Our Wedding in Cinque Terre



A detailed description of our recent wedding in Cinque Terre including how we planned it from abroad and how we found a venue.

If you follow us on social media, you’ll know that on August 3rd 2019 we got married in the stunning Cinque Terre, Italy. In the beachside town of Monterosso al Mare to be exact. If you’re not familiar with the region of Cinque Terre, it’s best described as five colorful seaside villages in the Northwest of Italy. The closest city is Pisa. The Cinque Terre is instagram-famous due to the drop dead gorgeous scenery everywhere you look.

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Anyways, now that you have a brief understanding of where Cinque Terre is located let’s get onto the topic why we decided to get married in such a unique destination.

Wedding Monterosso al Mare
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The table setting

Why did we choose the Cinque Terre for our wedding

The Cinque Terre (most specifically the town of Manarola) has been my desktop screensaver ever since I had my first PC. It continues to be my laptop screensaver to this day. Then, back in 2005 when me and Paul were planning a trip to Italy. He came across the Cinque Terre whilst doing his research. We decided then and there that we had to stop here for a few nights. When we visited, I remember saying to Paul “if I ever get married I want it to be here”. Obviously. Since 2015 the Cinque Terre has grown in popularity but despite the ‘madness’ we still love it just as much.

So, when Paul proposed in February 2018 I knew our wedding had to be in Cinque Terre.

Monterosso beach
Courtesy of Pure Wedding Photography

Planning our wedding in Cinque Terre

It wasn’t a difficult decision for us choosing the Cinque Terre as our wedding destination, but, if you and your partner are struggling to agree on a venue I found the following checklist to be helpful –

  • Create a Wedding Checklist – a list of 5 items that are a must-have for your wedding venue e.g by the ocean; close to an airport; inexpensive etc.
  • Narrow it down to 3 destinations and contact wedding planners/ venues in all 3. Then, come up with a list of who is providing the best value for money and go from there
  • Try to visit the venue before putting down a deposit

We wanted to share our love of travelling with our family and friends. What better way to do that than with a Wedding in one of our favorite places in the world.

The days leading up to the Wedding

As you may know, me and Paul are currently living in Queenstown, New Zealand. We left Queenstown in early July to get back in time for the remaining planning and to buy the last few bits for the big day. We then flew out to Pisa three days before the wedding day. Then, we got the train to Monterosso al Mare direct from Pisa Centrale Station.

Quite a few of our guests arrived a few days early like us. So, it was nice to spend some quality time with them before the big day. Especially considering we live so far away. We spent the nights in the lead up to the wedding having drinks in Monterosso’s piazza. It was also lovely for guests to meet each-other before the wedding day.

Wedding couple Cinque Terre
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Our wedding day in Cinque Terre

Thankfully, the ceremony didn’t start until 5pm due to the hot weather in Italy in August. So, there was no early morning start for me for my hair and makeup. Instead, I had a leisurely breakfast with my family in the vineyard (the venue) and then walked the 5 minutes to the village to have my hair done in the local salon.

With my hair done, me and my bridesmaids then did our makeup in one of the vineyards villa. I was completely relaxed all day and in the lead up to the big day but 30 minutes before I was due to walk up the aisle the nerves really kicked in.

Couple posing in Monterosso old town
Courtesy of Pure Wedding Photography
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Our Cinque Terre Wedding Ceremony

The ceremony was probably my favourite part of the entire day. We held it at the very top of the town overlooking the sea. It was quite a steep walk up and some of our guests decided to get taxis to the top. The guests who walked mentioned it was very ‘Mamma Mia’.

The weather was just perfect. Our celebrant really made the ceremony what it was and really personalised his speech to include funny little details from our relationship. We had our band playing some songs at some key moments during the ceremony. They really added to the atmosphere and even learned Perfect Symphony by Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli for my walk up the aisle. Which was a really lovely moment.

After the ceremony, we had Prosecco waiting for our guests to toast us after they had covered us in confetti.

