Cinque Terre National Park and the Italian Riviera

Cinque Terre National Park, with 3,800 hectares, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The uniqueness of its landscape, which extends into the neighboring areas, is owed to millennia of human activity that has turned the harsh and steep terrain into fruitful land. The coastal slopes have been transformed into a series of terraces full of olive groves and vineyards.

The result of this tireless labor is a unique landscape where pockets of wilderness interplay with an architectural patchwork marked by stonewalls.

A web of 120 kilometers of trails crosses the entire Italian Riviera region, including the park. Until recently, these were the only routes between settlements. Today, they present coastal hiking trails that switch between mountain scenery and breathtaking views of the sea.