Le Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre in Liguria is one of the most beautiful natural areas of the Mediterranean; characterized by its 18 km of rocky coastline, boasting bays, beaches and deep waters.
Recognized for its rich natural heritage the area is overlooked by a mountain range that runs parallel to the coast and which boasts hiking paths and trails with breathtaking views.
Over the centuries, terraces of vineyards and olive trees have been carefully built on this steep landscape, employing a particular agricultural technique that sought to take advantage of land which overlooks the sea along these steep slopes. These now-famous terraces make this one of the most distinctive and fascinating landscapes in Liguria.

There are five ancient villages that cling to the cliffs, suspended between the land and the sea:
  • Riomaggiore
  • Manarola
  • Corniglia
  •  Vernazza
  • Monterosso al Mare
Offering more than just the sea, the Cinque Terre boasts hiking trails through the hills, walks through the villages, boat trips, visits to sanctuaries, local cuisine and top-quality wines.

How to reach the Cinque Terre

Hotel Storyville is located just 50 km from Riomaggiore.

To avoid any traffic or parking problems, we generally advise our guests to take the train from Massa for their visit. Numerous trains run along the Pisa – Genoa line allowing you to reach all five Cinque Terre villages; several Intercity trains also stop at Riomaggiore and Monterosso.

To Monterosso al Mare and Vernazza
Exit the motorway at the Carrodano-Levanto toll booth (along the Genoa-Livorno A12). Follow the signs for Levanto and Monterosso al Mare.
To Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore
Exit the motorway at La Spezia and follow the signs for Cinque Terre, along the panoramic coastal road (SP 370).

How to get around the Cinque Terre

Local trains are frequent (every 40-60 minutes) and depart from La Spezia station, stopping in all five villages.
During the spring and summer months you can reach the Cinque Terre by boat from Forte dei Marmi or Marina di Massa.
During these seasons, there are daily sea connections from La Spezia, Lerici, Porto Venere and Portofino, with the end of the line at Monterosso.
The popularity of the Cinque Terre is greatly due to the dense network of trails that spread like a spiders web across the sea-facing side of the mountain range. We remind you that walks along the the trails in the Cinque Terre National Park must only take place in good weather conditions, wearing appropriate footwear and by people with good hiking experience.