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Hiking the Cinque Terre

Program No. 21050RJ
Immerse yourself in a commingling of earth and sea as you explore the coastal walkways and beautiful landscapes of five villages nestled between the mountains and the Mediterranean.

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At a Glance

There are few places on Earth where the marriage of land and sea is more poetic than the Cinque Terre — the “Five Towns” along the Italian Riviera. Here, fishing villages cling to the hillsides above hidden coves, medieval fortresses still stand guard, vineyards and olive trees thrive in the Mediterranean sun and dramatic cliffs plunge to the sea below. Connecting each of the five towns are centuries-old foot paths that offer intimate views of the sea-swept landscape. Join us on glorious walks amid the beautiful ruins and rugged hillsides of the Cinque Terre. For people who love to hike and experience local culture up close, there is no place better.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking up to six hours a day, steps and rugged paths. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are required (ankle-high shoes are highly recommended). Due to the nature of the terrain, a good head for heights is necessary.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Enjoy expert-led walks on stunningly beautiful footpaths connecting the villages of the Cinque Terre.
  • Join the president of the Lunigiana Wine Route on his beautiful property and learn about the local wine, cheeses and focaccia bread.
  • Hike through a chestnut forest to the abandoned and beautifully maintained village of Vergheto.
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Leonardo Mastropasqua
Leonardo Mastropasqua graduated from a private high school in Rome before enlisting for military service. After completing his service as an artillery lieutenant, he began leading safaris in East Africa. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro several times with a variety of groups. While he makes his home in Italy, Leonardo also feels at home in Scandinavia thanks to his Swedish mother, and he leads groups there every summer. Leonardo is eager to share his knowledge and passion for Europe with Road Scholar participants.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Leonardo Mastropasqua graduated from a private high school in Rome before enlisting for military service. After completing his service as an artillery lieutenant, he began leading safaris in East Africa. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro several times with a variety of groups. While he makes his home in Italy, Leonardo also feels at home in Scandinavia thanks to his Swedish mother, and he leads groups there every summer. Leonardo is eager to share his knowledge and passion for Europe with Road Scholar participants.
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MEALS
17 Meals
7 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
6 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Low Fat, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Low Salt
LODGING
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
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Oct 12, 2024 - Oct 20, 2024
  • Oct 12, 2024 - Oct 20, 2024
  • Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 08, 2024
  • Sep 07, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024
  • Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 22, 2024
  • Sep 21, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024
  • Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 06, 2024
  • Oct 05, 2024 - Oct 13, 2024
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  • Sep 06, 2025 - Sep 14, 2025
  • Sep 13, 2025 - Sep 21, 2025
  • Sep 20, 2025 - Sep 28, 2025
  • Sep 27, 2025 - Oct 05, 2025
  • Oct 04, 2025 - Oct 12, 2025
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7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.
7 nights
Location: Le Grazie
The Hotel Della Baia is a sea-side hotel along the Riviera Ligure di Levante (or Ligurian Riviera). It is located close to Portovenere, in Le Grazie, a charming medieval sea village which dates back to the Roman era. Because of its central location, the Hotel Della Baia is the ideal starting point to visit the "Cinque Terre," one of Italy's most beautiful areas.





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