Italy's Cinque Terre
Five Lands In Medieval
Hiking in the villages on
trails between the
Cinque Terre Villages, Where is Cinque Terre, The Five Lands For
Hiking Italy's Coast
Cinque Terre Hiking, Italy
Hiking the grape orchards and olive groves high
above the Mediterranean Sea, you look down on five
tiny villages tucked into the rocks between the beach
and the steep hills.
Cinque Terre villages that have resisted progress for a
thousand years and still live by simple grape growing,
fishing, and the harvesting of olives.
While hiking above the villages on the steep hills, you
see the Mediterranean Sea below each town from the
necklace of trails that connects the olive groves and
Cinque Terre can be reached by train from Rome,
Florence, Pisa, or Genoa, by boat from Pisa, La
Spezia, Geno, and Portofino, and by road.
Travel lightly in Cinque Terre, every road, trail, path
and walkway is uphill including the stairs to your hotel.
Reach Cinque Terre and the Hiking Trails
Trains from the south and north reach Cinque Terre.
During the warmer months boats out of La Spezia, Pisa,
and Portofino also serve the villages.
Paved roads along the high cliffs above the villages also
serve each town. With the many ways to arrive, the
Cinque Terre still has its remoteness.
Imagine walking through grape orchards and olive groves
high above the Mediterranean Sea and looking down to
five tiny villages tucked into the rocks between the beach
and the steep hills. You have stepped back in time to
Italy's Cinque Terre, fishing villages that have
resisted progress for a thousand years.
Reach each village by the train, the hiking trails that
connect olive groves and vineyards in the hills high above
the villages, or by the boats that nose onto the jetties and
drop a gangway.
There are few roads in the villages. Cinque Terre's main
link with the outside world is the railway which weaves in
and out of tunnels along the coast. The villages are only a
few minutes apart by train or coastal passenger ferry.
Otherwise you get from village to village by a network of
The Five Lands or Five Terre describes the five small
fishing villages built into the hills above the Bay of Liguria:
Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and
One of the best preserved natural areas of the
Mediterranean, Cinque Terre residents enjoy a life of
fishing and viticulture which has created a unique
landscape of stone walls and terraces.
Gothic architecture, the extensive network of paths joining
the villages along the border of sea and the farming life
make the Cinque Terre a place unique.
Built into stony niches on mountainside cliffs that shoot up
from the sea, Cinque Terre forms a formidable barrier to
development and a perfect nature park.
Located near the Gulf of the Poets, as the nearby waters
are called, Cinque Terre has always attracted visitors
because of its pace and charm. Byron and Shelly
tramped these coasts absorbing the climate, art, history,
traditions, and the cuisine of Liguria. Portovenere and
the nearby cities of La Spezia, and Lerici act as relatively
modern bookends for the ancient villages of the Cinque
Cinque Terre Climate, What To Wear in Cinque Terre, Italy:
If you are flying into Rome for a trip to Cinque Terre you can count on the temperature being warm year round.
You can keep your wardrobe simple. Base it on a few neutral colors like brown and black to travel light and
Black is a popular color for clothing in Italy Rome is a sophisticated city and could require formal dress in
some restaurants (Necktie suit jacket, dress)
Cinque Terre will be casual dress throughout. Hiking clothes for trail use between villages
Rome has a climate similar to the mid USA at sea level, cool Dec. Jan. 40s but no ice or snow, warm summers,
June July August, 80s possible light rain in Spring. October is the wettest month.
Cinque Terre is north of Rome on the Mediterranean Coast south of Genoa.
The Cinque Terre Villages are on the coast of Italy, south of
Genoa and north of La Spezia.
Five Terre describes Five Lands connected by trails that are ideal
for hiking Italy's coast.
The villages offer walking trails through grape orchards and olive
groves high above the Mediterranean Sea.
Cinque Terre Villages are
connected by ferry boat
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|When To Go To Cinque Terre Italy:
Mid March to Mid November is a good time to visit The Cinque Terre.
Mid summer can be crowded.
Winter months are without snow but could be cool with January averaging from 40f lows to 55f highs.
Cinque Terre hiking is good any season. The trails are used by farmers who grow grapes and olives and
they remain open year round.
May (60degree f highs to 45 lows) and the early part of June are ideal. Cinque Terre is on the Mediterranean
Sea north of Pisa and south of Genoa and the sea moderates the climate.
The end of June, and all of July and August can be warm in the mid day (June 60-70) and crowded at times
as much of Europe takes its summer vacation. (August 83 highs to 65 lows)
Summer months are warm and dry.
Weather is ideal in May and June and September October, great months to visit and not too crowded.
November 45 lows -60 Highs f
Rain could come in any month but will be infrequent in the summer, more frequent Sept, Oct, March. The
wettest months are March and October the driest June July, August.
Cinque Terre is extremely hilly including the town streets and likely the stairway to your lodging; pack lightly.
Mid March to Mid November will find most seasonal attractions open and the ferry boats running.
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