Cinque Terre


Cinque Terre, Liguria, Saturday, June 17

This Field Learning activity will allow students to discover different perspectives of one of Italy’s most sought-out sites: the Cinque Terre. The area lies along the Ligurian coast and consists of 18 kilometers of rocky coastline abounding with bays, beaches, and deep sea, surrounded by mountains running parallel to the coast. The “Five Villages,” Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso all face the sea. The environment represents the centuries-old effort of generations that has transformed an inaccessible territory into a landscape of extraordinary beauty. It is a Natural Reserve and national park in Italy, declared a World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1997.

Early departure from Florence to the Cinque Terre. Guided hike between selected Cinque Terre villages and walking tour of one of the Cinque Terre villages. Free time to further explore the area (time may be spent in one of the villages, by the beach, or for an additional hike). Return to Florence in the early evening.

The activity includes:
Round-trip transportation
Entry fees and guided visit of selected sites
Field learning staff on-site

The activity does not include:
– Meals not listed above
– Entrance fees or costs associated to sites/activities visited on own

Learning outcomes:
Explore the Ligurian coast and create connections among nature, biodiversity, and human health and wellness.
Gain a broader knowledge of food and products that are unique to the Italian territory, history, and culture
Increase critical thinking, especially in relation to the role tourism plays in marketing the history, food, and culture of Italy.
Develop team-building and collaborative skills.
Increase awareness of cultural similarities/differences.