Monterosso al Mare Travel Guide
Monterosso al Mare
Monterosso al Mare
Warm, blue water, great hikes, wonderful food
Too many tourists during some periods of the year
In a nutshell
One of the most Beautiful places I been in my life!
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 swimming, due to a fact that it is, at the same time, the port of Monterosso. On the one side, there where...
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 physically able to.
Yes, you must purchase a pass to do that.
No, it's not certain that every...
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, and later renovated in the era of Baroque. The facade, which dates from 1307, features a two-tone...
Oratorio Mortis et Orationis
L'oratorio della Confraternita dei Neri (Oratory of the Black Brothers), called "Mortis et Orations" was built in the 16th century to commemorate the many sailors that left their lifes at sea. It belongs to the Brotherhood of Black Brothers, also called Brotherhood of Death and Prayer (Mortis et...
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 much, everything is aligned in the right proportions and endless harmony.
If this islet is a slightly...
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 couple of friars for ending a nasty feud between two strongly divided local factions, and the new...
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. Actually it wasn't part of the 13th century city walls being constructed in a later period.
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 and restful, with a playground for the kiddies and plenty of shaded benches for their grandparents....
Hotel Villa Steno
4 Reviews and 524 Opinions My mother and I stayed here for 1 night on our way to Florence from the French Riviera, and I wish...
2 Reviews and 217 Opinions This is a picture of an hotel which I stumbled when strolling around. Maybe it could be useful to...
Enoteca da Eliseo: Il bianco di Monterosso
Enoteca da Eliseo is one of those places to which each visitor would like to come back again, as soon as possible. Enoteca is a wine-bar, not a restaurant, although some snacks could be ordered too. Here people come to drink good wine, famous limoncello or grappa and more...
Bar Davi: short break
It was pretty hot day for the end of September and I usually don't each much in such a days. I decided to take some light food or sendwich and this bar, situated in a small porticoe, attracted me so much. Nice ambient in a deep shadow and very refreshing indeed.To be honest,...
Monterosso al Mare is accessible by sea, through the daily ferries that connect the various villages of the Cinque Terre with Portovenere, La Spezia and Lerici. The Maritime Consortium of Cinque Terre owns fleet of 16 boats of various sizes and the ferry lines between the...
The railway station of Monterosso al Mare is located in the new part of the town which is called Fegina. Out there is a long road called Passegiata Lungomare which connecting new and old parts of Monterosso. To reach the old town you must pass a single tunel which starts...
Street shopping in Monterosso al Mare isn't better or any worst than in other touristic places, usual colourful "nothingworthcloths" which we occasionaly buy to remember the visit but never wearing them. The so called local souveniers are mostly plastic toys "made in...
Walking Bottega: "give peace a chance"
Even in the late September Mediterranean sun could be pretty hard, especially if the day is bright and cloudless. When spending time at the beach bright sun intensified by reflection from the surface of the sea could disturbing for the eyes, if not protected with the...
This interesting fountain, made in white marble, stands in the main street of Monterosso al Mare. Unfortunatelly it was out of use and we couldn't test the water not even refreshing ourselves. Composition of the fountain is suitable for a small town located on the seashore,...
The vine requires a lot of sunny days, especially in the period of ripening of the grapes. Plenty of sunshine favors grapes in order to get the sweetness and the saturation of glucose that is in the process of subsequent fermentation decisive factor for the quality of...
If you are planning on walking between the villages on the Cinque Terre, then take care!!Some of the paths are pretty narrow, and along the edge of a cliff..... A lot of walkers carry large sticks with them to assist with climbing and helping to stop any slips and falls.Just...
Shoes and Camera a must!
Don't forget to pack some shoes suitable for walking/hiking along the cliffs between the towns on the Cinque Terre.When we were walking, we saw one lady in high heels about to set off.....we advised her to turn back!
A camera is a must. The coastline is spectacular....
Punta Mesco is the mountain that closes the gulf in front of Monterosso al Mare, it is on the right side if looking at the sea. This mountain has very impressive cliffs and is characterized by steep slopes that descend to the sea. If staying couple of days in Monterosso the...
Fegina is, al already mentioned, new part of Monterosso al Mare constructed mostly in the 19th and 20th century when the vocation of this village has strongly changed in favor of tourism. The decisive moment occurred in 1870 when the railroad line was built which opened up...
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