|Cinque Terre is a piece of the Ligurian Coast, only 15 miles long. It
consists of 5 villages or '"Terre" (castles) : Riomaggiore,
Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza en Monterosso. The villages are connected
by a train track, that finds itself a way along the coast through many
The walking trail that connects the villages is very spectacular, with many magnificent views on the coastline. Higher up in the hills, in the Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre, you can find back the peacefulness and quietness, with even more spectacular views on the coastline. There is a dense network of hiking trails, connecting each of the villages with the trail along the top of the hills behind. (going up to 800 metres).
Cinque Terre is not well known. It is difficult to reach by car, it does not have any beaches and its mighty neighbours (Tuscany and Pisa) take away the attention of most tourists. For all these reasons, Cinque Terre has long been isolated, hidden between the sea and the mountains. And due to this isolation, it has kept its authenticity so well, that the 5 villages were recognised as World Heritage by Unesco. It can be pretty crowded in the summer months, flooded by tourists visiting Cinque Terre in one day.
In 2011, Cinque Terre was struck twice by nature. A fire in the region near Riomaggiore caused some distress locally, but on October 25th, destiny struck. The region was hit by heavy rains and mudslides in Vernazza and Monterosso brought severe destruction.
We therefore went back to check the current situation and we can reassure potential visitors: you still see the traces of the floods, but the local people worked hard and the result is there : Cinque Terre looks better than ever. Tourists are inexorably and did not yet turn back massively. For us an excellent opportunity to Cinque Terre in peace to rediscover! The paths are as good as restored. We could walk the entire path between Corniglia and Monterosso. The Via dell'Amore and most of the hikes in the hills are fine.
Cinque Terre is waiting for you !
Els & Frank
Our video 'Sentiero Azzurro' gives a first impression
During our last visit to Cinque Terre we developed an initiative with some local merchants, with benefits for both the merchants and the visitors of our site.
Merchants are prepared to give a reduction to clients in possession of the Cinque Terre Reduction Card.
This card is valid for all members of your company.
We selected the merchants based on our own satisfaction, in other words : We've been there, we were satisfied.
Introduction price : 6 EUR
|Gemeente||Shop||Sector||Discount / Advanage|
|Riomaggiore||A Pie di Ma||Wine tasting, Snacks, Restaurant||Wine Tasting at 12 EUR (io 16.5 EUR)
Piatto assorti + glass of wine at 15 EUR (io 18.5 EUR)
Discount 10% in the restaurant
|Riomaggiore||Colle del Telegrafo||Restaurant, snack||Free 'Coperto'|
|Manarola (Groppo)||Cantina Cinque Terre||Local products
|Vernazza||La Torre||Bar, Restaurant||Discount10%|
|Monterosso||Cantina du Sciacchetra||Local products
|Monterosso||Soviore||Residence, snacks||Free bottle of wine with
Free coffee at lunch
|La Spezia||Villa Amaranta||B&B||Discount 5% in the low
Free sconto card in the high season
|La Spezia||Blooker||Sportswear men||Discount10%|
|La Spezia||Pandora's Box||Boutique women||Discount10%|
|La Spezia||Liu Jo||Boutique women||Discount10%|
|La Spezia||Luigi Vezzoni||Shoes||Discount10%|
|Portovenere||Consorzio Barcaioli||Boat trips Palmaria, Tinto||Discount10%|
Creuza de Ma
|Levanto||Antica Trattoria Centro||Restaurant||Discount5%|
|Bonassola||La Francesca||Holiday village||Discount5% in the low season|