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.]