The Five Towns of Cinque Terre
The charm of these 5 villages lining the rugged Ligurian coast is undeniable. Largely cut off from access by cars, these towns are connected by a series of trails, trains and boats. The hillside between each town is dotted with impossibly steep terraces growing grapes, olives and other regional products. Local fisherman provide the towns with fresh seafood which is masterfully served up at restaurants with unparalleled views of the ocean.