Food and Drinks in Cinque Terre

It is not really surprising that the kitchen in the Cinque Terre is heavily influenced by the Mediterrenean Sea. When visiting Cinque Terre, look out for the following specialties ...



The coastline of Cinque Terre is protected by the hills behind from the sour winds coming from the north (especially in the winter). This makes even lemons grow in the Cinque Terre area.

On some of the terraces of Cinque Terre, some vineyards are still being cultivated (for the specialists with Bosco, Albarola and Vermentino grapes). Next to a dry white wine (Cinque Terre D.O.C.) also some specialties are produced :

Since 2005 there is an artisanal beer brewery in La Spezia, Birrifico del Golfo, which is producing and marketing several beers. Most of these are "Ales" , fermented at temperatures of 15 à 25°C.

There are also several seasonal beers:

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