Cinque Terre

WHY VISIT CINQUE TERRE?

The Italian Rivieria is best known for Cinque Terre which is composed of five stunning cliffside towns along the coast of northern Italy. The towns include Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore and each is packed with tasty restaurants, cute shops and spots for panoramic photos. Cinque Terre is also located close the Portofino – a buzzy, picturesque fishing village and celebrity destination. Go Cinque Terre for breathtaking views, romance and relaxation. Imagine cliffs and rugged pebble beaches, cobalt blue seas and incredible seafood in tiny, family owned restaurants.

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WHERE TO STAY IN CINQUE TERRE?

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La Rocca Maison de Charme ($$$$) Rooms are breezy and full of light. The beach is only two minutes away by foot.

Affittacamere L’Oblò ($$$$) Rooms with lots of white and gold accents and right next to the beach.

Sostio A Levante ($$) Rustic country escape. Stay on a working farm that produces its own honey, wine and cheese.

Allo Scalo Dei Mille ($$) Historic and cozy hotel right on the water. Located is in the center of it all.

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WHERE TO EAT IN CINQUE TERRE?

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Ristorante Miky ($$$) Local institution with loads of fresh, regional food.

Ristorante Marina Grande ($$$) Amazing beach ambiance with seasonal ingredients.

Ristorante Belforte ($$) Delicious pasta served right on water’s edge.

Il Fornaio Street Pizza ($) Sublime pizza, focaccia and baked goodies.

WHERE TO GO AT NIGHT IN CINQUE TERRE?

Bar E Vini A Piè De Mà ($$) Clifftop bar for watching the sunset.

Enoteca Eliseo ($) People watching from a wine bar perched in the center of town.

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HOW TO GET TO CINQUE TERRE?

The closest airports are Milan (2.5 hours by train), Florence (3 hours by train) and Rome (3.5 – 4.5 hours by train).  The best way to get Cinque Terre is by train, because the roads are very narrow and there’s very limited parking.  If you’re going to drive, try parking and leaving your car at one end or the other.

HOW TO GET AROUND CINQUE TERRE?

The five villages are connected by a train, hiking trails and roads, so you can catch the train, hike or drive.  But parking in some of the towns are limited to residents and the roads are narrow and daunting, so most visitors do not attempt to drive between villages.