What you'll do
We will meet up in Manarola and start our adventure by trying to avoid the crowds and explore the narrow little streets where most people don't go. After visiting the village we will then take a deep breath and start our hike up to Volastra, a wonderful hamlet as far off the beaten path as you can get in this area. The hike is straight uphill and it will make you sweat, we promise! There will be plenty of visual rewards along the path, though, because you will get the most spectacular views of Manarola and the sea, almost like you were a drone (only without flying off the rocks!). Then, after approximately 1 hour, we will reach our destination. And there, only there, will you feel like you have earned your well deserved wine tasting. We will drink the wine of one of the greatest local winemakers right on his vineyard while looking at the Mediterranean directly below, almost touching the sky and rejoicing in the power of nature. After the wine tasting, our experience is finished. From Volastra, you can choose to continue on the trail to Corniglia, the next Cinque Terre town, go back down the trail to Manarola, or take the eco-bus down to Manarola at a cost of 2.50 per person.
Erica & Doug
Ciao everybody! We are a mixed couple: I, Erica, am Italian (born and raised in Parma) and Doug, my hubby, is an American who decided to spend his life in this crazy country. One day we decided to leave everything behind and move our family to the Cinque Terre, which means that we see this stunning place through the eyes of people who know how lucky they are to be here! We know every inch of every town and trail, but the real thrill of this experience is that we have the inside track on the best Cinque Terre wine, which we will enjoy from the best view on earth ... after you've earned it!
Focaccia The classic Ligurian munchy
Perfect local white wine 2 glasses per person. Non-alcoholic alternatives available.
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Where you'll be
Volastra is a special place, one of the original settlements above the Cinque Terre. So after wandering through the back alleyways of Manarola, we'll hit the breathtaking trail up to Volastra to catch the vibe and the views up there. The big treat? We have the keys to Luciano Capellini's tiny centuries-old cellar, and after taking a look in there, we'll walk out to his vineyard to taste his renowned wine while gazing on the Mediterranean below.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Weather alerts are serious in Cinque Terre, so if there is an alert, there will be no hiking allowed. In that case, we will take the eco-bus up to Volastra at an additional cost of 2.50 per person.
Climb the Stairway to Wine Heaven
$69 / person
$69 / person