While doing our research of places we want to visit during our 2 month Europe trip, we came across Cinque Terre (CT) and almost immediately decided that this is definitely on the list! The only issue was that being an only recently-popular place, there wasn't too much information available. And that brings me to this blog on our recommendations on how to navigate CT - hope you find this helpful in planning your trip (and we would definitely recommend that!)
Things to do in Cinque Terre:
#1 Choose 1 village as base and visit the other 4
As you would have read, Cinque Terre or "Five Lands" (in English) is actually that - a bunch of 5 villages - Riomaggiore, Monterosso, Manarola, Vernazza, Corniglia. The first issue you'll face is deciding where to stay between these five - we read quite a bit, compared accommodation prices and then took a punt with Riomaggiore. These five villages are connected by Cinque Terre Express train, which has a pretty decent frequency (and a standard cost of 4 Euro per person) - so that makes life easy to travel across.
From Amalfi (which was our previous stop), we had a long long journey to CT and we geared up for it. Super early in the morning, we took the first bus out to Salerno and then caught our pre-booked train to Florence. After a quick snack, we took t