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Monterosso al Mare
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About Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre -- Five Lands -- is a collection of five fishing villages overlooking the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the Italian region of Liguria. The coastal villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare form a national park with some of the most stunning coastal hiking routes in the world, one of the paths connecting all the villages to each others. The area is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List for the unique landscapes and outstanding cultural value.
Cinque Terre is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy and can be conveniently reached by train, as there is a railway station in each of the villages. There is a frequent service from Genova to La Spezia, where you can change to the local train heading for the villages of Cinque Terre.
The accommodation capacity in Cinque Terre is very limited and therefore it is essential to make a booking in advance. Mostly, the quality of Cinque Terra hostels is good and prices extremely high, especially in summer and around Easter. For those traveling on a shoestring, places in La Spezia and even Genova are likely to offer cheaper beds.
All the villages are amazingly pretty, easily accessible, and intending to serve visitors but they are all unique and have a different feel. In a nutshell, Monterosso al Mare is the largest and the most touristy whereas Vernazza is often considered the most picturesque; Corniglia is the only village lacking the direct access to the sea, Manarola has best -- if rocky -- swimming facilities and Riomaggiore is hosting an ancient stone castello.
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"Mar-Mar is a great place to stay in Cinque Terre. Located in the first town of Riomaggiore, it's about a three-minute walk from the train station. There is a big blue sign indicating the location of Mar-Mar. Basically you follow the tunnel from the train station, turn left at the end, and walk up the hill for one hundred meters. You'll see restaurants on your left and right, and then you'll see the Mar Mar sign. The front desk girl Amy...
"Perfect for the traveler who wants the best of both worlds--a quiet town and access to the bigger cities--Ostello Tramonti stands between Cinque Terre and La Spezia. It offers access touristy locations and small getaways. So, whether you're a relax-on-the-beach traveler or a hike-to-the-nearest-town person this hostel is central to it all. The Location Ostello Tramonti is located in the small mountain town of Biassa--a quiet, beautiful...
"The staff at Affittacamere Patrizia does everything possible to make guests comfortable -- the rooms are clean and the location (in the first town of the famed Cinque Terre hike) is ideal. We absolutely recommend it. The Location This hostel is spread across several apartments over the city. From the train station, the hostel's main office is up the main hill and from the main office the rooms a substantial hike away. Staircases on the...
Ostello di Corniglia
"Helpful staff, easy to find location, clean rooms -- Ostello di Corniglia is not quaint and cozy the way some apartments of the Cinque Terre may be, but for a hostel it's perfect. The Location It's right in the center of town with a great location. Just follow the path/main road and you can't miss it next to the post office and municipal buildings, steps from the square. Like everywhere in the Cinque Terre, the views are great. You...
Hostel 5 Terre
"My first HOSTEL experience - Hostel 5 Terre is a really good hostel. I do not have any past hostels to compare it to, but the 5 nights I stayed in Manarola was a pleasant experience. The hostel is clean and well kept. The staff is very nice and personal. They try to do a lot to accommodate the guests. The food served at the hostels is above average. Overall, I met some really cool people and have made many new friends while staying at Hostel...
Affittacamere Stella Cinque Terre
"Beautiful view and fantastic terrace - Beautiful view and fantastic terrace. stella the owner is magic." … "Affittacamere Stella Cinque Terre offers a private room with fantastic view and terrace. It is located only 5 minutes on foot from the centre of the town in Riomaggiore. The place is very romantic and perfect for couple. Please note: Cancellation policy: 3 days advance notice Late cancellation or noshow - one night...
5 Terre Backpackers
"… in the morning to reach monterosso and two in the evening to come back to the hostel. You can arrange this service at your arrival at the hostel. Also groups that travel around this area with their own way of transport are welcome. Free parking is on the main square of Corvara. We have a bar service open for having hot breakfast and italian dinner!!! Laundry service available. You can do on-line booking to our...
"… and have the possibility to stay in very clean and tidy rooms in our property in the center of Riomaggiore. We offer rooms with shared bathrooms or ensuite,in centre of town or in the top with a view or near the water,close to the trails,the beach,the train station,near the restaurants and bars. Please note: Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first...
Ostello Cinque Terre Hostel
"It is pretty tough arriving at Ostello Cinque Terre with a backpack, as it's at the top of the long street winding up from the train station. However the setting is lovely. There is a tiny church in the piazza just before you turn off for the hostel and it's a nice place to go to Mass to see some of the older Manarolans. This hostel is pretty well established and very clean. There are bathrooms in each bedroom and some really nice people...
"Don't! - I am laughing reading these reviews. I stayed at Mamma Rosa's in 1991. Yes it was there then! and It sounds like they have not cleaned the place since. It was filthy, damp, and smelt like Cat's Piss (and I like cats!). I endured the night and left the money on the bed (reluctantly) and walked out at 5 am!" … "Worst hostel experience of my life - The most dirtiest place I've ever seen!!! My friend and I booked in online and...
