The beaches

The Cinque Terre are one of the most uncontaminated areas in the Mediterranean Sea. Five miles of rocky coast among two promontories, thousands of kilometres of dry-laid stone walls, five small towns castled up on stone spurs in minuscule creeks. For their history and their position, the Cinque Terre have not suffered a massive expansion. The vineyards, typical of this area, have contributed to create a unique landscape with dry-laid stone walls, winding paths, enchanting beaches between cliffs and clear waters.
The Cinque Terre have a jagged profile along the five miles of rocky coastline enclosed by two promontories. Rocks overlooking the sea, small coves, bays, ravines, beaches between cliffs create a unique landscape with crystal-clear sea.

Cinque Terre beaches
Cinque Terre beaches

What to see in the Cinque Terre

Not only sea, the Cinque Terre offer beautiful footpaths with take breathing view, churches, oratories and old castles, diving, food and wines of first quality. The Cinque Terre are National Park and UNESCO protected territory since 1997. Riomaggiore, Corniglia, Manarola, Vernazza, Monterosso are the five villages that form the Cinque Terre, suspended between sea and land on sheer cliffs upon the beautiful sea.

What to see in the Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre sanctuaries

Trekking and hiking

The Cinque Terre are crossed by a dense network of coastal and interior footpaths. The "Sentiero Azzurro", Blue Path, is the coastal trail and allows to reach the five villages in five hours walking, while the "Sentiero Rosso", Red Path, or High Path, climbs from Portovenere to Levanto.

Cinque Terre Hiking

Cinque Terre trails update

Gastronomy: cuisine and wine

Not only sea, the Cinque Terre are famous for wine and other typical products such as oil, honey, lemons and anchovies. A quality cuisine that is associated with DOC wines such as the white of the Cinque Terre and Sciacchetrà.

Wines of the Cinque Terre