Are you looking for an apartment or holiday home in Cinque Terre?
In the five Cinque Terre villages most of the hotels and bed & breakfasts are relatively small and expensive. Renting an apartment is cheaper and a better choice if you are travelling with your family or in a larger group.
As the Cinque Terre increases in popularity each year, it has become even more important to reserve your accommodation in advance as the demand often outstrips supply in the summer season.
Below you can find information about the Cinque Terre villages and a selection of apartments for rent.
Monterosso is the largest of the five Cinque Terre villages with a wide choice of holiday apartments to meet every taste and need. This small town is a family-friendly base, also an ideal starting-point for hikes between the Cinque Terre villages.
Monterosso is divided into two parts connected by a short tunnel. In the newer part, Fegina, you will find the train station, a long sandy beach, hotels and bars. The old town of Monterosso is characterized by typical narrow medieval streets with multi-colored terraced houses, plenty of seafood restaurants, wineries and small craft shops.
Among the Cinque Terre villages, Vernazza is probably the most characteristic and best known of all.
The village is thanks to the fascinating harbor, the colorful houses and characteristic castle towers one of the most beautiful sights of the Cinque Terre National Park.
It can be tricky to find an accommodation in Vernazza, especially during the summer months. The small village offers only a couple of mid-level hotels and some small guest houses. Renting an apartment can especially in Vernazza be a better option.
Corniglia is located on top of a rocky promontory surrounded by vineyards placed on characteristic terraced strips.
Corniglia is a perfect place for hikers, the village is connected to Vernazza and Manarola by well-kept footpaths. The little bay below the village is a wonderful place for swimming.
There are some beautiful apartments with high standards for rent in Corniglia. Many of them can be found on the side towards the sea. Most of them have a balcony or a roof terrace offering a fantastic sea view.
Pretty Manarola is the second-smallest of the five villages of the Cinque Terre. The colorful houses seem to tumble down to its small harbor on the bright blue Ligurian Sea, making it one of the most photographed of the Cinque Terre's picturesque villages. You can swim in the beautiful harbor of Manarola and jump off the rocks if you are brave.
If you stay in Manarola you can easily reach the other villages of the Cinque Terre by boat or train. We mainly recommend the apartments on the upper street of Manarola as it is a quiet area, and the accommodations here have stunning views of the village and the sea.
Riomaggiore is the ideal base for your Cinque Terre explorations. With its tiny harbor, and houses painted in pastel colors according to the Ligurian tradition, Riomaggiore is one of the best places to watch the sunset in the Cinque Terre. This romantic village is a popular choice for younger couples and honeymooners.
Remember, accommodation in Riomaggiore books up very far in advance and prices can get fairly steep the longer you wait.
Just north of Monterosso, the small seaside town of Levanto makes a strategic base for exploring Cinque Terre with somewhat smaller crowds. This small town has a long sandy beach, nice restaurants and shops. Levanto is all year round a paradise for surfers and even in the summer there can be really high waves.
From Levanto you can easily reach the Cinque Terre villages by train in only 10 minutes, by boat or by foot through guided tracks.
Levanto has a wider range of accommodation and amenities, the vast majority at significantly lower prices than in Cinque Terre.
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