It is in the Liguria region of Italy, to the west of the city of La Spezia. “The Five Lands” comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside. The Cinque Terre area is a very popular tourist destination.
For further information:
Check the timetable and prices of ferries from Porto Venere to La Spezia/Cinque Terre/Lerici on:
Navigazione Golfo dei Poeti
The pier is just 50 metres from our property.
To plan a hiking tour from Porto Venere to Cinque Terre, visit the following links:
Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
I sentieri del Parco Nazionale Cinque Terre
For information on the itineraries within the Regional Natural Park of Porto Venere, including the Palmaria island, visit:
How to get to the Palmaria island: in the summertime, departures are every 30 minutes from 09.00 am to 6.45 pm from Doria pier, in front of our property.