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Encyclopedia > Cinque Terre
Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Manarola, one of the five coastal villages in the National Park of the Cinque Terre.
State Party Flag of Italy Italy
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, iv, v
Reference 826
Region Europe and North America
Inscription History
Inscription 1997  (21st Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
† Region as classified by UNESCO.

The Cinque Terre are five coastal villages in the province of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Italy. They have come to be among the most popular areas of Italy among tourists. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all encapsulated in a national park by the same name. The Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Portovenere is a village in Liguria, Italy located 12km from La Spezia. ... Tino The Italian island of Tino is situated in the Ligurian Sea, at the westernmost end of the Gulf of La Spezia. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (3072x2048, 2001 KB) Summary Description: Manarola in the Cinque Terre Source: http://null-terminated. ... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... La Spezia (It. ... Liguria is a coastal region of north-western Italy, the third smallest of the Italian regions. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State...


The five villages are, from west to east (i.e., from Genoa towards La Spezia): For other uses, see Genoa (disambiguation). ... La Spezia (Spèsa in the local dialect of Ligurian) is a city in the Liguria region of northern Italy, at the head of La Spezia Gulf, and capital city of the province of La Spezia. ...

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Monterosso al Mare is a town and commune in the province of La Spezia, part of the region of Liguria (northern Italy). ... Vernazza Vernazza is one of the five towns in Italys picturesque Cinque Terre region, located in the La Spezia province in the northwest of the country. ... Corniglia differs from the other villages of the Cinque Terre as it does not directly look upon the sea but raises on the top of a promontory about 100 meters high, surrounded on three sides by vineyards and terraces and the fourth side descends steeply on the sea. ... View of Manarola. ... Riomaggiore Riomaggiore, situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy, is the first of the Cinque Terre one meets coming from La Spezia. ...

Transportation and tourism

A local train line from La Spezia to Genoa connects all five villages. The train connecting the five villages runs in what is mainly a tunnel for the full distance between Riomaggiore and Monterosso, emerging from the rock infrequently for quick glimpses of the Mediterranean sea. You may also travel on a surfboard!! La Spezia (Spèsa in the local dialect of Ligurian) is a city in the Liguria region of northern Italy, at the head of La Spezia Gulf, and capital city of the province of La Spezia. ... For other uses, see Genoa (disambiguation). ... The Mediterranean Sea is an intercontinental sea positioned between Europe to the north, Africa to the south and Asia to the east, covering an approximate area of 2. ...


There is a passenger ferry service running between the five villages, providing a different vantage point of the rugged coastline and shore line at each village. Ferries do not stop at Corniglia because it does not have a natural harbor or marina. The boat leaves from Genoa's Old Harbour and La Spezia, Lerici or Portovenere. The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... For other uses, see Genoa (disambiguation). ... La Spezia (Spèsa in the local dialect of Ligurian) is a city in the Liguria region of northern Italy, at the head of La Spezia Gulf, and capital city of the province of La Spezia. ... Lerici is a commune in the province of La Spezia in Liguria. ... Portovenere is a village in Liguria, Italy located 12km from La Spezia. ...


There are well-laid out walking trails connecting each village to its neighbors. The path from Riomaggiore to Manarola is called the Via Dell'Amore (roughly, "Lovers Walk"). This winds along the shore, is very picturesque and is very easy to hike. The stretch from Manarola to Corniglia is also easy to hike, although the main trail into Corniglia finishes with a climb of 368 stairs. The trail from Corniglia to Vernazza is steep at certain places. The trail from Vernazza to Monterosso is by far the steepest. It winds through olive orchards and vineyards and is rough in places, but offers the best view of the bay and the spectacular approaches to both Monterosso and Vernazza. There are nominal fees to use the more popular walking trails, but the less frequently travelled (and most arduous) are free of charge. “Footpath” redirects here. ...


All the villages have small hotels or inns, as do some of the smaller villages near the Cinque Terre. There are many bed and breakfasts throughout the area that offer excellent service and frequently beautiful views of the Mediterranean and the surrounding hills. For other uses, see Hotel (disambiguation). ... Inns are establishments where travellers can procure food, drink, and lodging. ... Tourists of various nationalities chatting over breakfast at a B&B in Quebec City. ...


Food and wine

Cinque Terre region
Cinque Terre region

Given its location on the Mediterranean, seafood is plentiful in the local cuisine. Anchovies of Monterosso are a local specialty designated with a Protected Designation of Origin status from the European Union. The mountainsides of the Cinque Terre are heavily terraced and are used to cultivate grapes and olives. This area , and the region of Liguria, as a whole, is known for pesto — a sauce made from basil leaves, garlic, salt, olive oil, pine nuts and pecorino cheese. Focaccia is a particularly common local baked product. Farinata is also a typical snack found in bakeries and pizzerias- essentially it is a savoury and crunchy pankcake made from a base of chick-pea flour. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The anchovies are a family (Engraulidae) of small but common fish. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Protected geographical indications in the European Union. ... Terraced vineyards near Lausanne The Incan terraces at Písac are still used today. ... It has been suggested that Veraison be merged into this article or section. ... Binomial name L. 19th century illustration The Olive (Olea europaea) is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, native to coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean region, from Lebanon and the maritime parts of Asia Minor and northern Iran at the south end of the Caspian Sea. ... Pesto (italian pron. ... Focaccia bread with rosemary garnish. ... Farinata (which literally means floured) is a thin, crisp, pizza-like pancake from Liguria, which is also eaten in Alessandria and is similar to the socca from Nice. ...


The grapes of the Cinque Terre are used to produce two locally made wines. The eponymous Cinque Terre and the Sciachetrà are both made using Bosco, Albarola, and Vermentino grapes. Both wines are produced by the Cooperative Agricoltura di Cinque Terre (“Cinque Terre Agricultural Cooperative”), located between Manarola and Volastra. Other DOC producers are Forlini-Capellini, Walter de Batté, Buranco, Arrigoni. For other uses, see Wine (disambiguation). ... Volastra is a quiet village in the Cinque Terre National Park. ...


Other towns near the Cinque Terre

Country Italy Region Liguria Province Province of La Spezia (SP) Mayor Elevation m Area 9. ... Levanto is a comune (municipality) in the Province of La Spezia in the Italian region Liguria, located about 60 km southeast of Genoa and about 20 km northwest of La Spezia. ... Volastra is a quiet village in the Cinque Terre National Park. ... Portovenere is a village in Liguria, Italy located 12km from La Spezia. ... La Spezia (Spèsa in the local dialect of Ligurian) is a city in the Liguria region of northern Italy, at the head of La Spezia Gulf, and capital city of the province of La Spezia. ... Sarzana is a town and episcopal see of Liguria, Italy, in, the Province of Genoa, 9 miles east of Spezia, on the railway to Pisa, at the point where the railway to Parma diverges to the north, 59 ft. ...

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Coordinates: 44°07′37″N, 9°42′34″E Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Cinque Terre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (556 words)
The Cinque Terre are five coastal villages in the province of La Spezia in the Liguria region of Italy.
The mountainsides of the Cinque Terre are heavily terraced and are used to cultivate grapes and olives.
Cinque Terre (Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore) and the Islands (Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto)
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