Cinque Terre in Italian means 5 lands, in fact it consists of 5 small fishing villages extremely colorful, villages located on jagged cliffs and surrounded by deep blue waters to the northwest. Italy.
Cinque Terre It is one of the tourist attractions of Italy. Many tourists when coming to Italy have always let Cinque Terre be the first destination on their trip to Italy and insist that they cannot leave without visiting these “5 lands”. Pixar’s recent Luca animated film – Luca is also set in this famous tourist destination.
It is an interesting fact that Italy has up to 50 UNESCO sites, the largest of any country and the Cinque Terre is one of them. But these villages and coastlines are not only recognized heritage sites, but also part of the Cinque Terre National Park.
With these 5 colorful villages in this popular Italian tourist destination, you’re sure to have a hard time choosing which one is your favourite.
Riomaggiore was the first pier. It is built between 2 rugged hills and has many steep stairs and suggestive alleys to explore. The rather colorful houses are built upright on the rocks. One very interesting thing that you might want to explore while there: most of the houses here have 2 entrances, one on the lower floor in the front and one on the higher floor in the back.
Like all villages, Riomaggiore has been well preserved and retains its rustic charm. Although this may be a tourist town, you can still experience local Italian life as you watch women dry clothes outside the windows and elderly men whistle to each other on park benches .
Said to be one of the most photogenic towns of Cinque Terre, Manarola is also a favorite spot for couples as it is considered the most romantic of all the villages. It is also the oldest village, with the church of SanLorenzo dating back to 1338.
Manarola has pretty pastel houses, from pink to green, yellow to blue, that blend in with the sunset skyline. Surrounding the village are lush green vineyards and a beautiful harbor.
Corniglia is the most unique of the five, perched on a hill among rolling hills and vineyards rather than right by the sea. To get to town, you need to climb 365 steps from the train station below or take the occasional bus. Since it takes a little more effort to reach this village, it is by far the quietest of the five fishing villages.
Vernazza is probably one of the most photographed villages in the Cinque Terre. And for a reason: it has breathtaking views and it’s easy to get lost in the beauty of its small, narrow, and colorful streets.
Monterosso is the largest of the five and is famous for the colorful umbrellas that stretch along the coast. While it may not be as ancient as other villages, it offers more modern resort offerings, with the town sprawling across flat land rather than cobblestone stairs. It is these special features, along with the beach and seaside promenade, that make Monterosso a town so different from the other four.
Time for Cinque Terre On average, it will be 3 days 2 nights to fully experience all 5 villages, but many tourists on a journey to discover the boot-shaped country will also choose to go early in the morning and return late at night. In the summer, in Europe the sky is very early in the morning and the sun goes to bed around 9pm, so it is still possible to enjoy the scenery quite comfortably here.
Come Cinque Terre, looking at the deep blue Mediterranean sky mixed with the blue of the sea, sipping a cool gelato and feeling the peaceful life of the people here, your heart will surely miss a beat.