Live La Dolce Vita in the picturesque Cinque Terre along the Italian Riviera and discover Parma, the only Italian UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy with its world-known food products.
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Where

Liguria, the Italian Riviera is the perfect place to experience the authentic Italian living: picturesque fishing villages, Cinque Terre, Portofino, amazing landscapes, culinary traditions, great culture. Combine La Dolce Vita with Parma and its food heritage known all over the world: Parmesan Cheese, Parma Ham and much more!

Duration

6 days / 5 night. Validity from March to October.

Suggested for

A trip designed for those who want to go deeper in a slow and boutique way, exploring the Italian Riviera and Parma which maintain their authentic essence.

The price includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation in a boutique hotel in one of the Cinque Terre villages
  • 3 breakfasts
  • private transfer from La Spezia railway station to the hotel in Cinque Terre upon the arrival
  • luggage service
  • 1 dinner in Cinque Terre upon the arrival
  • 1 full day English speaking private guide in Cinque Terre
  • 1 full day English speaking private guide in Portofino
  • 1 half day English speaking private guide in Portovenere
  • private visit to the vineyard with wine tasting and rich buffet in Cinque Terre
  • public boat or train tickets in Cinque Terre
  • private transfer from Cinque Terre to Portofino and return
  • public boat tickets in Portofino
  • n. 2 nights at the hotel with breakfast in Parma
  • Parma city tax for 2 nights
  • n. 1 private transfer from hotel to Portovenere and then to Parma
  • n. 1 dinner in typical restaurant in Parma, beverages included
  • n. 1 English speaking local guide/food shopper at disposal for 3 hours in Parma
  • n. 1 tasting session of Parma salami with a glass of wine in Parma
  • n. 1 private transfer from Parma to Parma province and return to Parma (max 8 hours – 200 Km)
  • n. 1 English speaking local guide at disposal for 6 hours for food tour in Parma area
  • n. 1 visit to a Parmigiano Reggiano factory with tasting session in Parma area
  • n. 1 visit to pig breeding and Parma ham factory in Parma area
  • n. 1 black pig tasting session with dessert and water in Parma area

The price does not include:

Airfare to/from Italy, transfers beyond those mentioned above, entrance fees to the monuments, travel insurance, meals and beverages other than those mentioned above, personal spending money, room upgrades and extras, everything not expressively written under “The price includes”.

Price per person

1900,00 Euro per person in double room for min. 4 people
2490,00 Euro per person in double room for min. 2 people
Single travelers, families or groups over 4 people: ask for a customized quotation

 


First day

Arrival. Check-in at your boutique hotel in Cinque Terre. Time to relax. Dinner in one of our favorite restaurant with local specialties.

Second day

A day in Cinque Terre visiting the picturesque fishing villages and meeting a local wine producer.  You will be immediately captured by the breathtaking beauty of his terraced vineyards overlooking the crystalline sea! You will visit the panoramic vineyard and taste local wines with a rich buffet of traditional recipes. Private guide and transfer by public boat or train.

Third day

Visit the charming villages of Santa Margherita and Portofino. You’ll live “la dolce vita” walking among charming villas surrounded by elegant gardens and parks. From Santa Margherita you’ll reach Portofino with a panoramic trip by public boat (weather and sea conditions permitting; otherwise you’ll take the public bus). Portofino is a VIP fishing village. You’ll visit the tiny village with its spectacular castle, the church perched on the cliff and the luxury boutiques. From Portofino you will take again the boat to reach San Fruttuoso, an amazing cove with a medieval abbey built right on the pebble beach, restored and protected by FAI, the Italian National Trust. You’ll fall in love with this unique place! Return to your hotel and for dinner, we’ll give you our suggested list of favorite places where to eat.

Fourth day

Check-out. Private transfer to Portovenere village, a hidden treasure with its breathtaking landscapes that combine amazing nature and a great history. Your private guide will lead you to discover its beauties and history together with the wonderful strip of homes that lay across the shoreline of the marina and the medieval church of St. Peter, perched on the rocks overlooking the crystalline sea. After visiting the village, you could have lunch in one of the restaurants overlooking the sea or taste some typical street food. In the afternoon private transfer to Parma. Check-in at your hotel in Parma. Time to relax and dinner in a typical restaurant.

Fifth day

Parma is the first Italian Creative City for Gastronomy UNESCO! Visit of elegant Parma city centre with a local guide and food shopper to learn about and taste Parma art and food excellences. Tasting session of Parma specialties in an ancient food boutiques welcomed  by the its owner and chance to buy typical products. In the afternoon free time in Parma city centre to live the Ducal life in one of the richest North-Italy town and take an aperitif in a cafè overlooking the Cathedral.

Sixth day

Check-out. Guided tour with private local guide and private transfer by car: Parmigiano Reggiano factory attending to the production process and seeing the birth of the cheese wheel. Following you will visit a “black pig” breeding on Parma smooth hills with a breathtaking view over the Food Valley and a Prosciutto di Parma factory with tasting session of “black pig salami”, Km 0 products and organic food specialties. All Parma Ham aging secrets will be revealed to you, looking for the sea wind coming from Cinque Terre and Liguria! In the afternoon free time or time for transfer to the airport.