8 reasons why CINQUE TERRE should be on your BUCKET LIST ❤️
Updated: Apr 26, 2020
You would have often encountered on the gram, a set of 5 picturesque villages known as Cinque terre which are taking the world by storm. Pronounced as (Cheen Kay Terray) or (ching-kweeter-ey), these villages have become the crown jewels of Italian Riviera. (Shush!! there is a 6th Cinque Terre too, you can read all about it here.)You are greeted to Gorgeous hiking trails, stunning landscapes, beautiful scenery .Let's revisit the reasons why Cinque Terre should be on every travellers bucket List.
The colorful stacked upon one another houses have become a symbol of the CInque Terre. The architectural marvels of these houses dates back several centuries and have now been preserved under the UNESCO heritage Sites.
View from the Corniglia train station to the Corniglia village
The stunning coastline overlooking the Ligurian sea is a sight to behold. Gorgeous towns are found on this side of the region also popularly known as the Italian Riviera.
3.LAND OF GELATOS
Gelato in Corniglia
Acknowledged by many critics as the best Ice cream of the world there is a plethora of gelaterias where you can devour yummy scoops of fresh smoothies, gelatos, focaccias.
Vegan and Gluten free options are also available aplenty.
4.FOR THE LOVE OF BEACH
The beach at Monterosso Al Mare
There are several beaches in and around the the region of Cinque Terre to quench all your summar fantasies. like Canneto, Guvano, Bay of Silence among others.
5.GRAM WORTHY PICTURES
The much popular picturesque picture of the Village of Manarola is an iconic shot in itself.Hordes of tourists flock to Manarola around it's coastline to take shots similar to these.
6.SCENIC HIKING TRAILS
Pictured here is the Riomaggiore village
All the Cinque Terre villages stood isolated pretty much until the last century after which trails were opener connecting each village to the other.Visitors can choose to take a train or hike from one village to the next.One such trail is the La via dell'Amore or The Way of Love which is a pedestrian path overlooking the sea, with a length of just over one kilometer, linking the villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola as it became established to be a meeting point for the lovers residing in the two towns.
The idea of a bridge of lovers sounds rather mushy to us ! How about you?
7.YOU CAN VISIT ALL VILLAGES IN A SINGLE DAY BY TRAIN
Pictured here is the Corniglia Train Station
If you are a couch potato like us and would rather not walk to all the villages via the hiking trails, all the villages are connected to each other via trains. Visitors can buy the
Cinque Terre Train Card which can be purchased at the information desks at every train station in Cinque Terre, Levanto and La Spezia.
More information can be found on the below website:
8.STUNNING NEIGHBOURING TOWNS
One such stunning town is the town of Levanto also known as the gateway to the Cinque Terre.Levanto is part of the citta slow which means slow cities and rightly so!This small town is a habitat to 6000 people and houses one of the best pizzas in Europe! Now, did we have one?
That is a story for another day :D