Five small villages of the eastern Riviera, reachable only from the sea until the last century,
owe nowadays their fame to the charm of their landscape, remained almost intact over the centuries
and recently got accessible thanks to the railway and to small roads, well paved but still narrow and curvy.
From the town Deiva Marina to Cinque Terre:
Reaching the 5 Terre from Deiva Marina is very easy by train, walking or boat (available from Deiva Marina
only in summer), or by car with the proper terms. Visiting the Cinque Terre could seem difficult at first sight.
Actually it’s very easy if you use the train or the car, travelling along the panoramic road which at high coast
crosses all the territory, starting from Deiva Marina towards Framura, Bonassola, Levanto and then
the Park of 5Terre, through the uplands of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore.
At this point the road leaves the coast reaching La Spezia, from where you can catch the motorway.
Train, Car and walking trails:
Trying to visit the Cinque Terre by car is an useless waste of time, because the roads are narrow
and the parking places are almost impossible to be found and in case very expensive.
The train is the best way to reach and visit them, as each village has its own train station, as well as Deiva Marina.
Every village is connected to the others by wonderful walking trails, which, with a little effort to reach
the heights, can be enjoyed by everybody, adults and children, of course under the watch of their parents.
The walking trails of Cinque Terre:
Visiting the villages and walking along the paths is the true reason of your journey, which will leave you feelings and unforgettable memories.
Mother nature and men's work have been shaping over the centuries an unique landscape which in the last decades has become national park,
protected marine area and declared by UNESCO world's heritage site (it's necessary a special card to enter into the walking trails).
Walking from Deiva Marina to Portovenere:
even if the walking trails inside the park are the most famous, we must not forget that they are part of the same net
which connects the town of Sestri Levante to Portovenere and that outside the park of Cinque Terre they are totally free of charge.
Path Deiva Marina Framura:
(free of charge) a bit hard the rise, but with wonderful landscapes, duration 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Path Framura Bonassola:
(free of charge) some parts are very panoramic and overlooking the sea, duration 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Path Bonassola Levanto:
(free of charge) uphill trail, duration 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Path Levanto Monterosso:
(free of charge) staircase which climbs until a long and panoramic
level trail until over Punta Mesco, duration 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Path Monterosso Vernazza:
(entrance fee) a very heavy staircase through vineyards and cultivated fields, then gets flat.
Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Path Vernazza Corniglia:
(entrance fee) the rise is very panoramic.
Duration 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Path Corniglia Manarola:
(entrance fee) it is almost all flat.
Duration 1 hour.
Path Manarola Riomaggiore:
(entrance fee) is the wonderful and famous Via dell'Amore (Lovers' Path),
it's easy and suitable for elderly and children, anyway watched by parents.
Duration 30 minutes only.
Path Riomaggiore, Campiglia, Portovenere:
(free of charge) very long but spectacular, mainly the beginning and the last part.
Duration 5 hours and 30 minutes.
Other walking trails less popular, (free of charge) connect the villages of Cinque Terre to the surrounding areas, hamlets and shrines:
La foce – Riomaggiore, S. Benedetto – Manarola, Biassa – Riomaggiore, Manarola – Casella, Volastra – Case Pianca, Riccò del Golfo – Vernazza,
Corniglia – Cigoletta, Vernazza – Foce Drignana, Monterosso – Madonna di Soviore, Monterosso – Punta Mesco.
To be seen in the surrounding areas:
anywhere: villages, shrines, small ports and the fishing, landscapes, nature, the famous vineyards,
the terracing and the cultivations on fields arduous and difficult to reach.
To visit in Monterosso:
The Statue of the Giant, San Francis Church, San John Baptist Parish, Punta Mesco.
To see in Vernazza:
2 Sighting Towers, Doria Castle, Saint Margherita from Antiochia Church, San Francis Church.
the village overlooking the sea, the small main square, Landarina Staircase of 377 steps,
Saint Caterina Oratory, Disciplinati Oratory, Saint Peter Church, Nostra Signora delle Grazie Shrine.
To visit in Manarola:
Wine Cooperatives, the Lovers' Path.
To see in Riomaggiore:
Saint John Baptist Church, Madonna del Monte Nero Shrine, Riomaggiore's Castle, the Lovers' Path.
A good accommodation?
Staying in the village of Deiva Marina in Liguria allows you to visit the 5Terre, Portofino and the Eastern Riviera of Liguria.
Come and try our facilities, Apartments, campsites, residence and hotel.
A good meal?
If you have chosen Deiva Marina, you can be independent in our apartments or at Residence Kriss, or if you would like
to taste seafood and specialties, you can go to Clelia Restaurant, to taste Risotto, great grilled Fish, Plateau Royal.
Camping Smeraldo has its own restaurant and pizzeria.