Located on one of Italy’s most beautiful coastlines, the charming region of Liguria is nestled between the Alps, Apennines and the Ligurian Sea. This pretty area is home to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cinque Terre, a beautiful national park of rolling hills, fairy-tale towns and villages, bustling harbours and and excellent cuisine! Staying in the coastal town of Moneglia on the Riviera di Levante, we’ll explore Liguria with a series of easy walks and train journeys to villages accessible only by sea, rail or foot! We start by walking through fragrant pine trees to the fishing village of Portofino with its pastel coloured houses and vibrant harbour. Next we explore the picture-postcard Cinque Terre or “Five Earths” – Vernazza, Monterosso, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. These exquisite villages are architectural treasures offering a rich kaleidoscope of colour as they cling to the coast in an almost fairy-tale setting.