Towns of Cinque Terre are Five Villages Ideal For Hiking Called Cinque Terre
In Cinque Terre you will be hiking the grape orchards and olive groves high above the Mediterranean Sea.  You canlook down on the five tiny villages tucked into the rocks between the beach and the steep hills.

Cinque Terre's  five fishing villages have existed for a thousand years and still live by simple grape growing, fishing, and the harvesting of olives.

While hiking above the villages on the steep hills, you see the Mediterranean Sea below each town from the network of trails that connects the olive groves and vineyards.  
The villages date back to the twelfth century.  Shopping the markets and walking the cobble streets of the Cinque Terre Villages can be a unique step back to Medieval times.
Cinque Terre Hiking Trails Connect the Villages
Cinque Terre Climate, What To Wear in Cinque Terre, Italy:
If you are flying into Rome for a trip to Cinque Terre you can count on the temperature being warm year round. You can keep your wardrobe simple.  Base it on a few neutral colors like brown and black to travel light and flexible.
Black is a popular color for clothing in Italy and does not show wrinkles. Add accent with colorful scarves. Shopping for them in Rome or the cities along the way could be fun.  You only need three or four to add a different accent of color each day. Any color harmonizes with the basic brown, grey, or black. A scarf can go around the neck, around the waist, or on the head and can add a lively accent to the simple brown or black.
Men can stick to the basic black or brown also and bring a few colorful sweaters to accent. Rome is a sophisticated city and could require formal dress in some restaurants (Necktie suit jacket, dress)
Cinque Terre will be casual dress throughout.  Hiking clothes for trail use between villages
Rome has a climate similar to the mid USA at sea level, cool Dec. Jan. 40s but no ice or snow, warm summers, June July August, 80s  possible light rain in Spring.
Cinque Terre is north of Rome on the Mediterranian Coast south of Genoa.
Speed limits in Italy will be clearly marked and the Rotary will be a welcome site with its directions to various towns.  Gassing up is similar to US with credit card and automatic shut-off at modern pumps. Car rental are available in all large cities. Italian law states that you should have n International Driving Permit although the rental car companies will ask only for your home State drivers license and passport
Information for those Renting a vehicle in Rome
(Note: Vehicle rentals at the airport include an airport tax}
Nonstop trains run to Rome's Termini Train Station  from 7:30 am to 10  Pm
If you will cab into the city the licensed Taxis with a meter are the best option.
The Towns of Cinque Terre are Five Villages Ideal For Hiking Called Cinque Terre or five lands.  Each town has hotels transportation and hiking trails in the steep hills behind the villages.
The Towns of Cinque Terre are Five Villages Ideal For Hiking Called Cinque Terre or five lands.  The towns are connected by hiking trails built by the framers who tend orchards and vineyards.  Each town has hotels transportation and hiking trails in the steep hills behind the villages.
The Towns of Cinque Terre  are built along the shore of the Mediterranean sea.
The Five Lands they are called and this describes five small fishing villages in the hills above the Bay of Ligeria.  In order coming from the south the villages are:  Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, and Monterosso.

Manarola, is only a half hour walk from Riomaggiore on the
Via dell' Armore.
The village of Manarola sits high above the water on  a rock promontory with terraced vineyards inland from the village.  From the village you can take a mountain path to the high village of Volastra for a lofty view of the Mediterranean Sea.
From Manarola you can continue north for an easy hike to the village of Corniglia.

Corniglia will be the third of the five villages as you head north along the Mediterranean coast.  Corniglia has two small beaches at each side of the village.
Railway
For those that prefer not to hike, the railway line connects the village. The shuttle boat does not reach Corniglia.
Notable in Corniglia is the Church of San Pietro reportedly built in 1334.

Shuttle Boats:
shuttle boats connect the villages for those that prefer not to walk or for returning to your lodging after a hike.

Vernazza, and Monterosso are the next two towns when coming from the south
Monterosso al Mare has a swimming beach, boat service and train service
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