Vernazza Enjoy the seaside village of Vernazza where you can celebrate with great Italian food and wine at an outdoor restaurant.
Riomaggiore Here too you see that familiar pattern -- the houses tumbling down the cliffs to the water’s edge and a main pedestrian street rising up from the tiny cove, surrounded by terraced homes covering the hillside.
Monterosso Another beautiful seaside village you do not want to miss! It's a surprising mix of urban density in the midst of a tranquil, rural setting.
Manarolla From the Manarola train station there is a short, pedestrian tunnel that goes under the tracks, to the beautiful, azure shores of the Mediterranean.
Corniglia This one is perched high up on the hill, with no direct access to the sea, so prepare to climb steps if you wish to explore this tiny place.
local experts Two brothers who own hotels in Monterosso fill us in on a little history and offer tips on exploring these Five Lands.
Hike the trail in the Cinque Terre region of Italy from Monterosso to Vernazza, which offers one of the grand walking experiences of Europe through enchanting vineyards and along cliff edges.
Portovenere an ultra-picturesque little harbor, dotted with small craft at anchor and framed by a picturesque row of pastel-colored facades lining the waterfront.