UNESCO heritage landscape
The Cinque Terre in Liguria are a mesmerising site, in which sea and land merge to create a unique and evocative landscape.
Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore are five ancient villages overlooking the sea. These five jewels set on the cliffs give its name to this coastal stretch of Liguria, a World Heritage Site since 1997, and recognized as one of the most beautiful natural areas in the world and a destination for tourists all year round. Art, culture, sea, sport and nature await you in this corner of paradise overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Due to their rare beauty, the Cinque Terre are considered one of the most attractive Italian tourist destinations. The sea boasts crystal clear waters, while beaches and rugged coastlines of unparalleled charm are combined with a vast network of paths. The perfect place to spend a holiday surrounded by nature.
The five towns are connected by a dense network of trails but can also be reached by train and by sea.
Monterosso is the largest of the towns and offers a wider variety of amenities. Many hotels are located in the new neighbourhood of Fegina. In the old area you can find a host of typical restaurants and shops. Monterosso boasts a large sandy beach. Vernazza with its natural theatre-shaped port is the most photographed village in the Cinque Terre. There are few hotels here, but several Bed & Breakfasts and room rentals. The port is surrounded by colourful buildings in typical Ligurian style and in the main square you’ll find good restaurants and bars. Corniglia is the central village of the Cinque Terre and is located on a rocky ridge 100 meters above sea level. It’s probably the most genuine village of the Cinque Terre and also the one with fewer tourists. Manarola has a small harbour with a boat hauling ramp. The famous path of the Via dell’Amore starts in Manarola, letting you reach Riomaggiore in about 20 minutes. Riomaggiore is considered one of the most peaceful villages in the Cinque Terre. It boasts a myriad of colourful houses in typical Ligurian style and the harbour was carved into the rocks.