Cinque Terre

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Could you use a week just for you?

At a place where your alarm clock can’t find you and your to-do list is forgotten?

Are you tired of running behind on work, bills, and zillions of other things that are constantly prioritized above the quality of life you seek right now? Is there something about Italy that has always called to you? Then you might be interested in hearing about our weeklong trips to the Italian Riviera. Everything you can imagine wanting in an Italian holiday is waiting for you.

All you need is your passport. We’ll take care of the rest.

The skinny

Live in a small seaside village.
7 nights in a pretty hotel right in the historic center.
Day trips to surrounding villages (including shopping in Tuscany + cooking at a villa).
Get outstanding customer service.
Eat the best meals of your life.
No stress. Just show up and we’ll take care of you.


May 22 – 29, 2022 (women only)
June 19 – 26, 2022 (all adults welcome) w/ Tim the Girl
July 3 – 10, 2022 (all adults welcome) w/ Tim the Girl
September 1 – 8, 2022 (all adults welcome)
September 11 – 18, 2022 (women only)
September 22 – 29, 2022 (all adults welcome)
Or choose a custom date for your own private group!


Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera.

You’ll be traveling to the same region Bianca has lived in with her Italian family and friends.

Home base will be one of the Cinque Terre’s incredible coastal villages on the Italian Riviera.

Traveling Italy with people who know the ropes is entirely different from going it alone. You’ll get the best stuff condensed into one week of highlights. It’s taken us years of living and traveling in the Cinque Terre to be able to deliver this experience.

We know this region well. Our company founder, Bianca, first started offering trips to the Cinque Terre back in the day because she met her husband here and still owns a home in the area. This is our original signature trip. Coming with Italian Fix is so much easier than traveling by yourself, clutching a guidebook and hoping for the best. You want to go with someone who knows the language, the culture and the turf. And unlike other travel companies, we’ve spent years “on the ground” living in this part of Italy, and fine tuning this trip to perfection. Our insider know-how, connections, and years of experience are infused into today’s tours, so that you’ll feel like you’re traveling with a close friend who knows people here.

The things you’ll experience on an Italian Fix tour can’t be found in a guidebook or on an app.

In past years, we’ve helped create lifelong memories for people just like you, and we’d love the opportunity to do that for you too.

We do this because we truly believe Italy needs a backstage pass.

And we truly think you deserve one.

Travel with us and tap into The Italian Fix Factor.


We Speak Italian

Which means you’ll never struggle with directions or the menu, or with anything! Don’t let not knowing the language keep you from a true Italian experience.



We have more than a decade’s worth of experience living, working and traveling Italy, which means we know what it takes to have a good time here. Now you do too.


Fierce Love

We’ve got your back. We protect our people, serve our people and love our people. You travel with a unicorn-powered forcefield of fierce love around you. Nobody effs with fierce love.



In Italy, connections are everything. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. We’ve nurtured amazing relationships with locals over the years — you’ll meet them because we’re friends. You’ll also get top-notch food, service and smiles because you’re with us.


Italian Family

We have roots and homes in Italy. We leverage family and personal networks to deliver you value and safety.


Heart-Centered Service

You’re not a reservation number — you’re an honored guest and you can count on us. We’ve built this business from nothing to sold-out-in-hours tours because we truly care about people.


The Friend Factor

Ever dreamt about jet-setting with a stylish well-traveled friend who knows the best food, cocktails and shopping in a drop-dead gorgeous place? A friend who’s positive, uplifting and makes you laugh but who’s also super grounded and drama free? Now you can.


Gold Standard

You know what sucks rocks? Subpar food, lackluster service and treating tourists like dollar signs. There are tons of tourist traps in Italy and you need to know how to avoid rip-offs (on hotels, meals, taxis and events). We don’t touch dud businesses with a ten-foot pole.


Best of Both

We really “get” you. We know what you want to see, do and experience in Italy because we were travelers here once too. But now we get the nuances and navigate like locals. This unique perspective gives you a “best of both worlds” experience.

This is a vacation… with benefits.

Renewed inspiration and fulfillment.

Connecting to inspiration fuels a happy, healthy lifestyle. The most successful people in the world constantly pursue inspiration and purpose. Feeling inspired infuses your life with joy and meaning. Those who seek inspiration find it.

