Cinque Terre A man made landscape.
Over the centuries, through constant collective work, man has managed to create this landscape, the only one of its kind in the world, safely kept inside a treasure chest between Punta Mesco and Punta Manara, a little corner of Liguria where generations have worked to create this monument in landscape architecture represented by the steep terraces sloping down to the sea. Held up by over 7000 km of dry stone walling, cleverly built without any kind of cement, they are cultivated as vineyards that reach down to almost touch the lapping sea waves.
This is a guide to the Cinque Terre, Portovenere, Lerici and the trails in the Cinque Terre and in the nearby "Riviera di Levante".
It includes a complete section on Cuisine in The Cinque Terre and in Liguria, that is covered extensively.
There is a section on mountain bikes rentals and trails and of kayak rentals.
It contains many reviews for the best recommended restaurants and places where to stay,