Cinque Terre is a rugged, but beautiful part of the coast on the Italian Riviera which is consisted of five villages, so-called “The five lands”. It is interesting that traveling between these unique villages is only possible by hiking trails, paths, trains and boats. Dating centuries ago, these legendary places are very popular touristic destinations.
Vernazza is a charming and calming place, as one can spend the whole day fishing or enjoying the amazing surrounding nature. On one of the rocks which face the sea, there is a church, called Santa Margherita d’Antiochia, which hides the legend about the Saint Margaret and her bones left in a box on the beach.
Not far away from the church, there is a beautiful castle, the Doria Castle, built as a strategic defending point. Before moving to the next village, you can stay in a hotel or typical Italian farmhouse.
It is the only village in Cinque Terre that can’t be reached by boat, because it is located on a steep cliff. This small, but wonderful place is surrounded by vineyards and rich with Roman history. What you must see there is the old and Baroque styled Church of San Pietro and the ruins of a Genoise fortification and enjoy the breathtaking view from the cliff.