Vernazza has long been considered to be the beauty queen of the Cinque Terre and it is hard for us not to agree!
Monterosso: Cinque Terre Village
Monterosso has the most choices for hotels, restaurants and nightlife. The long boardwalk on the sea is built over the largest beach of the Cinque Terre.
Corniglia: Cinque Terre Village
Corniglia is in the geographic center of the Cinque Terre and unlike its sister villages, is perched on top of a promontory looking over the sea.
Explore and Stay in the Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre - perhaps Italy's most idyllic seaside cluster of villages. Even though the architecture, cuisine and lifestyle are very similar among the towns, there was little interaction over the past thousand years and each village developed its own quirky personality.
Where to Eat in the Cinque Terre: Our Favorite Restaurants
Our insiders pick their favorite places to eat in the five villages of the Cinque Terre. There's a restaurant built into the train tracks in Monterosso, a spot for the most traditional Ligurian dishes and eateries with views to die for...
Meet the Guest Editors of Our Cinque Terre Issue
We are proud to have two Cinque Terre insiders (they're also local residents and travel experts) to write our special report on the five villages. These ladies provide lots of insider tips!
Wine: Drink Up in the Cinque Terre
Winemaking in the Cinque Terre is called "heroic winemaking" because of the back-breaking effort that goes into each and every bottle of wine made here. The famous white wines are primarily made from the three white grapes: Bosco, Albarola and Vermentino.
Genoa Travel Guide: Where to Stay and Eat, Palaces and Tour Guides
When you're ready to visit Genoa, consult our mini-guide? We've got great places to taste Ligurian cuisine, former palaces turned hotels and museums and charming Genoa tour guides to show you around.
Exploring the Palazzi and Piatti of Genoa
At first glance, a newcomer may wonder what Petrarch was thinking when he dubbed Genoa "La Superba." But it doesn't take long to first discover and then delight in the charms of this ancient fishing village-cum-bustling seaport. And many are found in the city's palaces and restaurants.
Great Local Tour Guides in the Cinque Terre, Liguria, the Lakes, Milan and Lombardy
Whether you want to see the stunning Cinque Terre by boat with a local captain or by land, hiking with a local expert, we've got the guides for you. Ready to experience the magic of the Lakes and Lombardy? We reveal fabulous locals to show you around.