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Best things to see in Cinque Terre

You have probably heard of the Cinque Terre. The Cinque Terre are in Liguria, an area between La Spezia and Genoa. The name in Italian means five towns, because this coastline is made up of 5 beautiful towns. It not only draws the attention of visitors for its beauty but also for being nominated in 1997 as a UNESCO heritage site.

The names of the five villages are as follows: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.

In this article we made a choice of the must sees of each single town, these will also be a preview of the places that you will see on your visit with a private guide on our Cinque Terre Private Tours.

The five lands are typical summer destinations to enjoy the sea and sun. You can do all kinds of activities and that is why it is also suitable for family trips, you can take a Cinque Terre Family Tour in which the whole family can enjoy these wonderful towns.



Monterosso al Mare is the largest town in the Cinque Terre. Unlike the other towns here you will find the longest promenade, with a variety of beaches. The icon of the city is the statue "The Giant", a 14-meter-high impressive statue representing the God of the seas, Neptune.


Vernazza is the second town that will be visited with your private tour of the Cinque Terre. This breathtaking village is surrounded by colorful and picturesque houses that are typical of the Liguria region. The main attraction of this town is the viewpoint. Going up to the Castle Tower and appreciating the panorama is definitely an activity worth undertaking. Beyond the panorama, you cannot miss the interesting visit to the Parish Church of Santa Maria di Antiochia, the Sanctuary of the Madonna di Reggio and the Castle of the Doria.



Corniglia is the smallest town of the Cinque Terre and the one that is located at the highest altitude. It is located 100 meters above sea level and that is why it does not have direct access to the beach but it has a very beautiful panoramic view of the entire coast.



Manarola is the second last town that makes up the Cinque Terre. The main attraction of Manarola is its streets, colorful and full of restaurants and bars. The town of Manarola has a beautiful natural stone pool that you cannot miss if you travel with children in our Cinque Terre Family Tour. If you visit Manarola during the winter, don't miss the largest Nativity scene in the world, it will surely leave you speechless.



Riomaggiore is the last town to visit if you come from north to south. It is the most visited town of the Cinque Terre, being the closest to the port of La Spezia. The most interesting attraction of this town is its famous path called “Path of love” that connects the towns of Riomaggiore and Manarola. Without a doubt, a town that you cannot miss during your Cinque Terre Private Tour.

22nd Oct 2020