36 Hours in the Cinque Terre, Italy

This may be the Italian Riviera, but the only Cinque Terre town with a wide swath of beach is Monterosso. In high season, rows of umbrellas in a rainbow of colors line the town’s spiaggia di Fegina, each hue demarcating a different beach club.

Torre dei Merli - Monterosso - Cinque Terre - Italy

Cinque Terre: on the trail of Italy's famous five

I opt to hike the three main routes from Vernazza: the Sentierro Azzurro (blue path) – north-west along the coast to the small town of Monterosso; the same coastal path south-east to Corniglia; and the “8” that snakes inland to Vernazza’s hilltop sanctuary.

The Guardian Torre dei Merli

Cinque Terre : l'Italie en cinq villages

Au centre de Monterosso, la façade de l’église de Saint-Jean-Baptiste offre à la vue des visiteurs un trésor architectural réputé en Italie : une rosace ouvragée en marbre de Carrare du XIVe siècle.

Torre dei Merli - Monterosso - Cinque Terre - Italy


Monterosso al Mare
Cinque Terre - Italy



Cinque Terre Riviera
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