The dream of a lifetime has finally come true: here you are looking for the best place where to stay in Cinque Terre, one of the most beautiful and fascinating regions of Italy.
Nestled along 18 kilometres of a beautiful coast that stretches between the cities of La Spezia and Levanto, Cinque Terre is a must see destination for whomever is planning a trip to Italy.
Situated within a national park in the region of Liguria, just above Tuscany, the name of the area literally means “Five Lands”, referring to the five little colourful villages that make it so special.
Cinque Terre counts with about 4,000 inhabitants, however its landscape and cultural beauties attract about 2.4 million tourists every year.
What makes it so special? Pretty much everything: there is always a good reason to visit Cinque Terre.
If you are wondering hot to get to Cinque Terre, there are many different options both by plane (Pisa is the closest airport), and by train with the Cinque Terre Express.
It can be a great gateway from Florence or just the perfect region where to spend some relaxing days indulging yourself with Mediterranean vibes and some great wine and food.
Oh, not to mention all the pictures you will be taking! We all love multi coloured houses, that is a fact. And we love them even more if they offer a great sea vista and seem like coming from the color palette of an Italian painter!
Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza, Monterosso: which one is the best village where to stay in Cinque Terre?
Keep reading this guide to find more information about the region and discover some of the best places to stay in Cinque Terre along with so many useful tips!
Where to stay in Cinque Terre
Before you keep learning more about Cinque Terre accommodation, I want to give you a piece of advice: most travellers think that the villages are spread over a vast area, but this is not really like this. It is actually possible (and fun!) to hike from a village to another.
If you are wondering in which town to stay in Cinque Terre, pick the one that better meets your needs and instead of changing hotel and village everyday, why not choosing to stay at one place and then going on day hikes?
Trust me: leaving your stuff at the hotel without having to worry about moving it around will make everything so much easier.
There are several hotels in Cinque Terre, however the most popular solution around this area are apartments; enjoy all the comforts of a house while being on holiday and just feel at home during your Italian experience!
Where to stay in Riomaggiore in Cinque Terre
Riomaggiore is the closest village to the city of La Spezia. It is characterised by its traditional fishermen’s village filled with painted wooden boats. On the other side of the village there is also the borgo dei contadini – the farmer’s village – which is also pretty interesting to visit.
Our top pick > Cà dei Ciuà
These newly furnished apartments offer all the comforts one may need while being on holiday. All units are equipped with private bathroom, shower, hair dryer, free Wi-Fi and a kitchen. Check the latest prices on Tripadvisor or Booking.com.
Luxury > Crêuza de Mä
Those looking for luxury hotels in Cinque Terre will find this structure just perfect. Located one minute from the beach, Crêuza de Mä offers elegant, comfortable sea view rooms, 4 terraces, 2 solarium, 2 gardens, a jacuzzi, 2 outdoor showers and free wi-fi within the whole structure. Check the latest price on Tripadvisor or Booking.com.
Medium-range > Casa Castiglione
A great solution for those looking for a place to stay in Riomaggiore. Located 9 minutes from the beach, the apartment features a garden as well as free WiFi. Check the latest price on Booking.com or HotelsCombined.com.
Budget > Ostello Tramonti
Located 2,9 km from La Spezia, Ostello Tramonti is a great solution if you are looking for a place where to stay in Cinque Terre on a budget. Clean and comfortable rooms with shared bathroom. Free Wi-Fi and a common living room for all guests. Check the latest price on TripAdvisor, Booking.com, or HotelsCombined.com.
Check out some great tours in Riomaggiore:
- Cinque Terre and Porto Venere Tour from Florence
- From Florence: Pisa and Cinque Terre Full-Day Tour
- From Monterosso: Cinque Terre Kayak Tour
Where to stay in Manarola in Cinque Terre
Manarola is the oldest of all the towns in the Cinque Terre area. Come here to enjoy the view of planted lemon and olive trees as well as grape vines.
Our top pick > Ca’D’AndreanLocated right in the heart of Manarola, about 400 metres from the beach, this apartment offers beautifully furnished rooms, free wi-fi. Yummy Italian breakfast with fresh ingredients served every morning – enjoy it in the garden! Check the latest price on TripAdvisor, Booking.com or HotelsCombined.com.
Luxury > Luxury Sea View Apartments
If you are looking for a Cinque Terre accommodation with sea view, you have found it! This beautiful structure is located 3 minutes from the beach, 47 km from Portofino and 50 km from the city of Viareggio. Perfect for couples on a romantic gateway! Check the latest price on TripAdvisor, Booking.com or HotelsCombined.com.
Mid-range > Giovanni Rooms
Located about 3 minutes from the beach, Giovanni Rooms offers different kinds of air conditioned rooms with satellite TV, ensuite bathroom and hair dryer. The structure is surrounded by several shops, bars and restaurants. Check the latest price on TripAdvisor, Booking.com, or HotelsCombined.com.
Budget > Hotel Borgo Marina Piccola
Located just 2 minutes walk from the rocky beaches of Manarola and just 5 minutes from the train station, the Hotel Marina Piccola offers air conditioned rooms with free wifi connection. All rooms have rock walls and modern furnitures. Check the latest price on TripAdvisor, Booking.com, or HotelsCombined.com.
