Besides Venice, Cinque Terre is probably my favorite place in the whole world. Made up of five charming little towns along the Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre feels like stepping into a fairytale. Colorful houses sit along rugged terraces, their rich colors contrasting against the crystal blue water.
Each of the towns, Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, has its own distinct personality. The towns are close to each other, so it’s possible to hike between them. Cinque Terre has the most breathtaking views of the vineyards, the sea, and some of the prettiest sunsets imaginable.
I visited Cinque Terre in late March, and spent a long weekend there. I spent my days hiking through the vineyards, sipping Sciacchetrà (Cinque Terre’s famous wine) and eating pesto. My only regret is that I didn’t have more time. (Just another excuse to visit again!)
Where to stay: If you’re a budget traveler like me, Cinque Terre has lots of good options to choose from, including hostels and home rentals. Depending on your budget, there are also some more upscale hotels in the area.
How to get there: Taking the train is really the best way to get to Cinque Terre. Try to avoid driving, because cars can be a bit difficult to maneuver through the narrow, winding streets, and you won’t need a car once you arrive.
How to get around: If the weather’s nice, hiking is a great way to explore. Each of the five towns also has a train station!
What to eat: Cinque Terre is famous for its pesto and gnocchi. To drink, you have to try Sciacchetrà, a sweet white wine made from white raisins.
What to expect: The time of your life! Cinque Terre is a little slice of paradise.
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I write mostly about the places I visit and the people I meet. I love to write for the same reason I love to travel: because it teaches me a new way of seeing the world.
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