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Cinque Terre

Video Travel Bite: Italy's Cinque Terre

Rick Steves | Posted 10.02.2015 | 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 06.12.2015 | 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 05.27.2015 | 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.

PHOTOS: 25 European Travel Ideas For Summer 2012

Viator | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel

It is the perfect summer to head to Europe.

Cinque Terre's Floodlore And Casualties

Rick Steves | Posted 07.09.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

The folklore of Vernazza and Monterosso will be enlivened with tales of the flood of 2011.

Small-Town Grudges And Mother Nature's Nudges In Cinque Terre

Rick Steves | Posted 07.03.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

The people of the Cinque Terre are being taught a tough lesson. It's their beautiful land that brings the tourists.

Cinque Terre Six Months After The Flood

Rick Steves | Posted 07.02.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Vernazza is built around one street and the surrounding hills funneled flash-flood waters right through the middle of town. After six months, the upper half of town still feels like a war zone.

PHOTOS: Capturing Travel Through Photography

Rick Steves | Posted 04.17.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

We just enjoyed our annual all-staff meeting and our art department shared some of the best of the new photos in our arsenal.

PHOTOS: A Technicolor Recovery In Cinque Terra

Rick Steves | Posted 03.18.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

More than just decorating the Via Roma, this avenue of art is designed to inspire all who love Vernazza to play a role in her recovery.

Vernazza Evacuated

Rick Steves | Posted 01.04.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

This evening, Vernazza has been completely evacuated in anticipation of heavy rain in the next few days. Only the military is allowed in the town.

A Violent Rain Buries an Italian Friend

Rick Steves | Posted 01.01.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

One of the joys of my work is sending travelers to Vernazza. And today I read an email from one Vernazzan who fears they may not rebuild and it could become a ghost town.

Young Coloradan Dies In Fall From Italian Cliff

AP | Posted 10.15.2011 | Denver

MILAN — A young American tourist has fallen to her death from a window overlooking rock cliffs in the Italian Riviera, police said Monday. The ...