Cinque Terre is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is a series of five villages high on the mountains overlooking the sea. The villages are connected by a network of footpaths and footpaths, making it an ideal place for walking.

But where should you stay? Here is a guide for The best places to stay in Cinque Terre.

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Cinque Terre

Description: The best cities in the Cinque Terre

Here’s a quick overview to help you figure out where to stay when traveling to Cinque Terre.

Monterosso best for:

Vernazza best for:

  • Lovers of photography
  • Tourists

Rio Maggiore best for:

  • Eaters
  • Those who want a more Italian experience

Manarola best for:

  • Romance
  • Those who want to escape from the crowd

Corniglia best for:

  • Nature lovers
  • Those who want peace and quiet
  • To mark all stairs

La Spezia best for:

  • People on a budget
  • People traveling in this area only for one night

Monterosso

Monterosso al Mare is the largest village in the Cinque Terre and is where most tourists stay. Monterosso has a large sandy beach where you can relax and soak up the sun.

There are also many restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy fresh seafood and other local specialties. Monterosso is a great choice for families or anyone who wants to be close to the beach.

Monterosso

Where to stay in Monterosso

There are many places to stay in Monterosso. Here are some of our top picks.

Note that there are no hostels in Monterosso.

How to get to Monterosso

  • By car: Monterosso is accessible by car. If you are traveling by car, make sure you book a hotel with parking.
  • By train: Monterosso is accessible by train from Genoa and La Spezia.

Vernazza

Vernazza is one of the most popular towns in the Cinque Terre thanks to its beautiful surroundings.

The village is built on the side of a mountain and has a small harbor where fishing boats dock. Vernazza is also famous for its hiking trails that offer spectacular views of the coast.

Vernazza is definitely the place for you if you love photography. Most of the famous Insta spots are located around Vernazza.

Vernazza

Where to stay in Vernazza

There are many places to stay in Vernazza. Here are some of our top picks.

Note that there are no hostels in Vernazza.

How to get to Vernazza

  • By car: Vernaza is accessible by car from the A12 motorway. If you are traveling by car, make sure you book a hotel with parking.
  • By train: There is a train connection from La Spezia to Vernazza.

Rio Maggiore

Riomaggiore is the southernmost village in the Cinque Terre and it is famous for its delicious food.

There are many great restaurants where you can try local dishes such as focaccia with anchovies or tagliatelle with pesto sauce. In fact, we had some of our best meals in Italy in Riomaggiore.

Riomaggiore is also a great place to try the region’s famous wines. This village is perfect if you want an authentic Italian experience.

Rio Maggiore

Where to stay in Riomaggiore

There are many places to stay in Riomaggiore. Here are some of our top picks.

How to get to Riomaggiore

  • By car: Riomaggiore is accessible by car. If you are traveling by car, make sure you book a hotel with parking.
  • By train: There is a train connection from La Spezia to Riomaggiore.

Manarola

Manarola is one of the most romantic towns in the Cinque Terre. It is famous for its beautiful sunsets and its old charm and charm. Manarola is the perfect place to escape the crowds and have fun with your partner.

Although it is not as busy as Monterosso Al Mare or Riomaggiore, you still have more options than Corniglia.

Manarola

Where to stay in Manarola

There are many places to stay in Manarola. Here are some of our top picks.

Note that there are no hostels in Manarola.

How to reach Manarola

  • By Car: Manarola is accessible by car. If you are traveling by car, make sure you book a hotel with parking.
  • By train: There is a train connection from La Spezia to Manarola.

Corniglia

Corniglia is the smallest and most remote village in the Cinque Terre. It is located high on a mountain and is known for its breathtaking views of the coastline.

Corniglia is a great choice for nature lovers or anyone who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of other villages.

While you won’t find as many restaurants in Corniglia, you can enjoy a quieter place.

Note that there are many stairs to climb from the train station. Traveling with heavy luggage from the railway station can be difficult. That said, if you’re coming by car, it shouldn’t be a problem.

Corniglia

Where to stay in Corniglia

There are many places to stay in Corniglia. Here are some of our top picks.

How to get to Corniglia

  • By car: Corniglia is accessible by car. If you are traveling by car, make sure you book a hotel with parking.
  • By train: There is a train connection from La Spezia to Corniglia. Note that there are many stairs from the train station to the town.

La Spezia

La Spezia is a large town just outside the Cinque Terre. It is a good choice for people on a budget as there are cheap hotels and restaurants.

La Spezia is also a convenient base for exploring the surrounding area. If you are only staying one night in the Cinque Terre, La Spezia is the perfect place to stay so you can arrive and leave quickly. You have many options for your next destination at the train station.

La Spezia

Where to stay in La Spezia

There are many places to stay in La Spezia. Here are some of our top picks.

How to get to La Spezia

  • By car: La Spezia is accessible by car. If you are traveling by car, make sure you book a hotel with parking.
  • By train: There are many trains to and from La Spezia.
  • By bus: You will find buses from La Spezia.

Final thoughts on the best places to stay in Cinque Terre

If you are looking for a great place to stay in Cinque Terre, choose one that suits your interests and needs.

Each village has its own charm and offers something different to visitors.

Manarola is a perfect choice for couples, while Vernazza is ideal for photography enthusiasts. Riomaggiore is great for food lovers and Corniglia is perfect for nature lovers. La Spezia is a convenient base for exploring the surrounding area, while Monterosso is a good choice for beach lovers.

Whichever village you choose, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience in Cinque Terre.

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