Cinque Terre – Five charming villages
The world famous Cinque Terre consists of five charming fishing villages of Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
Monterosso al Mare
In Monterosso al Mare, the largest village in the Cinque Terre, you will find a long boulevard flanked by a wonderful beach. There are plenty of restaurants, beach bars and terraces.
Tip! Order an Aperol Spritz, some small plates of anchovies or octopus salad and enjoy the view on Fegina beach.
Vernazza is the most prosperous town and the only village of the Cinque Terre that is on the list of ‘i borghi più belli d’Italia’, the most beautiful villages in Italy. Walk from the piazzetta, up into the village and be amazed by the picturesque streets and charming houses.
Tip! Have a tastful lunch at Ristorante Bar La Torre. It’s quite a climb to get here, but nowhere is the view as beautiful as here.
Corniglia is the only village of the Cinque Terre that is not directly on the sea, but on a rock that protrudes a hundred meters above the water. On the way to this village you will see many terraces with vines.
Tip! Continue until the end of the main street, to the Belvedere di Santa Maria, from where you have a full view on the coast from Portovenere to the Punto Mesco.
Manarola is the oldest village in the Cinque Terre. The photogenic houses, in all the colors of the rainbow, can be admired the best, when walking the coastal walk path.
Tip! You will find the best view on the colourful houses from restaurant Nessun Dorma.
The southernmost village, Riomaggiore, slowly winds up from the sea. The houses seem to have sucked onto the rocky coast. You will find many restaurants, bars and a few terraces with sea views.
Tip! Start your journey to the other villages from the famous Via dell’Amore.