Portion of Mediterranean coast on the Italian Riviera, in northern Italy. Cinque Terre means "Five Lands" and comprises five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

The Cinque Terre ("Five Lands") is a portion of Mediterranean coast on the Italian Riviera, in northern Italy. It comprises five villages (north to south): Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

The area is a very popular tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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