Cinque Terre – Walking through 5 little Italian Villages, A Top Travel Experience

Colourful buildings adorning a coastal landscape.
Wildflowers blooming amongst spring grass.
Views from above village standing on cliffs.
Pizza, pasta and gelato… need I say more?

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is a little area of 18km along the coast of Italy in the Liguria region. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage site, so it’s gotta be good right? ABSOLUTELY!

I opted to stay in the middle village called Vernazza and walk south one day and north the next. It was a great decision that allowed me to take my time in each village and enjoy the coastal walk rather than just training between all the villages.

Vernazza, Cinque Terre

Village of Vernazza amongst the 5 villages of Cinque Terre

The walk was a pretty easy one south to Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Each village held its own little beauty to take in and enjoy.

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Cornigila, Cinque Terre

Cornigila, Cinque Terre

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre. Italy

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre. Italy

Sunset by the beach in Vernazza, while eating Italian pizza is something I’ll remember for life.

Sunset at Vernazza

Sunset at Vernazza

The trek to Monterosso was a bit trickier, with some thin paths and some steep stairs at the entrance to the village. So worth it though! I enjoyed multiple focaccia breads with delicious tomato and pesto toppings. Dinner was stuffed mussels by the beach and to this day, the only mussels I’ve really enjoyed eating!

Monterosso

Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre. Italy

Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre. Italy

There’s vineyards, shops and so much to enjoy between the villages. I highly recommend visiting if you’re in Europe at some point. However, book accomodation in advance and check if any passes are required, because in recent times there has been word about limiting tourists in Cinque Terre to protect it more.

You can check out my full post about my time in Cinque Terre here:
Trippin’ through five little Italian Villages »

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