"Cinque Terre's Fifth Town From The South" Monterosso al Mare by guell

Monterosso al Mare Travel Guide: 183 reviews and 615 photos

Day 11 (see my Italy page for our full itinerary)

Monterosso al Mare was our home base for the Cinque Terre region. It was not our first choice. We really wanted to stay in Vernazza, which we had heard was the prettiest. As it turned out, Monterosso al Mare was just fine. It may not be as pretty or as secluded as the other towns, but it has a character all of its own.

Monterosso al Mare most resembles a typical Italian Riviera town with its hotels and a nice beach. The difference is that it is much smaller and much less crowded.

  • Last visit to Monterosso al Mare: Oct 2001
  • Intro Updated Aug 23, 2003
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  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    Via dell' Amore; not "villa dell' amore"


  • May 11, 2011 at 2:51 AM

    after some clues for train from pisa to cinque terre havent been able to find it!!!!

  • craic's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2006 at 5:09 AM

    such a beautiful area

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2004 at 11:58 AM

    great overview of the region. no view, but it sounds like a great hotel!

  • sim1's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2003 at 12:53 PM

    Great page!!! This part of Italy is on the top of my travel wishlist! I've travelled quite a bit in Italy but missed this part so far. I don't know why though... it looks so beautiful!!!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2003 at 3:20 PM

    A lovely page and great pics ! & It is nice to see another Monterosso-page !

  • dannebro's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2003 at 9:25 PM

    very nice place !

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2003 at 10:19 PM

    wow walking 5 hours would be hard going but fortunately you don't have to, the train sounds great. Each sounds like they have character of their own.

  • nanct45's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2003 at 4:13 PM

    Have been to the CT twice, returning again in June. Nice pictures..thanks for sharing..

  • utttz's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2003 at 2:50 PM

    monterosso the only beach but the less charming!!!


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