Tag Archives: Cinque Terre

Dusk Walks: Riomaggiore – Cinque Terre, Italy (4K)

Riomaggiore is a village and comune in the province of La Spezia, situated in a small valley in the Liguria region of Italy. It is the first of the Cinque Terre one meets when travelling north from La Spezia. The village, dating from the early 13th century, is known for its historic character and its wine, produced by the town’s vineyards. Riomaggiore is in the Riviera di Levante region and has a shoreline on the Mediterranean’s Gulf of Genoa, with a small beach and a wharf framed by tower houses. Riomaggiore’s main street is Via Colombo, where numerous restaurants, bars, and shops can be found.

Walking Tour: Vernazza – Cinque Terre, Italy (4K)

Vernazza is one of the 5 centuries-old villages that make up the Cinque Terre, on northwest Italy’s rugged Ligurian coast. Colorful houses surround its small marina. The Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church has a bell tower topped by an elegant cupola. Clinging to the rocks, Doria Castle is a medieval defensive structure with a cylindrical tower. The Belforte bastion is just below it.

Walking Tour: Manarola – Cinque Terre, Italy (4K)

Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second-smallest of the famous Cinque Terre towns frequented by tourists, with a population of 353.

Walking Tours: ‘Manarola – Cinque Terre, Italy’ (4K)

Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second-smallest of the famous Cinque Terre towns frequented by tourists, with a population of 353.

The origin of the village is linked to the need of the populations who lived on the Gulf of Gaeta to move to new settlements in a protected position on the surrounding hills, to defend against Saracen raids. Maranola is mentioned for the first time in 1029 and again in 1045, when it is indicated as castrum, a place fortified with walls and towers. In 1041 the existence of a “via carraria de Maranola” is also attested. Under the Caetani a new wall with three towers was then built, the only access to which was the so-called “ravellino”, demolished at the end of the 19th century. The village was placed under siege in 1347 by Nicola Caetani as part of the clashes conducted to regain Mola, Castellone and Traetto. His son, Onorato I Caetani, had a castle built there which took from him the name of “Castello Onorato”. In April 1400 it was besieged by the troops of Ladislao I of Naples. In the 15th century it had the status of a *university* and the statute states that it included the hamlets of Mamurrano, Ponzanello and Trivio in its territory. In 1414 the property was sold to Pietro Origlia, count of Caiazzo, but Cristoforo Caetani took it back by force. In 1428 it became an autonomous municipality together with a quarter of the territory of Maranola. In 1491 it was in possession of Caterina Pignatelli, in 1504 by Prospero Colonna and in 1691 it passed to the Carafa, who kept it until the abolition of feudalism in 1806.

Travel Video: ‘Monterosso al Mare’ – Cinque Terre

Monterosso al Mare is a town and comune in the province of La Spezia, part of the region of Liguria, Northern Italy. It is one of the five villages in Cinque Terre.

▼▼Video Timeline Links▼▼ 0:00 Drone Intro 1:10 Walk begins on Via Roma 3:07 Largo Sandro Usai 6:19 Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 7:55 Outdoor Market 12:48 Church Bell Tower 14:00 Church of San Giovanni Battista 15:04 Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi 16:07 The Beach (Old Town) 29:52 Hike up to convent 33:18 St. Francis Statue 35:11 Church of San Francesco 37:50 Monterosso Cemetery 42:08 St. Francis Statue 45:24 Walk into New Town 47:33 The Beach (New Town)

Walking Tours: ‘Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy’ (Video)

This walk was filmed on August 5th, 2020 starting at 12:00pm. Vernazza is the 4th town of the Cinque Terre when hiking from Riomaggiore up to Monterosso. This was by far my favorite town of the Cinque Terre.

Vernazza is one of the 5 centuries-old villages that make up the Cinque Terre, on northwest Italy’s rugged Ligurian coast. Colorful houses surround its small marina. The Santa Margherita di Antiochia Church has a bell tower topped by an elegant cupola. Clinging to the rocks, Doria Castle is a medieval defensive structure with a cylindrical tower. The Belforte bastion is just below it.

Walking Tours: ‘Corniglia Cinque Terre, Italy’ (Video)

Corniglia is a frazione within the comune of Vernazza in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy with a population of about 150. Unlike the other localities of the Cinque Terre, Corniglia is not directly adjacent to the sea.

▼▼Video Timeline Links▼▼ 0:00 – Drone Intro 1:27 – Walk begins 3:48 – Piazzetta Ciapara 4:30 – Via Fieschi 6:38 – Largo Taragio 7:06 – Oratory of the disciples of Saint Catherine 8:20 – Scenic Lookout 13:06 – Terrace of Santa Maria 17:20 – Scenic Lookout & Largo Taragio 18:20 – Via alla Marina (down) 22:19 – Via all Marina (up) 26:19 – Via Fieschi 27:39 – Path out to Viewpoint 28:34 – Viewpoint 32:10 – Church of San Pietro 36:40 – Trailhead 37:28 – Lardarina Steps to Train Station

Walking Tours: ‘Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy’ (Video)

Manarola is a small town, a frazione of the comune of Riomaggiore, in the province of La Spezia, Liguria, northern Italy. It is the second-smallest of the famous Cinque Terre towns frequented by tourists, with a population of 353. 

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▼▼Video Timeline Links▼▼ 0:00 – Drone Intro 1:19 – Walk begins 2:59 – Piazzale Papa Innocenzo IV 6:18 – Manarola Water Wheel 8:46 – Tunnel to train station 9:03 – Piazza Dario Capellini 12:01 – the Marina 17:19 – walk out to scenic lookout 21:53 – Scenic lookout 23:59 – Cliff trail out 26:47 – Cliff trail back 29:02 – Scenic lookout 32:44 – Manarola Cemetery 33:19 – Walk back towards town 36:14 – Walk through the residential district 39:40 – Scenic viewpoint 44:50 – Main street 48:36 – Church of San Lorenzo

New Walking Tour Video: Riomaggiore – Cinque Terre, Italy (2020)

Cinque Terre, meaning “Five Lands” consists of five coastal towns along the northwestern coast of Italy. Riomaggiore is the southern most town and is considered to be the starting point for hikers walking along the Via dell’Amore, a trail that joins all five villages. This walk was filmed on August 4th, 2020.