Technically Cinque (5) Terre is a group of 5 different towns. However, due to the small size of each town and for the purpose of this guide, we thought one consolidated guide would be more useful than 5 separate guides.
Connected by a train that generally runs about once every hour, the 5 towns all have something different to offer while still staying true to a small Italian fishing town vibe. Considering how easy it is to travel between each of the towns, you should absolutely try to see all of them. We are fans of doing, seeing, and eating different things in each town, so let this guide be a tool for you to adequately experience the entire Cinque. Generally, we take day trip from Florence to Cinque Terre, but you’re sure to have an even more lovely time if you choose to stay the night in one of the 5 seaside towns.
·Hike – Between Vernazza and Monterosso
·Swim – Best places to swim are either Manarolla around the corner on the way to Corniglia, the harbor at Vernazza, and the entire beach in Monterosso.
·Explore each town and find something unique about each
·Stand up paddle
·Lay on the beach in Monterosso
·Watch the sunset (depending on the season it might be better in certain towns. During summer it is usually best from Riomaggiore)
If you decide to stay in Florence (where we stayed during our visits to Cinque), Cinque Terre makes for a wonderful day trip. For more information on how to do Cinque Terre in a day check out our blog here.
·Cinque Terre Residence
·Hotel Marina Piccola
·Ciao – Hello
·Ciao – Goodbye (see, this is easy)
·Vorrei ____ – I would like ____
·Posso avere? – May I have?
·Grazie – thank you
·Prego – you’re welcome