Cinque Terre, Italy

united_kingdomCinque Terre means that there are 5 lands/cities in this UNESCO World Heritage site on the Italy coast. The 5 cities are: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. In one day you can visit them all. We took the ferry from Porto Venere which stops in all, except Corniglia.

Each of these 5 cities has a train-station, so you can also take the train from La Spezia. Or, if your housing is actually in Cinque Terre, you can hike between the 5 cities (it’s a 6-7 hour walk).

romania_flag“Cinque Terre” inseamna “5 teritorii” – adica sunt 5 orasele protejate UNESCO, pe coasta Italiei, construite in nivele pe stanca, direct la malul marii. Aceste 5 orase sunt: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza si Monterosso.

Noi le-am vazut pe toate intr-o singura zi. Am luat vaporul din Porto Venere, care te duce in toate orasele in afara de Corniglia. Iata cateva poze din fiecare orasel. Este impresionant!


on the ferry to cinque Terre
On the ferry towards Cinque Terre / In Vapor spre Cinque Terre




Riomaggiore. Cinque Terre, Italia

Riomaggiore, 5 Terre

Riomaggiore, Italy





Cinque Terre, Manarola, postcard view with colored houses
This is the most FAMOUS view from Cinque Terre / Manarola este faimoasa locatie din Cinque Terre, cea mai fotografiata!

View in Manarola, 5 Terre


Cinque Terre, Blue sea

Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Manarola, cactus, Italy

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre Manarola, Best view
In Manarola we stopped twice, we really loved it! / In Manarola ne-am oprit de 2 ori, dimineata si dupa amiaza, pentru ca ne-a placut prea mult. E vis!




Corniglia, Cinque Terre, Italy
The ferry doesn’t stop in Corniglia / Poza facuta din vapor, pt. ca nu opreste in Corniglia




Vernazza Port in Cinque Terre

Vernazza, Cinque Terre

Vernazza, Italy




Monterosso, Cinque Terre
In Monterosso is a beach and the train goes over it / In Monterosso e o mica plaja, iar trenul trece chiar prin ea

Monterosso cactus
I really like cactuses / In caz ca nu v-ati prins deja, sunt mare iubitoare de cactusi 😉

Monterosso, Italy

Monterosso - good restaurant

united_kingdomI wasn’t sure that I wanted to see Cinque Terre because I saw Positano a few years back which was quite impressive and not so touristic (the same style colored houses at the edge of the sea) and I thought nothing can beat that. But I am glad I came to Cinque Terre eventually, the ferry ride was relaxing and it was impressive to see the houses at the edge of the sea, even though it can get quite expensive here: because it’s such a popular location they tend to rip tourists off. For example a simple pancake with Nutella costs 4 euro (FOUR) and plain pasta with sauce around 12-13 Euros!

On top of this, in Italy they add “Coperto” on the bill in restaurants – which can be 1, 2 or 3 Euros per person at the table. ?! It’s a little bothering to tell you the truth. I would expect these charges to be covered by the prices in the menu…

But if you keep away from the center of these cities and find local restaurants, the prices are more reasonable (as you can see in the last photo).

romania_flagNu prea eram convinsa ca vreau sa vad Cinque Terre pentru ca vazusem Positano cu cativa ani in urma (care e impresionant si nu atat de turistic, in acelasi stil de case colorate pe nivele, la tarmul marii). De fapt am ajuns la Cinque Terre ca sa evitam Milano pe care ni-l propusesem la sfarsitul vacantei si buna alegere am facut! Plimbarea cu vaporul de la un oras la altul a fost foarte placuta, in soare (ne-am bronzat!), iar peisajele au fost de vis! Mi s-a parut totusi cam scump, vor sa profite cu preturi mari, fiind foarte vizitat de turisti. O simpla clatita cu Nutella costa 4 euro (adica 17 lei) ceea ce mi s-a parut exagerat, iar o simpla portie de paste (fara carne) in jur de 12-13 euro (adica mult prea mult! sunt totusi DOAR paste). Plus ca in Italia au un stil de a umfla nota de plata adaugand in functie de cat e  de fitzos restaurantul, cate 1, 2 sau 3 euro pentru fiecare persoana care sta la masa (se numeste “coperto” chestia asta).

Dar exista si strazi laturalnice, printre localnici, cu mancare buna la preturi rezonabile, ca in ultima poza.

5 thoughts on “Cinque Terre, Italy

  1. Such beautiful pictures – the colours are wonderful. Loving these posts especially since we are following almost in your footsteps in 2 weeks and visiting Pisa, Florence and 5 Terre!

    • It’s a colorful place, the deep blue of the sea, the paint of the houses…photos look good from any angle, I loved it. Can’t wait to see your photos when you come back from the trip!

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