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What to See and Do in Monterosso

Monterosso al Mare: The Perfect Getaway in Cinque Terre.

Monterosso al Mare is the last and largest of the five villages in Cinque Terre. It boasts the highest number of hotels, making it a convenient place to stay. The village is situated on flatter terrain, and there are hardly any stairs here.

Biggest beach in Cinque Terre, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre
Biggest beach in Cinque Terre

Monterosso is the only village in Cinque Terre where you can find sandy beaches. In other coastal villages, pebbles or large stones prevail. If you're looking for a place for a beach vacation, we recommend booking a hotel in Monterosso (see the list of available hotels).

At the end of the page, you'll find a map with key locations marked, it will come in handy!

Cinque Terre in 1 day: we recommend visiting Monterosso in the morning; the sun illuminates Monterosso from early morning, while the other villages (except Corniglia) are best visited in the afternoon.

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Exiting the train station, you'll arrive at the largest beach, Fegina Beach, right away. Turning right and walking for 10 minutes, you'll come across the Statue of Neptune perched on the rocks at the end of the beach, created in 1910. This is where the trail leading to the cape begins. For more details on the trails, check the page "Trails: Map and Status."

The beach in front of the train station, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre
The beach in front of the train station
Statue of Neptune, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre
Statue of Neptune

Fegina Beach is quite long, offering both free and paid beaches with all the amenities you need. Here, you'll also spot the famous Monterosso rock, a favorite spot for tourists.

Bar in Monterosso near the beach, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre
Bar in Monterosso near the beach
Rock by the beach in winter, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre
Rock by the beach in winter

Returning to the train station, you can now explore what's on the left side. There, you'll find the historic center of Monterosso. Just follow the promenade, and in 10 minutes, you'll be in the heart of the village. Along the way, you'll see the Capuchin Monastery on the hill that separates Fegina from the center, and at the base of the hill stands the Aurora Tower from the 16th century. In the center itself, you'll find the Church of St. John the Baptist and the Mortis-et-Orationis Chapel.

Seafront promenade, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre
Seafront promenade
The historic center of the village and the Capuchin Monastery on the top of the hill, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre
The historic center of the village and the Capuchin Monastery on the top of the hill
Church of St. John the Baptist and Mortis-et-Orationis Chapel, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre
Church of St. John the Baptist and Mortis-et-Orationis Chapel
Inside the Church of St. John the Baptist, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre
Inside the Church of St. John the Baptist
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Looking for a place to stay in Cinque Terre? Monterosso has the largest selection of hotels. Most of them are right by the beach and cater to every budget, from budget-friendly to luxury. Just specify your travel dates here and take your pick!

4 star Hotel in Monterosso, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre
4 star Hotel in Monterosso
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You can stroll along the promenade, visit the churches, and explore the historic center of Monterosso in about one and a half hours. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants here, so it's a good idea to allocate more time for this village.

Historical part of the village, Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre
Historical part of the village

Planning to visit Monterosso al Mare? Don't miss the Booking.com search! With filters, photos, and reviews, you'll easily find the perfect accommodation to suit your preferences. Book now and enjoy a wonderful stay in Monterosso al Mare!

If you want to learn more about Monterosso, check out this website too: Monterosso al Mare - www.bestofcinqueterre.com

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Here is a map showing the places we recommend you visit in Monterosso.

Text printed from www.cinqueterre.holiday website