Cinque Terre is surely one of Italy’s finest treasures. It is a rugged and breathtakingly beautiful piece of coastline on the Italian Riviera. The five vibrant and colorful villages ( Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore) plus the surrounding mountains and the sparkling, blue ocean makes for a very charming travel experience.
Sitting at an outdoor Cafe in one of the picturesque villages you can sample the local specialities like salted anchovies or maybe a delicious pasta with pesto sauce. Great local wines are available or end off your meal with Limoncino, a sweet liqueur flavored with lemons.
Hiking trails are abundant although some of these trails can be slightly challenging at times. So if a leisurely stroll seems like a better option, then take the coastal path, nicknamed the “Path of Love” and enjoy the amazing views.
The beaches are simply stunning and packed with bright umbrellas and bronzed bodies. If you feel it getting a bit crowded you can always go and explore the coastline and find your own secret beach.
So next time the Wanderlust grabs you, why not opt for Cinque Terre and be sure to make some magical traveling memories