There are five towns that make up Cinque Terre, each with their own vibe and reasons for visiting.
What sets Monterosso al Mare apart is that it’s the only Cinque Terre village with a beach, Fegina, and it’s also home to several historical landmarks.
What makes Vernazza special is its well-preserved medieval character and stunning coastal scenery. The Belforte Castle, built in the mid-1500s, stands as a testament to Vernazza’s defensive heritage and offers panoramic vistas of the surrounding area.
It sits on a cliff and is not directly connected to the sea, whereas the other towns are surrounded by the Mediterranean waters. Corniglia, however, is surrounded by lush vineyards and stone terraces.
Manarola holds a captivating history and a unique charm that is unlike its neighbors. This small village, considered one of the oldest among the five towns of Cinque Terre, is nestled on the rugged cliffs of the Ligurian coastline.