Your guide to the best of Italy’s Cinque Terre
Rome and Venice are, of course, must-dos on your Italian holiday. To complement Italy’s most iconic cities, travel to picturesque Cinque Terre, just a few hours by train from Milan. From the gorgeous vistas to the ancient sites to the delectable cuisine, this handy guide helps you plan a side trip to this mesmerising region of Italy.
Five idyllic hillside villages – Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Riomaggiore, Manarola, and Corniglia – stand united as Cinque Terre. Meaning Five Lands, Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an accolade granted for being “a cultural landscape of extraordinary value”.
With brightly painted houses perched precariously on the cliff’s edge, stunning views of the Ligurian Sea, and a plethora of outdoor activities, this is a region that naturally rejuvenates your spirit and enriches your soul.