VACATION IDEAS: ITALY

Photos: 13 Travel-Inspiring Scenes from Italy's Cinque Terre

One editor shared her tips for visiting Vernazza and Monterosso. Now check out the photos from her family vacation to Italy's Cinque Terre area.

By Kaeli Conforti, Sunday, Jan 1, 2012, 11:00 PM

Source Article: Photos: 13 Travel-Inspiring Scenes from Italy's Cinque Terre

Looking down on Riomaggiore from the Via dellAmore.

A view of the Mediterranean from the top of a scenic hillside in Riomaggiore.

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Vernazza shining in the Italian sunlight.

A rebuilt Vernazza shines in the Italian sunlight.

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A mural in Vernazza depicting the flood in October 2011.

A mural in Vernazza depicting the flood and mudslide damage from the storm on October 25, 2011.

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A view of Manarola, Italy.

The town of Manarola, one of the most picturesque points of the Cinque Terre.

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A train travels between Riomaggiore and Manarola along the Via dellAmore.

The Cinque Terre Train Card includes unlimited rides between the five towns, as well as to and from Levanto to the north, and La Spezia to the south.

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Along the Via dellAmore

The view from the Via dell'Amore, a scenic paved path that connects the towns of Riomaggiore and Manarola.

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Amorous graffiti along the Via dellAmore

Amorous graffiti along the Via dell'Amore path.

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A view of the hillside in Corniglia, Italy

You can walk up the 400 steps to the top of the hillside in Corniglia, or just hop on the free shuttles from the train station to the top of the hill—included with your Cinque Terre Card or Cinque Terre Train Card.

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The charming Italian town of Corniglia, at the top of the hill.

The charming Italian town of Corniglia, at the top of the hill.

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The breakfast room at La Rosa dei Venti B&B in Levanto, Italy

The breakfast room at La Rosa dei Venti B&B in Levanto, Italy.

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La Loggia restaurant in Levanto, Italy

La Loggia restaurant in Levanto, Italy.

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Walking through Riomaggiore, Italy

Walking through Riomaggiore, the southernmost town of the Cinque Terre.

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Vernazzas Castle

Vernazza's Belforte Castle in the sunlight.

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