The Cinque Terre in 20 Photos: A Guide to the Five Lands of Italy

February 9, 2017

The Cinque Terre, a little coastal section along the northern Ligurian Coast in Italy, is home to five of the most picturesque towns in a country packed with stunning architecture and landscapes. We only needed one shot to convince us to go, but here are twenty if you need more convincing.

Check out our recommendation for the best place to stay and our guide to hiking in the Cinque Terre. If you’re debating between the Amalfi Coast and the Cinque Terre, see our comparison here.





Vernazza, Italy | The Cinque Terre

Vernazza, Italy | The Cinque Terre

Vernazza, Italy | The Cinque Terre

Monterosso al Mare

Cinque Terre Italy Monterosso al mare

Monterosso, Italy | 5 Tips for hiking in the Cinque Terre

Monterosso, Italy | The Cinque Terre

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  • Reply Which Italian Coast: Cinque Terre vs Amalfi Coast February 9, 2017 at 12:02 pm

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  • Reply Renee Hahnel February 9, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Wow, as if I didn’t already want to go to the Cinque Terre enough! This has fueled my wanderlust even more. Beautiful post 🙂

    • Reply nomanbefore February 9, 2017 at 12:07 pm

      Thanks for checking out our post, Renee! As we (hopefully) have gotten better at photography, I wish I could go back and take more photos. I wouldn’t mind more hiking, swimming or more of the delicious food either. 😉

  • Reply Marija February 9, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Photos are simply spectacular!!! Love this post!

    • Reply Kelly Barcus February 9, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Hi Marija, Thanks so much for stopping by! There really isn’t a bad angle on this place; all the villages are different but so beautiful!

  • Reply Céline Berthelot June 19, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Powerful pictures !
    How fit do you have to be to hike in the Cinque Terre ?

    Thank you !

    • Reply nomanbefore June 20, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Hi Céline, I would be comfortable with walking for a few hours, and able to handle a few inclines. The steepest parts on the Blue Path that is currently open is the set of stairs when leaving Monterosso. The great thing about hiking the Blue Path is that you can do one portion and catch the train back. I would say the easiest way to go is starting in Corniglia and ending in Vernazza; that way, you’re mostly heading down since you’re starting up on the cliffs and ending at sea level.

  • Reply Céline Berthelot June 21, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Thank you for the info, especially the starting point in Corniglia !

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