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Beautiful Cinque Terre should alway be in everyone’s Italy itinerary. If you are planning to visit Cinque Terre or want to know more about it, here are some interesting facts and valid reasons to book your Cinque Terre tour
1)Almost every house in Riomaggiore has two entrances: the usual front door and a back door that opens onto an alley. Why? To run faster when the Saracens arrived. But don’t worry! That was in the 1500.
2)The water mill in the lower part of Manarola gives the name to the city. Magna Rota (or ‘big wheel’) was the latin name that then turned into Manarola. The recently-restored mill has been providing olive oil to the city for many years.
3)Via dell’Amore (Lovers’ Lane – Love Path) is the highlight of any trip to Cinque Terre. Dug inside the rock, it connects Riomaggiore and Manarola. When you walk through it you can hear the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks.
4)The Via dell’Amore takes its name from an anonymous’ inscription on a wall in Riomaggiore. The local authority decided to make it official and started installing benches as well as sculptures, artworks and items that evoke the theme of love.
5)Corniglia is the only one of the five villages that don’t have direct access to the water. It sits on top of a cliff and guarantees a breathtaking view. Do you know you can see Corsica on a clear bright day?
6)Being a trekkers and hikers paradise, the Cinque Terre national park caters for every level of experience, but if you are serious about your hiking then take on the High Path. As it’s not for everyone, you will enjoy some peace and calm when you leave the crowds behind. The High Path connects the town of Levanto in the north with the town of Portovenere in the south.
7)There are several spots for taking a dip in the sea, but if it’s the beach you’re after, then head to Monterosso al Mare – the largest and best-serviced seaside beach of Cinque Terre.
8)The Cinque Terre park is a car-free paradise. It’s something that you can’t easily discard in today’s frenetic, chaotic, polluted world. A truly inestimable luxury for the people living there, but at the same time it represents a magical preserved scenery for the many lucky visitors.
9)The remarkably large population of cats also enjoy not sharing the Cinque Terre towns with vehicles. They are friendly, lazy and well-fed. You will want to be one of them in your next life!
10)Cats are not the only spoiled and protected animals in Cinque Terre. The national park covers a long stretch of the cost and the waters in front of it, making it a fully preserved marine ecosystem which thrive of life and protected species.
For this amazing location, Any Tours Italy recommends the Pisa and Cinque Terre tour from Florence, with a perfect itinerary designed for independent and group travellers aged from 18 to 39.