May 2014 – Special Report: The Cinque Terre

cover-may2014 Explore and Stay in The Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre, or “five lands,” is perhaps Italy’s most idyllic seaside cluster of villages. We profile Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore and tell you which village might be best for your needs and where to stay — everywhere from a private villa to a charming agriturismo.

Getting Around The Cinque Terre
There are four ways to get from village to village in the Cinque Terre: car, train, boat and on foot. We give you the scoop on how to get around and provide extensive hiking information since that is one of the most popular ways to see the five villages.

Drinking Up The Cinque Terre
In the Cinque Terre, they call it “heroic winemaking” because of the back-breaking effort that goes into each and every bottle of wine made here. Our resident sommelier tells you about the local wines and where to sample them.

Where to Eat in The Cinque Terre
On the menu: anchovies, foccacia, pasta al pesto and many other Ligurian specialties. We profile world-class restaurants, hole-in-the wall delis and everything in between in our search for the best food in the Cinque Terre.

Exploring the Neighboring Coastal Towns
We think a trip to the Cinque Terre isn’t complete without also exploring the nearby towns that make up the beautifully rugged Riviera Levante (Riviera of the Rising Sun): Lerici, Portovenere, Portofinoand Levanto.

Meet Our Guests Editors
The incredible Kate Little (who lives in Monterosso) and Megan McCaffrey (who lives in Lerici) wrote this entire special report. We were so lucky to have two Cinque Terre insiders share their favorite places and visiting CT strategies!

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