Cinque Terre

When I start to write this article about 5 Terre, I ask to my wife how she would describe it ?

Her answer was :
"This is the italian paradise"

It lies in the west of La Spezia, and comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

You can reach each village by spectacular hiking trails which are not very long. It is also possible to reach each small village by train, much more relaxing and faster.

The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Corniglia is located in the middle of the Cinque Terre. Perched on a striking high cliff, it is the only city that does not have access to the sea.

The transfer by boat between the villages has also developed a lot with day packages with tasting of Italian cold meats and prosecco

Their vineyards are among the sharpest in the world

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Most of the beaches are private with daily prices.

Vernazza has a tiny beach, so people also fold into hard beaches

Each night, we sleeped in Monterosso al Mare.

It's the largest and most lively of the five villages.

It is divided into two parts separated by a tunnel : to the east, Rio Bruanco, the ancient village of the village, having retained its medieval character ; and to the west is the newer Fegina district, home to the only fine sandy beach in the Cinque Terre.

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