CINQUE TERRE, ITALY – Nine Classic Journeys’ guests on our April 8 Tuscany & the Cinque Terre cultural walking adventure were among the first visitors to walk the reopened trails linking the famed Cinque Terre villages along the Ligurian Sea. And we’re thrilled to pass along a photo and update on the trails from guest Debbie Arbogast, who is with us right now in Italy.

Group picture at the Cinque Terre

“Hi there, Greetings from the group on the Cinque Terre!  The Cinque Terre is back!  We are seen here starting out on the Via dell’ Amore from Rio Maggiore to Manarola and part way on the trail with the town in the background. Our hearty group then took the train from Manarola to Vernazza, where five tackled the walk from there to Monterosso. They arrived exhausted but exhilarated in the last of the five towns. The rain even cooperated and we had a wonderful day! Tomorrow, on to Portofino . . .We’re all having a great time! Debbie Arbogast”

Forbes Magazine called the Classic Journeys’ Tuscany and the Cinque Terre trip a “Luxury Walking Favorite”. If you’d like to read guests’ comments about the trip, feel free to click over to another blog post where four guests recap their travels with us in Tuscany and the Cinque Terre on TripAdvisor. And if you’d like to speak with one of our Guest Services Coordinators about it, or any of our other trips in Italy or worldwide, give us a ring at 800-200-3887 or drop us a note at