The Cinque Terre area is not only the coast, unique and unrepeatable, of the five villages perched on the mountains and overlooking the sea, now famous throughout the world and characterized by an increasingly important tourist flow.
The medieval villages derive their origin from the hinterland and from a peasant culture, that of the Vara River Valley, and going further up to 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, extended 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 uncontaminated and dominant nature and ancient history.
The beaches of the Cinque Terre area are a lot more to see than just the Cinque Terre villages and their marinas: hidden coves, crystal blus, sem-submerged grottos, natural gems to be discovered with respect and patience.
One hundred pages of guide about Cinque Terre’s beaches and about the Gulf of the Poets nearby La Spezia, with descriptions, instructions on how reaching the shores, and GPS coordinates for those who travel by boat!
A bike on the Cinque Terre train
Monesteroli – the breathtaking stair
To park your car mind the colored lines on the floor:
There are three parking lots in La Spezia city centre:
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