The Cinque Terre are seaside villages located to the west of La Spezia in Italy. They are known for their colourful buildings that occupy the rugged landscape and the beautiful hiking trails that connect them. They are part of the Cinque Terre National Park as well as UNESCO’s World Heritage.
The village of Corniglia is the only one that does not have direct access to the sea. It is located at the top of a promontory. To access it, one has to climb 377 steps from the train station or arrive via the hiking trails.
The port of Manarola is located between two rocky points. On one side, small houses are anchored in the cliff and on the other a pedestrian path leads up to the best viewpoint. At sunset, the village lights up and is simply breathtaking.