This article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Dream of Italy. Updated 2018. Cinque Terre: Ferry Hop (39) 0187 732987 www.navigazionegolfodeipoeti.it Price: 35€ (adults), 18€ (kids ages 6 to 11) Not only will your kids love the idea of a ferry, but it’s also the best way for them to understand the geography of the historic “five towns” and for you to take in …
Italy’s Best Cooking Schools: Lazio, Rome and Liguria
Learn to make a mean pesto in the region of Liguria. Take the kids to a child-friendly cooking lesson in Rome. Don't miss the best cooking classes in these areas of Italy.
Italy’s Best Cooking Schools: Programs With Multiple Locations
These companies offer cooking classes and tours in multiple locations throughout Italy - kind of one-stop shops for cooking schools in Italy. A great resource for planning a culinary-focused trip.
Levanto: Nearby Village Known for Beaches and Surf
Known for its sprawling beach and good surf (by Italian standards), Levanto is popular with European beach-lovers, scuba divers, families and tourists "in the know."
Portofino: Picture-Perfect on the Ligurian Coast
Literally picture perfect with its colorful village dwellings, impeccably kept gardens, uber-yachts occupying the tinny harbor and magnificent villas jutting out from behind the line trees, Portofino has long been a popular destination for the rich and famous.
Portovenere: Colorful Facades in This Seaside Village
The colorful façades and pedestrians-only calata (promenade) make Portovenere the quintessential Ligurian seaside village.
Lerici: Beauty in Liguria’s Bay of Poets
Lerici is located in the spectacular "Gulf of Poets" (otherwise known as the Bay of La Spezia), famous for its natural beauty. Near Liguria's border with Tuscany, this picturesque village dates back to medieval times.
Exploring the Cinque Terre’s Neighboring Coastal Towns: Lerici, Levanto, Portovenere and Portofino
We think a trip to the Cinque Terre isn't complete without also exploring the nearby towns that make up the beautifully rugged Riviera Levante: Lerici, Portovenere, Portofino and Levanto.
Riomaggiore: Cinque Terre Village
Riomaggiore is a wonderful example of the classic method of construction used by the Genovese.
Manarola: Cinque Terre Village
Manarola has been sneaking up on Vernazza in the Cinque Terre popularity contest.The swimming area is concentrated around a rocky island in the middle of the port where tourists and locals alike have fun by taking the 40-foot jump from the top to the sea below.