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Cinque terrestrial with teenage sons (17& 15) ?

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Cinque terrestrial with teenage sons (17& 15) ?

Which of the 5 towns is the liveliest? We would like to spend 4 nights in August & will be able to persuade sons to hike in the day but would like them to be able to chill out a little on the days they don't want to hike by a pool or beach and do some "people watching" in a lively square in the evenings?

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1. Re: Cinque terrestrial with teenage sons (17& 15) ?

For four nights with a family I would suggest you stay in Levanto more of a resort than the CT villages which are very small and not much night life. Few minutes by train to Monterosso and the other villages. Also excellent coastal path from Levanto to Monterosso. Take the ferry one day to Portovenere calling at the other places, nice place for lunch.

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2. Re: Cinque terrestrial with teenage sons (17& 15) ?

If you want to stay in the villages, Monterosso is the liveliest. In August, they host beach dj's and dance parties on the weekends that are also fun for all ages.

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3. Re: Cinque terrestrial with teenage sons (17& 15) ?

Thank you so much !

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4. Re: Cinque terrestrial with teenage sons (17& 15) ?

Thank you so much I will look into the resorts there.

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5. Re: Cinque terrestrial with teenage sons (17& 15) ?

Please don't misunderstand, though - Monterosso is still a very small village with about 1,000 residents. Resorts don't exist in the Cinque Terre (the hotel Porto Roca is the closest I suppose). If you are looking for a big hotel, you'll need to look in other adjacent towns that are larger. This thread has some useful info about that:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187819-i1507-k609…

But if you simply used the word "resort" to mean "accommodation" in general, you are fine. Monterosso has all of your above mentioned criteria :)

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