The Cinque Terre area is not only made of the coast, unique and unrepeatable, and of five villages perched on the mountains and overlooking the sea. The area is now famous throughout the world and characterized by an increasingly important flow of tourists.
The medieval villages take their origin in the hinterland and its peasant culture, that of the Vara River Valley, 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 marine area, extending to the Gulf of La Spezia, (the Gulf of the Poets), with the enchanting Lerici and Portovenere, while its small archipelago hides the surprise of pristine and fierce nature and ancient history.
The beaches of the Cinque Terre area offer a lot more to see than just the Cinque Terre villages and their marinas: hidden coves, crystal blue sea, semi-submerged grottos, natural gems to be discovered with respect and patience.
One hundred pages of guide about the beaches of the Cinque Terre and about the Gulf of the Poets near La Spezia, with descriptions, instructions on how to reach the shores, and GPS coordinates for those who travel by boat!
A bike on the Cinque Terre train
Monesteroli – the breathtaking staircase
To park your car mind the colored lines on the ground:
There are three parking lots in La Spezia city centre:
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