Discover and unwind at the spectacular seaside and scenery, of the Italian Riviera, which makes for one of the best destinations in Italy! The enchanting Italian Riviera is one of the most unspoilt areas of the Mediterranean and one of the most extended areas in Liguria. A kingdom of nature and wild scents maintained as in the past. To visit the Italian Riviera means to visit villages suspended between sea and earth, clinging on to cliffs and surrounded by the green hill; it means to know the history of whom, for centuries, has fought against difficult land but it also means to taste the result of this millenarian struggle and in particular wine and produce.
Departure at 8:30 am from Starhotels Ritz in Milan to Genoa (departure is also possible directly from Genoa, joining the group in the lobby of Hotel Starhotels President at 10:30 am). Seaport, one of the largest of Southern Europe, the first in Italy; the 6th city of the country, this town has an important history, as the Maritime Republic. Its historical centre has grown around the dock, is full of narrow and characteristic streets and has a medieval origin. Visit of the modern zone of “Ancient Port”, restored for the 500 years of America discovery by Christopher Columbus. Here we find the Aquarius, the second biggest in Europe. Free time for lunch. Accommodation in the hotel and free evening for personal interests. Overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and outgoing to Sanremo, defined as the city of flowers and sun, known all over the world for the Italian Song Festival. Its economy is based on flower farming and tourism. This little town of Riviera di Ponente (Western Riviera), offers many possibilities for entertainment like beaches and nice promenades. Its famous Casino is situated on the top of the most elegant street in the town, where you can find shops of clothes and many others. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon return to Genoa along the Riviera di Ponente and passing through characteristic villages. Overnight in the hotel. Meals: B
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Porto Venere, a fishermen village located at the end of La Spezia Gulf. Afterwards, board a ferry to Cinque Terre (if the atmospheric conditions don’t permit the boarding, the visit will be done with a panoramic itinerary in minibus). Heritage of the Unesco, these 5 fishermen villages, symbolize a group unique in the World for its beautiful landscape and the medieval style of their buildings. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon coming back to Genoa. Overnight at the hotel. Meals: B
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to Rapallo, a famous tourist centre. Visit. Here, we invite you to try a slice of focaccia, typical local bread with its amazing variety, only produced in this area. Then, hit the road to Portofino. Around a little square, you can have a nice view of a group of high, coloured and picturesque houses. In the small port, during the high season, you can see expensive yachts from every part of the world. Visit. Finally, stop in Santa Margherita, famous seaside city of Riviera di Levante (Eastern Riviera), located in the Tigullio Gulf and free time for lunch. In the afternoon, return to Milan. Meals: B