La Dolce Vita Rooms
"Good - We loved the Cinque Terre, and really this place is ok value for money. I think maybe the apartments can differ (some have views, some don't). Our room was pretty spartan, but at the end of the day it was a cheap place to sleep." … "Great with a few small exceptions - I stayed here last week and really liked it. Riomaggoire is a great town in the Cinque Terre to stay in because there aren't a whole lot of tourists. My room was...
"Lovely! - Very clean and cozy environment, the staffs were helpful and friendly. Highly recommended!" … "Perfect for Riomaggiore - More like an apartment than a hostel, we shared a 4 bed room with two other girls. It had a kitchenette and was right off the main road. Not too much of a hike and the staff were excellent. Very clean and really cute." … "… not included Taxes Included WiFi is not offered in the properties...
Affittacamere il Carugio
"… is located in one fascinating, silent and very characteristic place in the middle of Riomaggiore.Carugio's name derives from the street in which it is located since the word itself means "high street among houses", according to the Ligurian dialect. The structure in question is recommended to people wanting to enter the real spirit of Cinqueterre, living a unique holiday going back in time and leaving comforts' dependence...
Affittacamere Alessandro Carro
"Excellent! Extremely confortable, amazing view! - Staff very kind and attentive! The room has an amazing view of the city and the ocean in the background! Nice bedroom, with a helpful fridge and living room! Easy to get, and Vernazza is the most beautiful of the Cinque Terre!" … "… shower moreover there is a little snack angle. For the guests there are the home appliances: a fridge, an electric kettle, and a hair dryer. The...
"… can reach the beach and the track 'Via dell'Amore' that link Riomaggiore to Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, giving you the unforgettable moments. Please call one hour before arrival. Payment only cash on arrival. IMPORTANT NOTE: IF THERE IS SOME KIND OF UNFORSEEN PROBLEM AND YOU'LL BE LATE OR IN ADVANCE about your arrival time specified in your booking, YOU 'LL HAVE TO CALL US so that arrangements can be...
Guelfi Giulia Affittacamere
"Perfect location in Cinque Terre to stay at - This high quality finished and well equipped apartment is worth its price. The location is perfect -- on the hill, just few steps to the main street and close to the hiking trails. It benefits from two terraces with amazing views. Neighbourhood is quiet during the night and alive during the day (in a positive sense). Friendly, trouble-free staff. Worth of recommendation." … "… train...
"… view and wonderful paths which connect Corniglia to Vernazza and to Manarola. The apartment is situated in the centre of Corniglia, in a excellent position. We offer a double bedroom ( or twin bed if preferred), bathroom and kitchen. There is also a sofabed and two sun terraces, one has a stunning seaview. The terraces are perfect for relaxing or having breakfast and dinner as they are equipped with table, deckchairs and...
"Our apartment is ideal for long and short stay and can host up to 4 persons. It is also ideal for the couple in honey moon. The apartment is very cosy and nice decorated, look at the stony arch at the bottom absolutely amazing. Bathroom and beds linen included. Located in a really nice area our flat will give us the colors of home. We are in Vernazza one of the most beautiful Cinque Terre. Check in from 3:00 to 5:00 pm Check out...
A Vigna Du Raffa
Monterosso al Mare
"… created by Raffaele himself. Our property also has a communal patio space which creates a perfect environment to socialize with other guests or relax quietly under the shade of our vine. A Vigna du Raffa offers complete customer service, assisting our clients both prior to and during their stay in any way possible. A Vigna du Raffa is owned and operated by a young Italian guy (Diego) which helps us to accommodate our...
"Lisettarooms offers an Apartment with kitchen, bathroom and a large terrace. Single or double bed, full kitchen, private bathroom inside the room. The apartment is in the center of the village of Vernazza, the terrace over the main road which precedes the typical square with the church and the harbor. Please note: Cash only on arrival Check in: from 14:00 to 18:00, please inform us about the arrival time Departure: by 10:00 am" …...
"Fantastic! - Great location, close to train station which links all 5 villages. Great facilities, with oven, hop, fridge, freezer and sink. Great owner. Close to sea." … "… but with new bathrooms with free hot showers and fan.Each apartment is good for group of friends or families,they fit till six people each.At walk distance you'll find restaurant, shops, banks,loundry-mat,internet-access and walking trail .Double rooms are...
Casa della Vecchia Posta
"… apartment in Corniglia leads to a furnished terrace and is equipped with an LCD TV with DVD player and a comfy double sofa. A small bed for children can be provided. The kitchen of this accommodation in Cirque Terre comes with all the modern amenities you may need to cook at home including hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and kettle. This apartment benefits from having a great location being just metres away from two attractive...
