grapes of the Cinque Terre are used to produce two locally made wines. The Cinque Terre and the Sciachetrà are both made using Bosco, Albarola, and Vermentino grapes. Both wines are produced by the Cooperative Agricoltura di Cinque Terre (“Cinque Terre Agricultural Cooperative”), located between Manarola and Volastra.
In addition to wines, other popular local drinks include grappa, a brandy made with the pomace left from winemaking.
VERNAZZA - CINQUE TERRE
KIDS COOKING CLASS AND SAN GIMIGNANO TOUR
FROM LIVORNO PORT
Picking you up at 08.00 a.m. at Livorno Port, in front of the ship, by Mercedes or similar A/C Vehicle (for your party only) and English speaking driver/guide, will drive you through Tuscan Countryside for 1.30 hr appx, before arriving to the Chianti Wine Area.
Will stop in a countryside Farm House ("Agriturismo"), in a typical Tuscan Area, surrounded by olive trees and vinyards, where your Kids, will become for a few hours, "Professional Chefs"!
The Cooking Class lasts about 3 hours including lunch where the participants, together with their teacher, eat the dishes they prepared and can taste the wines (Adults only of course while kids will have soft drinks) and extra virgin olive oil produced at the farm. The lunch is a convivial moment of tastings, learning and above all joy and fun.
Cooking Class Cost per adult 125€
Cost for children from 6 to 12 years of age 55€
The cost includes lunch and wines.
An apron will be supplied for the course
Will keep driving then, for addtl 15 minutes, to San Gimignano, “Jewel of Tuscany”, famous for its medieval towers. Will walk through the main pedestrian shopping street, full of shopping opportunities: “Vernaccia” (White wine) and “Chianti” wine, paintings, ceramics, local souvenir shops and will reach the main square, up on top of the hill, where apart from the City Lords Palace and interesting streets, will have the opportunity to taste, the best “Gelato in the world”!
SAN GIMIGNANO MAIN STREET
Around 03.30 pm., will drive you back towards Livorno Port, in order to get there by 05.00 p.m., dropping you off in front of the ship again.
RATES FOR A 9 HRS SERVICE (ROUNDTRIP TRANSFERS AND DRIVER WAITING TIME)
PLUS COOKING CLASS COST UP ABOVE MENTIONED:
- EURO 500 TOTAL PER VEHICLE FOR YOUR PARTY UP TO 3 PEOPLE
- EURO 550 TOTAL PER VEHICLE FOR YOUR PARTY UP TO 6 PEOPLE
- EURO 600 TOTAL PER VEHICLE FOR YOUR PARTY UP TO 8 PEOPLE