Visit Cinque Terre – Hike the Azure Trail
Hike the Azure Trail that connects the five Cinque Terre villages. Some sections require a small fee. Sections may be closed to due to landslides caused by erosion after rainfalls. Don’t miss the popular Lover’s Walk between Riomaggiore and Manarola. There is a small fee to walk its coastline pathway. Padlocks are locked together all along the trail, as a symbol of binding love.
Cinque Terre Weather
The Cinque Terre weather makes its five villages a summer tourist destination. Average temperatures peak in July and August at 86 F (30 C), while lows are about 66 F (19 C). From December to February average highs are 54 F (12 C) and average lows are 37 F (3 C). Not many people visit Cinque Terre in the winter. The rainy season extends from September to December. July has the best weather, but June may be a better time to visit to avoid the peak tourist period of July and August.
Lover’s Walk Coastline Trail
Visit Cinque Terre – Get There
No major airport or roads service Cinque Terre. To get there it’s all about the train. Despite Cinque Terre’s isolation and rugged coastline, the train service is frequent and an engineering feat. Instead of following the cliff edges, the train repeatedly burrows through the mountain sides. It emerges from tunnels to drop passengers at the isolated villages.
From the south, trains come up from Pisa through La Spezia. It takes about 1.5 hours to reach Riomaggiore from Pisa or Florence. La Spezia is only 10 minutes south of Riomaggiore. From the north, trains from Genoa take about 2 hours to reach Monterosso al Mare. It takes about 20 minutes by train to cover the entire length of the Cinque Terre five villages.