Cinque Terre Yacht Charters
With a name that means “five lands,” due to the five major villages that fill its borders – Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Coniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore – the Cinque Terre is one of the most photographed areas of the world.
Characterized by a rugged mountainside that dips into the dazzling Mediterranean Sea below, the Cinque Terre boasts a beautiful coastline; one filled with colorful homes and boutique hotels peeking out of its idyllic hillside. With its quaint villages, enchanting pathways, unbeatable sea views and inherent charm, Cinque Terre is a place unlike any other on earth. Cinque Terre yacht charters are an ideal way to reach the secluded region and travel between the villages.
Wander through its old churches, grab lunch at one of its local cafes, talk to its friendly inhabitants and peruse its street-lined shops, and you’ll soon get a taste of its relaxed, whimsical lifestyle. Its translucent waters, green hillsides and diverse terrain are charming in and of itself, making it obvious why this enchanting area has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Things To Do and See in Cinque Terre
Next time you are on your yacht charter vacation the Mediterranean, anchor in the Cinque Terre and explore the beautiful sites listed below:
Originally used by locals traveling by mule from one town to another, the “Sentiero Azzuro,” or “Blue Path,” has become the site of one of the Cinque Terre’s most beautiful, raved-about strolls. Connecting Monterosso and Riomaggiore, this path passes through a series of small, enchanting villages, including Prevo, and takes about five hours to complete.
One of the Cinque Terre’s most cherished seaside villages, Manarola is recognized by its statuesque, yellow bell tower – originally erected to warn inhabitants when pirates were approaching. From its rolling hills to its rocky, yacht-filled harbor, Manarola is draped with olive groves, green grape vineyards, a distinct water-wheel, and its main street, Via Renato Birolli, which ends at the sparkling waters of the Cinque Terre coast.
Sitting on a hilltop 350 meters above sea level, this village – nicknamed “Vicus Oleaster,” or “land of the olive trees” – is characterized by its vast vineyards, abundant olive trees and historic, dry stone walls. Dotted with neighborhoods of houses grouped into semicircles, in accordance with the landscape, Volastra dates back to 177 BC, when it was first founded by Ligurians. Today, it houses a Gothic Romanesque church, dedicated to Our Lady of Health and made entirely of sandstone, from the 10th century.