Articles Mentioning Cinque Terre Hotels

The 7 Cutest Italian Riviera Towns and Villages

Street at Ca’ de Baran, Manarola Stretching from the south of France to Tuscany, the Italian Riviera is popular among travelers, thanks to its colorful hillside houses, stunning sea views, and beautiful beaches. The coastal strip is also home to rustic villages and beautiful towns, from rocky hillside havens to harbor-side fishing communities. In no…

Italy’s Cinque Terre Could Fine You Over $2,000 for Wearing Flip-Flops

Hotel Porto Roca, Cinque Terre Built into the cliffs on a stunning stretch of the Ligurian coast in northwest Italy, Cinque Terre serves up seaside hikes that are as breathtaking as their views. The region is best explored by foot, but as we stated in a recent piece, dressing appropriately — particularly with comfortable, sturdy…

How to Get Around Cinque Terre

La Scogliera Hotel/Oyster The entire area that makes up Cinque Terre (and its stunning Ligurian Sea coastline) is a protected national park and a UNESCO World Heritage site. The five villages are home to thousands of stone steps, and are more vertical than horizontal, so traveling in and between the candy-colored villages is both entirely…

7 Can’t-Miss Experiences in Cinque Terre

La Scogliera/Oyster With over 2.4 million annual visitors, Cinque Terre is one of the most-visited regions in Italy. And that’s really saying something, considering the high tourist competition of ancient architecture in Rome, wineries in Florence, and canals in Venice. Cinque Terre is truly special. The five candy-colored fishing villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza,…

9 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid in Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre, comprising five villages, is known around the world for its stunning scenery and epic hiking. In the last 20 years or so, Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore have morphed from sleepy fishing villages built into the cliffs overlooking the Ligurian Sea to some of the most popular tourist destinations in…

Top 5 Tips for Hiking in Cinque Terre

Restaurant at Hotel Porto Roca/Oyster There are many reasons to visit Italy’s famous Cinque Terre. Built into the cliffs on an incredible stretch of the Ligurian coast in northwestern Italy, the five former fishing villages lure tourists with breathtaking views, pastel-painted architecture, local wineries, tasty seafood and pesto, and a national park of nearly 10,000…

17 of the Best National Parks in Europe

Travelers to Europe tend to head straight for its cities. But while the bright lights of Paris, busy markets of London, and storied streets of Rome are all worth a visit, city parks don’t always provide the nature fix we crave. To truly appreciate Europe’s flora and fauna, you’re better off visiting its protected spaces.…

17 of the Most Romantic Clifftop Hotels in Europe

With additional reporting by Leon Beckenham. There’s something inherently romantic about staying at a hotel dramatically perched at the top of a cliff. But some clifftop hotels dial up the romance factor to a ridiculously high level, offering features like luxe rooms, unforgettable pools, and indulgent spa treatments for two. Oyster’s reporters have scoured Europe…

The Ultimate Guide to the Regions of Italy

Italy is a place that’s as diverse as it is beautiful, and its inhabitants are not only passionate about their own region, but also the country as a whole. Between bustling cities like Rome and Milan, areas with spectacular natural beauty like Cinque Terre, and regal lakes found in the southern islands, there’s plenty to…

The Best Nude Beaches in Europe

While there’s nothing wrong with sunbathing in your birthday suit, do it on an average beach and you’re likely to cause a commotion. Despite what you may have heard, swimsuit-clad sunbathers are not in the minority on European beaches (yes, even in France). Fortunately, if you like a true all-over tan or simply appreciate the…