Top things to do in Cinque Terre

Top Choice Bar in Corniglia

La Scuna

Craft beer on draft, first-rate cocktails and creative appetisers make a great combo at this surprisingly hip little spot in this most traditional of regions. The best feature, however, is the jaw-dropping terrace, …
Top Choice Bar in Riomaggiore

La Conchiglia

A fantastic find: down-to-earth, friendly and unflustered staff; a fantastic well-priced local wine list; absolute waterfront positions and a menu of big, healthy salads, panini and burgers if you've missed lunch or…
Wine Bar in Corniglia

Terra Rossa

Just off the road that leads down to the station, this vine-covered terrace has pretty views over the vineyards tumbling down to the water, and specialises in local wines. Glasses run €5 to €8, and you can also arra…
Viewpoint in Manarola

Punta Bonfiglio

Manarola's prized viewpoint is on a rocky promontory just above the village. A rest area, including a kids' playground, has been constructed here and there's also a bar just below. Nearby are the ruins of an old cha…
Viewpoint in Corniglia

Belvedere di Santa Maria

Enjoy dazzling 180-degree sea views at this heart-stopping lookout in hilltop Corniglia. To find it, follow Via Fieschi through the village until you eventually reach the clifftop balcony.
Beach in Riomaggiore

Fossola Beach

This small pebbly beach is immediately southeast of Riomaggiore marina. It's rugged and delightfully secluded. Swimmers should be wary of currents here.
Sports in Cinque Terre


Held in early April, this challenging long-distance foot race takes to the hills of Cinque Terre following a rocky path along cliff edges, through terraced vineyards and looping past five iconic villages.
Church in Monterosso

Convento dei Cappuccini

Monterosso's most interesting church and convent complex is set on the hill that divides the old town from the newer Fegina quarter. The striped church, the Chiesa di San Francesco, dates from 1623 and has a paintin…
Seafood in Monterosso

Ristorante Belvedere

With tables overlooking the beach, this unpretentious seafood restaurant is a good place to try the local bounty. Start with penne con scampi (pasta tubes with scampi) before diving into zuppa di pesce (fish soup). …
Gelato in Corniglia

Alberto Gelateria

A Corniglia mainstay since 1999, Alberto Melandri serves some of the best gelato for miles around. Try the basilico, made from basil grown in his garden or miele de Corniglia (made of Corniglia honey), limone (lemon…