Cinque Terre is without a doubt one of the most wonderful areas of Italy. You have to visit at least one of its towns and you will definitely agree with this. This area is situated in northwest Italy and its five towns are built on steep hills atop beautiful high cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean. With a position like this, the area is absolutely breathtaking. Most towns can be reached only by train and it is recommended to wear comfortable walking shoes since cars aren’t allowed in the older sections of these towns. Here are three beautiful towns that you must visit in Cinque Terre:
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After devastating mudslides and flooding in 2011, this beautiful town managed to reclaim its reputation as the most picturesque town located in Cinque Terre. Known as a small fishing village, Vernazza is loaded with charm. Besides its beauty, Vernazza also homes the best harbor in the Cinque Terre. This town can only be explored by foot, because vehicles aren’t allowed here. Walking between Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare can be a great experience for all tourists.
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Similar to other towns in Cinque Terre, Manarola is positioned atop a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean. This beautiful town is the second smallest town and also the oldest town in the group. In Manarola, you will find charming colorful buildings and narrow stone streets. This town is famous for its wines and is also known as a fishing village. The most famous walk in Cinque Terre is located in Manarola and it is called Riomaggiore.
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Another beautiful town in Cinque Terre is Corniglia. Charming as well, Corniglia is sitting atop of a cliff that falls off abruptly into the ocean. The surroundings are amazing, due the fact that this town is surrounded by vineyards. If you plan on reaching Corniglia, you must climb 382 steps, but if you are in luck you’ll probably catch an available bus on the road.
Cinque Terre is a must see place in Italy. What is your favorite town in Cinque Terre?