Cinque Terre National Park was founded in 1999, it was the first Italian national park, but today it is the smallest national park with the surface of 3800 ha. The park located in the province of La Spezia, Liguria in northern Italy. The 5 medieval cliff-side towns in the territory of Cinque Terre are Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare and they’ve been included in UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997.
Riomaggiore is a village which is situated in the southern part of the national park, known for its bell towers. Riomaggiore also has an ancient stone castle which you should add it to your list to visit. The main street in Riomaggiore calls Via Colombo, is the famous street of typical Italian lifestyle, full of restaurants, bars, and ice-cream shops.
Vernazza is the most beautiful of all Cinque Terre villages because of its picturesque landscape. Don’t miss an opportunity of taking a swim on one of two amazing beaches in Vernazza.
Manarola villages is famous or its caves and underwater rocks. In this village, you can find a small swimming area and a pier from which you can dive into crystal clear blue sea.Bright, colorful buildings of Manarola attract the attention of tourists. Modern buildings in the streets of the city have preserved the ancient architectural structures.
Monterosso al Mare
Monterosso al Mare is the oldest and the biggest village of the five small towns of Cinque Terre. The two biggest beaches are located in Monterosso, the first one at Monterosso Fegina (new part of the village) and it is the only sand beach, and the second beach is situated in the old town.
Corniglia is the smallest village of the Cinque Terre. Corniglia has a famous nudist beach Guvano which is pretty difficult to reach since you need to walk through 1 km long tunnel with no lightning. Corniglia is located on the top of the hill, so to reach the village you can only by climbing 365 steps from the train station, or by bus.