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Cinque Terre

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Cinque Terre Walking Holidays

Enjoy some of the finest coastal walking in Europe on this the most beautiful section of the Italian Riviera. The five charming villages of the ‘Chinquay Terray’, Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore have been praised by artists and poets for centuries. They have celebrated the tiny aquamarine inlets that serve as fishing harbours and the ancient terraces rising steeply out of the coastal crags in words and pictures. 


There are gentle coastal strolls and strenuous hikes alike, into the surrounding hills through the precarious cliffside vineyards and scented pine forests. You can visit the churches, viewpoints, seasides and beaches of the neighbouring towns, returning to our centre in Monterosso al Mare via the efficient local rail service that links the towns of the Cinque Terre with the beach resort of Levanto and train hub at La Spezia. From here there is convenient access to Pisa and its airport. From April through to September there is also a ferry service between the towns.

When to Travel the Cinque Terre

High summer in the Cinque Terre (mid-July to mid August) can be very hot and busy. We recommend walking in the Cinque Terre in the spring and autumn, when the crowds have cleared and the temperatures are amiable for walking. 

 

Our Cinque Terre Walking Holidays