The cinque terre are located on the coast of the Liguria region and cover almost 10 km. It is made up of 5 towns that are found along these 10 km and they are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
Thanks to the geographical characteristics of this territory, the cinque terre has become a very important tourist place that attracts millions of tourists every year.
This area is characterized by the presence of five fishing villages that we already mentioned: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. These towns have stunning views and a crystal clear sea that steals the eyes of all the tourists who visit the area every summer.
The best way to visit the towns is by train, there is a train that stops in all the towns and so you can visit them all or if the weather is good, you can rent a boat that will take you to the towns.
The first town we come across when we reach the cinque terre is Monterosso, a famous resort full of tourist spots and a beautiful beach. The town center is old and you can walk through the narrow streets to visit the Gothic church of San Giovanni Battista.
The second town is Vernazza, this town rises on a small promontory that is inserted into the sea. The medieval city has a beautiful square and two imposing watchtowers. It is said that the name derives from the Latin “verna” which means “indigenous” but also from the famous wine called Vernaccia.
The third village is Corniglia. Corniglia is in the center with respect to the other towns of the cinque terre. This is the only town that does not have direct views of the sea because it is located at a height of 5 meters. That is why to get there you have to climb stairs called Lardarina.
The next town is Manarola, very famous for the production of wine and oil; it is the smallest town after Corniglia.
The last but not least town is Riomaggiore, a picturesque fishing village, with pastel colored houses typical of the area. This town has a historic center that dates back to the 13th century.
If you are planning a trip to Italy do not miss the opportunity to visit this wonderful place.