Update your wardrobe at killer prices

Shopping in Italy is amazing! It can also be amazingly expensive. That’s why we day-trip to Tuscany and hit the best market on the Riviera. In Forte dei Marmi (where celebs like Giorgio Armani own homes) you’ll find Italian-made and deeply discounted shoes, boots, cashmere throws and bags. It’s where the Italians go. After lunch, your driver will take you to another Tuscan town for boutique and vintage shopping. Of course, an epic Italian shopping experience wouldn’t be complete without aperitivi in the piazza and dinner at our fave spot. And not to worry — we have a day-full of fun stuff to do for those allergic to shopping too!

Increased health and energy.

Immerse yourself in the green hills of the Italian Riviera. Every day you’ll eat a Mediterranean diet full of fresh vegetables and local seafood or meat. You’ll also be walking daily, surrounded by nature, and swimming in the sea. There is restricted traffic in our village, on the streets and in the water, which means this slice of Italy is clean and peaceful. Wouldn’t a week of peace, exercise, pampering and healthy food give you a greater sense of wellbeing?

Be taken care of.

Are you blessed with a full life? Got work? Deadlines? Chores? Kids? To do lists comin’ out the wazoo? Do you feel like you’re always “giving” but have very little time for yourself? We thought so, and we get it. What if, just for a change, someone were to take care of you? Well, that’s our job. We want you to kick back and leave the planning to us. Because you need time to think about more important things, like if you’re gonna drink a third cappuccino at breakfast.

Impress your friends at dinner

In Italy, cooking, eating and doing “nothing” are celebrated. That’s why your Italian experience includes a private cooking class. Slow down to cook, eat and savor, and use your new skills and traditions to help your relationships at home.

Live your life, right now.

Too many people save travel for some distant tomorrow when all the stars in their lives have aligned, but traveling requires good health, which you likely possess right now. If you have dreams, don’t put them on hold for some time in the future that might never come. When you look back at your life in five years, what do you want to see? Ambitions reached or dreams put out to pasture?

Connect to a more carefree version of yourself.

When did we all get so busy? And tired? In a work-obsessed culture, busy is glorified, and financial wealth is superior to emotional or spiritual wealth. But this week is about putting inner wealth and health first. Who doesn’t need more time to connect with the person you’re meant to be?


