Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Shore excursion Five Land Lerici, Portovenere, Monterosso, Vernazza, Rio Maggiore

You will be picked up at the cruise ship pier by our private driver and vehicle for the day.This tour will take you to the most interesting places in “Five Lands” is the name of landscape between the two extreme promontories “Punta Mesco” and “Punta of Montenero”, here ,five villages Monterosso, Vernazza,Corniglia,Manarola,Riomaggiore make up the renowned Cinque Terre.Over the years,the people have succeeded in imposing their will on this difficult landscape through terrace cultivation consisting of narrow strips of land on the hillside or sheer cliffs called “fasce”.Man has had to build countless short dry walls “muretti” and steps to support the steep strips of land.From a research carried out by naturalalists it seems that,over thousands of years,the inhabitants of the Cinque Terre have carried out an enormous task in constructing and repairing these famous short dry walls “muretti”.So much so that the two-metre-high,eleven thousand kilometer long network of dry walls is comparable to the Great Wall of China.
There is a daily boat service,which allows you to move about from Lerici to Portovenere and from Monterosso,Vernazza and Rio Maggiore and admire the whole of the Cinque Terre coastline and other places nearby. Ask your quotations info@clabservice.com