Tuesday, July 8, 2014

MONTEROSSO | CINQUE TERRE, ITALY



Monterosso was the third village we visited in Cinque Terre.

Cinque Terre, which means "five lands", is comprised of 5 villages located on the western coast of Italy. Each village has many similarities, like their colorful buildings and walkable streets. But there are many differences, as well.

Instead of hiking to Monterosso like we did from Corniglia to Vernazza, we took the train, which is super easy to do, and is no more than a 10 minute trip. If you visit on a clear day, you can even see all of the other four villages from Monterosso (which you'll see in a photo below).

Monterosso has a HUGE beach, which is the village's main identifier from the other four villages. The water is gorgeous and there are restaurants all up and down the beachfront. Lying on the beach was so relaxing and the big rock in the water at the edge of the beach is a great place to climb up and just take in the sights.

Hope you enjoy!




Be looking for the next post in the Cinque Terre series, when we visited Manarola.

[All photos were taken in April 2014.]

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21 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous place, the beach is breathtaking.

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  2. OMG look at that beach!! Jealous/ excited over here! :) Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Gorgeous! I went to Italy once and we spent a day at a beach in Sicily. I'd love to go back!!

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  4. Again, you're wowing me with your photos and making me a little melancholy. I want to go back while I can still hike the hills! Our kids love Monterosso, they could actually play on the beach! Great pic pointing out the individual towns. What kind of camera do you use?

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  5. Thanks so much! I primarily use a Canon 5D Mark II.

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  6. I would love to go back already as well! This was in March 2013, and I'm already getting the Italy itch! ;)

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  7. These villages really do seem like something from a fairytale. That blue water! So beautiful. I love living through your tour!

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  9. Okay they are the cutest!!! I just adopted a great dane/mastiff mix who is 8 months old right now and he reminds me of your Mozart!! They are beautiful (I am dying for another one) so happy to have stumbled upon your blog!

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  10. I think since it became a UNESCO World Heritage site in the late 90s, it's popularity has been on the rise. But even more since a photo of Cinque Terre was on the cover of Rick Steves' Italy guidebook in 2012.

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  11. Cinque Terre is one of my favourite spots in Europe. So beautiful. Nothing beats the ocean view from Monterosso while sipping on a fresh espresso!
    Claire xx

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  12. Oh man I completely missed the espresso-ocean view experience!! I like coffee, but I don't drink it regularly at all, so I just didn't even think about it. Now I gotta go back to get this experience!! ;)

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  13. Spectacular photos! You have definitely fed the wanderlust. Cinque Terre has always been on the list, but it just moved up a few notches. :-) Thank you for sharing this beautiful post.


    Kelly
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  14. Your photos are gorgeous! I just love the colors of the buildings in contrast with the mountains and the perfectly blue waters.

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  15. Beautiful! Monterosso was definitely my favorite of the five (but what can I say, I can't get enough of the beach). Cinque Terre has got to be on the must travel list for anyone even remotely interested in Italy.

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  16. I hope you get to go someday! (And I love feeding other peoples' wanderlust!)

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  17. Thank you so much! And I agree. The contrasting colors were perfect that day.

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  18. Monterosso was probably my husband's favorite. (He's a beach guy.) I'm a mountain girl, so my fave was Corniglia - I loved the rolling hills and the view from above. :)

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  19. Wow, wow, wow! I dream of going to Cinque Terre one day! Glad I found you through Travel Tuesday!

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