A Riomaggiore Sunset
Looking back on the 4 days I spent in Cinque Terre last summer, I can say without hesitation that my fondest memory was watching the sunset over Riomaggiore. Warm weather, a beautiful sunset, beer in one hand and freshly cooked seafood in the other. For me, it was the perfect way to spend an evening on the Italian Riviera.
If you’re thinking of visiting Cinque Terre, I’ve added a few FAQs below:
Where is Cinque Terre?
Cinque Terre (which means “five lands”) is in the Liguria region of Italy, between Levanto and La Spezia on the Italian Riviera.
How did I get there?
I took the train from Florence to La Spezia. It cost 12 EUR ($16 USD) and took approximately 3 hours. From La Spezia, I changed to a local train and headed to Riomaggiore. As it was the first stop, it was a quick 8 minute journey (so don’t get too comfortable) and only cost a couple of euro.
Where did I stay?
As I visited in peak season, accommodation options were limited and expensive. I ended up staying in the first town, Riomaggiore, in an apartment I found through Hostel World which was 32 EUR ($43 USD) per night for a shared room.
How expensive is Cinque Terre?
Like I found with the rest of Europe, it can be as cheap or as expensive as you want it to be. For my 3 days there, I spent $82.60, $85.10 and $80.10 respectively, per day. Sure, that’s higher than my daily average of $60.00 for the rest of Europe, but it’s still under $100.00 which is very affordable.