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.
The best way to explore the five villages is to hike along this scenic coastline. You can also take the train or the ferry boat from one village to the next.
Monterosso is the largest of the Cinque Terre villages. Here you will find a long sandy beach, bars and restaurants. This is the only flat village offering a wide range of hotels and lovely guesthouses near the beach.
Vernazza is a charming village with a tiny port surrounded by typical colorful Ligurian houses, seafood restaurants and bars.
Corniglia, in the heart of Cinque Terre, is ideal for hikers and nature lovers. Situated on a promontory overlooking the sea and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves.
Manarola, picturesque village with its tiny harbor filled with colorful boats, perfect place for sunbathing. Spectacular sea views.
Riomaggiore is one of the most romantic places to stay in Cinque Terre, perfect for couples. Lovely harbor, amazing atmosphere during sunset.
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, 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!