Outdoor wedding ceremony Cinque Terre
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The aperitivo and dinner

In Italy, it’s tradition to have an Aperitivo before the dinner at weddings. It was buffet style with land, sea and vegetarian options. This was held outdoors overlooking the vineyard and the dinner area. All of our guests commented how good the food was at the aperitivo. We had the band playing Italian songs during the aperitivo, again adding to the relaxed atmosphere.

After 8pm, we were called to the dinner area. We decided to have the dinner outdoors in the middle of the vineyard to make it more unique and to really take in the surroundings. We had two menu options for our guests meat or fish. Dessert was a massive buffet and after dinner we had an open bar – much to the delight of our guests. On the drinks menu was wine, beer, Mojito and Gin & Tonic. Our band played several more songs – mainly for the key moments like our first dance (which was to How long will I love you by Ellie Goulding) We then had a DJ until 2am who had the guests dancing until the early hours.

At the end of the night a few of us decided we’d go for a swim in the sea in the village. A great end to the best day.

Couple dancing at buranco vineyard
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Sposo sposa signs for wedding
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Best activities in Cinque Terre (5 best things to do)



Listing 5 of our favorite (unique) things to do in the Cinque Terre.

The Cinque Terre is a beautiful place, famous for its colorful villages built upon steep rocks with the Mediterranean sea crashing below. But despite Cinque Terre’s obvious charms many people still miss out on the great things to do here. Unfortunately, most tourists tend to visit on a day-trip and don’t get the opportunity to fully explore the region.

There’s actually a hell of a lot of great and cheap activities to do in the Cinque Terre. So, if you’re backpacking in Italy – this list is ideal for you!

In this blog, I’ll give you a detailed account of five of the most unique things to do in Cinque Terre.

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1.  Hike the famed Cinque Terre trail

There really is no better way to see the Cinque Terre than to hike the beautiful trail connecting all 5 villages. Some parts of the trail are very easy to hike, especially the paved section connecting  Riomaggiore to Manarola. While other sections of the trail are quite hilly – a moderate level of fitness is highly recommended. There is stunning coastal views everywhere you look and soon you will find the 6 hours will turn to 7 because you will be continually stopping to take photos.

Very important to note – is that due to the trail being along the side of a cliff for the most part. Sometimes, parts of the trail can be closed due to rockfall or other reasons. It is best to check this PDF to ensure you are up-to-date with any trail closures.

Do yourself a favour and wear good walking shoes as the trail can be rocky in parts. If you try to walk the trail in flip-flops (which I saw people do in the past) you will likely be stopped by one of the men in the control booths along the way.

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The streets of Monterosso

Start the Cinque Terre trail early and finish early to avoid the crowds

We recommend starting the trail early in the morning during the Summer months as it can get crowded after 10am. You will also be thankful to avoid the afternoon heat if you start early. If you want to start very early i.e 7am then you will need to buy the Cinque Terre hiking card the day before as the ticket booths typically don’t open until 9am.

Where to buy a Cinque Terre card

  • At all railway stations in the Cinque Terre’s villages
  • In the beginning of every section of the trail there will be a control booth
  • At tourist information centre – these are typically located within the train stations

How much does the Cinque Terre card cost?

  • For the hiking card it costs 7.50 per adult
  • For the hiking and train card it costs 16 per adult. This means all your train travel for the day will be covered with this card. Which is very useful, if you decide you’ve had enough of hiking half-way and want to hop on a train to the remainder if the villages.

How long does it take to walk the Cinque Terre trail?

The hiking trail is 11km start-to-finish and takes approximately 6 hours.

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View down to Monterosso

2.  Spend a few hours in Portofino

Mingle with celebrities in one of Italy’s prettiest most-exclusive towns. Think Lake Como by the beach. But luckily, Portofino is not just for the rich & famous there are plenty of things to do for the ‘common folk’ like us. One of our favourite things to do is sit in the Piazetta and order a coffee or glass of wine and watch the traditional fishing boats come & go.