Check out some great tours in Manarola:
- From La Spezia: Cinque Terre Private Guided Tour
- La Spezia Cinque Terre Food Tour
- Cinque Terre Village Trek
Where to stay in Corniglia in Cinque Terre
Corniglia is located at the top on a hill, therefore it is the only village in the Cinque Terre area where there is no water. Come here to enjoy some quiet and relaxing time.
Our top pick > Hanging Garden
A great apartment located at walking distance from the beach. Simple yet comfortable and cozy furniture, terrace, private bathroom and washing machine. Check the latest price on Booking.com, or HotelsCombined.com.
Luxury > Hotel Porto Roca
Located 5 kilometres from the village of Cornilla, this structure is perched at the top of a cliff, offering a great sea view. One of the best hotels in Cinque Terre for couples looking for a special place. The famous Blue Path Trail of Cinque Terre begins here! Check the latest price on TripAdvisor, Booking.com, or HotelsCombined.com.
Mid-range > Corte del Gallo
Hotel Corte del Gallo is located right in the heart of Corniglia, a few minutes away from one of the most famous Cinque Terre beaches. Enjoy the breeze of the sea while haveng the breakfast of the house served every morning on the terrace. Check the latest price on TripAdvisor or Booking.com.
Budget > Casa Quaratica
Located in the small town of Riccò del Golfo di Spezia, a few kilometres from the center of Corniglia, Casa Quaratica is your budget accommodation in Cinque Terre. Perfect for two people looking for a comfortable and cozy place where to stay. Check the latest price on Booking.com or HotelsCombined.com.
Things to do in Corniglia:
- Walk up the 365 steps of Scalinata Lardania that will take you from the station to the center
- Visit the Church of San Pietro
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Where to stay in Vernazza
You might have probably seen Vernazza in some picture before, as it is the most photographed village of the area. It is characterised by a castle located at the top on a hill. Stroll around the town and entertain yourself with plenty of small shops and cafes.
Our top pick > Cade Ventu
Cade Ventu offers a series of beautifully furnished rooms with AC, free Wi-Fi connection, a balcony or terrace space where to enjoy the breeze of the sea. Located just 4 km from the center of Vernazza, Cade Ventu accepts pets and features a private parking spot for its guests. Best place to stay in Cinque Terre for couples. Check the latest price on TripAdvisor, Booking.com, or HotelsCombined.com.
Luxury > Golfo dei Poeti Relais & SPA
If you are wondering what to do in Cinque Terre, then pampering yourself is the answer you were waiting for. Although it is located about 25 km from Varnazza, this place is absolutely worth the effort. Enjoy its elegant rooms (most of which have sea view) and its wellness center. Check the latest price on TripAdvisor, Booking.com, or HotelsCombined.com
Mid-range > Santa Marta Rooms 23
Santa Marta Rooms is located right in the heart of Vernazza, a few minutes away from the beach. All rooms are elegantly furnished with private bathroom, air conditioned and in some cases also a living room to enjoy some extra relax during your stay. Check the latest price on TripAdvisor, Booking.com, or HotelsCombined.com.
Budget > Lucrezia Accommodations
Enjoy some shabby chic style while staying at Lucrezia Accommodations, the perfect solution for those looking for a budget accommodations in Cinque Terre. It is located 1 minute walk from the beach and it is great for sea and hiking passionate. Check the latest price on TripAdvisor, Booking.com, or HotelsCombined.com.
Where to stay in Monterosso Al Mare
Last but not least, Monterosso is probably the largest town of Cinque Terre. It is filled with shops and restaurants, and it is a great choice for families traveling with their kids.
Our top pick > La Casa di Andrea Relais
One of the best bed and breakfast in Cinque Terre, located right in the heart of Monterrosso al Mare. All rooms have ensuite toilet, flat TV, air conditioned and in some cases also a terrace or a yard. Check the latest price on TripAdvisor, Booking.com, or HotelsCombined.com.
Luxury > Vis a Vis
Located in the small village of Sestri Levante, about 20 kilometres from Monterosso al Mare, Vis a Vis is just the perfect hotel in Cinque Terre for a romantic gateway! All rooms have a balcony or a terrace in order to enjoy the view of the Mediterranean sea. Check the latest price on TripAdvisor or Booking.com.
Mid-range > Hotel Baia
A simple yet comfortable structure right in the heart of Monterrosso al Mare, one minute walk from the beach and about 100 metres from the train station. The terrace offers air-conditioned rooms with TV and minibar, as well as a big terrace where to enjoy some relax. Check the latest price on TripAdvisor, Booking.com, or HotelsCombined.com.
Budget > Affittacamere Monica
Affittacamere Monica is perfect if you are traveling on a budget. Located about 100 metres from the train station, all rooms are spacious featuring a kettle, wooden interiors and private bathroom. Check the latest price on TripAdvisor, Booking.com, or HotelsCombined.com.
After reading this guide on where to stay in Cinque Terre you will have a better idea on what to expect while traveling around the area. As you may have noticed, apartments and rooms for rent are more popular compared to hotels.
Enjoy your time in Cinque Terre and make the most out of your Italian experience!
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