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Cinque Terre, Italy
The Cinque Terre (the Five Lands) is a very beautiful National Park in Italy attracting millions of tourists every year.
Main tourist attractions:
- Five very beautiful, vividly coloured villages located on cliffs overlooking the sea.
- Hundreds of walking trails passing through the virgin landscape with very beautiful nature and breath-taking scenery.
- Old castles, walls and other ancient structures.
- Plenty of small beaches that fit every taste, including wild and secluded ones.
Main languages spoken in Liguria are Italian and English. However, French, German or Spanish are also used.
Euro is the only currency in circulation.
Our website describes in detail one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, and gives you tips that can be very handy during your vacation. We recommend you to go through the main pages of our website, and we wish you a great holiday!
Website was last updated in May 2016.
Monterosso is the largest and the oldest village in the Cinque Terre. It is also home to the largest beach in the region. Even if you are not a beach lover, this is an amazing destination.
Vernazza, as considered by most of the tourists, is the prettiest village in the region. Unfortunately, after the disastrous 2011 floods this town suffered the most; but any way it has been rebuilt thanks to joint efforts.
Corniglia - located in the very centre of the region it is the smallest and the highest of the five Cinque Terre villages... Standing here gives you a bird’s eye view over the entire National Park Riviera.
Manarola - the second village of the National Park. It is just 500 metres away from Riomaggiore; and all the tourists prefer using the trail hewed in a rock in the 1920s.
Riomaggiore - the first village of the Cinque Terre you come across while travelling from La Spezia. Usually, tourists start their journey exactly from here. Riomaggiore commune is divided into two parts connected by an underground tunnel. The famous Love Trail (La via dell'Amore) begins just here.
Portovenere - a very wonderful town in the vicinity. Though not a part of the Cinque Terre, but as the entire region, it is also UNESCO protected. Palmaria Island is situated nearby delighting you with its picturesque views.
The Walking Trails are the main attraction of the National Park; there are hundreds of them here. Tourists from all over the world flock here just to walk and experience oneness with nature.
Beaches in the Cinque Terre: there are many beaches here, but all of them are small. Sand can be found only on a few beaches of Monterosso, while others are covered with pebbles and stones.
Restaurants in the Cinque Terre: details about the best restaurants in every villages of the Cinque Terre, with their map location, photographs and other useful tips.