Located on a rocky section of coastline, in the Northwest region of Italy, sits the beautiful area known as Cinque Terre, a UNESCO world heritage site. Made up of 5 towns, this area is a popular tourist destination, and for good reason.
One might ask - "Where is Cinque Terre exactly?" Well, it's technically 5 small communes overlooking the Ligurian Sea in Italy's Northern Region of Liguria - it is also built into a rocky cliffside. This coastal area is full of things to do and beautiful sites to see, without a doubt! If open water is your forte, you might want to take advantage of the Cinque Terre ferry while visiting here.
Old world charm, medieval castles and ancient history have helped to form the 5 villages. Here, visitors will find walking trails weaving their way through the hillside and connecting the adjoining towns. Local shops and artisans will attract the avid shoppers and outdoor markets will offer fresh produce and traditional baked goods. Below you'll the Cinque terre weather forecast for the next 7 days.
Travelling around this area by car can be more of a hindrance than a help and up until fairly recently this area was only reachable by boat. Even today, it is recommended to take a ferry or train ride here and to explore the villages by foot or by bicycle.
Many visitors here chose to buy the Cinque Terre Card, this is issued by the National Park and you can take advantage of things like shuttle bus and the use of the Blue Path number. Without the Cinque Terre Card, entries to the path that connect the villages are charged, usually € 5-7 per person. These can be purchased at the Tourist Office of each of the 5 train stations in Terre Cinque.
There are numerous beaches surrounding this coastal region which provide the perfect getaway for those looking to kick back and soak in the Mediterranean sun. Some beaches are popular tourist destinations while others are less well known and more secluded. All of these beaches offer beautiful views of the Sea with warm summer temperatures and a milder, comfortable climate in the winter.
The entire Cinqueterre region in situated within a national park which makes it the perfect destination for those who love spending time outdoors and enjoying all of the best that nature has to offer. Hiking trails are a must for those looking to experience the true beauty of Cinque Terre Italy. Get ready to be fascinated by the amazing sights of the Ligurian Sea when you're ready to enjoy another one of those unforgettable Cinque Terre holidays.
On the Cinque Terre Italy Map above you'll notice the 5 communes that make up this coastal area on the rocky Italian Riviera. These Cinque Terre Towns are somewhat similar, but also very unique with each one offering different characteristics and a completely different experience.
If wishing to immerse in one of those Cinque Terre holidays, why wait any longer? Visiting this region of Italy is a marvellous way to immerse yourself in the Italian culture, take some time to slow down, get away from the busy tourist centres and attractions or perhaps to just visit one of those Cinque Terre beaches you may have heard of.
This region is renowned for its breathtaking views, rich heritage, fresh seafood and rich wines. No trip to Italy is complete without a stop in on of the Cinque Terre towns!