Cinque Terre Map
Thanks to the Wandering Italy website, I found a great map to show you where the Cinque Terre is located on the Ligurian coast of Italy - otherwise known as the Italian Riviera.
Keep in mind that the numbers on the map below represent trail numbers. The trail markers and maps (see our recommendation to buy a map book below) will refer to these numbers.
Courtesy of the Wandering Italy Website
You will notice that each town has its local church. Once you've walked the Sentiero Azzuro, you might find it interesting to walk to one or more of the shrines located above each village. (Note that N. S. on the map stands for Nostra Signora or Our Lady):
- Nostra Signora di Soviore
- Nostra Signora di Reggio
- Nostra Signora delle Grazie e di S.Bernardino
- Nostra Signora della Salute
- Nostra Signora di Montenero
The wide Red Path shown in the map is known as the Cinque Terre's High Path or C.A.I. n°1 path. It begins in Portovenere and ends in Levanto, following the spine of the coastal range. There is an 800 meter elevation gain (and loss!)
For more information about the High Path, check out this page.
Here's a tip: Don't try to do the whole walk in one day; the trail is 40 km long and really, it's only recommended for the experienced hiker. Walking the trail in small batches is the way to go and of course, the views are spectacular.
Book recommendation: Cinque Terre and Spezia Gulf Tourist Road and Trekking Map by Litografia Artistica Cartografica because it includes the entire Cinque Terre and Golfo della Spezia at a 1:40,000 scale. One reader says: "This is a great map if you want to treck near the 5 lands. Good quality paper with detail down to each building in our resort."
Check out the links below for more interesting articles about the history of Cinque Terre and notes and other info about the Italian Riviera.
Historical Cinque Terre
History of Cinque Terre
What's So Great About Cinque Terre?
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In the meantime, please feel free to browse through our site. I bet you'll find yourself making a reservation and hopping on a plane to Cinque Terre pronto!