Cinque Terre the Five Lands in Italy - Pound Travels

Cinque Terre

Its means ‘Five Lands’ and it is the name given to five villages, each one featuring stunning coastal and mountain landscapes as well as beautiful, classic architecture.

Until recently the whole area was linked only by mule tracks and accessible only by rail or water and still today the ancient system of footpaths is the best way to visit the five villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore which have been a popular touristic destination for a long time.

Cinque Terre has always been noted for their beauty. Over centuries, people have built terraces to cultivate grapes and olives on the rugged landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the Mediterranean Sea.

The view of the harbour below the wild coastline with its vibrant colours, along with the medieval fortresses, offers a timeless experience and a feel of authentic Italy.

It has also been recognised as a Unesco World Heritage site, as well as a National Park and Protected Marine Area with the aim of protecting its great cultural heritage and natural environment; definitively a memorable holiday.

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