This explains why the area is preserved so well and has a way of transporting you to a simpler time…
a time before neon Mc Donald’s signs and other eyesores of modern life. Riomaggiore has one main street, a harbor, a rocky beach, a castle, a church, a pharmacy, and a dozen restaurants.
The baby of the family and smallest village is Corniglia. The beauty queen of the Cinque Terre is named Vernazza.
This village is the most popular girl at school; everyone wants to hang out with her and be her friend. Vernazza is a one-street town with a church built on the water.
It has an incredible spit of land where the most famous Cinque Terre photos are taken from.
A bigger beach was carved out by the floods in 2011 too — one of the only positive things to come from that disaster.It was also referred to as Mobile Armoured Corps (Corpo D'Armata di Manovra).Note: This post has been updated for the 2017 season.That’s a pain in the ass and is just not done here.I recommend just doing day hikes between the villages (you could hike them all in one big day), and leaving your gear at your hotel.