My 5 day Visit to the Stunning 5 Villages of Cinque Terre plus the Beautiful Portovenere

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Cinque Terre is made up of five villages: Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare.

I was very fortunate to spend a few days in Cinque Terre, it was one was destination that was my bucket list for a long time. I loved this place so much, as soon as saw a picture of this place in a travel brochure I knew that one day I had to go there.

Cinque Terre is only a couple of hours away from Florence via La Spezia by train, I was lucky enough to based myself at Riomaggiore, a beautiful and amazing village situation right on the coastal cliff. I had a fabulous five days of exploring and relaxing at the Italian Riviera. Well after arriving here, after wanting to come here so long, I was not disappointed. It is incredible how the villages climb up along the  coastal ridges overlooking the sea and with it’s distinguished colourful façades, which makes this place so stunning and a ‘must place’ to visit.

I found the best way to travel to all the villages is to buy the Cinque Terre Card, which includes several services including the shuttle buses, train and usage of the trekking trails. At every train station you can buy the card, get maps and all other information that you need. You can buy either a 1 day, 2 day or 3 day pass which allows to travel as many times as you like. Another way is see the stunning villages is by ferry that runs between the villages from the of end March until beginning of November. It is a place that you need your walking shoes, as are many trails and hidden laneways to explore.


The first of the five villages that make Cinque Terre, when you arrive on the train you first go through a tunnel before arrive at base of the village and from there it is a steep walk up…

Riomaggiore - Cinque Terre

Riomaggiore – Cinque Terre

I loved Cinque Terre it was definitely on my bucket list, it is a stunning and beautiful part of Italy.

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I'm Michaela a born & raised Brisbane girl who loves to travel and has seen many parts of the world, cultures .  I have traveled extensively throughout Australia, Europe, Asia and also ventured to America.  ​ I hope you enjoy reading about my experiences and tips. ​ If need any assistance trying to decide where to go or need to need a customized itinerary, don;t hesitate to contract me.  
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