The entire area that makes up Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage site. These five villages (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso al Mare) are home to thousands of stone steps, and are more vertical than horizontal, so traveling in and between the villages is both entirely picturesque and slightly challenging, especially considering almost all vehicle traffic is restricted. Whether you’re getting around by car, train, bike, ferry, or on foot we’ve got you covered.
After two days in the Cinque Terre National Park, a part of Italian Riviera in the northern part of Italy, the village of Levanto, with a population of some 6,000 people, feels like a big city.
The Cinque Terre, or Five Lands, is a territory with five villages that have no public transport besides local trains, and the air there is filled not with the din of modernity, but with the sounds of crashing waves and seagull cries.
The five villages, Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, which are located three hours by train south of Milan, have been listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1997.
Not only are these villages quiet, but they are beautiful, too, with their houses built on the cliffs and painted in rainbow shades. Millions of tourists flock here every year — to relax, and to enjoy fresh seafood, including shrimp, squid, fish and more.
The villages are connected by train lines, and it takes five minutes or less to get from one village to another.
Aside from your actual wedding day, your honeymoon is the most exciting part of getting married, so it’s important to choose the perfect location! With so many travel blogs and booking sites posting travel suggestions these days, it can be hard to know where to look. So, we’ve scoured all those lists and rounded up the very best 2018 honeymoon destinations around the world — and included a handful of activities in each location to kick that wanderlust into high gear! Whether you’re looking for a remote beach, a historic city, a romantic hideaway, or a little bit of everything, there is a place to fit every couples’ honeymoon wishlist.
CINQUE TERRE, ITALY
The Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s hidden gems, which makes it ideal for a romantic 2018 honeymoon getaway. Located on the Italian Riviera and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this region includes 5 different fishing towns set in the hillside that, while becoming more popular each year, are not as crowded as the towns along the Amalfi Coast.
Cinque Terre is an area of Italy that’s just so beautiful to see. It’s one of those spots that seems so typically Italian and feels like a proper throwback in time. Suffice to say, this made me determined to visit and boy, not one of the things to do In Cinque Terre disappointed.
If you haven’t heard of Cinque Terre before, then I wanna let you in on a few spots I loved during our last few visits… and if you have, I’m hoping I’ll be able to show you a few little spots that you might have missed. Either way, I’m determined to show ya something new.
You can imagine it now, thick Italian accents, the smell of the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of gelato that you’ll almost certainly devour (at least I did, anyway). With that in mind, I wanted to share with you some of the most stunning things to do in Cinque Terre that I loved. So much so that I had to visit another two times!
The Italian Riviera is one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the entire world, and the Cinque Terre, or Five Lands in English, are five of the world’s most beautiful villages that can be found along it. They are in Italy’s Liguria region and have collectively been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. They are characterized by pastel-colored buildings that are perched on terraces above sheer cliffs, but a couple of them do have small beaches. Here’s our guide to the five stunning villages of the Cinque Terre:
5. Monterosso al Mare
This village has the other members of the Cinque Terre licked when it comes to good beaches. Monterosso al Mare is situated on the northwest coast, and is home to plenty of wine and artisanal shops, as well as hotels and restaurants. The Old and New Towns are connected via a tunnel that is mainly used by pedestrians.
As winter (thankfully) gets ready to depart, attention can blissfully turn to the sun-drenched summer season. Here’s a look at what are forecasted to be the hottest of hotspots in the Mediterranean this year. Whether you experience them from the sparkling deck of your luxury yacht charter or from land, these destinations are sure to be some of the most-talked about and highly desired spots in the Med for the 2018 summer season.
So, stock up on sunscreen and consult the calendar, because once you’ve had a glance at these spectacular getaways, you won’t be able to resist planning the details of your trip your time, such as perhaps choosing which lavish yacht to charter for a cruise in the warm Mediterranean sunshine.
Perennial Party Spot – Ibiza
It seems that year after year, Ibiza retains its crown as one of the can’t-miss nightlife meccas in the Mediterranean.