Monterosso al Mare Things to Do

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  • 1. Beach

    Besides Fegina beach resort Monterosso has another sandy beach which stretches right in front of the old town. The town beach is slightly smaller but equally so is perhaps less attractive for...

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  • 2. Hiking

    An enormous amount of travelers come to the Cinque Terre to hike the fabled trails between the five villages in this UNESCO site. Yes, they're beautiful. Yes, you should do at least some of them if...

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  • 3. Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista - Church of St John Baptist

    The parish church of San Giovanni Battista is located in a small Piazza don Giovanni Minzoni, right next to Piazza Garibaldi. The church was built between the 13th and 14th century, completed in 1307,...

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  • 4. Oratorio Mortis et Orationis

    Right next door to San Giovanni Battista is the chapel of the Brotherhood of Death and Prayer: Mortis et Orationis. Dating to the 16th century, it belongs to one of the surviving charitable lay groups...

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  • 5. Torre Aurora - Aurora Tower

    The Medieval Monterosso, as it was usual, had fortified structure. The whole od todays old town was surrounded by the city walls with 13 defending towers, but Torre Aurora is the only survived....

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  • 6. Monterosso Vecchio

    I will never cease to marvel the beauty of nature and always will ask myself one and the same question, who is behind all this wonderful creations? Nature in its designs never adds or substracts too...

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  • 7. Capuchin Monastery

    Up on Salita San Cristoforo, just a little downhill from the cemetery, is Convento dei Frati Cappuccini and Chiesa di San Francesco. The monastery was built in in the early 17th century to thank a...

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  • 8. Piazza Garibaldi

    Just as many US towns and cities honor George Washington with a statue, Italians salute their own revolutionary hero Giuseppi Garibaldi. Monterosso's Piazza Garibaldi is not large, but most inviting...

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  • 9. Statua del Gigante

    At the end of Fegina beach, where small marina is, there are the remains of a unique sculpture 14 meters high and for 1700 tons of weight. The statue was made...

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  • 10. Santa Croce

    According to the local tradition, every village had at least two brotherhoods, like in Monterosso with the Confraternita dei Neri (Black men) and Confraternita...

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  • 11. Oratory of Santa Croce

    Up the street and around the corner from the chapel of Mortis et Orantonis is the oratory of the other historic fraternity: Confraternita dei Bianchi or...

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  • 12. Crypts in the Clouds

    Monterosso is split in two by a high, rocky jut of headland called Salita San Cristoforo (Hill of St. Christopher) whose expansive views gave the old village a...

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  • 13. Via dell'amore

    The Via dell'Amore (Lovers' Lane) is a coastal path linking Manarola with Riomaggiore (1km/0.6mi). with stunning views of the sea and walls covered in ink by...

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  • 14. Cemetery

    In the Dark Ages, a castle or fortress sat on this spot high above the village, serving as a shelter away from the attacks of roving Saracen pirates. Some...

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  • 15. The Headland Walk

    A must see when in Monterosso is to take a walk around the headland that joins the old town to the new town.It is not too energetic - all paved and the views...

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  • 16. Vernazza

    So you've made it to Monterroso al Mare. Now what? Get out and explore the five towns!! You can visit them by train, or better yet, you can hike from town to...

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  • 17. Corniglia

    The very next town after Vernazza is Corniglia. The walking trail literally passes right through this town. Upon entering Corniglia, we felt like we had just...

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  • 18. Manarola

    Past Corniglia continuing south is the town of Manarola, another one of the picturesque towns of the Cinque Terre. Slow down, wander around the town for a bit...

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  • 19. Riomaggiore

    Riomaggiore, the southernmost town of the Cinque Terre, is at the beginning (or the end) of the five town walk. Since we stayed in Monterosso al Mare, the...

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  • 20. Bellissima Vernazza!

    Vernazza is one of Cinque Terre towns, it's between Monterosso and Corniglia. I don't know why, but I think it's the most beautiful from all five towns. Maybe...

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  • 21. Portovenere

    After visiting all five towns of Cinque Terre, it's worth going to Portovenere, holiday town for rich and famous Italians. Portovenere is a small, picturesque,...

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  • 22. Take a Ferry Trip

    A perfect way to spend a day in Cinque Terre is to go for a ferry trip. You can buy a daily pass which allows you to get in and off in any of Cinque Terre towns...

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  • 23. Scenic Views of Monterosso

    To get the best scenic views of Monterosso you will need to hike at least the first half of the trail towards Vernazza. This will take a little under an hour...

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  • 24. The Marketplace

    Located in the plaza on the south side of Monterosso, the open marketplace is a fun way to shop and take in the local vibe of the village. There are vendors...

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  • 25. Pirate Party

    I can only describe this as the greatest party of all time. Basically we had not had a great time in Cinque Terre until one night we begin to see locals dressed...

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