THE AREA OF THE CINQUE TERRE
Cinque Terre, which translates to "five lands" is perhaps one of the more popular destinations just outside the boundaries of Tuscany. The five picturesque towns offer a unique and enchanting panorama of the traditions, landscapes, and culture along the coast of Italy. Though similar in many respects, each and every one of these little "lands" has a history and personality of its own, and they are all beautiful to visit.
What to see in Cinque Terre
Monterosso is the largest of the five coasMonterosso is the largest of the five coastal villages known as the Cinque Terre. The village is located on hills cultivated with lemons, vines and olives. Its amazing beaches, its beautiful reefs and the sea’s crystal clear waters make this small village one of the most hospitable of the Ligurian Riviera.tal villages known as the Cinque Terre. The village is located on hills cultivated with lemons, vines and olives. Its amazing beaches, its beautiful reefs and the sea’s crystal clear waters make this small village one of the most hospitable of the Ligurian Riviera.
The small fishing village Vernazza is probably the most characteristic of the Cinque Terre and is classified as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Corniglia is located in the middle of the Cinque Terre and lays on a small cape, 100 meters above the sea. It is the only town without access from the sea.
Manarola, built on a high rock 70 metres above sea level, is one of the most charming and romantic of the Cinque Terre villages.The tiny harbor features a boat ramp, picturesque multicoloured houses facing the sea, a tiny piazza with seafood restaurants.
The town climbs up along the ridges overlooking the sea and it is characterized from the typical stone houses with coloured façades and
Hiking among the villages allow you to admire the beautiful panorama and enjoy neture from above. The effort is worth it!
PASTA AL PESTO
FOCACCIA: flat bread topped with olive oil, spices and other products
FARINATA: ligurian chickpea pancake
ACCIUGHE DI MONTEROSSO: Monterosso Anchovies
TORTA DI RISO: savory pie filled with rice and cheese
SCIACCHETRÀ WINE: dessert wine