Cinque Terre comprises of five villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso, that are situated on the rugged coast of the Italian Riviera. The coastline, the five villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park that has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. The history of the town dates back to the 11th century. Monterosso and Vernazza were the first villages to settle. The other surrounding villages grew later, under military and political supremacy of the Republic of Genoa. The ethereal landscape is home to some carefully built terraces, on the rugged steep coastline, overlooking the sea, pebble beaches, mountains, forests, cobbled streets, magnificent architecture, medieval structures, outdoor activities, adventure sports, rich traditions and a vibrant history. The lack of corporate development, the absence of automobiles and the pristine beauty of the natural sights surrounding the town, all add to the charm of the beautiful town. Today, the land of five villages boasts a plethora of scenic views, intersecting with the enigmatic settlement on this beautiful landscape. Cinque Terre has been preserving its art, history and cultural traditions like agriculture, wine producing and marine culture for centuries. Visiting Cinque Terre feels almost like taking a step back in time. The villages are largely isolated from the major human cities and towns, which has helped the villages preserve its authenticity, culture and traditions. Cinque Terre is the perfect getaway destination to travel, explore and indulge in leisure and relaxing activities.
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