13 May 2011
Posted in PLACES YOU MUST SEE
An enchanting and spectacular region surrounded by sea and mountains, the unspoilt Interior will surely transport you back in time. If you are planning your honeymoon in Italy, hold on a second to find out what a mini-cruise in Liguria through its famous and wonderful Cinque Terre.
Vernazza, Monterosso, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore don't lose the occasion of an unforgattable trip along this wonderful sea coast spots. All you need are 5 days, a swimsuit always on, and be prepared to receive a fantastic tun.
Let's start talking about Vernazza, the capital of Cinque Terre. It's got the only natural harobor in this area, and it's always the main visited venues by tourists. The best way to reach this beautiful little sea village is by train. You can take the train also for moving to the other four Cinque Terre locations. But, we are here for the brillant sea and the stunning landscapes, aren't we? So, you have absolutely take informations at the turistic harbor asking for the ferry schedules and times. When you are on the boat take a look at the coast... it's breathtaking!
Manarola is nestled on a cape of black rock, where the torrent Groppi slips away. Walking down the village, you will surely notice a big pyramid of white concrete built between the houses. It should be a useful trigonometric sign for sailors, but its true history is still a mistery. Manarola is considered the best Cinque Terre locations, as much as Vernazza, but we could talk about this 'till the end of time. As you see in this photo, the village looks best in the late afternoon hours, when it's hugged by the warm sunset lights.
From Manarola you can move really soon to Riomaggiore, because the two little town are linked by Via dell'amore (the street of love), well known all over the world. In the village is settled down the Five Terre National Park, considered common heritage of mankind from Unesco. When you get there don't miss to visit seaside area, surrounded by tall tower-house built to be impregnable by pirates coming from the sea. At the end, dont' miss the stunning panorama that the Castle offers, from the top of the town.
This perched village was a Roman installation and had a big strategical importance during the age of the Maritime Republics in Genoa also for the fame of it's carpenters. We suggest a walk in the village that is dominated by a watchtower and the "Castello" remains. In the small square, overlooking the seaside, there is the church of Santa Margherita di Antiochia.
The town is divided into two distinct parts: the old town and the new town. The two areas are divided by a single tunnel that caters to pedestrians and the very few cars in the town.The beach at Monterosso runs along most of the coast line and is well used by tourists and locals. Monterosso is the best place in Cinque Terre where you spend a full day of sea, sun and sand, because its beach is the only extensive sand beach in the Cinque Terre. Monterosso is a small town that in the summer months is overrun by tourists.