Is Cinque Terre Worth Visiting?

Cinque Terre, often described as a crown jewel of Italy, is a string of centuries-old seaside villages situated on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. Centred perfectly in Italy's Ligurian Region, this awe-inspiring destination is famously known for its five vibrantly colored fishing villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. These distinct settlements, perched delicately atop steep cliffs, are renowned globally for their exquisite pastel-colored houses, ancient vineyards clinging to terraced hills, mouthwatering local seafood, hand-crafted wines, and the iconic romantic footpaths that interconnect each village. With its breathtaking panoramic views and timeless charm, Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and serves as a captivating testament to a bygone era, promising to enthrall every travel enthusiast.

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Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 8 experiences

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Things to do

4.7/5

Safety

4.5/5

Food

4.3/5

Budget-friendly

2.9/5

Solo travel experience

Cinque Terre is charming, but... in my opinion, it's a bit boring. The towns are beautiful, but identical; each of them consists of just one street and there are not many charming nooks where you can hide from the crowd and admire the views.

Posted: December 24, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

My first solo trip was to Cinque Terre. I was there in April. I didn't stay in Cinque Terre, but in the town of Framura. I spent one day in Cinque Terre, and the rest in Pisa, Lucca, Bonassola, Framura and La Spezia. I felt safe.

Posted: October 1, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Cinque Terre is beautiful. There are many small towns with colorful houses right by the ocean on the cliffs. There are also very beautiful walking routes from one town to another, but there is also a train that stops in every town. I was there in September and it wasn't overly crowded.

Posted: June 18, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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My first solo trip was to Cinque Terre. I took a train from Milan and in one and a half day I visited all 5 towns, doing a bit of hiking along the way. It was quite quick, but in the end it turned out to be worth it. I felt quite safe. I stayed in a hostel in La Spezia.

Posted: April 13, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I went to Cinque Terre in May. The weather was absolutely wonderful. As for the food, I ate seafood and fish, the best dishes I have ever tried. One of the restaurants was at the end of Riomaggiore. I highly recommend it.

Posted: December 3, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I stopped in La Spezia during my visit to Cinque Terre and it was really practical, as I could get to the Cinque Terre villages with a quick train trip. La Spezia is also a very charming small town; there aren't many tourists there (at least off-season) and there are many nice little restaurants.

Posted: November 22, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Hi, I’m Danielle! I love to learn new things and meet new people. In my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, and exploring new places and ideas.

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