“Cinque Terre” means five lands. Situated in the Italian locality of Liguria, Cinque Terre is five beautiful small coastal villages of Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia and Riomaggiore. As I mentioned in the introduction, Italy is not famous for its archeological sites only. These five small villages are renowned for their beauty, completely natural beauty without the touch of modern development. The villages are connected by paths, boats and trains and even cars from outside can’t reach these villages. The coastal sides of these villages provide a spectacular view of the Mediterranean sea. So, in no way one can leave out Cinque Terre from the list of top ten tourist attractions in Italy.
Another stop along the Amalfi Coast, this village sits on a hill overlooking the coast. It was featured in the movie Under the Tuscan Sun and is another favorite vacation spot for the rich and famous. This is the kind of place that you visit and it doesn’t feel real. Fair warning, the Amalfi road to get to Positano is not kind to those who experience motion sickness.