Discover the Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre topics of interest and background information to help you learn more about it

Poppies by the trial (Photo by Massimilianogalardi)

The trails linking the five villages—especially the rugged Vernazza-Monterosso section—offer a wonderful and rewarding mix of environments and scenery


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Common architectural terms

Art and architecture in Italy


From ancient Romans, Greeks, and Etruscans to the Renaissance to World War II, a brief primer on Italian history


The mysteries of the metric system


Famous people throughout Italian history