A varied region, with countless natural, artistic and cultural treasures, spend time in the whole area to catch the somewhat hidden identity of its colorful villages and its traditions.
The Cinque Terre is known around the world and visited every year by an increasingly high flow of tourists, who flock from the trains in the small streets of its villages perched on the mountains and overlooking the sea. But the Cinque Terre area is not only made by the coast, the so ancient villages take their origin in the hinterland and its peasant culture, the one of the Val di Vara, and even further up to the culture of the Lunigiana. It is the historical area that in most ancient times was dominated by the Ligurian and Apuan Celts.
The most typical features of the five villages can be found throughout the whole marine area, extending to the Gulf of La Spezia, (the Gulf of the Poets), with the enchanting Lerici and Portovenere, while its small archipelago with the largest island of Liguria hides the surprise of pristine and fierce nature and ancient history.
The Cinque Terre villages: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso.
GULF OF THE POETS
The bay of La Spezia, Portovenere and Lerici at its edges. .
The green lung of the Cinque Terre area and the first organic district in Europe.
Ancient castles and abbeys, mysterious traditions while getting closer to Tuscany.
If you want to know what to do in the Cinque Terre, outdoor is definitely one main highlights of the area. Fantastic views while trekking on the mountains over the sea, along with a great sea to enjoy by boat, diving activities, kayaking. The Cinque Terre wine tastings let you enjoy the flavors of the unique nectare made with the unique vines of the Cinque Terre, hangin over the sea.