Cinque Terre Travel Blog› entry 6 of 6 › view all entries
Cinque Terra in Italy is one of the most beautiful places I've seen. It is a set of hills that run parallel to the ocean. It is a Unesco site. You can trek on the mountain cliffs and walk parallel to the ocean all along. It is split into 4 parts. With a small city and a railway station, so you can take a train to one of the towns if you don't want to trek. The smallest and the easiest trek is at the starting point. Its just 20 mins walk to the next town and the toughest is the last leg, which though not so difficult, but takes around 3-4 hrs. Between the 2nd and 3rd villages, the ocean has a variety of sea life and you can see jelly fish and the likes. Each of the small villages also has a namesake port and a small beach where you can relax if you are lucky to have sunlight. We reached there in the morning at around 9am and were done by 5 pm. The easiest way is to take a train from La Spezia. At the station there is an office of the Cinque Terra and there you can buy tickets and get a trail map, train timings etc. Check out my pictures to get an idea of what I mean, words simply can't do justice.