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The intriguing and much visited coastal area Cinque Terre located just north of Massa Carrara is a favorite day trip for those spending their holiday in Tuscany. Included in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1997, this fascinating area is comprised of a rough and severe landscape where man-made terraces mold the hillsides as the drop rapidly to the sea.

The five small towns, from south to north: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore have been categorized as a “living landscape” where the location and its history play an active role in promoting the traditional lifestyles and products. Lemons, honey, extra virgin olive oil, anchovies conserved in salt and wines are just some of the special flavours you can enjoy while visiting these colorful towns. There are more than 120 kilometers of nature trails, crisscrossing the mountains with panoramic views towards the mountains that isolate the Cinque Terre within the Italian peninsula from the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Dedicate a day or more to exploring each little hamlet, venturing in the vast national park, sailing from port to port and cooling off in the refreshing sandy beaches.

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An intro to the 5 towns of Cinque Terre

Positioned on the coast of Italy looking over the Tyrrhenian sea, these five picturesque towns will delight and enchant with their colors, flavors and unique traditions. While staying in Tuscany, you can easily plan to visit or join an organized tour of the Cinque Terre.

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Vernazza is the Jewel of Cinque Terre

The colorful image it potrays from the ocean reflects the lively and active town life.  Even after the damage of the landslide in 2011, Vernazza has cleaned itself off and is one of the best stops on the coast with food, beaches & shopping.

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How to Get to & Move Around Cinque Terre

Located to the north of Massa Cararra and Viareggio are the breathtakingly beautiful little towns of Cinque Terre. Made famous for their virtually untouched landscape, you need to be prepared to get around like a pro. Here's some basics to know before you go: the all important how to get there and move around!

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Corniglia in Cinque Terre

Corniglia, the third of the five costal towns, might not have easy beaches or a picturesque port but it does have a history of delicious white wine and panoramic views in every direction.

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Manarola, Small but Enchanting

With its colorful tower homes, the colorful skyline of against the green terraced hillside makes Manarola one of the favorites with visitors from all over.  Ideal for its panoramic views, hiking trails and wandering its quaint streets.

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Monterosso, Cinque Terre Charm & Beaches

The perfect combination of evocative skylines and sandy beaches makes Monterosso one of the top destinations in Cinque Terre. Read here and plan your itinerary to include the best sites

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Riomaggiore, the Southern Entrance into Cinque Terre

One of the main entrances into Cinque Terre is through Riomaggiore, either by train, car or boat, since it is the first town coming from the south. This bustling town has much to offer in sites, panoramic views and restaurants. Check out our recommendations on what to see and do during your visit to Riomaggiore.

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Just outside the Cinque Terre: Lerici, Portovenere and more

Just outside the limits of Cinque Terre are some valid alternatives or beaches, hiking and accommodations.  If you are planning on traveling to these colorful coastal towns just north of Tuscany, have a look at these close towns.

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A Day Tour to Cinque Terre

If you have to absolutely go visit the Cinque Terre from Florence, we highly recommend this group day tour: travel faster by bus to have more free time in each town and then go on an absolute must, the boat ride!

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