The Cinque Terre represent the charm of the hill that juts out over the sea with spectacular views and panoramas that have made this area unique a few kilometers from La Spezia, a destination for international tourism.
Houses and paths suspended between sky and earth, a unique natural spectacle that has remained uncontaminated and faithful to the seafaring tradition. The journey through the beautiful towns of the Cinque Terre begins with the Brugnato motorway exit. then passing Borghetto Vara, Pignone you get to Monterosso, the first of the five small villages. The particular conformity of the territory, obtained from the rock, makes the arrival even more suggestive. The tourist greets the statue of the Giant, a Neptune leaning on the cliff as if to guard the sea. And then Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. These last places are joined by the famous Via dell'Amore: the path that runs on the sea is the most romantic and significant image of a natural fresco of extreme charm. And for lovers of good wine a unique specialty: the sciacchetrà obtained from the dense vineyards that characterize the areas. Produced in limited quantities is a "white" by true connoisseurs.
Starting from La Spezia the first village you meet is Riomaggiore.
The village is located on the Riomaior torrent and has a medieval structure with the presence of tower-houses that extend more in height than in width and are arranged in parallel rows, all this interspersed with an endless comings and goings of alleys.
Among the various attractions that can be found, let's remember, on all, the Via dell 'Amore. it is a path that winds along the coast overlooking the sea, with an unforgettable view, which connects the town with Manarola. The track, dug into the hard rock of the coast, runs close to the sea on which it overlooks. Along the way you can admire various types of vegetation such as agaves, prickly pears, violaciocca, rue and many others.
In a dominant position of ancient origin, Manarola is one of the five countries of the five lands. About a quarter of an hour walk along the old mule tracks meets the village of Corniglia, the path offers two possibilities for continuation, depending on the time available. Those who have no worries can take the "Birolli" walk that leads to the Palaedro, a 250-meter stretch that runs around the recently-equipped Punta Bonfiglio with a playground and a bowling alley. Otherwise you climb up the slope that leads to the cemetery of Manarola where, along the sea continues the path that is now practically flat. The last part of the route is characterized by a long pebble and pebble beach that replaces the bare rock.
Lying on a rocky promontory overlooking the sea, on the edge of a basin intensively cultivated with vineyards, more connected to the territory than to the sea, this small town has an agricultural destination and presents an urban typology similar to that of the rural hinterland nuclei. THE
An evocative path between Mediterranean scrub and partially abandoned cultivation, reaches the highest point of the route and leads to Vernazza.
A country founded around the year 1000, it acquired strong and deeply rooted maritime traditions over time. The presence of valuable architectural elements, such as loggias, arcades, portals, testifies that the level of life of the past was economically and socially superior to that of the other centers of the Cinque Terre. Monterosso al Mare is the most easterly center of the Cinque Terre, reachable by foot following the most demanding stretch of the "blue path". You have to get out of the village and start climbing towards the cemetery, which runs alongside it.
The mule track is on a steep slope: in short, it reaches 150 meters; from this moment it will continue with a slight ups and downs, until the precipitous descent towards Monterosso. One enters the Mediterranean scrub that occupies the now abandoned lands. The vegetation is very varied, we find the holm oak, the strawberry tree, the heather tree, the broom, the juniper.
The village is close to hills cultivated with vines and olive trees. The vegetation surrounds the inhabited area like a hug; its beautiful beaches, the sheer cliffs and the crystalline waters of the sea make this village one of the most welcoming of the eastern Ligurian Riviera. The village is divided into two parts marked by the medieval tower Aurora The old part is the most characteristic part and here is the church of St. Francis where are kept works of considerable importance as the crucifixion of Van Dick; on the hill the seventeenth-century sanctuary of Soviore The structure of the houses, at least in the old part, is always in tower divided by a maze of alleys. Completely different is the new, dynamic and active part, mirror of an area that has made tourism its own wealth: indicative is the good quantity accompanied by an excellent quality of hotels and restaurants.
How to reach the Cinque Terre from Versilia
We recommend using the train to reach and move around the five lands.
Alternatively, the ferry departures also from Versilia.
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