"… are divided in apartments and rooms. The apartments have 3, 4 or 5 beds. All apartments have a kitchen with stove, fridge, pans and pots, and a private bathroom with shower. The rooms have 2, 3 or 4 beds . All the rooms are with shared bath ( except one that has a private bath ). Prices include linen, towels and final cleaning. Please note: Check In: from 1.00 pm until 6.00 pm Check Out: 10.00 am Cancellation...
"… the train station and a short walk from the beach with shops and restaurants. The apartment consists of two floors connected internally on the top floor entrance with kitchenette, living room with two beds and a balcony with sea view, internal staircase connects the ground floor with a double bedroom, bathroom with shower and a balcony overlooking the square. Please note: Check In: after 2.00 pm (please contact directly...
Ca' de Baran Apartments
"… of the village. The room has bathroom with shower and hairdryer, tv-sat , ari conditioning little fridge. A little window overlooking on the pedestrian Street In our common area you will find WI_FI free, maps all information to visite our region. We wait you for in The Cinque Terre's Park. Please note: Check in: from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm Check out: 10.00 am Latest check in is at 5pm, after 5pm we ask an...
Country Garden House
"… room which leads to the large kitchen, where you can prepare delicious dinners. On the cool terrace overlooked the panorama you can organize parties. In the huge garden in front of the house your children can play in the garden. The house has two large bedrooms with a bathroom and a smaller one ensuite. The size of the two large rooms is about 35 square meters. The house has a special atmosphere, ideal for groups of friends...
Il Borgo di Campi
"… air conditioning and heating. Every apartment has its own private garden or balcony, with table, chairs and parasol. Il Borgo di Campi Policies and Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival. Check in from 15:00 to 20:00. If you are delayed please contact the property to make sure they can arrange a late check-in as the reception always closes at...
"Casa Andrea is a lovely apartment in quiet and panoramic location with fully equipped kitchen linen included TV. The apartment offers a private bathroom with shower and private balcony with views over the village Please note: Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 13:00 to 19:00 . Check out before 10:30. Payment upon...
"… apartment is stunning, overlooking the beautiful coastline of Cinque Terre. The apartment is very central. It offers a double room with seaview, bathroom, kitchen with sofabed and big terrace. The terrace has the seaview and is equipped with tables, deckchairs and light for the evening. 'La Mansarda' is a perfect accomodation for having a relaxing holiday in 5 Lands. Little and medium size pets are welcome. We live near...
"Our beautiful house is at your complete disposal for short or long stay. Come and enjoy the amazing wiew from our roof terrace you will be completely astonished by such a wonderful landscape. We dispose of a nice apartment that provides you all the comforts you may need to make your stay to us unforgettable. You can pick up the keys at the following address: Via Fieschi 156, Corniglia, the yellow house at the bottom of the building....
"… and 2 private sea view terraces equiped with tables chairs and light for the evening. It is a perfect accommodations for families or couples of friends traveling together. The facility is located in a dominating, quiet and sunny position. It consists of adjacent apartments/ rooms with terraces equipped with table, deckchairs and light for the evening. Please note: Check in: from 3.00 pm Check Out: 10.00 am...
5 Terre Casanova Castello
"… and the other one is in the alley going to the castle. Situated in typical Ligurian houses, the two apartments are very cosy and well equipped, and will give you the opportunity to spend a pleasurable holiday away from city chaos and lifestyle. You’ll live in close contact with the sea, nature, sunsets and the breathtaking scenarios of this unique area without renouncing to everyday comfort. Prices include the use of kitchen(with...
5 Terre Casanova - Carugio
"The apartment is made up of a large double room with two windows on the carugio, a fully-equipped kitchen (with pots and pans, dishes, salt, coffee, etc.) and the bathroom. Two additional beds available. The apartment has a heating system and can be rented all year long. Prices include a fully-equipped kitchen (with pots and pans, dishes, salt, coffee, etc.), linen and final cleaning. For a big gruop you can rents all the room s...
"… living room, a kitchen, fully equipped and a bathroom, with shower and washing machine, as well as a bedroom with a comfortable double bed, and a balcony. The living room contains a pull-out couch, which can accommodate two people. The house is located about 100 meters above the pedestrian tunnel to the railway station, on the way to the ancient church of San Lorenzo. Distance to the sea is 5 minutes on foot. Please...
"… have a fridge, fan or AC and always hot water in the showers. Our staff will make sure you get the best of your stay in 5 Terre, orientation, walking tour and just personal help. Attention, please: all guests are required to check-in no later than 8pm on their arrival day. Please do not book if you are not able to meet this requirement. Check-out at 1030am.Payment only in cash. Riomaggiore is a south village of 5 Terre, making...
