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The 5 Best things About Cinque Terre

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The Cinque Terre, five towns, is a string of five fishing villages perched high on the Italian Riviera in the region Liguria, which until recently were linked only by mule tracks and accessible only by rail or water. The villages are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore and there is little to be said about them other than they are incredibly picturesque and high on most peoples' bucket list of Italy.
We stayed in Monterosso, the largest village and the only one with a beach...


Many people choose to hike the mule tracks from village to village but we took the easier path on a small cruise boat...


Here are some of the spectacular views of the clifftop villages...



This is Manarola...


And this is Corniglia...


We finally arrived at Riomaggiore and climbed ashore to enjoy this pretty village...


There is a good reason why the 5 villages of Cinque Terre are so popular with tourists. We are just lucky to be here in June before the hordes arrive.

Posted by Hawkson 22:33 Archived in Italy

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