Source: http://www.tourism-review.com/discover-italian-past-in-cinque-terre-news3355

Over the years, Cinque Terre has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. This is quite remarkable, given that it was at one time a coastline of quiet fishing villages.

Located in Italy’s Liguria region, Cinque Terre is composed of five towns. This is in keeping with the meaning of the word Cinque Terre, which is translated as ‘Five Lands’. The popularity of this destination derives from the uniqueness of the region. Unlike the majority of tourist hot spots, Cinque Terre has somehow managed to preserve its old-fashioned charm and simplicity.

Cinque Terre is made up of five towns namely; Corniglia, Manarola, Monterosso al Mare, Riomaggiore and Vernazza. None of these have yielded to the lure of the corporate world, thus the traditional setting of the area has remained intact. This is apparent from its quaint, colorful buildings and small shops, allowing visitors of the Italian Riviera to experience its real life.

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