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Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

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Beautiful but can't be fully appreciated in a short time

We visited three of the five villages of Cinque Terra in September 2015 during a very good tour of Tuscany with Gate 1 Travel. These are beautiful picturesque villages mostly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
Morganville, NJ
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Morganville, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We visited three of the five villages of Cinque Terra in September 2015 during a very good tour of Tuscany with Gate 1 Travel. These are beautiful picturesque villages mostly folded into narrow terraced ravines that open to the Ligurian Sea. We did a bus stop overlooking beautiful Riomaggiore then stopped at Manarola where we walked down into the pretty... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Our family of five was half way through a month long trip across Italy when we stopped for three nights in Riomaggiore, the southernmost of the five towns that comprise the Cinque Terra. These are ancient fishing villages perched on the cliffs overlooking the Ligurian Sea. We found our lodging through HomeAway and ended up in a nice two bedroom... More 

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Cinque Terre is a truly beautiful place that touches people in different ways. As the name suggests there are five towns along the Italian Riveria and its so great because each person that visits has their own favorite. Mine was Manarola, but I also really liked Varnazza and Rigamiorre (spelling?). All are unique in their own way. Its easy to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Cinque Terre - the Italian Riviera - is famous worldwide, and present in the wishing list of millions of travelers around the world. Last September I had the chance to visit it for the first time, and my last minute decision about making the visit only by boat (instead of train or a combination of trains and boats) revealed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We took advantage of a tour that arranged transportation from Lucca by van to the train station. Visited 3 of the 5 villages. I hear Cinque Terre is now overcrowded. If Rick Steves mentions it, the secret is out! Luckily we visited in October and seemed to be more of an off season. The streets were still busy but not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The south-eastern end of “Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre” offers some exceptional views and descents. The last village of Campiglia is located along the path connecting Riomaggiore with Portovenere. From the small central square facing the Church You can dominate the harbor of La Spezia and, on the other side, the open sea. You can reach Campiglia by bus from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

The cinque terre towns are all very picturesque from a distance but up close, they're no more than a collection of old buildings with faded paint. Best of the lot for us was Manarola and Riomaggiore - the quintessential towns. Venazza is quite nice as well. Monterosso is more a kin to many sea side towns. In Manarola - walk... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The former beautiful paradise of Cinque Terre is now ruined. Thousands of ill-mannered tourists with selfie sticks crowding out the tiny towns of the Cinque Terre. Most of the waterfront walking trails are now permanently closed, forcing walkers onto longer, steeper and more rugged trails, (great perhaps for those younger than me). Half hour queues to buy train tickets. Jam... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

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

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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