Or opt to go further afield into Tuscany and spend the day strolling through beautiful Tuscan Villages. The train to Tuscany takes 2.5 hours each way from Cinque Terre, so, perhaps a night or two spent in Tuscany is a better option!

The colourful town of Portofina (via Depositphotos)

The best view of Portofino is from Castello Brown

About a 15 minute walk uphill from the centre of the town of Portofino, you will come upon Castello Brown. You can visit the inside of the Castello if you wish. Or simply admire the colourful village of Portofino below and the glistening sea beyond.

Take a boat trip through Portofino’s waters

And spy celebrities villas from afar. Take in the peace & quiet on the water – away from the bustle of Portifino town and discover secret corners not possible from land.

Treat yourself to a cocktail at Hotel Splendido

Should you wish to treat yourself than a cocktail at the very grand Hotel Splendido is a must. An enviable view amongst Italy’s elite is surely a memory to cherish.

How can I get to Portofino?

Get the train to Santa Margherita Ligure Portofino (from Monterosso this is approximately an hour). From this train station you need to catch the 82 bus to Portofino – this journey should take 15 minutes .

3.  Hire a boat for the day (or even a few hours)

Want to see the gorgeous Cinque Terre from the water then why not hire a boat for the day. Taking a group boat tour on one of the ‘gozzo’ or small fishing boats of the Cinque Terre is an experience not to be missed. Catch some fish Cinque Terre style. Or just sip some beers or champagne on board while admiring the stunning scenery. Your tour will typically take you to secluded beaches and sea caves.

A shared trip costs approximately 60 per person and is approximately 2 hours & 30 minutes. This price includes drinks on board too.

Alternatively, enjoy a sunset cruise and dinner on board a private boat and enjoy the best of Cinque Terre by sea.

More information here: Enjoy Cinque Terre Boat Tours

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Vernazza harbour

4.  Have lunch with a view at Nessun Dorma

Possibly the best view from a restaurant you will find in the entire world. Nessun Dorma is perched high on a cliff overlooking the town of Manarola. Serving only antipasto platters and salads (no pizza or pasta here I’m afraid). Nessun Dorma is insanely popular, they don’t take bookings.

Lunch at Nessun Dorma (photo via Pinterest)

Can you reserve a table at Nessun Dorma?

Advance bookings are only for large groups. You will have to queue for a table and its first come first served. We recommend getting here as soon as it opens. Or at ‘off-peak’ times like 3 or 4pm.

How expensive is Nessun Dorma?

It’s very reasonable priced considering its view they could charge a lot more. But then again they specialise in simple dishes like bruschetta and meat platters so this keeps the menu cost down. Expect to pay 25 each for lunch for two including a drink.

5. Enjoy the best view from a secret spot

Tip – the best views of the entire Cinque Terre is from Manarola Cemetery

Manarola cemetery is located just above Nessun Dorma. So, if you can’t get a table at Nessun Dorma then here is a great spot to admire the famous Cinque Terre scenery. However, because it is a graveyard and a very sacred place – you CANNOT take photos here. Simply, take in the view and move on.

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View from Manarola cemetery

The Cinque Terre it’s a special place. One of my all-time favorite destinations. That’s a big feat considering I’ve visited over 40 countries. In fact, I’ll let you in on a little secret – we adore the Cinque Terre so much we go married here in August 2019.

Some other top suggestions would be to have dinner at Billy’s in Manarola, walk the many nooks & crannies of Monterosso old town, enjoy some excellent gelato & have a beach day at Monterosso beach.

Tell me, what did you think of our five unique things to do in the Cinque Terre? Is there anywhere we missed that you think should be included? We’d love to hear your recommendations in the comment section below!

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Where to stay in Monterosso Cinque Terre



Our guide to the best places to stay in Monterosso, Cinque Terre.

