Cinque Terre

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Cin·que Ter·re

 (chēng′kwĕ tĕr′rĕ)
A group of five villages (Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, Riomaggiore) of northwest Italy on the Ligurian Sea southeast of Genoa. Built into the sheer rocky coast, they are famed for their rugged scenery.
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Honeymoon: One week in Italy visiting Pisa, Cinque Terre, Florence, followed by one week in Hvar, Croatia.
Head Son Eugenio, who has followed in his father's footsteps, explains that the Cinque Terre exact same techniques used to make chocolate back in 1866 are still used today.
Make health-conscious friends (and count your points) as you sail to some of Europe's most beautiful ports, including Palma, rugged Corsica, the birthplace of Napolean, and the glorious, colourful cliffside villages of the Cinque Terre.
There really can't be a better way to appreciate the beauty of the little towns (Cinque Terre means five lands), with their colourful buildings seemingly tumbling down steep ravines leading to the sea.
MORNING Trekking across all five villages which make up the beautiful coastal region of Cinque Terre in Italy.
And tourists need to have a ticket in order to walk the path between the picturesque villages of Cinque Terre in Linguaria.
La Spezia is a port city, the gateway to the picturesque Cinque Terre, the five towns where a number of seaside villages are nestled in the Italian Riviera.
An optional trip to Cinque Terre will be included at no additional charge for those attending the July 12 information session and making a deposit by August 1 ($149 value).
It reminds me of Cinque Terre, a mountainous place by the Italian Riviera.
2 THE number of tourists visiting the colourfully painted Italian cliff side towns of Cinque Terre, right, has been growing.
The promise of an idle holiday at the Cinque Terre, a quintet of fishing towns at the rugged end of the Italian Riviera, had lured us into Vernazza, described by one friend as 'la piu bella delle cinque sorelle' ('the prettiest among its five sisters').
Her photograph shows the vibrant Cinque Terre town of Manarola, in Italy, at dawn.