Cinque Terre Insider

American expat insight into Italy's fabulous "Five Lands"

As you probably already know from my previous posts (here and here), the Via dell’Amore connecting Riomaggiore and Manarola is currently closed due to a landslide and at the moment the works to repair it are at a standstill.  The Via dell’Amore was a walk (not a hike) and many visitors are looking for an alternative stroll …

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My last village spotlight was on Corniglia, the Cinque Terre’s smallest and most remote village.  For my second spotlight, I chose the perfect juxtaposition: Monterosso. Monterosso is the largest and most bustling of the Cinque Terre villages.  It is considered either the first or fifth village, depending on what direction you are coming from (it’s first …

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