The Cinque Terre is a cluster of small fishing villages on the Italian Riviera coast, famous for the amazing coloured buildings. There’s documents about the Cinque Terre which date back to the 11th century, and it’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We actually visited the Cinque Terre on the same day as the leaning tower of Pisa. We just hoped off the train for a couple of hours in Pisa before jumping back on and heading to the coast. We still had plenty of time to explore a couple of the Cinque Terre villages before jumping on the last train back to Florence.
The two villages that we visited were Manarola and Vernazza. Manarola is the second of the 5 villages, so it’s a little busier than the others. We had lunch and a swim there before heading down the road to Vernazza. There are virtually no roads to and between the towns, so the train is basically the only way to get around. It’s really simple though, it goes all day (especially in the summer). But if you have a little more time, walking along the coast to the next village would be a great idea.
As you can see, the Cinque Terre is a pretty amazing place to photograph, the colours of the buildings are like nothing I’ve ever seen. It’s definitely worth a visit.
Until next time,