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Cinque Terre
Travel Planning
Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre at a Glance

The five villages of Cinque Terre cling to the cliffs over the Adriatic Sea. Cars are not allowed in these Unesco preserved villages and many of the streets are so steep and twisted that they couldn't accommodate vehicles anyways. The result is a wonderfully picturesque collection of towns connected by an efficient rail system and a stunningly scenic foot path. Whether you visit each village on foot, or arrive via train, Cinque Terre is a destination you won't forget. 

Ocean views, crazy footpaths and scenic village overlooks means that Cinque Terre should be taken in slowly. Immerse yourself in an afternoon picnic on a cliff side. Climb up and down village staircases. Visit the churches and the ruined castles that dot the landscape. Indulge in a delicious seafood dinner as you sit on a warm patio covered in flowers. Use all five of your senses to explore Cinque Terre and you won't be disappointed.  


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High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Aeroporto Internazionale de Genova Cristoforo Colombo

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Italy if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Ferry Cooperativa Battellieri del Golfo Paradiso
      • Railroad Cinque Terre Card
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather: Cinque Terre has hot summer weather and may see short lasting afternoon showers and thunderstorms. In winter, the temperature drops and the weather becomes chilly. Rain showers are frequent year-round. 

      Safety Concerns Use your common sense when traveling in Cinque Terre. Keep valuables out of site and your passport close to the skin.

      Health Concerns: Cinque Terre has clean drinking water and good public health.