Cinque Terre, Italy Travel Guide – Attractions, Eating, Drinking, Shopping & Places To Stay


Cinque Terre (meaning “five lands” or “five castles”) refers to the five villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso del Mar on the northwest coast of Italy. The five villages, which are connected by a walking trail, draw 850,000 tourists each year. Despite their popularity, the villages have remained mostly unspoilt, continuing a lifestyle that goes back many generations.

Welcome to Cinque Terre – Planning Your Stay – Climate & Weather – Sightseeing – Riomaggiore – Church of Saint John the Baptist – Other Churches & Devotional Sites – Castle of Riomaggiore – Manarola – Church of San Lorenzo – Corniglia – Church of San Pietro – Largo Taragio – Oratory of the Disciplinati of Saint Catherine – San Bernardino – Guvano Beach – Vernazza – Voluntourism in Vernazza – Monterosso del Mar – Il Gigante – Monastery of the Capuchin Friars of Monterosso del Mar – Dawn Tower (Torre Aurora) – Hiking in Cinque Terre – The Blue Trail (Trail Number 2) – Via Dell’Amore – From Manarola to Monterosso – Five Sanctuaries Trail – The Cinque Terre High Trail (Trail Number 1) – Wine Tour of Cinque Terre – Shopping – Places to Stay – Eating & Drinking