  • Day 1
    Our guide will be there to meet you the second you arrive in Monterosso and will make sure you’re tucked safely under our wing. You’ll be in Vacation Mode the instant you’re in our care, because we have all the details handled. All you need to do is sink into the Dolce Zone — that special state of mind that Italian Fix clients get to experience. Of all the villages in the Cinque Terre, Monterosso is the most quintessentially “Italian Riviera.” You’re steps to a fabulous sandy beach, shops and restaurants. You’ll immediately sense what it’s like to live in a small Italian village (minus your nosy Italian mother-in-law keeping an eye on you as she hangs her laundry). Life is in another dimension here — you’ll only know what that means when you feel it. That night we’ll have a welcome dinner and you’ll meet your new famiglia italiana — your guides and the other adventurous souls who have raised their hand to journey with you on this exclusive experience. You’ll end the night on a high, buzzing from the new friends you’ve made (and possibly the new white wine too).
  • Day 2
    You’ll wake up in the morning to the sound of church bells — open the shutters and take it in. This is your new Italian life in the village, and you have an entire week ahead of you with everything planned to maximize relaxation and enjoyment. The local expertise and decades’ worth of insight that Italian Fix brings to this tour is priceless — did you know that part of our team lives right in the Cinque Terre year-round? After a leisurely breakfast you’ll head off to your playground for the day, a private 17th-century villa tucked into the quiet hills surrounding the Cinque Terre. The same family has owned it since it was built, and we’ve worked directly with them to create an exclusive experience for our clients. You’ll prepare a meal with a local chef, and then dine outdoors with the most outstanding views as your backdrop. Cooking and eating together here will give you a taste of what it might be like to live in a grand Italian villa, without the fresco-upkeep stress or having to do the dishes. Next we head by private transfer to another small Italian village with one of the nicest sandy beaches on the Riviera (Cinque Terre residents come here to get away). You can swim, sip, shop or wander. We’ll loop back to our home base before hitting up one of Monterosso’s best under-the-radar eateries for another fab meal. When you’re with Italian Fix, your table is already ready for you. Just waltz right in and be “ciao’d” like a local — because you’re with one.
  • Day 3
    Today you’ll explore the villages of the Cinque Terre. We don’t pack you onto the main drags with everyone else — you’ll be walking the lesser-known streets around the villages and escaping to better vistas and fewer people. We’re all about the iconic photos, however, and the ones you see on postcards throughout town will now be on your phone — but with you and your new friends in the frame. Lunch is in Manarola, at a spot picked for its yummy eats, high-end cocktails and the views of course: think multicolored buildings, hillside, and sea. Try not to feel guilty about walking past an entire line-up of people trying to get a table here. You’re with Italian Fix, and skip-the-line is how we roll. We’re all about rhythm and balancing activity with rest for your well being, so the afternoon is free for you to shop, swim or just bask in the insane beauty of this place.
  • Day 4
    Road trip! Today we head to Tuscany with our private driver. You’ll have access to one of our fave places in all of Italy — a fab market for Made in Italy clothing, shoes and gifts. (Our clients have scored Gucci and Prada at “back of the van” prices. This is Italy — don’t ask questions, just take the Gucci and go!) The Tuscan seaside city of Forte dei Marmi is walkable and stylish. Villas owned by the old-school Italian rich and famous line the streets, but we’re here for the beach vibes and the deals. In the afternoon you’ll head to a quiet, under-the-radar Tuscan town where the streets are filled with art. You’ll eat at our friend’s cool marble-sculpture-studio-slash-restaurant (where guests gush about the best meal of their lives). Just another day with your Italian Fix family and connections.
  • Day 5
    This is a “choose your own adventure” day. We have a ton of suggestions, and you’ll have a full day to do whatever Italian Riviera You feels like. Go on a wine tasting. Take the ferry to another town. Read a book and stare at your sandy toes under a striped beach umbrella. Or visit luxe Portofino. Whatever you choose to do, we’re here to help you do it.
  • Day 6
    Another beautiful day in paradise — and another exclusive event arranged specially for Italian Fix clients. We head out to Vernazza, widely considered the most picturesque of the five villages. Once you’ve gotten to know this little gem, we’ll climb up out of the fray into the vineyards perched above town where we’ll learn about how wine is made here complete with delicious tastings. Of course, lunch is at our fave spot. You’ll soak up the sunset vibes back at home on Monterosso’s stunning stretch of beach. Prosecco, anyone?
  • Day 7
    That gorgeous Mediterranean water is made for floating in. On our private boat. Because how could we not? You’ll visit secret swim spots and have lunch on board with the colorful villages as your backdrop. Our beautiful trip to Italy will end with a laid-back gathering among new friends and old wine. Wasn’t it nice being on holiday with someone who took care of YOU, for a change?
  • Day 8
    Check out from your hotel. Catch a flight home or continue your Italy travels. You can also hit another Euro destination (flights within Europe are so easy). Whatever you need to do, we’ll help. Whatever you choose, you’ll be smiling. Buon viaggio!

Are you coming?


We’ve got 6 different dates in 2022:

May 22-29, 2022 (women only)       June 19-26, 2022 (all adults welcome)
July 3-10, 2022 (all adults welcome)       September 1-8, 2022 (all adults welcome)
September 11-18, 2022 (women only)        September 22-29, 2022 (all adults welcome)

As you may know, the Cinque Terre is five colorful villages perched along seaside cliffs. The Huffington Post calls it The Most Beautiful Place in the World Right Now.
For a week, you’ll enjoy panoramic walking trails, colorful buildings, bobbing boats in the marina, crisp local wines and delicious food. See our gallery here.
The United Nations protects, through UNESCO, important cultural legacies of the world, so the Cinque Terre have been spared the sprawling development that usually happens in beautiful places.
We don’t run from city to city — we sleep in one Cinque Terre village (called Monterosso) and day trip to our hand-picked highlights throughout the week to ensure you a special connection to this land, these people and your new friends.

Your investment.


