Cinque Terre is a perfect romantic place located along the coast of the Italian Reviera in the region of Liguria. Cinque Terre is named after its five picturesque, historic villages Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore and Monterosso al Mare. The region is a tip for a vacation in Italy. The unique, climatically favored coastal landscape with its dreamy, ancient villages in the picturesque location is still largely unencumbered by tourism. The region was protected and preserved by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. In addition to the unique landscape, the Cinque Terre with a wealth of monuments is situated directly on the sea.
Monterosso al Mare, a medieval settlement, founded by fishermen, is also the largest city in the Cinque Terre. It is located in a very picturesque place among the steep rocky slopes. In old town you can go through a unique pedestrian tunnel that is directly in the rock walls. The beaches here are small but very beautiful. Apart from the picturesque old town centre, its narrow winding streets and sometimes built in the mountain houses also attract tourists. The city centre is barred for the auto traffic, so if do not want to walk you can use the Ecobus. Hikers can explore steep slopes where they grow olive trees and vines.
Vernazza and Manarola are also two picturesque dreamy fishing villages. And if you do not fish in the sea, the brightly painted fishing boats still form a unique sight in the streets. Vernazza is also barred for the car traffic. If you managed to find accommodation here, you will certainly enjoy the beautiful rest in a romantic ambience.
One of the most famous attractions in the Cinque Terre is certainly Corniglia built in the dizzying height of the cliffs. It has a long steep brick staircase, Lardarina, by which Corniglia can be achieved. If in Riomaggiore, the easternmost of the five villages, don’t forget to visit the Church of San Giovanni Batista from the year of 1340.