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Cinque Terre

Sciacchetrà -- The Liquid Gold of the Cinque Terre

Rick Steves | Posted 10.24.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

This little clip captures one of the great joys of travel: discovering a new drink, perfectly local, with just the right accompaniment (a biscotto), a...

Video: Our Favorite Bites...So Far

Rick Steves | Posted 10.05.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We're waiting to catch our early train out of the Italian Riviera. We have six days left in our Best of Europe in 21 Days tour and I've asked our grou...

Video: Good-bye Italy; Hello Switzerland

Rick Steves | Posted 10.04.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

After a glorious free day on the beaches of the Italian Riviera, my tour group is heading north for the Swiss Alps. Because we sleep deep in the chara...

Taking The Plunge in Italy's Garfagnana Valley

Mark Hodson | Posted 09.20.2016 | Travel
Mark Hodson

"Lie down here on the rocks. Keep your head down. Cross your hands across your chest." I did as I was told and Davide gave me a firm push. I slid down the rock, free-falling for a brief second, then splashed into a deep pool of icy river water.

You Don’t Need Money To Experience Cinque Terre. We’ve Got You

The Huffington Post | Marc Janks | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel


Cinque Terre Is The Most Magnificent Part Of Italy

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 03.30.2016 | Travel

Vernazza, like all the towns of Cinque Terre in Liguria, faces an onslaught of tourists during the day. Many—both individuals and associations—are...

A Guide To Cinque Terre, The Prettiest Place In Italy

La Dolce Vita | Jessica Kane | Posted 03.04.2016 | Travel

Manarola, Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia and Riomaggiore are five medieval gems set high on cliffs with a sheer drop to the sea and surrounded by inc...

The World's 8 Sexiest Hotel Suites for a Romantic Getaway in 2016

Oyster | Posted 12.14.2016 | Travel

Have an anniversary coming up? Or just want to spice things up with your partner? Booking a hotel room with a cozy bed, scenic views, and two-person hot tub is a tried-and-true way to dial up the romance.

5 Picture-Perfect Destinations For Design-Minded Travelers

Spot | Posted 10.28.2016 | Travel

"I'm always looking for new, emerging destinations, but honestly I am also drawn to historic places. There's just something to those old details that tells such an interesting story."

Video Travel Bite: Italy's Cinque Terre

Rick Steves | Posted 10.02.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

From time to time we share a random video clip to fuel your travel dreams. This time, we explore part of Italy's Cinque Terre, from Manarola's cemeter...

Exploring Italy's Cinque Terre

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 06.12.2016 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

The "five lands" of Italy's Cinque Terre, perched on the Ligurian Coast, seem to be drawn for a storybook, with stacks of candy-colored houses nestled between green mountains, trains that tunnel in and out of cliffs, and hiking paths through terraced vineyards overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

The Latest From the Cinque Terre (PHOTOS)

Rick Steves | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The restaurants of the Cinque Terre make delightful seafood antipasti plates. When in the Cinque Terre, your best restaurant tip: Order seafood.

Well If This Isn't The Most Stunning Cliff Town Ever...

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.09.2014 | Travel

Craving a getaway to a cliffside village of fresh pasta, ocean breezes and all-around perfect enchantment? Welcome to Vernazza. This Italian cl...

How to Decode the Place Between Places

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 11.23.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

The ebb and flow of nature, economic base and the passage of time are always ripe for observation. Below, take note of one walk's illustration of two towns, their edges and the spaces between.

Cinque Terre Lemon Festival--Anything But Sour

Rick Steves | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

The Cinque Terre towns love their festivals, and we hit Monterosso during its lemon festival. The town was decked out in lemons and rather than sour, ...

Cinque Terre: A Burst of Riviera Magic

Rick Steves | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

On our Rick Steves Best of Europe in 21 Days tour, the meat of the itinerary is the middle week when we visit Venice, Florence, and Rome in rapid succ...

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels: Cinque Terre

Rick Steves | Posted 06.10.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've been giddier than usual this week as I'm finalizing my travel plans for 2014. I've got an amazing itinerary promising four months of fun and learning, and there'll be lots of great new information to share.

Dreaming of My 2014 Travels

Rick Steves | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

I've been giddier than usual this week as I'm finalizing my travel plans for 2014. I've got an amazing itinerary promising four months of fun and lear...

21 Reasons to Finally Take That Trip to Italy (PHOTOS)

minube | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel

"I never saw Venice" is a classic last-words cliché for a reason: Most would love to visit Italy, but very few end up going. Well, now's the time to start thinking about that summer vacation, and we've gone through tips and photos from thousands of travelers at to help you make up your mind.

Memories of Vernazza

Lori Needleman | Posted 03.23.2014 | Travel
Lori Needleman

As each village has its own persona, we chose Vernazza because it has been reported by many to be the loveliest of the villages with an ancient castle, pastel-colored cliff-hanging homes, an inner port and a small intimate seaside church.

Like Nowhere On Earth

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 11.30.2013 | Travel

You've heard of the Cinque Terre, those five Italian fishing villages that tourists often hike through one at a time. The one that starts the chain is...

How the Disaster of a Small Italian Town Helped a New Yorker See Through Sandy

Sara Lieberman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sara Lieberman

The midday sun shone as workers in Levi's and orange hardhats laid panels of wood to erect a new boardwalk, eager to replace the one washed ashore by the Atlantic it had been in front of just nine months earlier.

10 Italian Villages for a Perfect Summer Escape

minube | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel

To get a true taste of the essence of Italy, many travelers take to the countryside to explore the rustic villages and sprawling vineyards which have made Italy synonymous with old-world charm.

Searching For Connection In Remote Italy

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel
Sarah O'Leary

A Type-A personality obsessive planner/thinker/semi-regular doer, I thought I had considered all potential Italian disasters, feigned or real. Ha.

In Italy, Eat, Pray, Run

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel
Sarah O'Leary

If I make it to see another day here in Pugliola, I will write about it. At this point, the Communists running the gambling down at the bar aren't betting on it.