Cinque Terre What's Up

Winter in the Cinque Terre gone viral

Winter in the Cinque Terre gone viral Like in all of Europe, also the Cinque Terre is tight in the grip of the cold. The Cinque Terre in winter gives unusual beautiful colors and atmospheres to the landscapes. Winter in the Cinque Terre is usually mild, a good option for those who like travelling to Southern Europe in this time. Winter 2018 is being quite cold though and has also brought snow to the landscape, giving unusual atmospheres and views. The typical fresh and clean air of winter, the long perspective on…

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Cinque Terre What's Up

Sciacchetrail 2018

This year’s Sciacchetrail takes place from 23rd to 25th March and was selected among the best projects about innovation and sustainability of Italian tourist destinations. Schiacchetrail is a running race which takes place every year in the Cinque Terre paths, joining love for outodoor sports, nature and for the unique Ligurian territory,  a way to enjoy wellness in a unspoilt environment.  The name “sciacchetrail” comes from the local sweet wine name Sciacchetra, and trail running, so defined on the race’s website: Trail running means, among others things, running for miles…

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Cinque Terre Highlights

A place of the heart of the Cinque Terre: the 400-year history of the Capuchin convent of Monterosso

Magical place full of spirituality, the Capuchin convent of Monterosso in the Cinque Terre celebrates its fourth centenary. The convent of the Capuchins in Monterosso looks to the open sea from the hill of San Cristoforo, between the beach of Fegina and the village that right here finds the origins of its historic core. For the spectacular view and the charm of the structure was ranked first in the seventh national census of “Places of the heart 2014” of the FAI with 110.341 reports, number never equaled by any other…

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Cinque Terre Sightseeing

Work in Progress for the Nativity in Manarola 2017

Mario Andreoli and his staff are preparing to switch on the Nativity in Manarola 2017, designed by him and now famous all over the world. Entered in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest illuminated nativity scene in the world, the lighting on the Hill of the Three Crosses of Manarola is now an unmissable event of Christmas in the Cinque Terre, which this year will illuminate the nights until January 31, 2018. The whole village takes part in these days to the construction of this dream of light tenaciously desired…

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Cinque Terre Gulf of Poets Tips What's Up

Enjoying the blue deep: Scuba Diving in Cinque Terre and La Spezia

The Gulf of Poets and Cinque Terre have many beauties, and the marine background of the whole area is not less worthy. More and more appreciated by diving lovers from all over the world, scuba diving in Cinque Terre and La Spezia offers a wide variety of animal and vegetable species to the depths enthusiasts. The area is also part of the Sanctuary of Cetaceans since 1999, wxtended from northern Sardinia, Côte d’Azur and South of Tuscany, where it is easy to see whales, dolphins and many other also for…

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Cinque Terre Highlights Tips Trekking

Beyond the Kingdom’s Borders: hiking from Levanto to Framura

Technically they are not in Cinque Terre, but with the Cinque Terre they share the history, the atmosphere and the beauties: beyond the Punta Mesco the trail between Levanto and Framura, passing through Bonassola goes through the scented forest and always looks at the sea to discover spacious beaches and historic charm. If you ask a local, Cinque Terre is an area enclosed between Punta Schiara and Punta Mesco, where the five villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso are included, giving the area its name (Cinque Terre means…

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Cinque Terre La Spezia Tips

Natural Parks in the Cinque Terre and La Spezia area

Not only the Cinque Terre and its marine reserve, but a lot of green space and many opportunities to experience nature: are the regional and national nature parks included in the territory of La Spezia, often all to be discovered for those who live here. The territory of La Spezia includes one national park , two regional parks , four RN2000 protected areas. Overall, about 20,000 hectares of territory where you can find a varied natural landscape biodiversity. But what are these territories, and how can we enjoy them at…

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Cinque Terre Gulf of Poets La Spezia local insider Tips

Le Rosse, the Caribbean beach of La Spezia

Difficult to walk (and swim), very popular among those who have a boat: the “Rosse” enchant swimmers and boaters. If you look at La Spezia’s coastline from the panoramic terrace of San Pietro in or during a boat trip to the Cinque Terre , the “Rosse” – the Red Rocks – of Albana, feturing a reddish color – will definitely catch your attention. Hard to reach on foot and a real treasure for boat owners, Le Rosse are considered by many – thanks to their crystal waters and the unique…

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Cinque Terre Highlights Tips

The Cinque Terre Train: tips and advice

Cinque Terre is the most visited location in La Spezia area. Some advice to enjoy the park with the Cinque Terre train. Cinque Terre is a beautiful sea location north-west of La Spezia. Although it is often considered a single place, Cinque Terre is actually a natural park area, including five sea villages embedded in its rugged and rocky shoreline: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. The quaint villags have been secluded and isolated from each other for a long time in the past, when they could be reached only…

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Cinque Terre La Spezia local insider Sightseeing Tips

Vernazza among the Italy best beach resorts

The 2016 Legambiente and Touring Club Blue Guide with the most beautiful sea standings was issued: Vernazza enters among the top 10 places in a ranking led by Sardinia and Puglia Vernazza holds aloft the Ligurian Sea in the ranking of the best beach resorts in Italy and – together with other 18 locations throughout Italy – earns the Cinque Vele – Five Sails – award, and find ist place in the Blue Guide – The most beautiful sea in 2016 published by the Italian Touring Club in collaboration with…

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