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“Stunning” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre

Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
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Ranked #4 of 24 attractions in Cinque Terre
Type: National Parks
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Bungendore, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This National Park is gorgeous, you keep feeling you have fallen into a film set. As I am not particularly mobile we took the one day boat ride and that was the right thing to do as we got to 4 of the five villages with time in each and with one enough time to have a decent lunch. All the villages were wonderful, won't even attempt to separate them. The colours of the villages and the rivers through each one were magic. the water in the area of the Med was as clear as crystal. The mountains just run straight down to the sea and there villages cling around the rivers to the sides of these mountains, makes you realise just how tough life must have been before trains and cars. A magic day.

Visited April 2013
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Grenoble, France
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“A must-see National Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We spent a day in the Cinque Terre, visiting 4 out of the 5 villages (not enough time!). Vernazza and Manarola were our favorites. Vernazza for its view and Manarola for the small-town feel. Bring your good walking shoes and take the time to walk from one village to another, through the vineyards. This National Park is a must-see, but avoid the tourist high-season as it must be miserable. We visited in early May, and the trains between the towns were full, cafes and restaurants were full at lunch...

Visited May 2013
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Nashville, TN
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“Beautiful place to explore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We are just finishing up our trip here and greatly enjoyed it. There are tons of hiking paths here. The region had a lot of rain in march and a few mudslides damaged portions of trail number 2 which is the most direct coastal path between the towns. That said, the path between Vernazza and monterroso al mar (2 hours and fairly challenging) of trail 2 is open and passable. trail number 2 is only one of many hikes between and among the villages that make up cinque terre so there is still much to do and see. Hiking maps are readily available and incredible vistas are available along many of the trails. You can find a strenuous 10 hour hike down to a moderate 1.5 hour hike to see a small ruin or church. The ferry service is up and running and is a great way to explore the towns after a good hike.

Visited April 2013
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Aviano, Italy
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“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This is truly a beautiful area. There are five villages you can walk to by foot or by boat. We didn't walk the trails as we only stayed here for 1 day and 1 night, but the boat right was fantastic. You can take as long as you like at each village you stop at and get back on the boat when another one pulls in to port. We stayed in the village of Monterosso and feel it was the best of all the villages for walking around. It had a very large strip of beach and a cute little town with resturants and shops. We ate at Cantina il Miky and it was one of the best meals I had! This is truly a beautiful area that could keep you busy for a week or offer a quick one day getaway. If you are visiting Italy this MUST be one of your stops!

Visited April 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“ALL COASTAL PATHS CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST SEPTEMBER 2013”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Fantastic, beautiful place but no coastal paths open until at least September 2013 and no ferries the week we were there so a disappointing holiday.

Visited April 2013
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