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Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

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Guided walks are great!

I found out about the guided walks which was free! Some may have cost 2.5 euros. Chiara was our guide for the walk from Levanto to Monterroso. She was awesome - very warm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

This is clearly a beautiful place but on the day it seemed like the whole of Italy descended on it. The Cinque Terre is very close to La Spezia where a lot of cruises dock, and boy did it show. The trains were packed as were the villages so negating any pleasure from the trip. That said if you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

I found out about the guided walks which was free! Some may have cost 2.5 euros. Chiara was our guide for the walk from Levanto to Monterroso. She was awesome - very warm, informative, friendly and professional who showed a genuine interest in people. It was great to join a group and Chiara provided much information on the way of... More 

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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

I was seeking enchantment and instead found hordes of angry, sweaty, disrespectful dweebs pushing and shoving their way through the streets of these picturesque towns as if they were on a mission to ride as many rides at Disneyland in a day as they possibly could. People cursed and pushed one another on the trains and we were packed like... More 

Eugene, Oregon
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

I went to Cinque Terre before Rick Steves. It's was beautiful. Now after Rick Steves don't go unless it's the off season. We went in late September and the little towns are overrun. The trains and boats are standing room only.

Whitby, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This place is ridiculous, a unesco world heritage site turned into a tacky tourist trap filled with bus loads of buffoons and ignorant ppl. If you want to see this area of the world, bring Ur shoes and walk the trails between villages, you'll lose the riffraff this way. Every store is moronic tourist crap and very high prices. A... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Church bells going, views to die for, steps to die for..... staying in vernazza there are steps going every which way, to Corniglia is about 1.5 hour walk each way. To Monterossa is about 2 hours walk each way. Or just take the train. Walk to the fort and castle for amazing views and photos. Go for a swim, eat... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We stayed in Vernazza but hiked from Riomaggiore to Manarola. The seaside boardwalk had suffered some damage & so that path was closed so we decided to walk the trail! What a hike!! Bring lots of water & good shoes. There are many, many steps. Some pretty steep but the views are worth it!! Arriving in Manarola, we enjoyed a... More 

Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Best of the 5 villages to visit are : 1. Monterosso 2. Vernazza 3. Riomaggiore 4. Manarola 5. Corniglia ( nothing much here - can be skipped - Centre is far and about 10min by walk ) Cheapest and fastest way is regional trains taking only 3 to 5 minutes between each of them. www.trenitalia.com You need to buy a... More 

East Jerusalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Arriving to La Spezia from Rome was somewhat disappointing. But when we took the boat tour to Cinque Terre we knew we made the right choice. Amazing nature: sea, mountains, rocks, beautiful small villages, each with its special character, castles and mountainous tracks with fascinating panoramic views. In short, we enjoyed every moment.

Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Having spent 5 hours visiting the villages of the Cinque Terre by train yesterday I can confirm that it was one if not the most dissapointing travel experiences I have had to date. I spent more time on the Indian style packed train than I did at the Villages which are so overcrowded with mass tourism you could hardly move,... More 


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