When we were planning our college Euro-trip, I thought Cinque Terre was a single destination. But as we looked up places to visit and stay, we soon realized that it is a group of five beautiful fishing villages collectively known as Cinque Terre. It is in fact a very well-preserved UNESCO World Heritage site. With a beautiful coastline surrounded by green mountains and colourful homes on the slope of the hills, Cinque Terre is a delight for nature lovers.
Although it is very easy to catch a train or a ferry to visit nearby villages, we decided to take a more adventurous route and hiked from one village to another. If you are foodie, you can stop by local restaurants along the way and enjoy delicious local food while admiring the beautiful view of green mountains, blue ocean and clear sky. If you drive to Cinque Terre, keep in mind that vehicles are not permitted inside the villages so you will need to look for available parking spots nearby. Since the villages are not very far from each other you can simply walk to nearby villages using scenic mountain trails.