On the sparkling Ligurian coast perch five fishing villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. Each with its own flavour, these charming towns are steeped in history. Bring your walking shoes and check out the best places to take photos in Cinque Terre!

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Monterosso al Mare

The largest of the five villages, Monterosso al Mare has a well-preserved old town with charming laneways, beautiful views of the Ligurian Sea and the only sandy beach in the Cinque Terre.


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Vernazza

Though small, Vernazza lays claim to one of the prettiest villages in all of Italy. Its lively horseshoe-shaped port is hugged by terraces of olive groves and brightly-coloured houses, with outstanding views from the top of the Castello Doria ruins.


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Corniglia

For the least crowded and most authentic of villages, Corniglia is the spot. Built on a rocky outcrop above the sea, it is surrounded by terraced olive groves and charming medieval architecture.


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Manarola

As one end of the famous seaside path Lovers’ Lane, Manarola is considered the most romantic village of the Cinque Terre. Its tiny harbour, watched over by the colourful buildings built into the rock, is the perfect vantagepoint from which to soak up the beauty of this special region.


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Riomaggiore

The most southern village on the Cinque Terre, Riomaggiore is at the other end of the picturesque Lovers’ Lane. Peaceful and serene, its tiny rocky harbour is surrounded with colourful buildings, bright fishing boats, and Ligurian Coast charm.

 

 

 

 

 

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