Monterosso is the biggest village in the Cinque Terre and is the only village with a proper beach. You can rent sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach – there is also a selection of little beach bars. There are two parts to Monterosso – the ‘new town’ which is where the train station and the beach is located. A short walk away is the ‘old town’ which has narrow cobbled streets and lots of cute restaurants and cafes. The larger hotels are in the ‘new town’ while most of the airbnb’s are in the old town. Monterosso definitely has the most accommodation options, and is in my opinion the most family-friendly village in the Cinque Terre.

Note – If you book through any of the links below not only will it give you the best available rate but we’ll get money from booking.com to continue our travels!

Here are the absolute best places to stay in Monterosso, Cinque Terre. I’ve visited Monterosso many times, in fact we got married here last August so, we have tried and tested most of these stunning hotels & airbnb’s. We hope you will enjoy Monterosso as much as we do!

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Hotel Marina

Priced from: €165 per night (including breakfast)

Cute rooms. All rooms have air-con and a flat screen TV. A lot of the rooms have a little balcony overlooking the old town. Book here for the best deal

hotel marina where to stay in monterosso cinque terre

Hotel Margherita

Priced from: €150 per night (including breakfast)

Less than 350m from the beach, all rooms have air-con and there is a large shared patio for all guests to use. Cheapest rate available here

hotel margherita, monterosso

Hotel Villa Adriana

Priced from: €190 per night (breakfast included)

Hotel Villa Adriana is located in the new part of Monterosso, just a few steps from the sea. It is a large hotel and one of the only hotels in Monterosso with a swimming pool.  You can book the best available rate here

hotel villa adriana, monterosso

Hotel Baia

Priced from: €180 per night (breakfast included)

This seafront hotel is in the heart of Monterosso, only 100 m from the train station. It offers rooms with air conditioning and TV. You can book here

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Affitacamere Irene

Priced from: €125 per night (breakfast not included)

Located in the old town, so a shorter walk to the vineyard this little hotel has air-con rooms and is reasonable priced. You can book this hotel on booking.com here

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And now for the best airbnb options to stay in Monterosso, Cinque Terre. An airbnb is a great option if you want to cook for yourself. there is a little supermarket in Monterosso where you can do your food shopping. Here are 7 of our favorite airbnb’s in Monterosso.

To sign up for airbnb – please use this link as it will give you up to €30 off ! P.S as an airbnb associate, if you book through some of the links below I will get a small commission whilst you still get the best available rate!

Appartamento (A) Monterosso al mare 5Terre

2 bedrooms, sleeps up to 5 guests. Priced from: €161 per night

Renovated apartment, very bright with sea view, on the third floor of a building located just above the seafront. In a quiet and convenient area five minutes walk from the beautiful Gigante beach and the train station, shops and restaurants. Link to find out more details here

Appartamento (A) Monterosso al mare 5Terre

Studio flat Monterosso historic center

Sleeps 2 people, studio. Priced from: €115 per night

Newly renovated studio with bathroom, on the ground floor of a building in the old town. Less than 5 minutes walk to the beach. Link to see more information here

Studio flat Monterosso historic center

Enrica House

4 guests, 2 bedrooms. Priced from: €230 per night

This 2-bedroom apartment “Casa Enrica” features free WiFi, air conditioning / heating, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and a balcony. The equipped kitchen includes a dining area, washing machine and dishwasher. The private bathroom comes with a shower. Complete with linen and towels. Please note the apartment is on the 4th floor without an elevator. Link to see more information here 

Enrica House

The Quiet One

6 guests, 3 bedrooms. Priced from: €287 per night

Beautiful apartment located in the new town of Monterosso overlooking the sea. Only 3 minutes walk from the beach and less than 10 minutes from the train station. The apartment has three double bedrooms, an equipped kitchen, a living room, two bathrooms, a large terrace with sea view and a private garden with barbecue. Link to see more information here 

Terrace with sea view

Da Molly

6 guests, 2 bedrooms (and sofa bed). Priced from: €280 per night

Newly renovated fully furnished apartment in the heart of old town monterosso, with two bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. Overlooking a small square and with a view of the ocean from the window. Less than a minute walk away you will find the beach. The train station is a 10 minute walk along the beachfront. You can read more here

