Cinque Terre

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Cinque Terre, Italy

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Vipin Vipin
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Great scenery Apr 21, 2011
Cinque Terre is a wonderful highlight in the Liguria region of Italy. The name refers to the five fishing villages. Despite their traditional and simple nature, the villages are painstakingly beautiful and are a perfect representation of the best of the Italian Riviera. Naturally, things are more expensive here because of the tourist droves, but despite the heavy numbers, these five villages are well worth exploring and can easily be done over 1-2 days.

There are trains which stop off at each of the five villages. However, it is far more pleasant to start off at a village any walk through all or most of them. The paths are clearly marked, and some of them involve a fee of a few Euros. Along the way, the scenery is breathtaking and there are plenty of spots for ice creams, treats and souvenir shopping.

Despite the highly touristy nature of Cinque Terre, it is a must-do experience.
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Vipin says:
i agree with both of you. when i was there, the paths were closed so i think i only hiked through three of them, but it was still great fun to get the train to the other two and great views overall!
Posted on: Jun 29, 2011
bernard69 says:
I'm with Alyssa:)
Posted on: Jun 28, 2011
alyssa_ob says:
This is a beautiful place! I hiked between 4 of the villages.
Posted on: Jun 28, 2011
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heckakim heckakim
2 reviews
Jun 11, 2007
If you like to hike I would highly reccomend going to Cinque Terre. It is the most beautiful place I have ever been. It is a beautiful area made up of 5 cities. There are hiking trails connecting all 5 cities. They go up among vineyards, and on clifs over looking the ocean. Some of the trails are really tough while other parts are very simple. It makes for a really great day. I would reccomend staying in Vernazza. It is the 2nd city, it has a very relaxing environment and the locals are all really nice. Vernazza has a natural harbor and it makes for really great places to sit and watch everyone going around. Or you could stay in Monterosso which is the only city with a beach. Cinque Terre is also the birthplace of Pesto. So if you like Pesto this is the place for you. They have some wonderful dishes. I have a blog about Cinque Terre so if you are interested you could read it. I am going to try and post pictures later. I just started my profile so it is all still under construction. If you have any questions let me know. I hope this helps you. Have a great trip.

Kim
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cindynei says:
i read there is a train that travels between the five villages, and you can buy an all day ticket. the site was "initaly.com" the best site i have found!!!!
Posted on: Jul 05, 2008
Traveling_Brian says:
Thanks for the advice!
Posted on: Nov 03, 2007

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