Monterosso al Mare

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Footpath Monterosso - Vernazza
This three-kilometre stretch of the coastal trail that links the villages of Cinque Terre is thought to be the toughest – but it’s well worth it for the views. Walkers will pass olive trees, vineyards and citrus orchards, all the while enjoying sights of the pretty towns and breathtaking coastline. Depending on your fitness, it'll take an hour or two to complete.
Church of San Francesco
A short but steep hike up from Monterosso al Mare stands the striking striped exterior of the Church of San Francesco. Much loved by residents for its cool, peaceful interior, the 17th-century chapel is adorned with exquisite frescoes, carvings and artwork – including a Crucifixion scene attributed to Flemish Baroque painter Anthony Van Dyck.
Monterosso Old Town
Wandering the old town of Monterosso is akin to stepping back in time to an ancient seaside village. Dominated by the remains of medieval fortifications, its narrow cobbled lanes are lined with brightly painted houses, shops, churches and restaurants. Have a browse around, then watch the world go by in Garibaldi Square over a reviving Sciacchetrà – a locally produced sweet wine.

Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
A great place to base yourself to explore Cinque Terra and the surrounding area. A good choice of restaurants and shops. Most things can be accessed by walking between the old and new towns. Very easy to travel by train.
Sandra
Australia
May 20, 2017
8
Very Good
Beautiful and relaxing place to visit. Great food in restaurants. Only negative is that the staff in shops and restaurants are very rude, impatient and poor service. Need to learn that tourists are funding their economy and should be a bit nicer
Louise
Australia
May 21, 2017
8
Very Good
Monterrosso al mare is a good place to say when visiting Cinque Terre. It's the only place you can stay when you have a car. There are many very good restaurants.
Joven
United States of America
May 20, 2017
8
Very Good
The beaches were beautiful, and there were plenty of restaurant choices in the city centre.
Diana
Canada
May 18, 2017
10
Exceptional
Views and hikes were amazing! l'ancore di Tortuga is a wonderful restaurant
Robert Mino
United States of America
May 19, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Monterosso al Mare

Albergo Al Carugio

9.1 Wonderful

Score from 320 reviews

$101

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Hotel Baia

7.8 Good

Score from 880 reviews

$191

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Albergo Degli Amici

8.3 Very Good

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$112

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Albergo Suisse Bellevue

8.5 Very Good

Score from 628 reviews

$180

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Hotel Villa Adriana

8.8 Excellent

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$101

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Hotel Palme

7.8 Good

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$113

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Villa Accini

8 Very Good

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$141

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Hotel Punta Mesco

8.6 Excellent

Score from 203 reviews

$202

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Hotel Souvenir

8.5 Very Good

Score from 583 reviews

$129

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Recommended in Monterosso al Mare

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.

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 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

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.

Because their are no other options except the train between each town...give Corniglia a miss...after the other towns most disapproving

Sitting and gazing out the at the sea and sipping the house red wine from an outdoor balcony

Bring some snacks and water, wear sensible shoes and pace yourself!

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

Clear, clean water. Great facilities if you'd like a lounge.

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