Cinque Terre is Italian for five villages. It is the name for a five kilometer strip at the Italian riviera. Five road cuts open up to the sea, the villages with their tiny harbors sit at the end.
The railroad line La Spezia – Genoa crosses the region via an impressive track filled with tunnels with lots of look-outs to the water.
The villages are connected by a hiking trail along the steep coastline. Unfortunately three of the four parts are closed. That’s why the hikers concentrate on this part and have to go almost in single files – even in two way traffic!
The steep hike between gardens and vineyards takes about one and a half hours.
It is the third time we are here. Once we were lucky and could walk the whole track, the last time all was totally closed and now only one part. But you have to pay for the total distance. We get the feeling it is a money making feature. We liked the hike but for sure we will not come again.