Five stunning villages perched along the Ligurian coast


The beauty of the Cinque Terre is found in its string of five villages, set in an amazing natural landscape and untouched by time. Nearly completely closed to traffic, it’s exactly this inaccessibility that makes them that bit more local – in fact as they are connected only by paths, boats or trains, these locations have not experienced changes to their traditional architecture, remaining just as they were in the past.

Beside the five most famous ones, you’ll also discover other compact villages, as yet undiscovered by mass tourism, such as Portovenere, Lerici, Tellaro and Framura – places where you can experience the Italian slower way of life.

Cinque Terre is a paradise for hikers, offering pristine coastal trails with breathtaking sea views. But it doesn’t end there! To truly grasp the essence of Cinque Terre, you must meet the “heroic” wine producers. They passionately cultivate their vineyards on panoramic, “vertical” terraces, and you can experience the unique taste of their wines in their tiny cellars carved into the cliffs.

The region’s unhurried and hyperlocal lifestyle is also best experienced from the sea, so don’t hesitate to enjoy a private boat tour and plunge into its crystalline waters!”