Top reasons to visit:

  • Beach (580)
  • Hiking (569)
  • Scenery (320)
  • Food (317)
  • Relaxation (277)
  • Seafood (146)
  • Walking (136)
  • Nature (118)
  • Trail Walking (101)
  • Wild Swimming (83)

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

26 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

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

Margaret
Margaret, Australia

25 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.

Why do you recommend Monterosso al Mare for food?

dogger
dogger, Australia

13 days 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.

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

Andrea
Andrea, Australia

15 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.

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

Pauline
Pauline, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

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

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

Anonymous, Unknown location

2 days ago Report

A lot of famous postcard like photos were taken from a hiking route (vernazza - monterosso al mare). You pay 7.5 euros for the entrance of the trail, walk from Vernazza bay area for about 20 mins towards Monterosso al mare then you will reach the photo spot!!(Promise you it really looks exactly like the post card!) All the other easier hiking trails were not open due to maintenance. Another good way is to take the ferry, photo of Riomaggiore from the ferry is amazing.

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

Mikki
Mikki, United States of America

6 hours 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

25 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

25 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

30 days ago Report

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

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

Michelle
Michelle, United States of America

14 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 320 endorsements

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

Margaret
Margaret, Australia

25 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 29 endorsements

What kind of boating is Monterosso al Mare best for?

Diann
Diann, United Kingdom

19 days ago Report

Trips to the other villages in Cinque Terre
  • Sunsets 13 endorsements

What's the best way to watch a sunset in Monterosso al Mare?

Anonymous, Unknown location

2 days ago Report

Pick a spot in the Riomaggiore town in Cinque terre. You don't really see the sunset at Monterosso.
  • Coastal Walks 57 endorsements

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

Pauline
Pauline, United Kingdom

5 days ago Report

Demanding but beautiful walks. Take walking boots! Great views.
  • Swimming Pools endorsements

Where's the best place to go swimming in Monterosso al Mare?

Carol
Carol, Australia

10 days ago Report

All beaches were beautiful
  • Great for Wine 80 endorsements

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

Sarah
Sarah, United Kingdom

30 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 20 endorsements

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

Sarah
Sarah, United Kingdom

30 days ago Report

The local anchovies (acciughe) were prepared differently in every restaurant but always delicious.
  • Ancient Landmarks 6 endorsements

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

Jasmine
Jasmine, New Zealand

25 days ago Report

Travelling between the historic towns of Cinque Terre

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