What city is closest to Cinque Terre?
If you do decide to day-trip, the big but easygoing town of La Spezia is far closer than Genoa or Pisa, with just a seven-minute “commute” to the closest Cinque Terre village, Riomaggiore, and around 15 to 25 minutes to the farthest village, Monterosso.
Where in Italy is Cinque Terre?
Cinque Terre comprises five small towns (hence the name, which translates to “Five Lands”) on the western coast of Italy in the region of Liguria, just above Tuscany. Situated within a national park, it’s characterized by terraced agricultural land and colorful towns that appear to rise from the Mediterranean Sea.
Is the Cinque Terre worth it?
It can be awfully crowded at peak times during normal times, but it is absolutely a place worth visiting, particularly in shoulder season. Here’s how to make that visit to the Cinque Terre a breeze.
What is the best way to see Cinque Terre?
There are three ways to visit Cinque Terre: by boat, by train, or a combination of boat and/or train and hiking. The train is the fastest way to get around with lots of trains connecting the five villages at regular intervals throughout the day.
Which is the most beautiful Cinque Terre?
Manarola. With its multicoloured houses hidden high in the hills overlooking the sea, Manarola is one of the most charming villages of the Cinque Terre, and widely considered to be the most beautiful.
What are the 5 towns in Cinque Terre?
Cinque Terre is made up of five different towns, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Monterosso al Mare and Vernazza – each with their own personalities and own allures to travelers.
Is Cinque Terre a tourist trap?
The five towns are what some would call a tourist trap, and for good reason. It’s beautiful, everyone wants to visit, and the locals figured it out. The area thrives when it’s warmest, with tourist season peaking July through early September.
Where do you fly to for Cinque Terre?
The closest airport to Cinque Terre is Pisa. This is 84km from Cinque Terre and it a small airport served by budget airlines: this is a good option if you are coming from Europe as you can get some very good deals! The second closest airport to Cinque Terre is Genoa.
Is there a beach in Cinque Terre?
You can swim in the beautiful blue water of Cinque Terre from May until October. All along the coastal line there are rocky outcrops, harbour quays and sloping pebble beaches covered with eager bodies basking in the sun or enjoying a cooling swim in the clear water.