Cinque Terre, gems of the Ligurian Coast

2016-12-06

Set into some of the most striking seaside mountains on the Ligurian Coast lie the five enchanting fishing villages of Cinque Terre: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Winding footpaths span over steep cliffsides and through vineyards. A railway line from the 1800s cut through the mountains in a series of tunnels taking villagers and visitors from town to town.

Cinque Terre first became populated during the Medieval period. Many of the homes and churches in the area date back to that time, as well as the remains of several castles. One of the most incredible features of the area are the steeply terraced cliffs that have been carved into the rich soil over the centuries.

Costa’s Top Picks for Excursions in Cinque Terre:
1. Explore Maranello, the Ferrari Museum and sample local delicacies.

2. Hidden Treasures of La Spezia: San Giorgio Castle, Farinata tasting, Church of Santa Maria Assunta, Piazza Beverini and more.

3. Landscapes of Cinque Terre: take in the terraced hillsides and vineyards of Manarola and Verazza, and enjoy a delicious lunch in Monterosso.

Sail to Cinque Terre aboard Italy’s Finest. Costa Diadema features itineraries to La Spezia, Cinque Terre’s port of call, with Winter 2017 fares from Barcelona, Spain starting from $50 per person, per day* for 7-night cruises.

*Cruise-only fares do not include (i) the cruise fuel supplement, if any, and (ii) certain government taxes and fees on cruise travel from $29.91 – $295.12 per person.
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