Agriculture and Landscape
A natural heritage with great variety; a rocky coast full of bays, beaches, and deep ocean floors, dominated by a chain of mountains that run parallel to the coast. Terraced vineyards and olive trees, paths, and trails offer a breathtaking panorama.
Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore, which overlook the sea, are the five ancient fishing villages that have retained the charm of their natural landscapes. An environment in which the secular work of generations has transformed an inaccessible territory into a landscape of extraordinary beauty. These five towns make up The Cinque Terre National Park, declared by UNESCO in 1997, a World Heritage Site.
A train connects The Cinque Terre, but the most beautiful way to visit them is to walk along their paths overlooking a Marine Protected Area. In particular, the spectacular “blue trail”, which unites the five towns, and the famous “Via dell’Amore”, which goes from Manarola to Riomaggiore and is one of the most famous paths in Italy.