Cinque Terre, Italy
Translated, its name means "Five Lands" and is located on the rocky coast of the Italian Riviera.
Due to its astonishing beauty and especially due to its endurance in the race against the modern world, it is included in the UNESCO list. Each of the five villages of Cinque Terre (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso al Mare) has preserved its ancient charm and atmosphere of blissful tranquility, which locals pass on to their guests. Of all the villages, the most beautiful and favorite of tourists in Vernazza.
However, Vernazza is also a forbidden land for modern forms of transport. Locals still use small boats to navigate, as their ancestors did in the past. For tourists, Vernazza looks like a scaled-down, provincial version of Venice. Among the sights of the town, apart from the runes of the castle on the outskirts, the interesting church in the center and the terraces with vineyards that stretch on the slopes of the neighboring hill, there are no special attractions.
The most popular route for walking in the surroundings is the 1.6 km long Path of Love between Manarola and Riomaggiore.
And despite the lack of a beach and all the amenities of modern resorts, this is one of the most popular destinations on the Italian Riviera. As Cinque Terre cannot be reached by car, Italian authorities are advising tourists to leave their cars in the town of La Spezia and catch a train from there to any of the five villages.