Living room with big windows towards the church and ocean

Dream house

5 guests, 3 bedrooms. Priced from: €238 per night

Wonderful property completely restored in luxury residential area a 5 minute walk to the beach and all major amenities. The apartment has: entrance, double living room, two double bedrooms, one single bedroom, bathroom (with bath and shower), kitchen, veranda and terrace with view. You can read more here 

Living Room

L’anciua

6 guests, 2 bedrooms (plus sofa bed). Priced from: €166 per night

Beautiful apartment located in a modern and quiet condominium in the new village area. Equipped with every comfort it has two double bedrooms, living area with fitted kitchen, bathroom, large terrace! You can read more here

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So, there you have it our top picks for where to stay in Monterosso, Cinque Terre. Were there any that took your fancy, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!

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The villages of the Cinque Terre: which one should I choose?


You’ve booked your flights to Cinque Terre, now what? Next step is deciding which village to stay in Cinque Terre. Let me tell you, it’s a tough decision – each village is as beautiful as the next!

There are five villages in the Cinque Terre region – Riomaggiore, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia and finally Monterosso al mare – where we are lucky enough to get married this August. Each village has its pro’s and con’s and in this post I will give a little summary of each so you can make your mind up on which village to stay in Cinque Terre.

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#1   Monterosso al mare

Monterosso, as you know,  is where our wedding will be. It’s the biggest village in the Cinque Terre and is the only village with a beach. You can rent sunbeds and umbrellas on the beach – there is also a selection of little beach bars. There are two parts to Monterosso – the ‘new town’ which is where the train station and the  beach is and a short walk away is the ‘old town’ which has narrow cobbled streets and lots of cute restaurants and cafes. The larger hotels are in the ‘new town’ while most of the Airbnb’s are in the old town. Monterosso definitely has the most accommodation options, and is in my opinion the most family-friendly village.

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#2   Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore is the most Southern of the villages and will be the first village you come across if you get the train from Pisa. There are two parts to Riomaggiore – the ‘Pier’ area with little restaurants and Cafe’s and some great photo opportunities or the main street which is quite small and cobbled. Riomaggiore has lots of restaurants with outdoor seating. However, it’s the furthest village from Monterosso, about a 15 minute train journey.

#3   Manarola

Manarola, is in my opinion the prettiest of the villages in the Cinque Terre. It’s the one that is photographed the most and is essentially the ‘poster child’ for the Cinque Terre. It also has the best restaurant in the Cinque Terre – Trattoria dal Billy. There aren’t many hotels in Manarola, instead you’ll find lots of Airbnb rentals and private apartments for rent. The bars/ restaurants don’t stay open until very late here – most places are closed by 10pm.  If you’re a couple and are looking for a romantic holiday, then Manarola is the town I’d suggest for you. Manarola is also the best village to watch the sunset from.

#4   Vernazza

Vernazza is perhaps the busiest of all five villages, it has a large pier where lots of boat trips leave from and you can sunbathe along the wall there. It has lots of restaurant options. There are quite a few small hotels in Vernazza, so you do have more choice for accomodation here than Manarola or Riomaggiore.

#5   Corniglia

Corniglia is in my opinion, the most unique of all five villages. It is built on the very top of the hill and so doesn’t have direct water access. It is probably the most authentic town in the Cinque Terre as not so many tourists visit here compared with the other four villages. There is little accommodation options here, with most being studio or one-bedroom apartment rentals. Also, the train to Coriglia leaves you at the bottom of the hill so you can either choose to walk up the hill (approximately 20 minute walk uphill with lots of steps) or get the mini-bus which departs regularly.

So, there you have it – hopefully this piece made your decision on choosing which village to stay in Cinque Terre a little easier.

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How to book a flight to the Cinque Terre

Below you will find all our tips for booking a flight to Cinque Terre.

