Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre is a Unesco site heritage in the Italian Riviera that consists of five different villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

The villages are situated in the region of Liguria and even though each of them is very unique, in all of them you will find beautiful colourful houses, great food, terraced fields that lead to the sea and great hiking paths.

Monterosso is probably the village with the highest amount of tourists. It wasn’t as charming as the others as it was the flattest and most crowded one of them. It is the only village with a beach which draws the sunseekers.

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Vernazza was the place where we stayed and we loved it. It was the smallest  village but there was a lot to do and see and everything was handy. The small  harbour invites visitors to sit down by the rocks and go swimming. You will also find a pirate tower and beautiful paths in the mountains from where to get an incredible view of the coast.

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Manarola was my favourite village. It is probably the most picturesque one out of the five. It also has a little harbour where you could go swimming. To get away from the busy swimming spot around the harbour, follow the coastal path towards Corniglia and a small boat launch provides a much quieter place. If you go there don’t forget to visit its cemetery situated high above the sea.

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Corniglia is the only village that doesn’t lead to the sea. It is situated high above a cliff and for that reason there are not as many tourists in there which makes it more relaxing if you are looking for a quiet spot where you could relax. It is worth mentioning that there are over 300 steps to get you from the train station up to the village although there is also a bus for the faint hearted.

 

IMG_0954IMG_0930Riomaggiore is the biggest village and the most fun to explore as its different hiking paths in its mountains are the perfect place in which to get lost and just enjoy the view of the coast and its beautiful houses.

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If you go to Cinque Terre don’t forget to try the local specialty, trofie al pesto and sardines.

 

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9 thoughts on “Cinque Terre

  1. Bello Isabel!! me gusto mucho ese lugar Riga…..soy Min…la amiga de infancia de tu mami…y a ver si continuas el blog cuando vengas a Washington DC…aqui los espero a los dos con mucho carino y amor! bendiciones, Min.

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  2. This looks beautiful! 🙂
    I’m planning to visit Cinque Terre next year when I’m in Italy and after reading this, I can’t wait to explore the entire place! I’m not sure which village to stay in yet, but this post definitely helps.

    ps. Is it easy getting around from one village to the next?

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    1. You will love Cinque Terre! It was one of my favourite trips this year and I’d like to go back soon!
      It’s really easy to visit the villages as they are all connected by train. You can get the “Cinque Terre pass” or you can also buy individual train tickets. You can also hike between villages or travel by boat.
      I really recommend Vernazza because it is small (and really beautiful!) and you can reach the train station quickly.
      Let me know if you need more information 🙂

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      1. Thank you! That sounds lovely! I can’t wait to visit Cique Terre. I think I’ll probably do some hiking from one village to the next.
        How about accommodation there? Any recommendations? 😀

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      2. When you arrive you will get some information about the paths that are open (sometimes the close depending on the weather) and they will also let you know about when and where you can get the boat.

        We stayed in Affittacamere Rollando. I loved its location with a view of the main street but you can hear the trains as it is very close to the station.

        The place where we wanted to stay is this: http://www.casacapellini-5terre.it/ but we couldn´t get a room!

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