Wonders of Italy: The Cinque Terre

Apr 07, 2021 235

A steep, rocky coastline, small bays and inlets, fishing boats and colorful houses: this is the breathtaking landscape you will find in the Cinque Terre, a stretch of coast on the Ligurian Riviera di Levante in the province of La Spezia. The ‘five lands’ refer to the five villages, which in ancient times were called ‘lands’ (terre), of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore.

Since 1997, the Cinque Terre have been in Unesco’s World Heritage list, described as “a remarkable cultural landscape created by human endeavor over a millennium in a rugged and dramatic natural environment. It represents the harmonious interaction between people and nature to produce a landscape of exceptional scenic quality.”

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SOURCE: https://www.italymagazine.com

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