SEA WEEKEND - TRIP CODE: GEWEEKMARE
3 days 2 nights
Day 1: Genoa
Arrival in Genoa in the morning and free time for lunch. In the afternoon we suggest:
- Guided visit of Genoa’s historical center;
- Visit of the famous Aquarium, located in the Old Port. It’s one of the largest aquariums in the world, with dolphins, sharks, seals, manatees, turtles, reptiles and many other species;
- Macramè workshop lace knots, Ligurian style;
- Ceramic workshop;
- “Pesto demostration” in the wonderful Imperial Palace with tasting about pesto and “focaccia”, drinks included.
Transfer to the hotel in Sestri Levante, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Cinque Terre National Park
Breakfast in the hotel, meeting with the tour guide and transfer to Riomaggiore by train, the first village of the park, from where begins our excursion. Cinque Terre National Park is composed by five villages: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. The most famous path is the "Via dell’Amore" that connects Riomaggiore to Manarola. Once arrived in Manarola, visit of the village and transfer by boat to Vernazza. From the sea, you can enjoy a different perspective on this magnificent and unspoiled territory that astounds for its beautiful churches and sanctuaries and for the landscape with terraces overlooking the sea with a lot of vineyards producing excellent wines DOC, as “Schiacchetrà”, and olive groves. Lunch in a typical restaurant in Vernazza:
- Seafood spaghetti
- Fried fish with salad
In the afternoon wine tasting in a very typical winery in Monterosso. Return by train to Sestri Levante and
dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Day 3: San Fruttuoso and Portofino
Breakfast in the hotel and baggage preparation. Meeting with the tour guide and transfer to Rapallo. From here transfer by boat to San Fruttuoso. Upon arrival visit of this ancient fishing village famous for its abbey dating back 1.000 a. C., recently restored by the FAI. Then transfer by boat to Portofino and visit of the famous hamlet. Return by boat to Rapallo and lunch in a typical restaurant:
- Trofie with pesto sauce, potatoes and green beans
- Pocket stuffed veal with roasted potatoes
Departure in the afternoon.