One of the most beautiful places in Italy is the Cinque Terre. The name Cinque Terre actually means “The Five Lands”. It is so called because Cinque Terre is a collection of five extremely beautiful villages that are part of Italian Riviera. The five villages are Vernazza, Monterosso al Mare, Manarola, Corniglia and Riomaggiore. The Cinque Terre has a strong historical background which dates as far back as the 11th century. These villages combined with the coast and the nearby hills are all collectively known as the Cinque Terre National Park and due to their beauty and rich culture have been made a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
People who love hiking have to visit Cinque Terre at least once. There are trails that connect all five villages and also present scenic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the beautiful hillsides. There are all kinds of trails, for beginners and for those tourists who love to challenge themselves and try some of the more difficult trails. You would find plenty of beaches, vineyards and side trails that would take you to unique places along the way. Hiking through the trails in Cinque Terre is extremely fun and allows you to see plenty of beautiful sights along the way.
It is not just about hiking, but you can also enjoy the culture and tradition of these Italian villages. With inspiring buildings and hospitable environment, the quaint little villages are all a great place to stay and learn about the place. There are also many historic sights to see. You would also find an abundance of local restaurants that serve food prepared from the produce of the area. Fish and other sea foods are served almost everywhere. The villages locally produce wine, olives, focaccia and pesto. You can easily find bars and taverns that serve wine produced in the region.
Cinque Terre is a great place to consider if you live hiking, history and some good wine. It is a good place for a vacation with either your family, a group of friends or just your partner. With its beautiful sights and mouthwatering local food and wine, It is a place worth visiting.