Cinque Terre, the five towns, is a string of five old fishing villages perched high on the Italian Riviera in the region Liguria, which until recently were linked only by mule tracks and accessible only by rail or water.

Cinque Terre Riomaggiore Italy

To hike along this scenic coastline is the best way to explore the five villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

Vernazza, Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre is noted for its beauty. Over centuries, people have carefully built terraces to cultivate grapes and olives on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the Mediterranean Sea.

The breathtaking views of harbors far below the wild but hospitable coastline along with the medieval fortresses and plentiful vines and vibrant colours make this a memorable holiday.

Here below detailed informations of all the five Cinque Terre villages. Click on the images to explore more!