Cinque Terre

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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.  Go to 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?

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.

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Maps of the 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 are 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 in the center of it all.

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 the water.

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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Villages of Monterossa and Vernazza in the Cinque Terre

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HOW TO GET TO CINQUE TERRE AND AROUND ONCE YOU’RE THERE?

The closest airports are Milan (2.5 hours by train), Florence (3 hours by train) and Rome (3.5 – 4.5 hours by train).  You can get to the Cinque Terre by train, bus or car.  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 is limited to residents and the roads are narrow and daunting, so if you’re going to drive there, try parking and leaving your car at one end or the other.