If you are thinking about visiting Cinque Terre, this is the site to stay !
We visited Cinque Terre for the first time 5 years ago. It was the beginning of our website which grew into a semi-professional network and became a full-time activity for us.
We visited the five villages 4 times, including the wide neighbourhood. Whether you intend to visit Cinque Terre for 1 day or for one week, you will find the right information and advice on our site.
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Els & Frank
Cinque Terre is a piece of the Ligurian Coast, only 15 miles long in the North-West of Italy, in the region Liguria, in the province La Spezia. It consists of 5 villages or '"Terre" (castles) : Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza en Monterosso. The villages are connected by a hiking trail and a train track, that finds itself a way along the coast through many tunnels. Cars are not allowed in the villages.
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).
95% of the trails are open. Unfortunately the Via dell'Amore, one of the most popular sections, is caused due to a rock-slide. But frankly speaking, the most popular is not the most beautiful. You don't miss a lot. More info on the Sentiero Azzurro.
The main season in Cinque Terre goes from March to November. If you can, avoid July and August. Cinque Terre is crowded and it tends to be very hot, certainly if you intend to go for a longer walk.
The best periods are May / June and September.