The Cinque Terre are five coastal villages in the province of La Spezia. "Discovered" by foreigners in the late 20th century they have become among the most touristed areas of Italy;
Portovenere, Italian Riviera
Province: La Spezia
The Ligurian coast between Cinque Terre and Portovenere is a cultural landscape of great scenic and cultural value. The layout and disposition of the small towns and the shaping of the surrounding landscape, overcoming the disadvantages of a steep, uneven terrain, encapsulate the continuous history of human settlement in this region over the past millennium.