Technical data Difficulty: medium Difference in altitude: 335 meters (1099 feet) Trail number: 506, then 586, then 587 Recommended period: all year round (not recommended
The Cinque Terre Villages
5 little points on the map, a unique area, that has been featured on the covers of travel magazines around the world, thanks to the simpleness of its fishing villages and its true colours.
A common mistake is to consider the Cinque Terre as a single place, rather than an area. There is no such thing as a train ticket to the “Cinque Terre”, as the name actually means “Five territories", namely the five hamlets of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, which look almost suspended along the rocky coast between La Spezia and Framura.
The fascinating surrounding nature of the Cinque Terre Villages is a seamless dialogue between sea and land, along the coast enclosed by the two promontories of Punta Mesco and Muzzerone. Spurs of stone, coves and bays, ravines and the five colorful villages counterpoint the view of the Cinque Terre coastline from the sea.
Where Are You?
The Cinque Terre Area
Riomaggiore, the "first" village, surrounded by Sciacchetra wineyards.
Where locals build for the community and you smile even at the cemetery.
High on the hills, a stairway to heaven.
The perfect postcard, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy.
The biggest of the Cinque Terre villages, a welcoming beach.