The five villages of Cinque Terre are home to some of the most unique experiences in Italy. From a cooking class by one of the best restaurants in Manarola to an annual light festival, read on for our top picks from this popular summer destination.
Nessun Dorma is a popular restaurant in Manarola, known for it’s delicious food and friendly service. It’s perfect if you’re looking to grab a bite but it’s also the spot for a quick pesto tasting class, especially if the weather takes a turn for the worst (as is quite often the case in Cinque Terre).
If you are visiting Cinque Terre in August, then you absolutely cannot miss the Madonna Bianca Festival: an annual extravaganza that sees the town and the spit of land called Punta di San Pietro light up in thousands of Roman torches.
For wine lovers, the winery at Cantine Lunae is a must visit! Dubbed by travellers as one of the best wine spots not just in Cinque Terre but in all of Italy, they have the best range of wines for you to sample and take home.
End your day by catching the sunset at Stella Marina Beach (from where you can also see four of the five towns of Cinque Terre). It’s the perfect spot to sit back with a glass of (local) wine and fresh calamari and watch the sun set over Punta Mesco.