Not correct prices!!!
There is a bar in the historical part of Monterosso with tables at open air just in front of the beach, that try to cheat tourists.
There is a waiter from Naples that confuse you acting in a funny way and make you pay more than you must.He makes bills quickly at tables without receive asking you more money and if you noticethat he just say:oh yes sorry, i did a mistake!!!
Avoid to pay a cocktail 10 Euros if you can pay it 5 euros in all the other places in Monterosso!
- Hiking and Walking
- Budget Travel
Sciacchetrà is the most celebrated wine of Cinque Terre. The problem is that proper sciacchetrà CAN'T BE FOUND ANYMORE. The reason is simple: too much demand compared to poor supply. It takes a lot of grape to make a single bottle of Schiacchetrà and now, simply, it finished. What restaurant and pubs offer you is just a pale imitation of the genuine Sciacchetrà.
Unique Suggestions: Drink "regular" white wine like "Cinque Terre D.O.C.". Try to Riomaggiore, there's a "cooperativa" making genuine Sciacchetrà, it's your only chance
Fun Alternatives: Become friend of the locals and ask them if they've got some genuine Sciacchetrà. Most monterossini own a piece of land and make some wine for themselves and their friends ;-)
- Wine Tasting
Watch for *surgelato on menus. This indicates that the dish is frozen. These are horrible quality dishes, so avoid ordering them at all costs!
Unique Suggestions: Order a panino, or anything not marked as frozen or pre-prepared.
Fun Alternatives: Small grocery stores usually have a fresh deli section where you can create your own sandwiches or mix and match for a summery Italian piatto misto. Also, Monterosso has some great pasticceria where you can sample local pastries and breads.