You’ll pass through several vineyards spread out on the hills above Monterosso along the trail to neighbouring Vernazza.
Some parts of the trails in the Cinque Terre region takes you through beautiful forest.
Down by the harbor in Vernazza, small boat taxis can be hired to any of the five villages of Cinque Terre. Dependant on how calm the sea is, of course.
There are many boat trips to choose from. You can take a day trip from Florence, sail along the Cinque Terre coast, combine Cinque Terre with a visit to Pisa, go on a private full-day tour of the Ligurian Coast.
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Perhaps the most well-known and photographed in Cinque Terre is the village of Manarola. While certainly worth a visit even in high season, be prepared to share the experiences here with many, many others. Riggamore offers possibly the most dramatic geography of the five villages with a steep main road leading up from the harbor lined by colorful buildings. Truly vertiginous paths lead you to the town’s upper levels where views are nonetheless spectacular.
Perhaps not the most postcard perfect of Cinque Terre’s villages, Monterosso is easily the most accessible and has the widest range of restaurants, hotels and a generous stretch of sandy beach. Among the many eateries here, don’t miss the excellent ristorante, Miky at the northern end of Monterosso al Mare. This family operated business serves some of the best tuna tartar I’ve ever had!
Many visitors to Cinque Terre opt to take the train between villages. It’s an inexpensive and smooth way to see all five in just a day. In addition to the train, you can either walk along the paths and trails – or take a small ferry.
You need a trekking card to walk the trails between the villages. In the beginning/end of each trail you can buy the card but its better to buy it at the train station. Then you can start you trek when ever you want to. It could be long lines at this small booths.
You are never far away from a bar 😉
Churches and small cemeteries can often be found on top a hill with a nice view.
There are many impressive and magnificent statues, creating a dramatic presence in the landscape.