How many days to visit the Cinque Terre?
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How many days do you need to visit the Cinque Terre? Question that has many answers, because the availability of time and the objectives of each tourist is different and subjective.

Let's give a straight answer, to visit all the five villages with a certain calm it is necessary to dedicate at least 3 days, calculating two nights. So a weekend is ideal, arriving on Friday in the afternoon and leaving on Sunday in the evening.
In three days you can stroll easily in the small alleys, go up and down the steep stairs, admire the monuments, maybe even do some hiking.

And here the first distinctions begin. Do we only have one day available? We can still visit all five lands, but with a certain energy, both at on foot or of course by train. There will be who will advise against it, but if you only have one day ... Otherwise visit the Cinque Terre on different days, one today, one next year...

For those who prefer the sea, obviously they will have to have more time, at least a week, to be able to relax a bit in the beach, especially in Monterosso and perhaps Riomaggiore, as well as strolling through the villages.

If you are a trekking enthusiast, the ideal are four or five days, dedicating the visiting time to the end of each stage, even if as we have seen, for ironmen, it is also possible to do it in one day.

Finally, if we want to explore the surroundings as well, the advice is to spend a week or two in the Cinque Terre, taking the opportunity to visit Portovenere, Levanto, Sestri Levante, Portofino...

Summing up:

  • Hit and run: 1 day
  • Full visit: 2/3 days
  • Hiking lovers: 4/5 days
  • Relax on the beach: 1 week
  • All of the above and the surroundings: between 1 and 2 weeks

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