Exploring Cinque Terra
Cinque Terre is on the west coast of Italy, bordering the Ligurian Sea – part of the Mediterranean. There are five villages along this area of coastline, all connected by walking trails. From north to south the villages are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Despite the fact that we had researched the area and saw pictures on the internet, we were still amazed at the beauty of the area.
Vernazza, the village where we stayed, and Monterosso were badly damaged in 2012, when storms caused flooding and mudslides. Most of the properties have been restored or rebuilt and tourists are again visiting the area.
One of the most popular activities in the region is hiking between the towns. My daughter and I hiked from Vernazza to Cornigia...