Drive 60 min. north to La Spezia, park your car in front of the railway station, hop on a train and in 10 minutes you are in â€˜Cinque Terreâ€™ (Five Lands): five miles of a breathtakingly beautiful rocky coast at the border of Tuscany and Liguria, framed by two promontories at each end.
Discover the incredible beauty of the five villages of Vernazza, Manarola, Corniglia, Riomaggiore and Monterosso, each built upon spurs of stone or laying in clusters along very small inlets. Walk along the winding paths overlooking enchanting beaches and bays, or admire the hundreds of miles of walls and terraces built by man to cultivate vineyards that cling steeply to the cliffs, making this region a true masterpiece where the work of man and natural beauty found an ideal balance.
The Cinque Terre region was declared a National Park in 1999 and has been protected by UNESCO as a unique natural environment since 1997.
You can also tour the region by sea by taking one of the many passengers boats which regularly serve the five villages from Porto Venere (La Spezia).