Swimming with mermaids in Cinque Terre

Swimming with mermaids in Cinque Terre

Swimming with mermaids in the Cinque Terre is finally possible because, let’s face it, who has not dreamed of it at least once!

Inspired by Luca, the new Disney – Pixar film set in Cinque Terre version balancing itself between true local tradition and dream, this summer you will be able to live a unique and unforgettable experience: swimming with mermaids and discovering the wonderful seabed of the Cinque Terre Marine Protected Area.

After a brief introduction to basic free-diving techniques, on August 21st and September 11th in the afternoon, from 4:30 pm to 6 pm, you can dive and snorkel with the mermaids.

The experience costs € 40 per person, and this year it does not include masks and snorkeling kits, which due to Covid-19 regulations, cannot be rented. Don’t forget your own to enjoy the swim fully!

To book the swim with the mermaids in Cinque Terre

The experience can be booked by texting this number on WhatsApp: +39 366 8982748

Swimming in Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre National Park is famous for its hiking trails. Still, we have also had swimming paths for some years now, starting from the villages of Vernazza, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

The swimming lanes are delimited by buoys connected by peaks, made with environmentally friendly materials as part of the NEPTUNE project, and follow the coastline, allowing you to swim and snorkel in safety and tranquility.

The project aims to apply common systems of sustainable management of underwater heritage at a transboundary level, raising the awareness of managers and users about the natural and cultural value of transboundary underwater heritage.

The swimming lanes in the Cinque Terre

  • In Riomaggiore, the path, about 200 meters long, starts from the eastern corner of the Fossola beach up to Lama Crexia.
  • In Manarola, it is about 300 meters long and starts from Punta Bonfiglio to get to the beginning of the Corniglia beach.
  • In Vernazza, it develops for about 600 meters, starting from the beach and connecting Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare.

Holistic Hiking in Cinque Terre

Holistic Hiking in Cinque Terre

Holistic hiking is a new way of hiking in the Cinque Terre, between wellness and spirituality.

The  Via dell’Essenza continues its growth with an ever richer schedule: a holistic hiking calendar to make us discover the Cinque Terre and the less traveled but certainly more evocative paths in an entirely unexpected way.

These are unusual multi-sensory paths to discover the less known beauties of an enchanted, almost magical territory, real itinerant themed events between nature and symbolic sites that will take on the value of inner journeys difficult to forget.

Holistic Hiking in Cinque Terre

The first holistic hiking in the Cinque Terre: a walk through the Five Elements “Limen Passage”

The program starts on July 26 with “Limen Passage”, the path dedicated to the five elements harmoniously coexisting in the Cinque Terre. The appointment is at 7:30 am at the Riomaggiore railway station.

From there we will head towards Lavaccio, passing through the Church of San Giovanni Battista, and then continue to the Madonna di Montenero (open that day for the Anniversary of the Coronation) and arrive at the Telegraph, from which you will reach the megalithic archaeological site of Monte Grosso. You’ll be back at Lavaccio at 2.00 pm, to enjoy an included lunch on the beautiful terrace of L’Arcobaleno.

“We chose this name for the first route because it seemed to us that the word limen, in addition to being the name of the vineyards through which we will pass, was representative of the experience we want to live. Limen is a border area that does not necessarily have the meaning of “barrier”, but which can also be understood as “threshold”, as a mysterious, almost initiatory passage between an earthly and a spiritual dimension, “says one of the organizers Mattia Confalonieri of Namastrails.

“We’ll pass five stages during the route, each dedicated to an element (air, water, earth, fire, and ether) and participants will be involved in very intense activities, including songs, meditations, aromas, and crystals. It will be very exciting and significant.” “That’s right” continues Gianluca Pezzino “but it will also be a passage between past and present, in which we will link the departure from the Church of San Giovanni Battista and the visit to the beautiful Madonna di Montenero on arrival at the archaeo-astronomical site of Monte Grosso, creating a connection between the symbols of our Christian tradition with the animistic ones of the pre-Christian civilizations very connected with the Universe and the elements of creation, living the possibility of reconnecting us with those primitive and unconscious forces that in everyday life we tend to repel in the shadows “.

The program of holistic hiking in the Cinque Terre

  • August 9 with the first three chakras
  • August 16 with the other four chakras
  • September 6 with the first six zodiac signs
  • September 20 with the other six zodiac signs

For more information and to book the experience, you can phone +39 366 6886604 or send an e-mail.

Yoga and meditation in Cinque Terre

Yoga and meditation in Cinque Terre

Yoga and meditation in Cinque Terre, new cool offer for a new season!

Not only hiking, wine, and sea in the Cinque Terre. There’s also a new cool offer dedicated to those looking for a little spirituality and meditation and want to practice yoga even on vacation.

What’s yoga?

Yoga is a life philosophy born in India over two thousand years ago. A set of practices, studies, theories, and teachings that aim to guide us in the search for balance between body, mind, and spirit. All this to make us live better, with greater awareness and strength of mind, but also physical and emotional well-being.

Through practice, we work on all areas of the body promoting strengthening and flexibility of muscles, tendons, and ligaments as well as improving the oxygenation of our body.

In addition to the physical body, yoga also recognizes the existence of a body made of energy, called the energy system and composed of a network of channels called nadi, in which the vital energy, prana, responsible for our sustenance flows. At the meeting points of the nadis arise the famous chakras, responsible for the proper functioning of certain organs and emotions.

By practicing yoga it is possible to regulate the energy in each chakra, improving our daily life.

These are the main techniques of yoga, all absolutely suitable for everyone.

  • Positions, asana
  • Breath control techniques, pranayama
  • The repetition of sounds, thoughts or words, mantra 
  • Hand gestures, mudra
  • Guided relaxation techniques, nidra 
  • Purification techniques, shatkarma 
  • Meditation


For those who practice it constantly, this discipline is a real lifestyle whose benefits are proven by numerous scientific studies:

  • It improves strength, flexibility, balance and concentration
  • It improves the functionality of organs, tissues, and systems, as well as keeping the cardio-circulatory system healthy
  • It increases breathing capacity
  • Treats back pain and other conditions
  • Detoxifies the body of toxins
  • Slows down aging by improving the appearance and brightness of the skin
  • Helps manage stress and emotions
  • Fights insomnia

Yoga and meditation in Cinque Terre

Yoga and meditation sessions are scheduled five times a week from July 22 in Riomaggiore. Ideal to start or end a day on our beautiful paths!

Here the whole program, proposed by La Via dell’Essenza:

The rate is € 15 per session and to book you can call +39 366 6886604 or send un e-mail.

Holistic treatments

Muscle tensions, pains, dysfunctions of our organism. Often the cause is not physiological but linked to stress or difficult emotional situations that we have been carrying out for a long time without realizing it.

To solve these problems, or to assist their healing, Via dell’Essenza also promote a series of individual holistic treatments aimed at our well-being and its psycho-physical balance:

  • reiki
  • massages with essential oils
  • biodynamic osteopathy