A webcam that provides a great opportunity to look at the picturesque town of Cinque Terre
The Cinque Terre is a national park of Italy comprising man-made terraces and five small settlements on the shores of the Gulf of Genoa in the province of La Spezia, Liguria. This area is located in the eastern part of the Riviera, also known as the Riviera di Levante.
Local historical monuments, although belonging to the medieval period, can go back as far as Roman times. In 1997, UNESCO included the cultural landscape of the Cinque Terre in the World Heritage list of mankind.
The settlements that now make up this area originated in the 11th century.
In 1997, the Cinque Terre, along with Portovenere and its neighboring islands, were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lifestyle of local residents, despite the presence of all modern amenities, has not changed much. The Cinque Terre is popular with tourists.
The shores of the Cinque Terre are dominated by rocks and cliffs, the beaches are usually covered with stones or pebbles, although Monterosso has a sandy beach. Medieval fortifications from pirates have been preserved in some villages. Manarola and Riomaggiore are connected by the picturesque Way of Love.
The locals mainly eat seafood, but the man-made terraces also grow grapes and olives, as well as produce wines and liqueurs.