About Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre is located in the Liguria region of Italy. It is to the west of the city of La Spezia. Cinque Terre is made up of five villages. These villages are Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park. It is considered to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some neighboring towns near Cinque Terre include La Spezia, Bonassola, Sarzana and Levanto. Cinque Terre is well-known for its beautiful topographical features. Cinque Terre is a tourist destination which welcomes hundreds of people from all over the globe.
The Cinque Terre National Park was inaugurated on October 6, 1999. It was recognized as the place which is of considerable scenic, cultural, historical and agricultural prominence. The Cinque Terre National Park is a protected area as Italy’s first national park. Situated in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy, Cinque Terre is the smallest national park in Italy. It is approximately 4,300 acres, but also the densest with 5,000 permanent inhabitants among the five towns. It is very well known for its natural beauty and coastal hiking trails. Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Paths, trains and boats connect the villages, and cars cannot reach them from the outside. There are few roads into the Cinque Terre towns that are accessible by car: the one into Vernazza is open as of June 2012, but very narrow at many places. It leads to a parking area a km from town. It is best to plan not to travel by car at all, but to park at La Spezia, for instance, and take the trains. The Cinque Terre tracks run most of the distance in tunnels between Riomaggiore and Monterosso. The Cinque Terre trains connect the La Spezia train station to all five towns. Unlimited day passes are available for tourists, and the trip from one village to another is five minutes or less.
The mountainsides of the Cinque Terre are properly platformed. These are used to grow grapes and olives. This area and the region of Liguria are known for their oil, pine nuts and pecorino cheese. Focaccia is a particularly common locally baked bread product. Focaccia is a flat oven-baked Italian bread product, as compared with the style and texture to that of pizza doughs. The top can be dressed with herbs or other ingredients. Focaccia is very popular in Italy. Customary, it is seasoned with olive oil, salt, herbs and is sometimes topped with onion, cheese and meat. It can also be flavored with much vegetables. Focaccia can be used as a side dish to many meals, as a base for pizza, or as sandwich bread. Farinata, a typical snack found in bakeries and pizza shops. It is a savory and crunchy pancake made from a base of chick pea flour.
The grapes of the Cinque Terre are used to produce two locally made wines. The tasty Cinque Terre wine and the Sciachetra wine are both made using Bosco, Albarola, and Vermentino grapes. Both wines are produced by the Cooperative Agricoltura di Cinque Terre, located between Manarola and Volastra. Cinque Terre is a small DOC white wine region in Liguria, North Italy. It is best drunk with the local meals, especially with seafood dishes. The wine was granted in 1973 and production is limited to the coastal areas of the Cinque Terre in the Province of La Spezia and in other territories including Riomaggoire and so on. The wines tend to be dry with what seems to be a straw yellow color and has a rich and delicate odor. In addition, Sciacchetra wine is also produced in the same Cinque Terre area and is a vino passito or Straw wine of the Cinque Terre wine. It is typically drunk with cheese or desserts. Some other famous local drinks include grappa, a brandy made with the pomace and limoncello, a sweet liqueur flavored with lemons. Among the best-known producers of grappa include Domenis, Nonino, Bocchino, Berta, Sibona, Brotto, Nardini, Jacopo Poli and Villa de Varda.
One of the most visited places in Cinque Terre is La via dell Amore (that means The Way of Love). The Way of Love is a pedestrian street overlooking the sea, being a little over one kilometer, linking the villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Cinque Terre in Liguria. This street is one of the most popular tourist attractions. It is a destination for young lovers from around all around the globe. So young lover do not forget to visit La via dell Amore to mark the symbol of your love and to cherish to moment of a solid heartfelt connection with your partner.
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