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Travel Guide of Cinque Terre in Italy by Influencers

The Cinque Terre is a coastal area within Liguria, in the northwest of Italy. It lies in the west of La Spezia Province, and comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

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What you will see and do in Cinque Terre:

  ⛰️ Cliff     🏘️ Town     🏞️ Waterway     🏖️ Shore     🏖️ Beach     🏖️ Headland  

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Discover the Cinque Terre

Between the Mediterranean Sea and the steep relief of the Ligurian coastline

Clinging to the cliffs or built around the small bays, the villages that make up the Cinque Terre have created a small space for themselves: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

From the heights of the precipices overlooking the sea or along the coast, you can be enchanted by the beauty of these preserved places between the industrial Genoa and La Spezia.
A heavenly coastline that reminds us of the south and the Amalfi coast.

But the Cinque Terre is not only five villages, but it is also a national park!

The best way to get from one place to another is to walk along the footpaths that link these beautiful villages for a total of 10 km.
The path n°2 or azzuro path connects Riomaggiore to Monterosso passing through the three other villages. The first segment, between Riomaggiore and Manarola, follows the Via dell'Amore, a one-hour walk on the cliffside, particularly easy because it is equipped but offers superb landscapes.

You will discover the "Cinque Terre", these five villages dotted with vineyards in the hollow of the rocks, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. In the heart of the hinterland, the Alps overhang the landscape, where rocks, valleys, and lakes draw a picture of green and pale blue, attracting hikers.

Walking enthusiasts will be delighted by a visit to the Cinque Terre in Italy

Built into the hillside, the charming, brightly colored houses will amaze even the weariest of visitors, while the local wines will surprise even the most seasoned wine tourists.
A Unesco World Heritage Site, this unexpected area is a historical footprint of the ancient fortifications needed to fight the Turkish assaults and the 'Arsenale Militare'. You will be carried away by the imposing pictorial charm of this Ligurian region.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Cinque Terre

When to go to discover the Cinque Terre?

The Cinque Terre has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot, dry summers.

They can therefore be visited all year round in theory, but we advise you to go during the mid-seasons: in spring (from the beginning of March to the end of May, avoiding holidays) and in autumn (from the end of September to the beginning of November).

It is one of the most visited destinations in Europe and the villages are small. So if you want to avoid being at the touch of a button in the villages and on the beaches, avoid the summer months and the busy periods (school vacations, weekends of bank holidays...).

 March is an ideal period! Admittedly, there were already a few tourists, but it wasn't too invasive. In addition, we were lucky in terms of weather with a great time: 15 degrees and a great sun (almost) every day.

  • Get around walking.

With its relief and trails, the Cinque Terre is a hiker's paradise. Except... most of the coastal paths connecting the villages are closed, some for years!!! And it seems that during the high season, the paths that can be used are not free...

  • Getting around by car.
FALSE GOOD IDEA... All the places have fees for entrance, there are very few parking spaces in the villages and the tickets fall very quickly if you are badly parked! We experienced it with a 29€ ticket to be paid within 3 days at the Italian Post Office. Frankly, forget it...

  • Getting around by train.
Between the closed paths and the hassle of parking, the train remains what seems to be the most practical and reliable... So as luck would have it, it's not cheap: 4€ per person for a trip from village to village of about 5 minutes! It is also possible to buy an "unlimited" pass for 16€ a day.

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