A lot of you have been asking how you can fly to the Cinque Terre from both Ireland and London Gatwick. So, in this post we hope to give you all the information you need to book your flight to the Cinque Terre.

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As most of our readers travel from Cork, Dublin or London Gatwick, we’ve listed the best options for all three airports.

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What you have to look forward to when you visit the Cinque Terre

From Cork:

The only airport in Italy that you can fly to from Cork is Milan Bergamo with Ryanair. At the moment, they fly twice a week on Thursday’s and Sunday’s and the same days for the return journey. Milan Bergamo is typically a cheap airport to fly into, but it is about 45 minutes from Milan City. If you choose this option, we highly recommend spending the night in Bergamo – it’s a gorgeous town.

From Milan Bergamo the fastest and cheapest way to get to Cinque Terre is by train. Although it does involve a few changes. From the airport you hop on Bus number one to Bergamo train station, from there you get the train to Milan Central train station, here you will get the train direct to Monterosso al Mare. The train to Monterosso takes 4 hours and costs approximately €34. You can find all the train information here Again, please note that trains are not available to book for next Summer yet

Other options from Cork, would be to drive to Dublin and get the Dublin to Pisa flight detailed below or fly from Cork to London with Ryanair and get a flight to pretty much anywhere in Italy – although, do note that the closest airport to the Cinque Terre is Genoa and the second-closest is Pisa.

From Dublin:

From Dublin the best option is to fly to Pisa. Pisa, is the closest large city to the Cinque Terre so, for those who don’t want to spend too much time messing around – we recommend this option. You can fly from Dublin airport to Pisa with Ryanair, they fly four times a week – Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday and the same days for the return journey.

From Pisa airport you hop on the PisaMover airport bus to Pisa train station which takes only 10 minutes. From Pisa train station you can get a direct train to Monterosso al mare which takes just over an hour and costs approximately €13. You can find all the train information here Again, please note that trains are not available to book for next Summer yet

From London Gatwick:

There are heaps of options from London Gatwick but we recommend either flying to Genoa or Pisa.

Option #1 – Fly from Gatwick to Genoa:

Genoa is the closest airport to the Cinque Terre. You can fly to Genoa with British Airways. Over, the Summer British Airways fly to Genoa every day. Although, British Airways isn’t as notoriously cheap as Ryanair, you may get some good deals if you’re lucky.

From Genoa airport you get the Volabus Genova to Genova Brignole train station, from there you can get the train direct to Monterosso which takes 50 minutes and costs only €9. You can find all the train information here Again, please note that trains are not available to book for next Summer yet

Option #2 – Fly from Gatwick to Pisa:

You can fly from Gatwick to Pisa with easyjet. They fly every day during the Summer months.

From Pisa airport you hop on the PisaMover airport bus to Pisa train station which takes only 10 minutes. From Pisa train station you can get a direct train to Monterosso al mare which takes just over an hour and costs approximately €13. You can find all the train information here Again, please note that trains are not available to book for next Summer yet

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The beautiful village of Manarola in the Cinque Terre

Some other points to note about booking a flight to Cinque Terre:

If you do decide to rent a car while you’re in Italy, we do not recommending driving between the villages in the Cinque Terre as the roads are very narrow and winding and take so much longer than the train. The train goes between each of the five villages every 15 minutes. If you do have a car, you can park in a carpark on the outskirts of each village as you cannot drive into the villages, they are all car-free with the exception of some roads in Monterosso al mare

The trains in Italy are very clean and efficient, we recommend booking a Second-class ticket (all the train prices listed above are for Second-class). You can pre-book the tickets online or at the ticket machines in the train stations. Just make sure you validate your ticket before you get on the train (or you may get a fine), there are ticket validation machines on the train platform and they are typically bright red in colour.

Continue reading: the best places to stay in Monterosso al Mare

And, I think that’s it for now – we hope you found our guide to flying to Cinque Terre helpful.  If you have any questions please comment in the section below and we will get back to you.