The Cinque Terre

Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso

Architecture Nature

A trip to the Unesco Heritage site of the historic villages of the Cinque Terre is a must. Five ancient fishing villages overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and connected by articulated paths that wind through heroic vineyards, olive groves and hills overlooking the sea.

The beaches and hamlets

Discovering the Cinque Terre by land or by sea: Monterosso for its beautiful Fegina beach, narrow streets, the so-called carrugi, which lead up to the ancient town centre, Vernazza and its splendid hamlet set around the small port used in Roman times; Corniglia, the village perched on a ridge and connected to the beach by a 365-step staircase, Manarola with its colourful houses that seem to rise directly out of the dark rock and Riomaggiore a picturesque fishing hamlet, with long and narrow houses in typical pastel colours, and heart of the park by the same name.

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Cinque Terre National Park. The trails

Suspended amid land and sea, the Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre can be explored on foot or by bicycle: its 120-km long footpaths are made up of panoramic itineraries set between vineyards of local Sciacchetrà passito wine and farmland.
Before leaving, check the conditions and the state of the footpaths because some of them are closed and undergoing maintenance: for example, Via Azzurra, perhaps the most beautiful and well-known footpath, is currently closed for consolidation works in some sections.
The Cinque Terre can be reached from our Agritourism by train from the Pontremoli station in La Spezia or by car directly reaching the La Spezia station and using the Cinque Terre Express regional train that runs along the La Spezia – Levanto route.
From La Spezia just buy a flat rate ticket and take one of the many trains that arrive in Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso in just a few minutes.

An evocative alternative is to reach the Cinque Terre by sea, the Golfo dei Poeti or visit the archipelago of Portovenere with its islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto. In fact, boat service is available every year from late March to early November.

The boats depart from the ports of Spezia, Portovenere, Marina di Massa, Marina di Carrara and connect the Cinque Terre with the towns of Levanto and Portofino.

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Distance by car from Ca’ del Bosco to La spezia
36 min
Approximate time for visit
Half Day
Suitable for Children
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