The Cinque Terre is a region of outstanding
natural beauty, home to wide open seas, rolling hills, lush forests
of flowers and great food. Cinque Terre is located in the Liguria
Region of Italy, situated on the rugged coastline of the Italian Riviera.
The sprawling hills coupled with captivating views of the mighty Mediterranean
are a haven for hikers.
Lands” as it is also called, is composed of five unique villages,
Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.
Once you’ve hiked through the terra firma, relax in Cinque
Terre hostels with reasonably priced yet modern facilities.
Monterrosso al Mare has the sandiest beaches of
the five villages. It is lined with Lemon trees and its fertile
soil produces olives, and grapes for wine. One of the most important
sites in the village is the historical Parish Church of St. John
The Baptist. Some of the prominent Cinque Terre hostels located
in this village include, Hotel Pasquale, Hotel Villa Steno, and
La Colonina Hotel.
Vernazza showcases several historic sites, and
the Church of Santa Margherita d’Antiochia, the Doria Castle,
and the Shrine of Santuario Di Nostra Signora Di Reggio should be
on the top of your to-do list. Vernazza has absolutely no car traffic,
and is regarded as one of the few remaining ‘authentic’
fishing villages in Italy. It is home to well-known hostels like
La Marina, Albergo Barbara, trattoria Gianni Franzi, and Camere
Corniglia is a picturesque model of a small Italian
village, elegantly placed in a promontory 100 metres high, surrounded
by flourishing vineyards. In order to reach it you must conquer
377 steps of brick, but you will be rewarded by an untouched Italian
paradise. The best hostels here are La Torre, Caza Vacance Il Gato,
and Da Cecio.
Manarola is probably the oldest among the five
villages. This is the site of the Church of San Lorenzo. For excellent
lodging, famous Cinque Terre hostels in this village are Mediterraneo,
Ostello Cinque Terre, A Casa Cinque Terre Manarola and Il Patio.
For wine aficionados, the world-renowned Sciacchetra is produced
here. It is also known for the enchanting walking trail called the
via dell’Amore or Love’s Trail.
Last but not the least; Riomaggiore is a
modern yet thoroughly traditional town. In the heart of a Valley,
there are numerous zoos, aquariums, wharfs, and bars to discover
here. The accommodation in Riomaggiore manages to maintain an old-world
charm, with bargain rooms in Due Gemelli, Il Borgo di Campi, and
Locanda Dalla Compagnia.