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Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

December 8, 2014 by David Herd

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre ItalyMonterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy is the first village of the Cinque Terre, or five lands as they say in English, the next one along the coast is VernazzaThe town is divided into two distinct parts: the old town and the new town. The two areas are divided by a single tunnel that caters to pedestrians and the very few cars in the town.

Monterosso

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy
The beach at Monterosso runs along most of the coast line and is well used by tourists and locals. The beach is the only extensive sand beach in the Cinque Terre. Monterosso is a small town that in the summer months is overrun by tourists.

Pebbles on the beach

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

The village was briefly excluded from the Cinque Terre trail in 1948, but was re-introduced in mid-1949. This is because Italian officials considered the village too large to be considered part of the historic trail.

Sunbaking on the rocks

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

This really does not look comfortable to me. 🙂

A lone musician at Monterosso

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre ItalyThe two areas of Monterosso are divided by a single tunnel that caters to pedestrians, here a busker sits in the dark and plays.

 Fabulous Monterosso at Cinque Terre

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

During World War II, many young men from the Cinque Terre fought for the resistance against the fascist regime of Benito Mussolini, and the subsequent Nazi German occupation of Italy.

Other side of the tunnel

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

Take a ferry to Portofino you won’t regret it.

The old town

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

Out of all the Cinque Terre villages this is the only one with a substantial beach.

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

An interesting rock formation.

Cold beer and pasta for lunch.

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

Lunch in Monterossa is a very pleasant experience.

Great pasta in Monterosso

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

Seafood pasta for lunch was delicious.


Monterosso Cinque Terre railway station

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

In 1870, the Italian government built a railroad line into the city, which opened it up to the outside world. It is the main way in which people enter the city.

No sand at Monterosso

Monterosso seaside village Cinque Terre Italy

Tanned & gorgeous, shame about those rocks.

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