This stretch of the Ligurian coast has a natural heritage of unrivalled beauty, including 18 km of rocky coastline dotted with bays, coves and cliffs. The whole panorama is framed by mountains chains that wind down alongside the sea. The special setting of these places means they can be mainly reached only by boat. Sailing across dazzling blue waters on a motorboat, taking in the view of villages such as Portofino, certainly adds a dash of extra excitement to sightseeing on the Riviera di Levante. The 'Consorzio Marittimo Turistico Cinque Terre - Golfo Dei Poeti' can provide transport for tourists to the Cinque Terre and has a fleet of 16 boats available.