Seafood probably isn’t the first thing on your mind when it comes to Italy. For outsiders, the country is better known for its cured meat products, such as salami, prosciutto, and salami. But Italy is not one to stick to expectations. You’d be surprised at how rich its seafood culture is, and you can discover it as you go on your Cinque Terre tour!
Cinque Terre tours — Exceeding your expectations
For those new to Italy, typical tourist destinations often include the historical ruins of Rome and the romantic Venetian canals. But the country has more to offer beyond its most populous cities. Cinque Terre, a small area within the coast of Liguria, is one such example.
Cinque Terre is most popular for its traditional fishing villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Riomaggiore, and Manarola. Moreover, the entire area is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site, proving that its landscapes are not to miss.
Of course, visiting the five traditional villages is a must when going to Cinque Terre. But sightseeing isn’t the only thing you can do. You can also:
Enjoy the local cuisine
As previously mentioned, Cinque Terre is home to five fishing villages. Catching fish is a livelihood for the locals, which means you can eat fresh seafood almost everywhere you go.
Not sure where to start? Monterosso’s anchovies should definitely be on your list. You can have them lightly fried and paired with a glass of white wine, the perfect lunch as you lounge in the idyllic scenery.
Hike the nature trails
Just had a big and hearty meal? Then walk all those calories off on the trails of Portofino Park! A quick hike will give you a better view of the entire region, allowing you to discover viewpoints you will only see in photos.
Go out to sea
So going up a mountain isn’t your thing. That’s not a problem for Cinque Terre tour providers. If you prefer the water, then your itinerary can be designed to include a short boat ride that will let you experience even more of this coastal area.
Many of Cinque Terre’s hidden gems can only be reached by boat, and you can explore everything the Italian Riviera has to offer.
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