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Cinque Terre
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Cinque Terre — 3 nights

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
When in Cinque Terre, make a side trip to see Portovenere in Porto Venere, approximately Porto Venere away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with 5 Terre Pelagos Boat Tours, explore the striking landscape of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre, stroll through Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza, and hike along Cinque Terre Trails.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cinque Terre vacation planner.

Toronto, Canada to Cinque Terre is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Cinque Terre. In September in Cinque Terre, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Genoa.
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Genoa — 2 nights

Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Galata Museo del Mare, take a leisurely stroll along Old Port, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium of Genoa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Boccadasse and then enjoy breathtaking views from Spianata Castelletto.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Genoa travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Cinque Terre to Genoa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Cinque Terre in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Genoa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Italian Riviera travel guide

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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.