Your trip includes:

  • 7 nights at a charming family-run hotel in the historical center. All Italian Fix hotels are centrally located and sourced for their character and access to amenities within walking distance.
  • Cooking class with an Italian chef at a private villa, designed exclusively for our clients.
  • Wine tasting at a private vineyard, designed exclusively for our clients.
  • Guided shopping trip to the designer market in Tuscany, designed exclusively for our clients.
  • All day trips and guides to the most beautiful surrounding villages of Riomaggiore, Levanto, Bonassola, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and the Tuscan towns of Forte dei Marmi and Pietrasanta.
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Farewell dinner at a private villa with Italian chef, designed exclusively for our clients.
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners including Cinque Terre wines.
  • All tips for drivers and restaurants and guides
  • Transfer from Monterosso’s train station to the hotel with a private driver. (Airport transfers also available at an additional cost. Write ciao{@}italianfix to inquire.)
  • All ground transportation, which includes private transfers, trains, taxis, boats.
  • Accommodation is in a shared room with one other person. We also have a small number of private rooms available for an additional fee. (Write ciao{@}italianfix to inquire about availability.)

*The trip fee does not include your flight to Italy.*

Your awesome trip perks.

Zero Packing Stress

Say no to overstuffed luggage and “what should I wear” drama with our Simple Strategies for Packing Nirvana. Our printable guide will walk you through EXACTLY what you will need (and what you don’t!) on this trip.

Hassle-Saving Factor

Pack your luggage in half the time.

Private Driver Upon Arrival

Everything is organized, so you stay sane. Our private driver will receive you at our convenient meeting point and whisk you to our hotel.

Hassle-Saving Factor

Don’t stress about finding the hotel and struggling with your bags.

Personalized Service

Hello peace of mind! Italian Fix delivers you personalized instructions, so you never feel alone. We’ll collect your flight information and send you expert advice on how to arrive, customized to you.

Hassle-Saving Factor

You can fly early and visit Florence, Rome or any other Italian city, and still have the inside scoop on how to find us. But wait. There’s more.

There are plenty of tour groups of fifty people traveling around Europe in a big bus.

We’ve limited these Cinque Terre tours to 16 people.

We want you to feel like you’re traveling with friends, not a sports team. Sure, we could pack dozens of people on this trip like most tour companies would (we had over 40 people wait-listed for this trip last year, meaning we could easily raise our numbers). But this is group travel for people who don’t normally go on tours. We want you to travel Italy beautifully, so we keep our numbers low. We know small group travel is a great balance of fun and ease, even better than traveling alone. The reality is that this isn’t your run-of-the-mill group travel experience — it’s personalized service from a caring team.

Here are the perks of traveling in our bubble:

  • 1 It’s so much more fun than traveling alone.
  • 2 It’s easier than organizing everything yourself because we handle all the planning.
  • 3 You cultivate new friends and worldwide connections.
  • 4 You have the luxury of a private driver whisking you to the hotel.
  • 5 When you go on a trip, do you normally hire personal shoppers, find experts to give you walking tours or schedule cooking classes with the locals?

The truth is, we have a special knack for attracting positive, generous and amazing people from around the globe to join us for a week in Italy. Our guests always comment that they’re not normally group travel people, but they’re surprised how Italian Fix makes travel easy and fun. Which is why we’re limiting guests to 16 on these trips.

Is this trip right for you?

Have you already been to Italy?

Sweet… so you know how amazing it is. But think of how amazing it could be when you travel with someone who knows the language, knows the locals and knows all the secret spots. Unless you’ve traveled with an Italian friend and stayed at their home, it’s almost impossible to not feel like a tourist in Italy. We offer an alternative to that.

Will this be your first trip to Italy?

Then you’ll love the safety of the group, the ease of having all your hotels, transportation, activities and meals sorted out for you. You’ll love that you won’t have to worry about getting lost, getting ripped off, hassling with foreign currency or trying to communicate in Italian. We take care of everything.

This trip isn’t for everyone.

It IS for you if:

  • You gravitate towards insider knowledge — you value traveling with someone who knows the ropes and knows the Cinque Terre.
  • You enjoy eating, cooking and walking. You like holidays near the ocean. You love the idea of small Italian villages, beaches, countryside and fresh air.
  • You love to have a great time and are open to meeting others.

