One of the most beautiful parts of Italy It is in the northwest part of the country and is known as the Five Lands. A true paradise that not everyone knows and that has great appeal. It is made up of five towns in the province of La Spezia, such as Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore, ranging from Punta Mesco to Punta di Montenero.
Its peculiar orography is what makes it so special, thanks in part to a mountainous landscape spectacular in which strata and terraces intermingle with steep slopes until reaching the sea. Despite the logical advances of the passage of time on the ground, efforts have been made to keep the area as natural as possible so that ecology is not affected. In fact, in much of the natural area you cannot drive.
The Cinque Terre zone was declared World Heritage over 30 years ago and the tour begins in Monterosso al Mare, the westernmost town and also the one with the most inhabitants. It is in the center of a small natural gulf, so it has a very unique beauty that is expanded by the largest beaches in the entire region and that are also there. To the west is Fegina, the most important tourist area in the region and where you can find many spas and beaches.
The next town will be Vernazza, which is inclined towards the sea and has a small port for some boats that are not large. It is a very quiet town so it is the ideal if you are looking for tranquility in addition to beautiful landscapes. In the center is Corniglia, the smallest of the five towns and which is the only one that does not have direct access to the sea but is surrounded by vineyards, undoubtedly a beautiful landscape.
Manarola It is on a hill and extends through a spectacular valley that reaches the sea. It is located in parallel with the Groppo river and has some very characteristic houses on the main road. By last, Riomaggiore, which has houses at different levels and which is in the valley of the Maggiore River. Without a doubt, the Cinque Terre is a spectacular destination that is worth visiting at least once in a lifetime.
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