Many people think the Cinque Terre like one place, but it’s actually a stretch of Ligurian Riviera coastline made up of five villages – the Five Lands or Cinque Terre in Italian. Running from north to south the villages are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Every village have some beautiful hamlet, like Prevo, the magical place where we are, right in halfway between Corniglia and Vernazza along the famous Blue Path (Sentiero Azzurro in italian).
Each one of the five villages is a beauty and different from others, with pastel buildings and amazing sea views.
The Cinque Terre is located just south of Genoa in north-west Italy. It’s within easy reach of the airports at Genoa, Pisa, Rome, Florence and Nice, and there’s a train connection between La Spezia and Levanto which stops at each of the villages.
The Cinque Terre is a National Park and vehicle traffic is restricted to residents only in the villages. It is better to avoid taking a car because the roads are narrow and winding with sheer drops. If you are driving around, you can park in La Spezia or Levanto then catch the train into the Cinque Terre.