This trip is NOT for you if:

  • You have a tendency to be negative or dramatic or are just plain depressing to be around.
  • You don’t like Italian food. That is what we’ll be eating. Every day. If you’re a vegetarian, or on a restricted diet (like no wheat) we have yummy options for you.
  • You can’t easily walk up stairs. If you find walking tough, or can’t navigate stairs then this trip isn’t suited to you because the terrain is steep.
  • You prefer a big-name hotel, not a family-run pension (Cinque Terre doesn’t have large-scale resorts or chain hotels as local laws don’t permit them).
  • You are looking for a luxury travel experience, with 5-star accommodations and white glove service. We are not that company, and while we choose our hotels very carefully for their character, location and Italian charm, if you see yourself being disappointed by a 3- or 4-star establishment (that doesn’t have 24-hour reception or room service), then this tour is not for you.

Hear what past guests have to say about traveling with us.

maria says…
Throughout the trip the guides made sure everyone was okay, enjoying themselves and feeling included. I was truly made to feel like a friend and not a client.
Maria Schock, Montana
jo says…
My Italian Fix tour was so enjoyable and I am still floating on Cloud 9. My mood has been lifted. Their attention to detail was outstanding, as was their stellar professionalism, the staff, and their knowledge of the region and language. I just couldn’t ask for more from a tour company.
Jo Kilpatrick, Nevada
caren says…
Before I booked, I had been uncertain that a group trip was a good fit for me, but the whole thing was magical. The level of experience was superb and not having to worry about any logistics was priceless. It freed me up to focus on being in the moment.
Caren Troutman, Texas


Due to limited space and the demand for our bookings,
we invite you to select a 1st and 2nd trip option to accommodate more requests.
We do this in the hopes of being able to secure you a chance to travel with us in 2022.


1. Decide on which trips you’re open to joining. We’ll ask for your first and second choice from our 2022 departure schedule.
2. If there is only a single tour you are able or willing to do, please enter that same tour as both your first and second choice.
Please click on the REQUEST THE TOUR DATE YOU WANT HERE button below.
3. Submit your dates and you’ll hear back from us within 24 hours.

We’ve got 6 different dates in 2022:

May 22-29, 2022 (women only)       June 19-26, 2022 (all adults welcome)
July 3-10, 2022 (all adults welcome)       September 1-8, 2022 (all adults welcome)
September 11-18, 2022 (women only)        September 22-29, 2022 (all adults welcome)

Frequently asked questions.

Where are we staying?

In Monterosso, the northernmost village. Our hotel is right in the center of the village, just steps from the main piazza and a 5-minute walk to the beach.

Will I be too old, too young?

Our guests range in age from being in their 20s to being in their 70s. Age means nothing because we’re all searching for a better life.

Which airport do I fly into?

The Cinque Terre is strategically located between 3 airports: Genoa, Milan and Pisa, so you have a few options. Pisa is the most convenient, but Milan has more frequent flights. Let us advise what’s best for you, considering your originating airport and your onward travel plans.

What’s your cancellation policy?

Since booking a 2022 tour with us only requires a $495 deposit and no further payment until four months before your tour begins, the deposit is all you’ll lose if you have to cancel before then. We collect 30% of the trip fee 120 days before the tour begins, and the remaining 70% 60 days before. Once you have paid these installments, all monies are non-refundable, but you can switch your tour to a later date in our 2022 season at no extra charge up to 60 days before your tour begins.

I’m not a “tour person” and I usually plan my own trips.

Great — you’ll fit right in as our guests are looking for something different too. Think of this as a trip planned by a local friend, something you would never be able to pull off on your own. We offer you daily activities but don’t feel pressured to do anything — it’s your trip.

I have more questions, can you help?

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page, or email us at We would love to meet you!


Due to limited space and the demand for our bookings,
we invite you to select a 1st and 2nd trip option to accommodate more requests.
We do this in the hopes of being able to secure you a chance to travel with us in 2022.


1. Decide on which trips you’re open to joining. We’ll ask for your first and second choice from our 2022 departure schedule.
If there is only a single tour you are able or willing to do, please enter that same tour as both your first and second choice.
2. Please click on the REQUEST THE TOUR DATE YOU WANT HERE button below.
3. Submit your dates and you’ll hear back from us within 24 hours.

We’ve got 6 different dates in 2022:

May 22-29, 2022 (women only)       June 19-26, 2022 (all adults welcome)
July 3-10, 2022 (all adults welcome)       September 1-8, 2022 (all adults welcome)
September 11-18, 2022 (women only)        September 22-29, 2022 (all adults welcome)