Cinque Terre Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 90%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 81%Adventure Travelers
- 58%Art & Design Lovers
- 58%History Buffs
- 58%Family Travelers
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- Cinque TerreMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 5
"Cinque Terre" literally means "Five Lands" and comprises of five villages/towns on the west coast of Italy. It's a great place to go for a getaway for a few days. You can find the locals selling you the classic gelato/ice cream, crepes, pizza, etc. Be sure to try the pesto while you're there; Cinque Terre was the original birthplace for it. :) If you're interested in hiking and the outdoors, you can hike on a trail from village to village (each inbetween a good hour of walking/climbing). Be mindful that if you plan to do the hike, buy a Cinque Terre card to avoid having to pay all the fees to upkeep the trail at the beginning and end of each hike between the villages. Otherwise you may have to pay €7 each way. Of course, you can always take the train which is very inexpensive.Recommended for:
- Cinque TerreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3
Cinque Terre, which means "five lands", is comprised of 5 villages located on the western coast of Italy. Each village has many similarities, like their colorful buildings and walkable streets. But there are many differences, as well. We were lucky enough to be there in the spring when the flowers are blooming, the temperature is at a perfect warmth, and the crowds are fewer. Cinque Terre is easily navigable with it's trail signs all over the place and the train that goes to each village.Recommended for:
- Cinque TerreMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2
It pains me to say it but as it is, I don't think I'd recommend going to Cinque Terre. Almost all the coastal hiking trails are closed, meaning that the only way to get town-to-town is by train. It was insanity. So many people, so hot and even the hikers who wanted to get to more difficult trails were forced to take the train to their starting points. It was horrifically crowded and because people weren't spread out along the trails the towns were bursting with amounts of people they weren't built for.
Many of the picturesque views, especially of Vernazza, you can't get unless you're coming into the town by the hiking trail. Such a shame as last time I was so relaxed here and this time it was the most stressful day of our trip.
Hopefully, they will find a way to stabilize the coastal trails so people can use them again.
Truly stunning region of Italy. Between the 5 or cinque towns, there's a little something for everyone from flashy beach town to sleepy village. Easily accessible by train but also by hiking trails, the Cinque Terre is a great getaway for a laid-back, relaxed holiday.Recommended for:
- Cinque TerreMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5
Unique travel-experience. These 5 little villages clinging to a mountain seaboard have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. These gems are connected by the famous "Via dell'Amore" and by train.
That's a must-see place once in your life!Recommended for:
- Cinque TerreMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackers
A must see on anyone's list for a visit to Italy. Cinque Terra stands for "The Five Lands". They are all connected by train and walking routes. Each town is a sight to behold. I recommend walking to each town as the route has interesting points along the way. There is a second walking route but only for the adventurous. Great views if you do the latter but it will take you longer.Recommended for:
- Cinque TerreMember ofLocal CultureAdventure Travelers
Cinqueterre is magical. Five picturesque Italian villages perched on cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean connected with winding trails provide ample opportunties for hiking, swimming, wine tasting, eating authentic Italian cuisine and taking siestas in cool green pastures along the way.Recommended for:
- Cinque TerreMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersWellness
Once a dedicated travellers' secret, this lovely collection of five seaside villages has become a major tourist destination thanks to writers like Rick Steves - and for good reason. Each town, connected only by train or hiking trails (no cars), has its own charm and character. The views from the towns and especially from the hiking trail that connects them are spectacular. And there are tons of activities, from boating and swimming to dining on Northern Italy's specialties.Recommended for:
- Cinque TerreMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4
Cinque Terre means Five Lands in Italian. It is a rugged area along the Italian Riviera in Liguria, Italy. Cinque Terre consists of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Each of them is diverse, colorful, spectacularly beautiful, and friendly. The entire city, Cinque Terre National Park, and the villages, are all considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Recommended for:
- Cinque TerreMember ofLocal CultureFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2
You can't go wrong with visiting Cinque Terre while in Italy. It has history, amazing food, and incredible views which you can see via a hike linking the small five towns that make up Cinque Terre.
- Cinque TerreMember ofLuxury TravelersAdventure TravelersTrendsters
Beautiful area with 5 villages that have trails between them which can be walked. Unfortunately when we were there only 1 trail was open...between Vernazza and Corniglia. The others were closed from mud slides months before. It was a a beautiful walk with an up and down trail. It is the 2nd hardest walk. The hardest was Monterosso to Vernazza.
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- Cinque TerreMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4
One of the most amazing days out I have had. You can take a boat out to one of the five villages, and then walk back, stopping in each to have some food, drinks and a swim along the way. Or there is also a train that runs between them. Some of the villages are clinging to cliffs, over the aqua-blue ocean, while others have beaches to relax upon. Get there! Really magical.
- Cinque TerreMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies
A coworker suggested visiting Cinque Terre and I had no idea what to expect. For three days, my friend and I walked up and down the coast, ate the most amazing food, shopped at the cutest stores and relaxed by the water. I love photography and a ton of photos. The weather was not the greatest, but the rain held off for the most part. You can take a train, boat or hike between the villages. Portofino isn't that far north of here. We stayed in Monterosso at a hotel called The Palm. A small hotel, but it was comfortable. It's close to the water and restaurants, but not on the main road so the noise is minimal.
- Cinque TerreMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 4
We walked along the Sentiero Azzuro (blue trail). The trail connects the five towns of Cinque Terre and is nine kilometers (5.6 miles) long. There were varying difficulties of the trail ranging from easy to challenging. We did 3 of the four sections of the trail and took a ferry to the last town because the trail was challenging and we struggled with the steep and narrow moderate trails! It was very hot on this day and it was a mistake wearing jeans! We were all sweating from the workout we got hiking but the views we saw were definitely worth it. Ciinque Terre means “five lands” and is literally made up of five small towns that hug the southern part of the Ligurian Coast. They are built in the rock-ribbed section between the beach and hills. The five towns were all pretty similar, and I would love to go back to any one of them again for a relaxing beach vacation. I could pass on the difficult hiking next time!
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