6 days in Italian Riviera Itinerary
— 1 night
— 4 nights
Train to Firenze Rifredi, Fly to Vienna
Mon, Aug 5 - Sat, Aug 10
Genoa — 1 night
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Genoa tour itinerary planner.
Vienna, Austria to Genoa is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Genoa when traveling from Vienna in August, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 4 nights
Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.Do some cultural sightseeing at Cinque Terre Trails and Convento dei Cappuccini e Chiesa di San Francesco. Visit Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church and Borgo Storico di Corniglia for their historical value. There's much more to do: trek along Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di San Lorenzo, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero, and do a tasting at Terra di Bargon.
To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Cinque Terre driving holiday website.
Take a train from Genoa to Cinque Terre in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Genoa in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Cinque Terre. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
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Highlights from your trip
Italian Riviera travel guide
Sandwiched between the Ligurian Sea and the Alps and Apennines, the Italian Riviera is a narrow coastal strip with a string of places to visit, from upscale seaside resorts to fishing villages. It's enormously popular with both Italian and foreign tourists. You can easily escape the crowds by venturing farther away from the sea and sightseeing in the hillside villages of the inland area. The western section of the Riviera is touted for its roses, almonds, and citrus groves, while the eastern part features a much more rugged terrain and several nature and marine preserves. The Riviera's mild climate and its charming fishing ports have made it not only a popular holiday destination for tourists, but also an inspiration for artists like Byron and Shelley, both of whom traveled extensively here.