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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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Otaki, New Zealand
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“Stunning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Just the most beautiful place in the world and can't wait to visit again.Saving the "Pennies" for my fourth visit

Visited September 2012
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Jackson, Wyoming
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“A Spectacular Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Catching a great day with sun and warm temperaturs makes any sight-seeing adventure more successful but the scenery in the Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre is amazing regardless of ideal weather. Experiencing the coast and villages on a boat tour is a great experience and provides a wonderful orientation to allow for more thoughtful exploration at a later time. The train stations in many of the coastal towns allows for a quick way to move efficiently (although without a the sights) between the towns. Taking the opportunity to hike between one or two towns increases the appreciation for the surrounding landscape and sea.

Visited June 2013
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Jordan Valley
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“Taste of Italy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We recently visited Cinque Terre when our ship docked in La Spezia.

We purchased the Cinque Terre Card from the train station & first made our way to Monterosso.
The locals were preparing for a flower festival that day, which was interesting.

The journey was short but the train was quite crowded. We found the first little village very quaint. Although we climbed up to the National Park, decided against doing the trail to the next village.

Unfortunately, the trains didn't always arrive as scheduled & didn't always stop at the next village.
We found that we had to go a little back & forward to see all the villages due to the trains not always arriving to time. However, this added to the fun of the day & made our way back & forth to all the villages.

The trains were quite high off the platform, so could be a little difficult for people with mobility difficulties.

What a lovely place to visit.

If you are not going to visit the National Park you could get a day return ticket cheaper from the ticket office.

Don't forget to validate the ticket before getting the train.

Visited June 2013
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Placida, Florida
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“My favorite spot in Italy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The scenery is spectacular and each of the 5 villages has a unique character....we always stay in Riomaggiore for the small (but rocky) beach and the spectacular apartments over the harbor. YOu can catch a boat or take the train to the other villages, each of which merit a day to explore on their own. Monterroso has the largest beach but to me it is the most touristy. Vernazza is charming but full of Americans. If you are in good shape, the hiking trails are the most scenic way to get from village to village....though I have heard they are now closed after the devastating floods of last Fall (2012). If you are visiting Italy, allocate at least a few days to explore Cinque Terre...the birthplace of pesto sauce!

Visited July 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Enjoy all on a boat trip Monterosso to Portovenere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

With bad weather in the morning we put our hopes on a boat trip starting at noon...and the sun did come out ....seeing all villages as we approached each port and admiring its locations and all colors and rugged terrain-till we got to Portovenre for a 2 hour stop to look around this nice place and had lunch at the marina bay. More authentic than Portofino and sure better value for the budget watching traveller. I would come back for more days to Portivenere and see more of the town and the island opposite.

Visited May 2013
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