Is Cinque Terre worth visiting?
It can be awfully crowded at peak times during normal times, but it is absolutely a place worth visiting, particularly in shoulder season. Here's how to make that visit to the Cinque Terre a breeze.
Which is better Portofino or Cinque Terre?
cinque terre is more rugged and less upscale. portofino is a beuatiful natural park with lots of hikes and things to do - you can take a ferry trip to cinque terre if you wish from there.
Can you walk Cinque Terre a day?
If you want to quickly see all the five villages and hike the Cinque Terre trail, then yes, one day is enough. Of course, you can stay longer and explore deeper, but if you are short on time you can definitely see the best of Cinque Terre in one full day.
It consists of five villages located in a harsh environment, on the steep slopes of stone cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The area gets its name from the number of villages it contains. Indeed, Cinque Terre translates to Five Lands, and as a whole the area dates back to the 11th century.
About 185 kilometers northwest of Florence, the picturesque coastal area of Cinque Terre makes for a perfect – if long – day trip. Getting to Cinque Terre is tricky, as the mountain roads don't reach all the way into town and require some hiking after the road ends.