Italy is certainly not the biggest European country yet it has a lot to offer.
Manarola is the oldest Cinque Terre villages, most probably founded during the Roman times.
Then, the village has a small harbor, medieval houses and a wonderful observatory point from where you can admire a breathtaking view.
A beautiful sightseeing spot with picturesque houses, it is one of the most famous villages there.
Likewise, is very touristy. Therefore, it’s recommended to plan ahead and maybe avoid the peak season.
Vernazza can be reached by boat from Monterosso.
It is a very charming village with colourful houses and it is known as the most beautiful village of the Cinque Terre.
The village was originally used as a naval base, this is why you will find fortifications all over the village.
Finally, it is worth visiting the Doria Castle, from medieval times, which was built to protect the village from pirates.
The village was originally under the Republic of Genoa, and it is nowadays very popular for its production of wine.
The name Riomaggiore refers to the brook that flows under the main streets.
Also, the village is composed of colourful houses perched on one another, which makes an incredible scenery.
Furthermore, it is one of the most famous fishermen village.
Monterosso is the biggest of all the Cinque Terre villages.
In fact, it was temporary excluded from the Trail because it was considered too big.
Also, Monterosso is subdivided between the old part, where you can find the remains of the medieval fortification, and the new and modern part of the village.
Nevertheless, the beach there is also extremely popular, thanks to the surroundings as well as the magnificent water.