Italy has many exotic and remote locations and one of them is considered a hidden jewel situated just west of La Spezia city. It is the perfect and quiet romantic destination for honeymoon couples who look for a complete escape that they will cherish forever.
The area is made up of five isolated towns that cling to the steep hillsides along the Mediterranean coast. Since the 16th century, each town has survived because of its fishing sector and wine farming. The five towns that make up the area are Monterosso, Corniglia, Vernazza, Manarola, and Riomaggiore are part of the area’s National Park with UNESCO designating the area as a World Heritage site.
This tiny yet exotic region of Cinque Terre National Park will simply blow your mind away. There is no better place than this national park for the honeymooners or newlyweds. You will get to see many couples at this place during the tourist season.
Things to do
Due to its distinctive blend of historic and colourful hillside towns, stunning beaches, sun-drenched vineyards, hiking trails, fantastic restaurants, and fabulous water sports activities, the location will be remembered forever by the couples.
Most of the hiking and walking is done in and around each of the five distinctive cliffside towns that make up the national park’s culturally significant nature. The journey from Monterosso to Riomaggiore is seven-mile which usually takes four hours.
Simply travel along the well-maintained red and white marked trails between the villages to enjoy the lovely detour. Take your time and enjoy the views, sounds, and scents, including the olive trees, the exotic flowers, and the birdsong with the breath-taking views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Enjoy the largest and softest beach in Monterosso where you can enjoy swimming, water sports, snack bars, and a resort-like ambience. Most towns offer kayak and snorkel rentals while few may also rent canoes, jet skis, and small motorboats.
Exploring food options
The Cinque Terre region is highly known for its zestful cuisine as you get to enjoy local delicacies like pesto, focaccia, farinata (fried bread eaten as a snack), acciughe (anchovies), and white wine that goes well with fish dishes.
- Try Ristorante Belforte to enjoy a romantic meal while enjoying the magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea.
- Stop at Enotea da Eliseo, the lovely wine shop in Monterosso.
- You may stay in La Torretta in Manarola which is among the trendy upscale properties
- For a vintage feel, you may stay in La Mala in Vernazza.
- You may try Tossino Basso which rents four clean, modern, and air-conditioned rooms.
This Cinque Terre National Park celebrates human creativity and their vision for the growth of the vibrant hilltop settlements as it brings cultural, historical, natural, and scenic importance together in the nearby towns that are delicately embedded into the rocky cliff edges. It is the magnificent surroundings and a calm impressive atmosphere that make it an ultimate destination for honeymoon couples.