Top reasons to visit:

  • Hiking (488)
  • Beach (481)
  • Relaxation (249)
  • Food (239)
  • Scenery (231)
  • Seafood (125)
  • Walking (110)
  • Nature (96)
  • Trail Walking (95)
  • Wild Swimming (73)

Monterosso al Mare was highly rated for hiking by 167 guests from the United States!

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What's your best piece of advice for a first-time hiker in Monterosso al Mare?

Anonymous, Unknown location

14 days ago Report

The Hikes between towns range from 45 mins to 2 hours, bring water, comfortable shoes, and a camera. Plan to take the entire day, and plan your departure from the last town around the train schedule... there are no other ways to get back to Monterosso

Why do you recommend Monterosso al Mare for food?

dogger
dogger, Australia

1 day ago Report

Being from Australia the beaches were nothing like we have at home in that you don't get sand, you get lots of pebbles. In saying this though the water was beautiful. It was around cool, but not cold and beautiful and clear, you could see for miles. You have to pay to use most beaches but the free ones are okay and you can still from the paying ones.

The beach means different things to different people. What did the beach in Monterosso al Mare mean to you?

Margaret
Margaret, Australia

13 days ago Report

The beach was a great place to relax and swim on a hot afternoon. Water was warm and experience was refreshing - particularity after a long train trip.

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Monterosso al Mare.

Pauline
Pauline, United Kingdom

23 days ago Report

Beach-side cafes and foccacerias. The hotel was an oasis as during the day the resort is busy.

Why do people say Monterosso al Mare can be seen best by foot?

Andrea
Andrea, Australia

3 days ago Report

There are no cars in Monterosso, which makes it very peaceful. Beautiful walks along the coast to other villages
and also into the hills.

How can you enjoy the sights in Monterosso al Mare while avoiding the crowds?

Mikki
Mikki, United States of America

18 days ago Report

Avoid weekends. We arrived on a Sunday and the crowds greatly diminished by Monday.

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Margaret
Margaret, Australia

13 days ago Report

There are so many bars, cafe's and restaurants in Monterosso, just choose a different style each night. We went from the ones that looked upmarket to those that looked basic. They were all good - their point of difference made them worthwhile.

What is it in Monterosso al Mare that makes history come to life?

Margaret
Margaret, Australia

13 days ago Report

I would highly recommend walking the high paths between the five towns. These paths take you to the most amazing villages tucked into the steep hillsides. The produce grown and the ancient terracing in which vineyards are still in operation are a highlight. The terrain is demanding but very doable

What seafood experience in Monterosso al Mare is still on your mind?

Monique
Monique, Australia

18 days ago Report

Stuffed mussels, so delicious. Seafood risotto, so much seafood!

Which spot is best for taking photos in Monterosso al Mare?

Mikki
Mikki, United States of America

18 days ago Report

The ferry between the Cinque Terre gives you an opportunity for some great shots of all 5 towns. Sit on the right side of the top deck during trips to Monterosso or the left side during trips from Monterosso.

People often recommend Monterosso al Mare for the pebble beaches. What makes them so great?

Michelle
Michelle, United States of America

3 days ago Report

Well I'm not a fan of pebble beaches but u don't have sand to deal with. Water shoes are necessary.
  • Scenery 231 endorsements

What effect did the scenery in Monterosso al Mare have on you?

Margaret
Margaret, Australia

13 days ago Report

The scenery of the Cinque Terre is simply stunning. The high mountainous villages and the ancient coastal towns flanked but the iridescent blue of the Mediterranean is breathtaking
  • Boating 25 endorsements

What kind of boating is Monterosso al Mare best for?

Diann
Diann, United Kingdom

7 days ago Report

Trips to the other villages in Cinque Terre
  • Coastal Walks 47 endorsements

Sheer cliffs or soft sand? What makes the coast perfect for walks in Monterosso al Mare?

Pauline
Pauline, United Kingdom

23 days ago Report

Demanding but beautiful walks. Take walking boots! Great views.
  • Great for Wine 61 endorsements

How was the wine culture different than what you'd experience at home?

Sarah
Sarah, United Kingdom

17 days ago Report

We discovered really wonderful wines from the Liguria region and always for amazing value. On the Cinque Terre trail walk you can even see some of the vineyards where the grapes are grown and witness some impressive farming in tough conditions on the hot mountainsides.
  • Local Food 17 endorsements

Why does the local food in Monterosso al Mare get such good reviews?

Sarah
Sarah, United Kingdom

17 days ago Report

The local anchovies (acciughe) were prepared differently in every restaurant but always delicious.
  • Ancient Landmarks 5 endorsements

Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in Monterosso al Mare.

Jasmine
Jasmine, New Zealand

13 days ago Report

Travelling between the historic towns of Cinque Terre

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