Cinque Terre Italy,
Five Lands For
Rio Riomaggiore is a
good place to base for
connection to the railway
and the shuttle boats
The tour boats and a railway connect the villages. *no boats to Corniglia.
Rio Riomaggiore is a good place to base for connection to the ferry boats and the
railway which weaves in and out of tunnels along the coast and can offer a means to
reach each village.
The shuttle boats go between villages and stop at each one except a Corniglia.
Above the villages are hiking trails that connect each village.
Each of the towns has its own character. Although now they are only a few minutes
these villages were once isolated by the steep cliffs which are now terraced intensively.
The network of trails over the terraces making a great place for hikers.
In the Five Lands carved out of the rocky hillsides a thousand years ago, the locals fish
the Bay of Ligeria and tend grape vines and olive trees on the terraced hills.
Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mar provide lodging
in one of the best preserved natural areas of the Mediterranean, now a natural park and
preserve. Ferry boat service is augmented by the park bus service between the
Cinque Terre, Ferry Boats Reach the Villages
Cinque Terre Lodging
From your B&B or hotel you can walk downhill to the jetty where the boats pull in.
The Ferry boats make it easy to reach the next village and you could spend your
day walking through the grape orchards and olive groves on trails that connect the
next village and then use the ferry for the return.
From trails high above the Mediterranean Sea you can look down on the village
and their coves by the sea. Each village except Corniglia has a ferry docksite
Hike in the hills or along the shore on the Villa del Amore to the next village,
Manarola. From this trail a dozen little trails lead to outcrops where sunbathers find
some privacy and fishermen find shelter in storms.
The boats nose into the rocks and drop a gangway from the bow. The
boats make it easy to reach each village or return at the end of the day
from a hike.
Every trail and walkway, path set of steps in Cinque Terre is uphill.
The trip back to your B&B or hotel may include many steps up the
steep hills from where the boat docks.
Cinque Terre Lodging is available in Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza,
and Monterosso al Mar, the five villages in Italy connected by hiking trails.
Corniglia does not have ferry boat service but does have train service.
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.
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.
Cinque Terre is north of Pisa on the Mediterranean Coast, south of Genoa. Heavy rains can cause
problems with the trails and the ferry boats can be restricted by heavy seas. These are rare events.
Cinque Terre Lodging,
B&Bs, and Hostels are
found in each of the five
Cinque Terre ferry boats
pull in to a rock jetty at the
end of Riomaggiore main
Ferry Boats reach the villages of Cinque Terre and
offer hikers an alternate return from a hike through
the grape orchards and olive groves above the five
villages. Boats run from Marina de Pisa to Portofino
as they serve each village except Corniglia.
Cinque Terre Ferry Boats
Cinque Terre Ferry Boats
Manarola, Vernazza and
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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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