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Monterosso Al Mare

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Welcome to the Cinque Terre.
As the northernmost of the Cinque Terre villages, Monterosso-al-Mare (literally "Red Mountain by the Sea") is the most accessible of five. Road, rail and ferry links, and a wide choice of hotels make this an excellent base for visiting all the other villages and neighboring towns as well. This choice and accessibility comes at a price – it is the least pretty of the five. Yet that will hardly seem to matter when you're looking out to sea, or hiking the steep trail to Vernazza, the next village.
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Monterosso has the largest and best equipped beach of all the Cinque Terre villages, so if some sun worship is on your vacation agenda, this is the perfect spot. As well as the opportunity to hike in the Cinque Terre national park between some of the villages, you can also take the regular trains or if seas allow, the ferry service to the other villages. Private and boat day trips provide another way to admire the villages from their most natural aspect, the sea.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Monterosso Al Mare

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Where to stay in Monterosso Al Mare

With accommodation options ranging from 3-star hotels located in family-run villas with excellent sea views, to a seaside 4-star hotel sporting large balconies for most of its rooms, whatever kind of accommodations you're looking for, we've got it covered. Get in touch with us for a free travel consultation. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to choose from.

Classic Hotel in Monterosso Al Mare
Classic Hotel
Featuring a lovely rooftop garden overlooking the Ligurian Sea, this is a quaint and comfortable hotel close to the beach.
Classic Central Hotel in Monterosso Al Mare
Classic Central Hotel
Conveniently located near the city center and the beach, this unfussy hotel also has an onsite restaurant and a pool in the garden.
Lovely Seaside Hotel in Monterosso Al Mare
Lovely Seaside Hotel
As good as it gets in Monterosso. The standout features are the sea view balconies and the pool area.

Things to do in Monterosso Al Mare

Monterosso makes a great base from which to explore the rest of Cinque Terre, and we'll be happy to help, with tours by train, kayak, or boat, or even by foot, for avid hikers. Feel free to head out further, with excursions to Genoa, Lucca, Pisa, Portofino, and Genoa. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.

Private Tour to Lucca and Pisa from Monterosso
Private Tour to Lucca and Pisa from Monterosso
Cinque Terre Private Hiking Tour
Cinque Terre Private Hiking Tour
Sunset Cinque Terre Small Group Boat Tour with Dinner on Board
Sunset Cinque Terre Small Group Boat Tour with Dinner on Board
Cinque Terre by Kayak Group Tour from Monterosso
Cinque Terre by Kayak Group Tour from Monterosso
Cinque Terre Private Tour by Train
Cinque Terre Private Tour by Train

Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Monterosso Al Mare

What are Monterosso's prices like?
A quick lunch with a drink costs around 25 euros. Museums and landmarks generally cost 10-20 euros. For a full dinner, budget at least 30-40 euros. 
How can I get around Monterosso?
The best way to get around Monterosso is by foot. It's also the only way. If you wish to visit a neighboring town, you can take the local trains and ferries, or even hike.
Is Monterosso safe?
Monterosso is very safe.
Does Monterosso have options for people with dietary restrictions?
Even though Monterosso is quite small, some of its pizzerias and restaurants (such as Da Eraldo) offer gluten-free options, and you can also find many vegetarian dishes in most restaurants.
How long should I stay in Monterosso?
We suggest spending at least two nights in Monterosso, in order to being able to enjoy both the town and its beautiful beaches, and other parts of Cinque Terre. We also recommend considering at third night, to make room for a day trip.
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