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Best Things to Do in Cinque Terre

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Ashley's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What are the best places to eat and drink in Cinque Terre?

Nessun Dorma - You MUST do the pesto class! It is worth every penny and gives you the best view in all of the Cinque Terre. The owner is a funny and genuine person who has built something really special at one of the most beautiful locations in the world.

What are the best things to do in Cinque Terre?

Sunset boat tour, kayaking, hiking between towns

What is your best travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Book an AirBnB with a balcony and a great view, buy a bottle of local wine, and take in all the beauty.

Visited Cinque Terre in May

Photo Shoot Location: Riomaggiore

Luis in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Jolene's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What are the best places to eat and drink in Cinque Terre?

It is truly hard to pick the best restaurant in Cinque Terre. All of the locals are amazing and provide warm and family-like atmosphere!! Food is great and we felt like home!

What are the best things to do in Cinque Terre?

Best thing was to be able to check out the towns with easy by using the train. We also loved the amazing hike in Manarola... simply spectacular!

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Cinque Terre?

As we are family travel bloggers, we have written all about our trip to Cinque Terre and you can check it out here: https://www.wanderluststorytellers.com/cinque-terre-towns/

Visited Cinque Terre in May

Photo Shoot Location: Manarola

Gaia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Kate's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What are the best places to eat and drink in Cinque Terre?

Maybe it was the hangover, but the cappuccino and focaccia at Da Aristide in Manarola, before the first train of tourists came in, was heaven.

What are the best things to do in Cinque Terre?

We loved climbing up to the church in Monterosso al Mare.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Cinque Terre?

They love love, so share the news with everyone!

Visited Cinque Terre in June

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ramon and Sonia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Emina's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

I would recommend staying in Monterroso because I loved all the quaint little shops and never ending restaurant options, + the beach!

Visited Cinque Terre in October

Photo Shoot Location: Manarola

Gaia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Jessica's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Vernazza is my favorite town! So cute and quaint. All food and drinks were amazing.

Visited Cinque Terre in October

Photo Shoot Location: Vernazza

Gaia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Michelle's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Every town has its own charm, don’t stay in just one! Monterosso has the best beach to lounge out at, Manarola has a great pesto-making class right on the cliffside, and Vernazza has amazing restaurants on the castle!

Visited Cinque Terre in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Luis in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Grace's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Book a dinner at Belforte ahead of time, and ask for a table right next to the water! You will never forget it! And, if you're going to be staying there for several nights, go ahead and book it a second time. You will definitely want to go back, we promise!!

Visited Cinque Terre in July

Photo Shoot Location: Vernazza

Gaia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Marc's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Dedicate a whole day to traveling to Corneglia, and take the stairway up.

Visited Cinque Terre in August

Photo Shoot Location: Monterosso al Mare

Luis in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Alyse's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Make sure you take some time to go to Monterosso to lay out on the beach!

Visited Cinque Terre in July

Photo Shoot Location: Riomaggiore

Gaia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Paige's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

We highly recommend going to Nessun Dorma in Manarola. It is an outdoor restaurant that has a beautiful view of the town and the sea. They also have great food and drinks.

Visited Cinque Terre in June

Photo Shoot Location: Vernazza

Gaia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Anja's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Bring comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for changes in elevation and terrain. It is a place like no other is is gorgeous. Each town in Cinque Terre has it's own personality. Our favorites were Riomaggiore and Vernazza! The hike from Vernazza to Monterosso is worth it! Do the entire thing! Its gorgeous and a great way to see the area!

Visited Cinque Terre in May

Photo Shoot Location: Vernazza

Gaia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Camilia's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Stay in one of the five Cinque Terre towns so that you can see it in the mornings and evenings and get the complete experience. And the best gelato we had in Italy was at Alberto Gelateria in Corniglia.

Visited Cinque Terre in May

Photo Shoot Location: Manarola

Gaia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Cortlen's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Buy the train pass for Cinque Terre if you plan on staying at least two days. Also, bring hiking shoes because the views are spectacular. You cannot joke here without proper shoes. It’s literally a law!

Visited Cinque Terre in May

Photo Shoot Location: Vernazza

Gaia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Christopher's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Make dinner reservations. The best places to eat fill up fast.

Visited Cinque Terre in May

Photo Shoot Location: Manarola

Gaia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Lee's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Must do a boat tour, we loved Nico from around Cinque Terre boat tours. He took us to hidden coves along the coast!

Visited Cinque Terre in May

Photo Shoot Location: Vernazza

Gaia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Laurie's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Eat breakfast (and lunch and dinner, but definitely breakfast!) at Il Pirata. Fabulous fresh pastries every morning, and the dinner menu is also excellent. Our favorite restaurant hands-down.

Visited Cinque Terre in October

Photo Shoot Location: Vernazza

Ramon and Sonia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Inês's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

The houses in Manarola and the sunset

Visited Cinque Terre in September

Photo Shoot Location: Manarola

Gaia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Abigail's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Bring shoes you can wear in the water (chaco's or teva's or sperrys). The beaches are gorgeous but pebbly/sharp in some parts. Bring water shoes so you can frolic and enjoy the beach without tearing up your feet. Also - embrace the seafood and try it all!

Visited Cinque Terre in September

Photo Shoot Location: Vernazza

Ramon and Sonia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Natalie's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Go to the bar that’s is on the cliff side overlooking the sea in Manarola. The white wine is delicious and the view is spectacular!

Visited Cinque Terre in September

Photo Shoot Location: Manarola

Ramon and Sonia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Joannes's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Seafood in Cinque Terre is awesome. Make sure to snack on fresh fried anchovies and calamari offered at many food stands, eat pesto pasta and as much gelato as you can. Also, we highly recommend booking a photographer through Flytographer. You can do all the selfies you want, but having a professional capture romantic moments in some of the best views the world has to offer, it's absolutely worth it.

Visited Cinque Terre in August

Photo Shoot Location: Manarola

Ramon and Sonia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Amber's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Sunscreen! It's hot!

Visited Cinque Terre in July

Photo Shoot Location: Manarola

Ramon and Sonia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Maggie's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

If you’re a planner like me, remember to carve out free time to just wander. See what you might run into, who you might meet, or views you may stumble upon. The magic of Italy is found in the small things that are easily missed if you’re too hurried with an itinerary! 

Visited Cinque Terre in July

Photo Shoot Location: Riomaggiore

Ramon and Sonia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Nora's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Get on a boat! Wake up early and explore before the big crowds. 

Visited Cinque Terre in July

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Ramon and Sonia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Ivette's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Order the house wine in every restaurant, you won't be disappointed!

Visited Cinque Terre in June

Photo Shoot Location: Vernazza

Ramon and Sonia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


Dana's Travel Tips for Cinque Terre

What is your best overall travel tip for Cinque Terre?

Get Rick Steve's book on recommendations

Visited Cinque Terre in June

Photo Shoot Location: Monterosso al Mare

Ramon and Sonia in Cinque Terre for Flytographer


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