"In the centre of Vernazza, the most fascinating village of Cinque Terre, we offer double rooms with bathroom and some with sea view. The family Carro will welcome you in a friendly atmosphere.I have 6 rooms, all with private bath, 3 of these have sea view, and a beautiful balcony on the sea. All the rooms are very close to the centre of Vernazza, 5 Terre, and are independent: you will have the key to return home at any time you want.We take...
"… a 5 minute walk from the train station, the beach and the famous Via dell'Amore the Lover's Lane. Carugio' is located in one fascinating, silent and very characteristic place in the middle of Riomaggiore. Carugio's name derives from the street in which it is located since the word itself means 'tigh street among houses', according to the Ligurian dialect. The structure in question is recommended to people wanting to enter the real...
"… stay. We are very close to Vernazza downtown. One of there room has a little balcony from wich you can see the town while frink a good glass of Sciacchetr, 5 Terre's the most important wine. Moreover we have 1 room for 4 people with private bath,the room is very simple,very clean. it is on the ground floor, but it is just one minute from the central square. Taking care of details is a must: cleanings, waiting for...
Monterosso al Mare
"… rooms are perfectly situated just barely behind the main beachfront promenade,which allows our guests a bit of escape from the hustle and bustle, with the beach still being only a few steps away. Our rooms are also just 5 minutes by foot from the train station. All the best restaurants, cafs and pubs that Monterosso has to offer are just a short walk from the rooms, which makes Le Sirene Guesthouse convenient for any type of...
La Casa di Venere
"… double and triple, all with bathroom equipped with modern furniture.We rent also different type of apartments Check in time is from 2 p.m. till 8 p.m. in via Sant'Antonio n. 114. All request and reservations are accepted via e-mail and must have a credit card for the guarantee. The payment for the stay has to be done on arrival. Please advise by email about your arrival time, check in only till 8pm, check out 10am. breakfast not...
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Cinque Terre Travel Tips & Suggestions
I thought I had died and gone to heaven. They have beautiful unspoilt scenery. I wish I was there now.
I have been there two times and I'm going back in three weeks. It has changed me forever and I will always see the beautiful sights, sounds, smells, and sea in my mind. I dream of the time that I spent there and will forever relish the memories that I have.
— Ian "bubs" Corso, Marina Baseball
Cinque Terre is a real a paradise place to go and it has ideal combination of wandering in wild nature, swimming in sea, and sunbathing on the beach.
Been there twice and would go again in a heartbeat. Cinque Terre is especially good for those who want some physical activity and scenery too. Stayed in Riomaggiore which was less touristy than the others, but any of the 5 villages would do!
I went to Cinque Terre in 2004 on recommendation of a friend. I truly felt like I had stepped back in time. Definitely medieval, it was actually a very spiritual experience. Loved the place and will return there one day. It beat the BIG cities like Florence any day.
Cinque Terre is my favorite place in this amazing world. It has been over two years since I have been there, but I can still smell the fresh air and see the vivid images of the locales in their natural state. The food, the wine, and the view provides for the best feelings one can have. I can't wait to get back there! Not to mention the awesome and really cheap hostel options. Me and my friends practically had our own apartment for a mere 20 euro a night!
We would have made the last village but we had too much wine in Corniglia. We crawled to Vernazza with smiles on our faces. We'll be back.
— Nancy in Idaho
I've been to Italy three times and Cinque Terre was my favorite. It truly is unspoiled. The locals were nice. We hit town around dusk one day and didn't have a room. Met some nice people and they rented out a small apartment. Spent two nights. Ate well and relaxed. Going back in 05.
— Mario D.
Cinque Terre, how is it not one of the wonders of the modern world? I was travelling and stumbled across this place from a recommendation from a fellow traveller. It's absolutely breath taking. My only request, if you go, respect it, it's beautiful and needs to stay that way.
— Steve - UK
If you go to Italy, please make sure you visit Cinque Terre. We stayed in Riomaggiore and it ended up being my favorite of the towns. It seriously changed me forever.
Cinque Terre is AWESOME. The trains between the five cities stop running early, around 12 am, so you should stay in a town where the night scene suits you. The five cities are Riomaggiore, Manorola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Moneterosso. Monterosso is the biggest and has the best beach. They are all very tiny. We stayed in Riomaggiore, which we loved. If you can't find a hostel, ask around about rooms once you are there. We stayed with an old family that rented out rooms. It was very pleasant and clean and we were treated well. Don't miss the hike!
There is no place more delightful!
Is Cinque Terra the most beautiful place on earth or what. I have been there twice and love it.
I love Riomaggiore and the people I met there were great...family setting...drink wine, share food and then hit Bar Centrale for a night cap. Fun times!
— John T
I have been to the Cinque Terre two times and I cannot get enough. Hope to return next year.
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