Borgo Antico

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Borgo Antico
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,249 contributions
Very beautiful old town, but not the best one in Cinque Terre
Aug 2019 • Family
Borgo Antico is literally the Old Town, in this case, from Monterosso al Mare, one of the five tiny towns located in Cinque Terre National Park, in the North of Italy. This old town is very nice and you can walk and see the buildings. Also, here you can see the main church of the town: Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, in the center of the old town or some other places like Garibaldi Square, where children can play a lot in the big children park. Very nice old town, but not the best one (better for me Riomaggiore, Vernazza and Manarola).
(See also Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre)
Written May 4, 2020
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Adrian G
Island of Malta, Malta466 contributions
short visit
Jun 2019
Monterosso al Mare is the northernmost town of the Cinque Terre. This is more of a resort with beaches, restaurants, small shops and cafes and is the largest of the Cinque Terre.

We arrived by ferry from Portovenere at the end of an exhausting day. Frankly we only spent about one and a half hours here and boarded the last ferry back. All the other four cinque terre towns are visible from Monterosso.

Here you have the old town (centro storico) and the new town (fegina). We walked from the pier up Via Roma and we had a coffee in Piazza Matteotti stopping at the Church of St John the Baptist along the way. I can mention some other sights here although we did not visit them.Capuchin Church and Hilltop Cemetary, for great views, Oratory of the Dead. There is also a public beach in Fegina and a private one from Centro Storico. Hikes start from here but it is better to check which ones are open.

On October 25 2011 Monterosso was hit by a flash flood that destroyed everything in its path and buried it under 3 metres of mud. The resilience of the local people here made sure that the town would rise again so they could continue to live and work again and we could visit and enjoy this town.
Written March 15, 2020
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR3,227 contributions
Borgo Antico Monterosso is less touristy than the other towns of the Cinque Terre
Nov 2018
My wife and I stayed in the Borgo Antico of Monterosso al Mare as our home base during our visit to the Cinque Terre this past November. We visited four of the five towns and discovered that the Borgo Antico of Monterosso was less touristy than the other towns. We were there the last day of the season and very few people were in the Borgo. Many shops were closed but some of the cafes were open. We were one of two couples staying in our hotel on its last day of the season. It made our visit more relaxed and quiet.
Written October 18, 2019
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love2travel5361
Plainview, NY10 contributions
lovely town
Sep 2019
Monterosso is a perfect old town, with lovely restaurants, beautiful waterfront, and easy access to trains. Easy to walk.
Written October 16, 2019
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kunfushuss
Pennsylvania301 contributions
The better half of town
Aug 2019 • Family
Packed with tourists (like me) but this is definitely the better half of monterosso. The other half is more beachy, this half is more historical and cozy. It's a good place to wander and to grab a meal. I'd avoid the other half entirely, if that were possible.
Written August 14, 2019
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Rick R
Danbury, CT441 contributions
Beautiful yet getting commercial
Aug 2019 • Couples
Narrow streets with shops and places to eat. Must have been something 20 years ago before the commercial tourism set in. Still a great place to visit and wander. Wander deep into old town and you can feel what it’s like to live in this beautiful setting without the rush of tourists.
Written August 2, 2019
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tradee00
Dallas, TX527 contributions
Quintessentially "Old Italy"
May 2019 • Friends
We stayed here for two nights in May in a private apartment in the Borgo Antico. This is the older part of the town and we are so fortunate to have booked our stay here, as it was our favorite of all the Cinque Terre towns. Very quaint and quiet compared to some of the other towns in 5Terre. It's exactly what you picture when you think of an unspoiled town in Italy. Cobblestone streets, narrow passageways, colorful buildings and some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet. There are some great shops, with fantastic finds. It's the perfect place to sit back and relax, to step away from the rat race. Take your time, enjoy the ambiance and walk away with some great memories.
Written July 9, 2019
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jaybeeFL
Palm Harbor, FL2,578 contributions
End Of The Line
May 2019 • Couples
This was our last stop on our day long boat tour of Cinque Terra and we loved it. Sandy beaches, pretty pastel colored houses, plenty of shops and restaurants along the narrow streets, and friendly locals made it special. Stick to the old town or "borgo antico" as it is clearly the more beautiful. Were sorry we had to leave but the boat wasn't going to wait!!
Written June 10, 2019
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Canadianstraveling
Oakville, Canada383 contributions
Our Home in the Cinque Terre
May 2019 • Couples
We stayed in the Borgo Antico section of Monterosso al Mare for four nights in May 2019. Having visited all five of the Cinque Terre towns, we were glad that we chose Monterosso and particularly its older section, as our base; it has a calmness and charm that, for us at least, made it very comfortable. We stayed at a wonderful B&B (Il Giardino Incantato) in a 500 year old building and ate three very nice dinners (at Via Venti and Gastronomia San Martino), all in the old section of Monterosso. We loved its old buildings, the charming side streets, getting lost in the alleyways, visiting the historic churches, browsing in the shops and walking up to the Church of San Francesco and the Capuchin Friars Monastery. It was memorable!
Written June 9, 2019
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TedNSusie
Enumclaw, WA315 contributions
Gotta Shop!
May 2019 • Friends
Never buy anything, but very interesting walk through this picturesque village. The narrow passages, the stairs, the beautiful buildings!
Written June 6, 2019
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