Cinque Terre are gorgeous and they really worth a visit once in a lifetime! Here, the mountains are steep and rocky. Cliffs form much of the coast lending to the breathtaking landscapes. The picturesque fishing villages provide a romantic backdrop for holidays in the Italian Riviera and countless photos.

But, have you ever tried to visit the areas surrounding them? The Cinque Terre are just a portion of the whole Italian Riviera and I’m sure you are going to be pleasantly surprised to discover there’s more around then you have ever thought! As a local, my advice is to “leave your house..Cinque Terre” and take a look around!

Here are just a few suggestions


At about 10 minutes of train from Cinque Terre you can visit this beautiful village. A peaceful small village with a long sandy beach and a perfect starting point for visitng Cinque Terre.


An Italian Riviera village with a picturesque harbor lined with pastel colored houses and known for San Pietro Church, perched at the edge of the rocky promontory.

Portovenere by Giorgio GaleottiPortovenere [ph. credits Giorgio Galeotti, flickr]

Sestri Levante

A small town with a fairy-tale atmosphere with two romantic bays: The Bay of Silence” and the “Bay of Fables”, so named as a tribute to Hans Christian Anderson, who lived in this village.


Known as one of the most beautiful villages of Italy and Europe, this village perched on a cliff a few miles away from Lerici.

Tellaro by Glauco Giulio RovereTellaro [ph. credits Glauco Giulio Rovere, flickr]


A medieval village with two castles, one of which is on a hill nearby the village. Many gates and towers are still intact, so are the old walls. History is in every corner of this place!.


This village and its beautiful bay which was Shelley’s last home.


Santa Margherita

A small village, of medieval origin set in one of the most suggestive panoramic points on the Portofino promontory!


A typical, romantic seaside village characterized by vivaciously-painted houses, Camogli is part of a magnificent natural setting that enchants travelers from far.

CamogliCamogli [ph. credits Luca Boldrini, flickr]

San Fruttuoso di Camogli

A hidden pearl in the Mediterranean sea which is reachable just by foot or boat!

These mentioned are just some of the many beautiful villages surrounding the famous Cinque Terre.

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